Challenge Kids to Drop the String in the Cup

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Once we get snow in Iowa... there comes snow days and late starts. And I need activities to fill the time! This was one that we did on a late start morning that had the boys challenged and wanting to do more and more. And best of all, it was suited for all three boys! This challenged their hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills in a way that wasn't about ...

Hundreds of Indoor Activities for Kids Under 5

Hundreds of fun indoor activities for kids (awesome for kids under 5)

Indoor activities for kids are generally easy to do. But sometimes they get super boring. Especially after doing them over and over again when you're stuck indoors for several days (not to mention months!) when its so stinkin' cold out! I wanted to create a go-to list of indoor activities for kids - no matter what I'm looking for on one of those days. Some of these are ...

I Spy the Math Problems Sensory Bag

A sensory bag with math problems to solve

I love making sensory bags for the kids. I especially love making them into learning opportunities, because the kids love them so much, they find it so much fun and a challenge. We don't do them nearly enough, but making them an I spy sensory bag is always a hit. I've shared the I spy sensory bag with rice where the boys worked on learning sight words and letters. This ...

Donut Hole Kids Valentines Free Printable

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The boys took Donut Hole Valentines to school last year and they were a huge hit! Of course, we have the bakery to supply our donut holes, so it was no big deal. I printed out the below labels and then the boys cut them out. Henry wrote names of his classmates on each on the front, and wrote his name on the back. The boys punched holes in them for an added ...