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Indoor Snow Play with a Snow Sensory Bin

February 18, 2014

It has snowed twice this month! Chattanooga, TN isn’t known for lots of snow, so we enjoyed the rare treat of sledding and throwing snowballs. The boys loved it! The temperature rose quickly and the snow started to melt….except on our back porch. Wanting to savor the last little bit of snow, I scooped up […]

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Letter Tiles Spelling Mats

February 3, 2014

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. I’ve got a treat for you today! I’ve put together a printable pack of spelling mats to go with the our favorite letter tiles that are perfect for preschool or kindergarten kids. What’s in the Letter Tiles Spelling Mats Pack? Combined, this printable pack is 27 pages long. Inside […]

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The What & Why of Open-Ended Play

October 2, 2013

How many times have you given a child the latest, expensive toy only to have them unwrap it and find more pleasure in the wrapping paper and box than the toy inside? It happens all the time. Little did you know you just provided an open-ended play experience! What is Open-Ended Play? Open-ended play is, […]

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31 Days of Open-Ended Play

October 1, 2013

For the month of October, I’m going to participate in the Nester’s 31 Days Series link-up. While things here are hectic with baseball season, I’m ready to get back to writing and sharing things I’m passionate about. Each day this month, I’ll be adding a new post in the series 31 Days of Open-Ended Play. […]

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Simple Science: How to Make a Volcano with Kids

July 23, 2013

While we were studying rocks and volcanoes during one of our homeschool units, we made a simple volcano using household items. Making a volcano with kids is an easy and fun science activity. Little ones are fascinated by the fizzy “lava” and can’t wait to do the activity again. Materials small disposable paper cup playdough […]

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Dog’s Colorful Day

July 8, 2013

Dog’s Colorful Day is a fun book for young children. The book naturally leads to learning activities focusing on colors and numbers. It’s a favorite around our house. Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting About the book: Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. But it […]

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How to Make a Sundial with Children

June 17, 2013

Summer is the perfect time to explore shadows and sunshine with your children. The days are bright and the kids need something productive to do. Why not pack a little learning into the summer schedule with a fun sun activity? Let’s make a sundial! Materials: Posterboard Paper Plate Playdough Stick or Pencil Marker Timer or […]

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