Creative Dress-up Ideas for Boys

Like most kids, my boys love to dress up in costumes and pretend they are someone else. Pretend play is a natural thing for young children and should be encouraged. We have many of these creative dress-up ideas for boys in our DIY Dress-Up Corner and they get a lot of use. While we don’t do […]

Creative Dress-Up Ideas for Girls

While our family doesn’t do much for Halloween, we have made sure our costumes end up in the dress-up corner to play with all year long. Recycling Halloween costumes is a great way to make the fun last year-round. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite creative dress-up ideas for girls that will give your […]

Gumball Counting Busy Bag (Free Printable)

This busy bag for preschoolers or kindergarteners is a great way to practice counting. My preschooler has been enjoying this one! It’s a pretty straight forward counting busy bag, but pretending the pom-poms are gumballs is a fun little way to practice counting. We’ve pretended to chew the gumballs after each counting set and make […]

Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag

My four year old is rhyming all the time these days. He’s constantly going through all the words that could rhyme by changing the beginning sound. It’s all day long! I love this stage because it tells me they are starting to get ready for learning to read and word families. This Rhyming Puzzles Busy […]

Quilt Sudoku for Kids Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Sudoku is a fun game that many adults like to play, but this version for kids uses colors and makes a beautiful pattern that reminds me of a quilt. This Sudoku for kids busy bag is a little tricky, so this one is for my 8 year old. My preschooler wouldn’t be able to do this […]

Lacing Shapes Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Lacing is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Manipulating the string in and out of the holes takes a lot of effort for little fingers. It strengthens dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and the pincer grasp. Sometimes this activity can be frustrating for them when the string falls out of the hole before they can […]

Soap Foam Sensory Bin

This Soap Foam Sensory Bin is easy to make and so much fun to play in. My four year old loves the squishy, foamy texture and had a lot of fun with this sensory bin. The inspiration for this sensory bin was from a new book, The Toddler Journey, from my friend Angela at Teaching […]

Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag

I’ve been adding to our busy bags recently to give my preschooler more to do during our homeschool time. I made this Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag to help him practice counting and number recognition. This busy bag is simple to make and includes a free printable for you! This busy bag works on counting, […]

Zip-Line Letters (a literacy game for kids)

Learning should be fun, active, and engaging. That’s what I love most about this Zip-Line Letters Game. Kid will love zipping letters down the string and making letter sounds in this fun learning activity for kids. We found this game in the book 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids (affiliate link).  This awesome new […]

10 Flower Fine Motor Skills Activities

My hydrangeas are starting to bloom and I’ve filled up my potted plants with my favorite annuals. I’ve had flowers on my mind lately. I’ve rounded up 10 Flower Fine Motor Skills Activities that are a perfect way to celebrate the spring and summer colors with a fine motor twist. You’ll find flower crafts, flower learning […]