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{Virtual Book Club for Kids} Bill Martin Jr. Inspired All About Me Activity

September 9, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

We took a short break from the Virtual Book Club for Kids, but we’re back for the start of the school year. I hope you’ll be joining us as we explore a new author each month! This September we’re reading books by author Bill Martin Jr. (All book links, including images, are Amazon affiliate links). Inspired by Panda […]

Making Back to School Easier for Everyone

September 2, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Preschool, Sponsored Posts

We had a seamless first day of school. But after that we had a few bumpy days within the first two weeks: crying, accidents, wanting to stay home with mommy. I’ve even had a few bumpy days myself as a mom. I think we’re getting into the swing of things now with a little help from […]

Easy Paper Bag Puppet Craft

August 16, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Preschool, Preschool Craft

Here’s a quick and simple paper bag puppet craft that you can set up in two seconds and let the kids enjoy for hours. This easy puppet craft for kids was a perfect boredom solution for a week of no school, mommy working from home, and daddy traveling. Materials Paper bags Self-stick googly eyes Self-stick glitter foam […]

Exploring Open-Ended Pretend Play

August 5, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft

When we received a box of craft supplies to make our own DIY Costumes from Chica at Sprout’s The Chica Show, the kids nearly died from excitement! (After regaining their composure there was a very serious discussion about the difference between chicks, roosters, hens, and chickens). For my part, I was looking forward to spending […]

Science Experiment for Kids: Exploding Sandwich Bag

August 1, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Science, Play, Popular, Preschool, Preschool Science

I took my own advice this summer and tried this classic messy outdoor science experiment for kids last month: the Exploding Sandwich Bag. This experiment is your basic baking soda and vinegar reaction experiment, but the anticipation of the explosion, the big pop, and the overflowing fizzy solution made this one a favorite with the […]

Summer Learning Activities for Kids: Top Ten Ways To Keep Kids Curious

June 5, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Kindergarten Craft, Kindergarten Literacy, Play, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art, Toddler Literacy, Toddler Math, Toddler Science

School’s out! Have you figured out how to keep your kids learning while they’re on summer break? True story:  my mom would leave academic workbooks outside each of our bedroom doors so we would find them when we woke up for the day and we’d have to have them completed by the time she got […]

Earth Day Craft: Upcycled Puppets for Kids

April 19, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft

Earth Day is around the corner, so we are crafting with an upcycled theme at our house lately.  We’re making art out of found objects and raiding our recycling bin for craft materials in an effort to maximize the waste we have, while reducing the waste we produce. The kids are also watching the classic […]

Rainbow Inspired Recipes, Crafts & Activities for Kids

March 17, 2013 in All Posts, Colors, Kindergarten Art, Play, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Preschool Science, Toddler Art

Today I’m over the moon to be sharing another fabulous batch of the best rainbow-inspired recipes, crafts, and activities that you and your kids can eat, make, and play! Last year, we had 100+ ideas linked up featuring posts on ways to learn about, explore, play with, and eat rainbows – can you believe it? I’m still going […]

Preschool Geography Resources & Little Passports Review

February 15, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Geography, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Geography, Preschool, Preschool Geography, Sponsored Posts

Have you been eyeing those cute little blue suitcases with green trim and wondering what’s inside? We got our chance to peek inside a Little Passports suitcase recently and we’re sharing what we found! Make sure to stay tuned until the end of the post for a list of my fave resources for teaching preschoolers and […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} David McPhail: Learning To Storytell

February 8, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

Welcome to January’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator David McPhail. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). If you’re a quick one, you’ll notice that – um – it’s no longer January.  Life just […]