Mommy & Me: Portable Puppet Theater

Jonah and I have had some puppet fun this week! I got tired of our fancy puppet theater that kept coming apart and made up a portable, easily stored Puppet Theater with a science project display board. Now Jonah can play puppets whenever he feels like it, without Mommy having to get everything set up. […]

Parking Lot Beginning Math Game

Jonah and I have been slowly, but surely getting ready for my next post on Totally Tots. (It goes up on Thursday, but every day is full of pure preschool awesomeness around there!) One of the things we’ve been playing often is the Parking Lot Game! It’s fairly simple, but Jonah loves it! Parking Lot […]

Mommy & Me: Computer Games for Tots

Jonah’s been sick the past few days, which means there’s been a little too much television. While there’s nothing wrong with a show here and there, I’m not a big fan of him sitting in front of the TV for hours on end. He’s wanted to sit in my lap quite a bit, so I […]

Mommy & Me: Sorting Activities with Muffin Tins

We love to sort! One of our favorite ways to sort objects is to use a muffin tin. By using a muffin tin, there is a natural place for Jonah to put the objects, the sorted piles are easily distinguished, and it keeps the sorted pile from being mixed up. Plus, it’s something we already have in […]

Mommy & Me: Rainbow Rice

Jonah and I had some rainbow fun! We used the same method we used last year for dying pasta to mix up a batch of Rainbow Rice. Jonah has been having loads of fun moving rainbow rice with his little bulldozer from his Nana. We’ve even had a treasure hunt in the rice! Why rainbow rice? […]

Homemade Playdough Recipe & Printable

 This is my favorite Homemade Playdough Recipe. Unlike some store-bought brands, it is smooth and stays soft for a long time if stored properly! Plus, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen cabinets. Playdough is perfect for strengthening fine motor skills. Not to mention, kids love to create with it. Playdough is a […]

Preschool Playdough Mats & Activities

Playdough is so much more than just squishy-gooey fun for little fingers. Playing with playdough is beneficial to developing and strengthening fine motor skills. Essentially, playing with playdough can directly impact your little one’s writing skills! (I know, I know, it can be messy. With a few guidelines, you can let your little one squish […]

Mommy & Me: Alphabet Match-up

Welcome to Mommy & Me Monday! Today is the first link-up and I’m so excited to see everyone’s ideas! Mommy & Me is to showcase all of the fantastic things you are doing to help your little one prepare for school. Almost anything goes! Here is our activity: Alphabet Match-up I used some ABC flashcards and foam […]

Mommy & Me Monday: Look, Jump, Letter Stomp

Here is a fun little game that Jonah loves to play when we’re outside! I’ve named it “Look and Jump, Letter Stomp”. All you need is some space and sidewalk chalk! Cheap & Easy! I wrote letters J and A in an alternating pattern along the sidewalk. I switched it up every once in a […]

Pasta…It’s to “dye” for!

What do you do when your pantry is full of pasta and you still have coupons to get more pasta for 30 cents a box? You dye it! Easy-Peasy Dyed Pasta Tutorial Materials: fun-shaped pasta rubbing alcohol food coloring -Place pasta in a plastic bag -Pour a few tablespoons of rubbing alcohol into the bag […]