Friday Favorites – A Week in the Hospital

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This week was very quiet on the blog, and there's a big reason for it. We spent all week in the hospital with my littlest guy, who has a nasty virus. Oh it is so hard to see my baby sick. My heart just sinks to see them in pain. It all started last Saturday. He woke up with a cold and he quickly went downhill with a fever and vomiting. We comforted him and tried to help him, but Monday night we realized he needed more help. I had an doctor appointment for the next day, but his fever … [Read more...]

Zoo Animals – Dramatic Play Activity

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Animals are just so much fun to learn about! Learning about zoo animals is a great spring theme for preschoolers. Today I'm sharing our zoo animals dramatic play activity for preschoolers. Before doing the dramatic play activity, we created zoo animal cages. I used the following materials: cardboard box wrapping paper (from Hobby Lobby) elastic stapler tape To make the cages, I took the flaps off the boxes so the box had one open side. Next, I stapled pieces of elastic … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – First Day of Spring!

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Happy Friday! As I mentioned last week, I'm sharing my favorite moments from the week on Fridays! Here are this week's favorites... Favorite #1 Spring Break! Although we aren't doing full days of school yet with the boys, we still took a break from school. We spent time at the zoo, the grandparent's farm, library, friend's house, and just being outside! It was a great week. Favorite #2 My UNI Panthers! They rock at basketball and are playing against Wyoming today. Isn't he the cutest … [Read more...]

How to Teach Handwriting & Bible Together

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There's a brand new curriculum out that I know many of you will love. Write Through the Bible Jr. is an amazing product designed to teach your preschool how to write along with teaching the Bible.  Here's What You'll Find in WTTB Jr. 31 Week of Lessons (4-days per week program) parent instruction pages letter formation practice phonemic awareness practice fine motor skills vocabulary words scripture memorization What I Love About This Curriculum: Everything is all … [Read more...]

8 Things to Teach After the Alphabet

8 Things to Teach After the Alphabet

Have you ever felt stuck on what to teach your child after the alphabet? Your child knows the letters and sounds, but what comes next? How do they go from the ABCs to reading? I get asked this question frequently, so today, I'm sharing 8 things to teach after your child knows the alphabet. To know if your child is ready to move on from the alphabet, you can do a quick assessment. Mix up alphabet letters and point to one. Have your child recite the letter name sound. It's one thing for a … [Read more...]

15 Awesome Egg Experiments

15 Awesome Egg Experiments

Eggs are not only great to eat, but super fun to use for experiments! Today, I'm excited to share with you 15 awesome egg experiments for children. Most of these activities just require a few ingredients. So easy and TONS of fun! Click on the links below to take you to each experiment!! Shrinking Egg Experiment from Science Sparks Lava Egg Science from Momma's Fun World Egg in a Bottle Air Pressure Experiment The Bouncy Egg from I Can Teach My Child Growing … [Read more...]

Frog Life Cycle Sensory Bin

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Kids are naturally curious about things in nature and frogs are very fun to study with preschoolers. To learn about the life cycle of a frog, we made a pond sensory bin. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. We were at Michaels craft store last week and we found a product we just had to try out! I noticed they had life cycle kits for ladybugs, bees, plants, butterflies, turtles, and more! But I just had to get the Life Cycle of a Frog because I knew my boys would love … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday! Before I started this blog, I had a personal blog where I shared about our daily life. I started it when I was pregnant with my oldest and wrote on it for 4 years! I loved it and enjoyed keeping track of our life and milestones. However, I miss writing on it, so I've decided to start doing a "Friday Favorites" post each week. I'm really doing this because I enjoy writing about our lives and going back and reliving the past. If you're interested in our daily lives, then I hope … [Read more...]

Homemade Window Clings for Spring

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Homemade window clings are so easy to make and is a frugal way to decorate your windows! This craft requires just a few ingredients and is a fun craft to do with older children. I love making them! (This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure page for details.) Here’s what you need to make your own window clings: 2 Tablespoons of white glue (I used Elmer’s) 2 drops of dish soap food coloring (I used gel food coloring, but you could use liquid food coloring.) plastic … [Read more...]

Spring Songs for Preschoolers

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If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I love to share preschool songs! Since spring is just around the corner, I'm sharing some fun spring songs and chants preschoolers will love! Here are the songs & chants: To download the spring preschool songs, click here ---> Spring Songs for Preschoolers I also have more preschool songs about spring that you can find below! Bunny Chants Baby Chick Songs and Chants Five … [Read more...]