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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 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 […]

Great Nature Project + Animal Photography Tips

September 28, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Science, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Science, Preschool, Preschool Science, Toddler Activities, Toddler Science

How would you like to enjoy this weekend’s sunshine, get the family outside and up close with nature, and help set a Guinness World Records title? You’re in luck: National Geographic’s Great Nature Project is going strong today and tomorrow and just by uploading your photo of a plant or animal to Instagram, Flickr, or […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

{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 […]

Easy Sticker Snow Globe Craft

January 28, 2013 in All Posts, Popular, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Toddler Activities, Toddler Craft

I’ve been on a wonky posting schedule lately trying to juggle a sick family, my day job, and on and on, but I’m back today with a fun, easy DIY winter-themed craft for kids as part of the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop presented by the fabulous Adrienne of The Iowa Farmer’s Wife: Mason Jar Snow […]

Christmas Coaster Craft

December 21, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, DIY, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Preschool, Preschool Art, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art

Hey y’all! (No, I am not from Texas, but that’s the kind of mood I’m in today). Just wanted to share that we have an activity doing double duty as a holiday gift and DIY craft over at Kids Activities Blog that you will definitely want to check out – especially if you are tapped […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Jan Brett: Annie and the Wild Animals

December 18, 2012 in All Posts, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Literacy

Welcome to December’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 Jan Brett. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). Let’s give a big YAY! for two months in a row that my kids and I really […]