Math Game with Race Cars

Race Car Math

The other day I was teaching math to my oldest (5 years old) and we came up with this game together! I wanted to review over number recognition, ordering numbers, subtitizing, and one-to-one correspondence and we came up with a math game using race cars. It's so simple, yet we had a lot of fun playing it together! Here's what you need: poster board or foam board dice (I used a big wooden one) 15 race cars + a race car for each player small sticky notes or small stickers … [Read more...]

Everything Early Childhood {Week #17}

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Hey, hey! Today is is week 17 of the Early Childhood Link Up! Bloggers, come link up your latest posts! These are some of the BEST ideas for early childhood and I love reading them and sharing them! What is Everything Early Childhood? Each Wednesday, I'm asking kid bloggers to link up early childhood learning and play ideas here. I will feature the most-clicked posts as well as ones that were my favorite. Before linking up, here are a few guidelines: only link up activities for early … [Read more...]

What is Small World Play and Why is it Important?

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Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Small world play is an important part of preschool and a great way for little ones to learn. It's an easy play activity to set up and kids love the invitation to play. Today I'm going to share more about what small world play is and why it is important! Small world play is creating a life scene for the child to play with. You can use miniature items (such as miniature furniture or barn animals) in the … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – 1st Week of School!

First Day

Happy Friday Everyone! Whew! We made it through the first 2 days of Kindergarten with our oldest. He is going to school in the mornings and we are homeschooling in the afternoons. Troy had the best first few days of school! He was so excited to go and can't wait to go back! I'm so thankful for a caring, loving teacher and a welcoming classroom. It's gonna be a great year! Can you tell my printer is running out of color ink? LOL! I love these pictures of him...he is SO happy! We … [Read more...]

Preschool Assessment Forms

Free Preschool Assessment Forms

At the beginning of the year, it's a great idea to do a preschool assessment. This helps you understand what your child already knows and what you need to work on. Today I'll be sharing my preschool assessment forms. Through my research and background, these are the skills I feel are necessary to work on during the preschool years. The first part of the assessment is on alphabet recognition and letter sounds. I also have questions about reading readiness and writing. The next … [Read more...]

Everything Early Childhood {Week 16}

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Thanks for stopping by today! Today is is week 16 of the Early Childhood Link Up! Bloggers, come link up your latest posts! These are some of the BEST ideas for early childhood and I love reading them and sharing them! What is Everything Early Childhood? Each Wednesday, I'm asking kid bloggers to link up early childhood learning and play ideas here. I will feature the most-clicked posts as well as ones that were my favorite. Before linking up, here are a few guidelines: only link up … [Read more...]

Back to School Songs for Preschoolers

Back to School Songs

Hooray for back to school time! There's something fun about the beginning of the school year. Although summer is so wonderful, starting the school year with a fresh start is great. One way to start out the school year is to sing fun songs! Preschoolers love music, and today I'm sharing 10 Back to School Songs. These are awesome to use in a classroom setting, but can also be used at homeschool co-ops! I'll share the songs and then I'll share the PDFs for you to download and use in your … [Read more...]

Pencil Sensory Bottle

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It's time to share my sensory bottle of the month! This month I'm going with the theme "Back to School". I decided to make a sensory bottle look like a pencil! It was a fun little experiment. :) Our pencil sensory bottle is fun and definitely looks homemade, but that's ok! It's an opportunity for my little ones to engage their sense of sight and touch and it doesn't need to look perfect. It would be fun to have in a classroom or homeschool. My little guy enjoyed looking at … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

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Wahoo for Friday! I love Fridays...they just makes me so happy! This is our last weekend before school starts up, so we're going to make the most of it! This past week was busy!! My favorite part was celebrating our middle son's 4th birthday! He had been counting the days to his birthday for months so when the day finally arrived, he was over-the-moon excited! He was SO sweet and appreciated every single gift he got. I love his grateful heart! We had a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed … [Read more...]

Weekly Preschool Planner {Free Printable}

weekly planner

The key to a successful home preschool year is to plan. I am the type that loves to write out my lesson plans on paper. It helps me organize my ideas and keeps me focused on what needs to be taught. Today I'm excited to share with you my new weekly preschool planner that I'll be using with my 4 year old preschooler this school year! I like to plan out my week on Sunday and gather all the materials I need for my lessons that week. Here's a look at what the sheet looks like. Here's a little … [Read more...]