Name Puzzle Busy Bag

While my 4 year old can spell and recognize his name, we’ve recently been working on spelling the names of other family members. I made this Name Puzzle Busy Bag for him to practice spelling and recognizing names with materials I had around the house. He loves puzzles so this was a perfect busy bag […]

Paper Plate Carnival Masks

These Paper Plate Carnival Masks are perfect for teaching kids about Rio Carnival, Brazil, and the Rainforest. During our homeschool study of the rainforest, we read about Rio Carnival in Brazil and wanted to make our own colorful masks. Carnival is always celebrated the weekend before the beginning of Lent, similar to Mardi Gras, which […]

Rainforest Books for Kids

I love to share the books we use during our homeschool unit studies. This list of Rainforest Books for Kids was one of our favorite trips to the library yet! We loved all the colorful pictures of the animals and learned about some amazing Amazon Rainforest animals like the sloth, the macaw, and the poisonous dart […]

Wood Slice String Art Ornament

This is my favorite Christmas ornament we’ve made so far this year! I’m so excited to share it with you today. Not only did we make a gorgeous and simple DIY Wood Slice String Art Ornament inspired by a children’s book, but we got in some great fine motor skills practice while making it! If […]

Canada Books for Kids

Sled dogs, Mounties, and maple syrup, oh my! After studying Mexico, we hopped on the Imagination Express and headed to Canada. One of our homeschool daily rhythms includes Book Basket Time, where I lay out a feast of books and the kids read, look at pictures, and immerse themselves in their learning. It is such […]

Geography Books for Kids

This year our oldest will be learning a lot about geography as we work through our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum–My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We’ll be looking at lots of maps and learning about the world we live in. I’ve gone through my bookshelves and visited the library to pick out some of the […]

Archaeologist Pretend Play

Sometimes, the best dramatic play ideas are inspired by the natural interests and curiosity of each child. For example, while sorting, organizing, and downsizing some of my teaching materials that have been in storage, my oldest spotted some dinosaur skeleton models. He immediately opened them and began the building process. Later, he asked if he could […]

Summer Letter Tile Spelling Mats (Free Printable)

Happy Summer! I recently shared about the new Letter Tile Spelling Mats Bundle for Seasons and Celebrations in my new blog shop and I wanted to share the summer letter tile printable with you. Some of the people that have purchased the bundle have already been using this with their kids and have told me […]

Fizzy Fine Motor Skills Fun For Preschoolers

No matter how many times my kids have experimented with baking soda and vinegar reactions, they are always mesmerized. It never fails to make them giggle and wonder. One of my boys’ favorite activities is to have fizzy fun. My oldest asks over and over to make a volcano and the youngest asks for a Fizzy […]

Letter Tiles Printable Spelling Mats Bundle {Seasons & Celebrations}

I’m so excited to share a NEW Letter Tiles printable series that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for quite some time. One of my most popular printables on the blog is the Free Letter Tile Spelling Mats pack sent to subscribers when they subscribe by email. I’ve taken that same basic idea and […]