5 Rainbow Activities for Preschoolers

Rainbow Activities

March is here and that means St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Shamrocks and leprechauns are fun, but I really love rainbows for this holiday! Today, I'm sharing our favorite rainbow activities for toddlers and preschoolers. 1. Play with Rainbow Moldable Sand for a sensory activity! It feels like kinetic sand and you can mold it into shapes. 2. Make Rainbow Spaghetti Noodles and either play with them in a sensory bin or make shapes with them using the free printable in this … [Read more...]

7 Early Literacy Games You Can Play Anywhere

Frame of Colorful alphabet magnets on a whiteboard

My kids love games! A lot of times when we are out and about or even at home, I make up games to sneak in some extra time to work on early literacy skills. Early literacy skills refers to what children know about reading and writing before they learn to read or write. Today I'm sharing 7 games we play that promote early literacy skills. The games I'm sharing here focus on letter knowledge and phonological awareness. 1. Rhyme Machine My oldest (who is 5) is super into rhyming these days. … [Read more...]

Addition Game with Gold Coins

Addition Game with Gold Coins

Do your kids like to play games? Mine sure do! Anytime we get a game out, they can't wait to play. The game I'm sharing with you today practices addition skills. This game is perfect for preschoolers or kindergarteners who are starting to learn addition facts. In this addition game, children will look at an addition equation, place the coins in the box, and then count the coins to figure out the sum. This activity helps kids practice the following skills: counting number … [Read more...]

Rainbow Moldable Sand

I have a love affair for all things rainbows. Colors bring me so much happiness (especially during the gloomy days of winter!). Today, I'm over at Pre-K Pages sharing a really fun sensory play activity! This rainbow moldable sand feels AMAZING! It's soft, squishy, moldable, and beautiful to look at! We played with this sand for hours. To see how to make the sand and read more about how we played with it, visit Pre-K Pages here. P.S. If you try it out, make sure to comment and tell me … [Read more...]

7 Gluten Free Play Recipes

7 Gluten Free Play Recipes

It seems like gluten free options are everywhere these days. While some people are gluten free for health benefits, others have no choice. In fact, people with high sensitivities to gluten can have an allergic reactions just by touching it! Many of the play recipes on this site include flour, which means gluten free kiddos can't try them out. Today I'm sharing gluten free play recipes as a resource for those who are sensitive to gluten. Easy Gluten Free Finger Paint by Pint-Sized … [Read more...]

Beginning Reader Activities About Teeth

Beginning Reader Activities About Teeth

We are learning about teeth this week since February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Last week I shared 15 hands-on activities all about teeth. Today, I'm sharing beginning reader activities about teeth. Do you have a child that's in the early stages of learning to read? If you do, you're probably familiar with beginning readers or emergent reader books. These type of books have the following: strong picture support repetitive patterns controlled text large … [Read more...]

15 Activities About Teeth

Activities About Teeth

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Since I think teaching preschoolers about the importance of cleaning teeth, I'm sharing with you 15 very FUN activities to do that all involve teeth! There are so many hands-on way to learn about brushing teeth, cavities, flossing, and more. Here's a collection of learning activities that are all about teeth! Model Mouth Activity by Teaching Mama Brush Away Alphabet Germs by Growing Book by Book Dentist Printable Pack by … [Read more...]

Candy Heart Math Printables

Candy Heart Math Printables for Preschoolers

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so today I'm sharing candy heart math printables to use with preschoolers. These printables are intended to use with candy hearts (I used Brach candy hearts), but you can also use them with other hearts. Here's a peek at what's inside this math packet: First, there's practice with counting and number sense. Just have the child place the candy hearts in the ten-frames. The purpose of this activity is for kids to visualize quantities and develop … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Themed Sensory Bottle

Valentine's Themed Sensory Bottle

For the past 4 months, I've been sharing our sensory bottles I've created for my baby. This month's sensory bottle has a heart theme, since Valentine's Day is just around the corner! I loved this sensory bottle. We added oil to the water, which made the hearts inside move slowly and clump together. It really reminded me of a lava lamp! Here are the supplies I used: Voss water bottle Water Oil Red food coloring Glitter Heart beads and other pink beads (found at the Dollar … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of Teaching Mama {Winter Edition}

grocery cart

Today's post is a little different. A few months ago, I shared what a day in the life at our house looks like. Many of you asked if I could do this periodically, so today I'm sharing another day of our lives!  I picked a random day to document. It's nothing too exciting but it was fun to reflect on all that we do in just one day! Our day typically starts at 7 am. Since I have a baby who wakes up frequently at night to nurse, I am too tired to get up before the kids! I wake up when … [Read more...]