Itsy Bitsy Spider Sensory and STEM Activity

Nursery rhymes like The Itsy Bitsy Spider are a classic part of homeschooling preschoolers! And when nursery rhymes are combined with sensory play and science, preschool engagement goes through the roof! Supplies Loose PVC parts (elbow, connectors, small straight pipes, whatever you have laying around! Buying them is also a pretty cheap option.) Toy spiders…

Baby Nature Blocks

How many baby toys do you have? We don’t have many. As a matter of fact, all the baby toys we own fit neatly inside a soft bucket in our living room. Baby happily spills it out and fills it up over over and over allll day long. He’s a happy baby who loves simple…

Rainy Day Preschool Activities

Rain, Rain Go Away… Are you singing the rainy day woes right now? I’m actually pretty thrilled about the rain! We’ve had snow for so long, that the rain is a happy sight! Bring on spring! But if rain has you and your preschoolers cooped up indoors, I’ve got a few ideas to get you…

Hot Wheels Challenge Accepted Pley Box Review

This post contains affiliate links My kids are Hot Wheels FANATICS We have Hot Wheels in the car, in my purse, in the diaper bag, in the bedroom…pretty much everywhere. We have slowly been collecting tracks for our Hot Wheels as well. One thing that got me excited was when Pley released the Hot Wheels…

Magnetic Tiles Board Game

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of ShapeMags. All opinions are my own, as I only share products we really use and love <3Ā  It’s game time! My kids have been in the board game stage of life and I am loving life! Candyland, Zingo, Sequence, oh my! Bring ’em on! But we…

Indoor Ice Skating

The Winter Olympics are coming to an end Have you done anything to celebrate them? I followed along with Susie and Kristina’s Very Toddler Winter Games this year and was inspired to do an activity ourselves (very last minute, as is my style šŸ˜‰ ) This is an activity I actually did with my students…

What are Sensory Bins?

What are sensory bins? Sensory bins are simply containers filled with materials that excite a child’s senses. They can be filled with dry food (pasta, beans, legumes, rice, etc.), shredded paper, or even water! They promote learning through hands-on play opportunities. (No flashcards or worksheets here! Instead, we prepare invitations to play that are much…

How to Dye Rice (and why you’d want to!)

I love me some dyed rice! Not to eat though. Definitely not for consumption (since it uses rubbing alcohol). I actually use dyed rice in sensory bins for my preschoolers! What in the world is a sensory bin?? Sensory bins are containers filled with materials that excite a child’s senses. They offer opportunitiesĀ for children to…

Pumpkin Hide-and-Seek

This will be your go-to activity this month! Pumpkin hide-and-seek is everything you need in your life right now- low prep, fun, and engaging (see: keeps the kids busy for a while šŸ˜‰ ) In an attempt to use our pumpkins in lots of different ways this month, I came up with a fun twist…

15 Ways to Learn and Play with Real Pumpkins!

Do you carve every pumpkin you buy? If you’re anything like me, you have a couple pumpkins set aside for carving, and a few that you keep intact for fall decorating. Those decorating pumpkins often just sit there until they are ready to be thrown out sometime after Halloween. But I hate waste. I felt…