Football Art Activity

Who else plans on sitting at the kids’ table during the big game today? Just me? I’m cool with that. I am NOT a football fan. I would much rather be sitting with the kid doing arts and crafts than watching the game. Today I was struck with some very last-minute inspiration when I saw…

How to Incorporate a Stapler to you Preschool Art Center

Why hello there little Swingline! This post contains affiliate links See that pretty red Swingline? That was a special request from my son. He has been asking for a stapler for age (the things my kids ask for 😉 ) I was a little bit hesitant because when I was younger I actually stapled my…

H is for Heart preschool alphabet activity (great for Valentine's Day!)

H is for Heart Activity

We had a few leftover heart stickers after last week’s I Can Feel my Heart Beat science lesson, so I decided to use them in a quick newspaper letter hunt! The activity was super simple to set-up.  All I used was newspaper and heart stickers. Bam. Done. Preschool fun and learning set up in less…

I Can Feel My Heartbeat

Be still my heart… No literally. Be still son. I just want to snap one picture! If I’ve learned anything as a boy mom, it’s that I need a super fast shutter speed to capture pictures of my little loves <3  Today was no different, so I’m glad I had my camera ready beforehand so…

Preschool Scissor Skills Assessment

Are you ready to start teaching your preschoolers scissor skills? Do you know where to start? As a teacher, one of the first things I would do before starting a new unit was assess prior knowledge. Figuring out how much my students already knew so I could build on that and promote new learning. Most…

The Best Road Trip Activities for Kids!

When you live in the middle of nowhere, you tend to drive A LOT Even a trip to Walmart takes an hour and can be a dangerous adventure (temps of thirty degrees below zero and icy roads make it a life-or-death situation!) You know what else makes it a life or death situation, though? Traveling…

Kid-Made Thank You Cards

It’s the time of year to show thanks… No, it’s not Thanksgiving. It’s the day after Christmas. Since we live a couple thousand miles away from family, we’re making thank you cards to show our appreciation of their thoughtfulness this Christmas. I wanted to send fun kid-made thank you cards for them using recycled artwork,…

Marshmallow and Toothpick Alphabet Building Challenge

Yup, we still have marshmallows! If you’re a regular follower, you know we bought a *few* bags of marshmallows a couple of weeks ago and have been using them in various preschool activities since then. This week we used a few of the standard mini marshmallows in an alphabet building challenge. It’s similar to the…

Mason Jar Craft Kits

It’s time to get crafty!! Do you love homemade gifts? I do. Money spent can be replaced, but time given is irreplaceable. That’s why when someone spends their time baking cookies, creating a card, or assembling any other DIY gift, I always cherish it. Read related post: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Mason Jar Gifts Yesterday…

Unique Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Kids!

Every year grandparents, aunts, and uncles ask for my kids’ Christmas list. They love shopping for our munchkins and buying their most desired toys. Sometimes that leaves us as parents wondering what we can buy our kids, though. Family have already showered them in toys (which I am grateful for! I know my kids will…