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Squiggle! Tracing Lines on the Driveway

On a spur of a moment activity [why not? They're the best and easiest], I drew a few random, swirly lines with chalk on our driveway. George had such a fun time tracing letters and shapes on our indoor chalkboard, when I wrote that post I realized it would be so much fun to do […]

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Tracing Letters & Shapes on the Chalkboard

I never did do much for tracing letters with Henry. George is all about writing and drawing though, so this was right up his alley. We have a large chalkboard to use, but we could [and probably should!] do this outside on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk and water too. George constantly asks for water […]

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A Beginning Letter Sounds Hunt for Toys to Wash

To delve further into prepping to read this summer, we’re moving onto reviewing and learning beginning letter sounds. Henry has learned his letter sounds this past year, so this is a great review for him. George is not to this point on his reading journey, so this is entirely new for him and more just as […]

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Water Experiment: Find Out What Absorbs Water!

We’ve done a water experiment that focuses on what dissolves in the past… but I never thought to focus on what absorbs until I saw a post from Amanda of Not Just Cute in the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack. I think the materials that Amanda uses are probably better materials to explain the concept of […]

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Top 10 Water Experiments for Kids: For Learning!

This list of 10 top water experiments for kids is part of a fun top 10 series that I’m participating with a bunch [25+] of kid bloggers. We’re all featuring a Top 10 list of ways the kids can learn this summer. You can find the full list of everyone’s top 10 posts at This Reading Mama. […]

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Basic Water Activity: Added Measuring Tools

I challenged my newsletter subscribers to doing a water activity last week. Yesterday, I shared the blowing water bubbles that was a huge hit, and so simple to set up [um, just a cup of water and a straw]… today is another basic water activity that we did. I set out two large bowls of […]

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Blowing Bubbles Water Activity

Blowing bubbles is always fun, as is a water activity…. one of those days that I just needed something for George to do in the morning and again all he asks for is a water activity. I’m starting to run out of ideas! Every now and then, I let the kids break the rules. They […]

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Learning Letters Lineup. Squirt!

George has been learning his letters and its amazing me how easily he’s catching on. I don’t think he’s quite there to know all the letter just be seeing them. So I set up a learning activity that had him looking at a letter and then spotting it in the lineup. I wrote a few random […]

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Washing Toys Water Activity for Toddlers

One of the most basic water activities you can do is to wash the toys. Its a perfect indoor water activity for toddlers to do. Just make sure to prep just a bit so there’s not a complete mess to clean up. I laid down a shower curtain that I keep on hand just for […]

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Water Activity with Newspaper

This is one water activity that actually just grosses me out… I have a thing against certain items being wet… bread especially, but paper isn’t much different. The wet newspaper is not something I’d like to touch myself. But, oh did my boys! They loved this sensory activity! It was only water and newspaper too! […]