Keeping Kids Busy with Easy Activities

20 easy activities that help with keeping the kids busy (and happy!)

These materials and activity ideas definitely come in handy for keeping the kids busy when I just gotta get something done! I used many of these easy activities as a way to keep the older kids busy when I was pregnant with Louis. I had been thinking about how in the world am I going to preoccupy the kids when the baby needs to be fed, or changed, or just needs all the attention ...

Counting Kernels One to One Correspondence Activity

Counting corn kernels to practice one to one correspondence

George is just getting the hang of counting and one to one correspondence. An important skill to learn before kindergarten. I am extremely excited to share with you this new product, that I'm also excited to be partnering with: Pre-K Achievement Rings. They're visual 'skill' cards on a ring. The set includes a parent guidebook and a wall poster as well. They showcase 37 skills ...

Do the Kernels Take up More Volume than the Ear of Corn Itself?

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There's a myth that we recently heard about here in Iowa during harvest season. The theory, or myth, is about the volume of an ear of corn. The shucked kernels of an ear of corn take up more volume than when the same kernels were still on the cob. We decided to put this to the test and see if its actually true. What do you think? Do the kernels of corn take up more ...

10 Ways to Go on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

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As you probably already know, I absolutely love doing scavenger hunts for kids. Why not do a Halloween scavenger hunt as well? I shared a spider web scavenger hunt we did for Halloween. But I realized when I was searching for ideas that there's not a lot of variations for Halloween scavenger hunts. They're all very similar and mostly doing a scavenger hunt for Halloween ...