Jingle Bell Threading

Are you ready for today’s activity du Jour? Need a quick little activity to get you through the day(s) before Christmas? I know my kids can’t be the only ones asking if it’s Christmas yet 200 times a day! This little gem of an activity came about when one of our bells fell off of…

Marshmallow Tinker Tray

Marshmallows Can you believe I don’t really like marshmallows? Well, I don’t like to eat them. When I came home with SIX bags of marshmallows the other day my husband was a little taken aback. Who in the world would be eating all of those?!?! Certainly not me. And my boys can only take one or…

Great Gifts for Indoor Fun (part two)

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. We will be spending a lot of time indoors this winter You know that Christmas song, “Oh the weather outside is frightful…” I didn’t quite understand how frightful…

Christmas Lights and Play Dough Fine Motor Activity

Who else needs a quick activity to get the kids’ mind off of presents? If your life is anything like mine, your kids are asking if it’s Christmas every.single.day. I have been doing everything in my power to make the season magical (and not just about the gifts). Sometimes all that takes is a quick…

Santa’s Beard I Spy Alphabet Tube

Santa Clause is coming to town! My kids are so excited about Christmas! Even though they are 4 and 5 years old, I feel like they are experiencing the holiday for the first time (since they don’t remember much from years past). Then their excitement rubs off on me and I start making all of our preschool…

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Play Dough Jar

Chicka chicka boom boom, will there be enough room? One of my kids’ favorite first books was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. There’s something about the pictures and text that just thrilled my little boys! It even inspired a VERY last minute Halloween costume one year! (This was not a Pinterest perfect costume, but it was fun…

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…

Great Gifts for Indoor Fun!

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. It’s the time of year that I start brainstorming gifts for my kids, nieces, and nephews. I absolutely love thinking of things that will thrill them and keep…

Books About the Rain Forest

Are you teaching a unit on the Rain Forest? What animals will you be including in your unit? Snakes? Toucans? Tigers? The variety of life that the rainforest holds is astounding! But don’t forget that it’s not just animal life we can study. The plants of the rainforest are equally intriguing! Here are a few…

20 Hearty and Filling Books about Soup

Is it soup day yet?!?! My favorite soup is baked potato soup- it’s soooo creamy and delicious! Add some Homemade, Easy-peasy Four Ingredient French Bread with it and I’m in HEAVEN. The idea for this book list actually came to me right in the middle of a soup craving. I was thinking, “man I wish someone…