B is for Bugs {Free Printable}

Our life has been full of creepy, crawly bugs lately. We’ve watched caterpillars grow and change into butterflies. We’ve stopped to watch a parade of ants and then watched them problem-solve when the sidewalk chalk paint interrupted their procession…And don’t even get me started about the war the Mr. has been waging with the wasps […]

Mommy & Me: Shape Building

I’ve got a post over at Totally Tots today sharing a fun and easy shape building activity. It’s a super simple one to make…like 2 seconds. Easy-peasy! Jonah and I took some time while Asher was hanging with Daddy to build some shapes. (You can see the tutorial for setting up this activity in my […]

Construction Letter Tile Spelling Mat (Free Printable)

One of my favorite tools I used in my Kindergarten classroom were plastic Letter Tiles. Beginning readers love to manipulate letters and practice phonics  with hands-on activities. Now that Jonah is old enough, they are one of his favorite things to work with, too. I recently made a few Letter Tile Spelling Mats to go along […]

Mommy & Me: Pretty Paper Factory

We love Eric Carle books. Alot. They are the books that we return to over and over and over again. One of the things that make Eric Carle books so unique are the way he makes his illustrations. They are made from paper that he has painted and added texture to himself. (You can see […]

Leaf Family Portrait {and commentary from Jonah}

We’ve been having a blast at the Happy Brown House with some of our favorite Fall/Leaf books, specifically Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. It’s lead to quite a few activities–most of which you can read about over at Totally Tots today! But because I love you, dear readers, and feel like you might need a […]

Mommy & Me: “My” Sight Word Book (Printable)

We’ve entered the world of “Sight Words” around here! I’ve recently taken notice of some readiness for sight words with Jonah and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t very scientific in choosing a word to start with, it sort of randomly happened one day as we were preparing dinner. Jonah was looking at […]

Treasures For You…

Since I’ve been posting about Jonah’s Pirate Birthday Party, it’s only natural that I share a few hidden treasures with you! Trust me, we’ll be back to the the last of the Pirate Party details soon… Treasure #1:  I posted over at The MOB Society about the Hidden Treasure we’ve found over the past 10 […]

H is for Homerun

H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet Just wanted to let you know that I have a new preschool activities post up at Totally Tots today! We used H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet as our starting point for so many fun things! Jonah really got excited about this book and the […]

I’m at Totally Tots today!

Just wanted to let you know I am over at Totally Tots today sharing about our most recent astronaut adventure! I used this book as our starting point… You’ll have to visit my Totally Tots post to see the rest…

Totally Tots

I’ve been keeping a secret since Relevant and I’m ready to spill the beans! While I was at Relevant I connected with Carisa from 1+1+1=1 and Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations, the leadership behind Totally Tots. I’ve been a fan of both of them for quite some time and made it a point to find them […]