Tutorial: How to Make a Knight Shield

Jonah and I have been having some knight adventures! He’s taken an interest into castles and knights after reading the book In the Castle by Anna Milbourne. As an extension of the book, we made a shield and pretended we were knights. Making a knight shield is really simple! How to Make a Knight Shield: […]

The Summer Park Tour

We are blessed to live in an area that has tons of great parks. The problem is that we tend to frequent the same park because it is conveniently located near our home. Therefore, we hardly ever take advantage of the other parks available to us….which is a shame, because we REALLY have some awesome […]

Painted Flower Pots

I’ve got a new post up at Pennies and Blessings sharing how we brightened up our porch and someone’s day with painted flower pots. Be sure to take a look at how we did this on a tight budget! My adorable little artist…

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. […]

Oviparous Animals Printables

Spring is the perfect time to talk about eggs and oviparous animals! What’s that you say? Ovipa-what?!? Vocabulary word for the day: Oviparous, which means egg-laying. In full disclosure, I didn’t learn the official term until my first year of teaching! Apparently, I lived under a rock until then. Ahem. Moving on. Jonah and I […]

Mommy & Me: Favorite Preschool Printable Resources

Not all of my Mommy & Me Activities are handmade. And most of the time, they are not even made by me. I’ll often print something I find and adapt it for Jonah’s readiness. I know that most of us are busy. While I try to show you easy things that anyone can make, sometimes […]

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: Fingerprint Art

I love thumbprint art. I also love teaching Jonah about God’s Word. Combine the two and you make this Mommy very happy. The folks at Tommy Nelson went and made it even easier for me (and you!) to accomplish both at the same time! Printoons are unique characters made with your fingerprints. Printoons are a […]

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 […]