Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

Kite Counting Math Busy Bag

This Kite Counting Math Busy Bag for preschoolers and kindergartners is a fun way to practice counting, identifying numbers, and one-to-one correspondence. This busy bag for preschoolers is easy to put together with a little felt and hot glue. Plus, I’ve included a printable at the bottom of this post to get you and your […]

Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag

This Straw and Pipe Cleaner Busy Bag is probably the cheapest and easiest busy bag there is. Using just two items, we can put together a busy bag the kids will love to play with. What two items? Straws and pipe cleaners. It’s as simple as that. Plus, if you head to the dollar store […]

26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers

There are lots of ways to for preschoolers to learn how to spell their name! This list of 26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers is full of creative name activities for preschoolers. Over the years I’ve done lots of things to help kids learn how to spell and recognize their name. We’ve made name art, practiced with […]

100 Things Kids Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten

This list of 100 Things Kids Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten will help set your child up for success in school. It’s always a good idea to know what your child needs to know before kindergarten. Preparing children for success in school is one of the top priorities of most parents. Knowing what the expectations are for […]

Gumball Counting Busy Bag

This busy bag for preschoolers or kindergarteners is a great way to practice counting. My preschooler has been enjoying this one! It’s a pretty straight forward counting busy bag, but pretending the pom-poms are gumballs is a fun little way to practice counting. We’ve pretended to chew the gumballs after each counting set and make […]

Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag

If you have a kids who needs to work on rhyming words, this Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag is perfect for you! Rhyming is an important literacy skill for young children. Just like all of my busy bag ideas, this one targets learning in a fun way. I made this for my son to practice rhyming […]

Lacing Shapes Busy Bag

Lacing is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Manipulating the string in and out of the holes takes a lot of effort for little fingers. It strengthens dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and the pincer grasp. Sometimes this activity can be frustrating for kids when the string falls out of the hole before they can grab […]

Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag

I’ve been adding to our busy bags recently to give my preschooler more to do during our homeschool time. I made this Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag to help him practice counting and number recognition. This busy bag is simple to make and includes a free printable for you! This busy bag works on counting, […]

Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag

This Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag is perfect for preschoolers learning to identify and match beginning sounds using pictures and letters. This is a great busy bag idea to use at home or would make a great literacy activity for a kindergarten classroom. The game is easy to play and they’ll be working on important literacy […]