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Glue Resist Batik T-Shirts

October 21, 2015 in All Posts, DIY, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Popular, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

If you thought DIY Batik Shirts were difficult to make – like I did before we tried this new activity – you are so wrong! Making Glue Resist Batik T-Shirts is actually super easy, super fun, and super cheap, especially if you already have glue and painting supplies handy. This is the perfect weekend activity you can […]

DIY Board Games for Kids

June 26, 2015 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

Hooray for vacation and stay at home days! Well, except for those days when the weather is too hot or too cold to get outside and run off all the extra energy from being cooped up. Even though we rotate toys – I hide stuffed animals in the attic and store birthday and holiday gifts in […]

Easy Homemade Play Town

February 27, 2015 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Kindergarten Craft, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

Glitter, upcycling, and independent play:  these are a few of my favorite things. When we received a box brimming with Glitter Glue, Painters Markers, School Glue and Glue Sticks from Elmer’s last weekend, I knew EXACTLY what we would do – get our craft on and create a homemade play town with items straight from […]

Top Ten Tips For Disneyland With Preschoolers

July 12, 2014 in All Posts, Preschool, Travel

After our maiden voyage to Disneyland was such a magical success, we can’t wait to visit again. Short and sweet, here are our Top Ten Tips for Disneyland With Preschoolers. Don’t forget to check out our detailed post on Planning for Disneyland with Preschoolers, with tips on when to visit the park, what attractions not to […]

Planning for Disneyland with Preschoolers

July 12, 2014 in All Posts, Preschool, Travel

Disneyland is truly the happiest place on Earth. I hadn’t visited the park since 1987, so I was excited to take the kids (4 and 5 years old) on their maiden voyage, but I had no idea how absolutely magical the experience would be. Watching the children’s hearts nearly explode with joy was the best part […]

Easy Kitchen Math: Counting By Tens

July 3, 2014 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Math, Preschool, Preschool Math

Keeping the kids occupied (meaning, not putting them in front of the TV and making sure they’re safe and not killing one another) while we prep dinner is sometimes challenging for us. A fun way to turn what can be a difficult time into an opportunity for learning is this simple Counting by Tens math […]

{Homemade Valentines} Magic Heart Wands

February 13, 2014 in All Posts, Celebrate, First Grade, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Valentine's Day

If you’re like us, you’re scrambling to make one hundred homemade Valentines for your children’s classroom Valentine’s Day Exchange and need something quick, cheap, and fun. Lucky for all you last-minute crafters, we’re sharing our simple Magic Heart Wands that will help your child spread some love this Valentine’s Day. All you need is: A […]

5 Weird But True Facts About Us

December 4, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Science, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Science, Play, Preschool, Preschool Science, Sponsored Posts, Toddler Activities, Toddler Science

Have you heard? Today is #WeirdWednesday. That means that today Austin, Texas, is being crowned by National Geographic as the inaugural “Weird But True” Town of the Year and all week long National Geographic Kids will be celebrating the results of its survey of kids across the United States who have shared what’s kooky, unique, […]

Our American Girl Initiation

November 15, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Play, Preschool, Sponsored Posts

This week we were so excited to get a sneak peek of the brand new American Girl store that’s opening this weekend at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. I’m not totally sure why we were so excited because neither my daughter nor I had ever actually seen an American Girl doll in person […]

Our First Homework Assignment

September 30, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

My pre-kindergartener just received her first take home assignment last week. Yes, I mean she actually had homework! I know there is a huge debate about whether homework is necessary or how much homework is too much, but I was actually pleased with her reading assignment which she had a full week to finish. If […]