8 Songs to Begin a Preschool Day

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School is around the corner, and I know teachers and homeschool parents are preparing and getting ready to start the school year. Today I am sharing 8 songs to begin a preschool day. You can use them in the classroom or at home. Preschoolers love music, so beginning the day with a cheerful song is a great way to start the day! Here they are! To download a PDF version of these songs click here ---> Preschool Songs to Start the Day Have a happy day! … [Read more...]

Activities with Repurposed Items & Pinning Party #45

Activities with Repurposed Items

Happy Thursday! Today is the Toddler and Preschool Moms Pinning Party! We are so glad you are here and hope you find new ideas to do with your little ones. Please stay a while and join in the fun by sharing your favorite pins and checking out all the fabulous ideas that are shared! Today we are featuring Activities with Repurposed Items. Lots of creative ideas for making something new with items around the house. Hope you'll take a minute to browse the blogs below. Check out each idea by … [Read more...]

8 Insect Crafts for Kids

8 Insect Crafts

Over the summer we learned about 8 insects. I can't tell you how much my toddler and preschooler enjoyed learning about these creatures. It has been fun to see them identify insects outside because of what they learned with our activities. Today I've compiled our 8 insect crafts into one post. Just click on the links below each picture to take you to the post with the tutorial. 1. Butterfly Craft 2. Ladybug Craft 3. Caterpillar Craft 4. Bumble Bee Craft 5. Ant … [Read more...]

Sea Turtle Sensory Bin

Invitation to Play with Turtle Sensory Bin

I love it when I hear my boys ask to learn about a particular topic. Last week we were in the car and my preschooler asked me if we could learn about sea turtles. Of course I said yes and got to work brainstorming ideas for activities. The first one I came up with was a sea turtle sensory bin. Here's what we used for the sensory bin: (this link below are affiliate links) water beads (I used blue, green, and clear ones from The Dollar Tree) white sand ping pong balls (for turtle … [Read more...]

The Preschool Journey eBook Summer Sale

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One of my very favorite opportunities I've had as a blogger was to write an eBook. I published the book last July and have been blown away and humbled to hear how it has helped families of preschoolers. If you purchased this eBook, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing this curriculum and supporting me! For those who are new to my blog, I'll share a little bit about my eBook, The Preschool Journey (TPJ). TPJ is a guide and curriculum for teaching preschoolers at home … [Read more...]

H is for Horses — Letter H Printables

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We love doing hands-on activities for preschool, but sometimes we need to spend a little extra time with each alphabet letter. I’ve decided to make printable packets for each letter to work on skills like cutting, tracing, writing, patterns, and more. Each week I am sharing a new packet. They may seem a bit out of order since we follow a schedule in my eBook. After I’m done with all the letters, they will be compiled into an eBook for easy access for you all. Today I am sharing letter … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Turning 30!

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Today I've reached a new milestone---I am now 30! I really don't like drawing attention to my birthday, but since turning 30 feels like a big deal, I wanted to blog about it. Now I realize to some of my readers that may seem young. And yes, I know that it is. But it feels weird that I am no longer in my twenties. I completely feel like I'm still 22---but alas, I am now 30. And feel very blessed. I was going through photos and realized how much has happened in my twenties. So just for fun … [Read more...]

Messy Play & Pinning Party #44

Messy Play as featured on the Toddler & Preschooler Pinning Party

Happy Thursday! Today is the Toddler and Preschool Moms Pinning Party! We are so glad you are here and hope you find new ideas to do with your little ones. Please stay a while and join in the fun by sharing your favorite pins and checking out all the fabulous ideas that are shared! Today we are featuring Messy Play. These look like a lot of fun for kiddos! Check out each idea by clicking the links below to take you directly to their blog. Magic Water Colors from Two Much … [Read more...]

How to Keep Preschoolers Busy with Newspaper

How to Keep Preschoolers Busy with Just a Newspaper

Before you throw out the newspaper, let me tell you about some awesome ways to practice motor skills and keep kids busy with just a newspaper! If you need a rainy-day activity or are looking for a way practice following directions and motor skills, then this is the activity for you! Start by placing a newspaper (folded in half) in front of your child. Explain that the newspaper is their house. Say the following directions to them: 1. Step onto your house. 2. Jump off your house with … [Read more...]

Dragonfly Craft for Kids

Dragonfly Craft for Kids

The last insect we are learning about this summer are Dragonflies. My kids are always amazed when they see a dragonfly hovering around. I can't blame them...they are beautiful and fascinating creatures! So today I'm sharing our dragonfly craft for kids. Here's what you need: pipe cleaners (any color) beads 1 pom pom foam sheets glitter paint Start by painting the foam sheets. We used glitter paint, but you could just paint on glue and then add glitter. While the paint is … [Read more...]