Thanksgiving Crayon Resist Activity

It’s turkey time! Well, almost. We are a couple weeks out and I’ve got turkey on the brain. Not because I look forward to eating it (I’m actually a vegetarian am not tempted to eat even a morsel of turkey. I’m all about those mashed potatoes and pie, though!). The reason I have turkey on…

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…

Fall Sensory Bag

Are you surrounded by the colors of fall? Not us. We are surrounded by snow šŸ™ Apparently North Dakota doesn’t really have a fall season, so we’re making our own fall with fun crafts and activities. Today we made a sensory squish bag which worked on fine motor skills and word recognition (all while giving…

Pumpkin Color Mixing Activity

What do you love about pumpkins? Pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice lattes? What pumpkin treat is your favorite? I am going to have to hands-down say pumpkin pie is my fave. I also love pumpkins for another reason (besides the delicious food it provides). I love pumpkins because they are the non-scary component of…

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…

All About Me Crafts for Preschoolers

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore Learning and am compensated for my work. I receive product free of charge, but all my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Since the time he could identify colors, my youngest son was always very excited to tell people that he “has blue eyes…just like daddy!” Preschoolers…

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…

Pumpkin Sink or Float Science

This post contains affiliate links Pumpkin, Pumpkin Everywhere! This year I have been finding opportunities to use real pumpkins in our preschool activities as often as possible. There’s nothing like feeling the weight of a pumpkin and exploring all of its sensory elements to make learning about science more engaging and fun! Obviously, if your…

Sorting parts of a pumpkin- a preschool investigation

Sorting Parts of a Pumpkin

When I find an activity that my kids enjoy, I reuse it over and over making slight adjustments for seasons and holidays. I mean, why reinvent the wheel? A while back we did a Sorting Parts of a Flower Activity that was perfect for my hands-on learners. It was an easy science activity that also…

Painting with Mini Pumpkins

What do you do with mini pumpkins? At the grocery store I came across these cute mini pumpkins. I usually pass them by and just go for the bigger, carvable pumpkins. I mean what are mini pumpkins for other than decor? Can you even carve them? I thought and thought and realized that at 2…