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: water beads (I used blue, green, and clear ones from The Dollar Tree) white sand ping pong balls (for turtle eggs) rocks faux grass (for … [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...]

Skittles Finger Paint Recipe

Skittles Finger Paint

Every day my sweet boys ask what activity we're going to do. Most days I have something planned, but some days I come up short. Last week, they asked to do an activity and so I looked in my pantry to see what I had to work with. I saw a bag of Skittles and I was inspired to try a new recipe...Skittles Finger Paint! And let me tell you, it turned out great and it is edible and safe for toddlers. Here's what you need: 1/2 cup corn starch 2 cups of water 1/2 tsp. salt 3 Tablespoons … [Read more...]

G is for Garden — Letter G 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...]

Scrumptious Summer Snacks & Pinning Party #43

Scrumptious Summer Snacks 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 Scrumptious Summer Snacks. Check out these yummy snack ideas for kids!   Check out each idea by clicking the links below to take you directly to their blog. Smoosh … [Read more...]