Pre-Reading

Bunny Skip Counting

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Bunny Skip Counting

Activity for 3-5 year olds. ‘Tis the season for jelly beans, creme eggs and those brightly colored Peeps. So it’s the perfect time to sneak in a little Easter-themed┬ámath before kids fill their bellies with treats. Bunny Skip Counting is a simple and fun way to help kids count by twos.   To Play   I grabbed a package of Peeps Bunnies and cut apart the free printable number cards. I invited my three year old over and explained that we were going┬áto count the number of ears on our bunnies. Even though we could count them one-by-one, we were going to try a faster trick....

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Five Little Bunnies Rhyme

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Five Little Bunnies Rhyme

Activity for ages 1 to 5. My twenty month old has a serious case of the ” I hate car rides!” so I’ve been pulling out all of my tricks to help make drives more bearable. My current go-to, guaranteed slam dunk is the rhyme “Five Little Bunnies”. It’s perfect for the Easter season and is a huge hit with my kids.   Since my boys love HEARING the words so much, I was excited to create a set of free printable bunny finger puppets they could use to act out the rhyme. The puppets give my boys valuable practice connecting to the silly story, and repeating the...

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Bunny Cover Up : An Estimating Game

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Bunny Cover Up : An Estimating Game

I recently went to a baby shower for a friend. Midway through the party, the guests were shown a large jar of peanuts. We each wrote down our best guess about how many peanuts were inside and then anxiously waited to see if we were the winner. Boy was I off!!   Estimating is a hard skill to learn, but giving kids plenty of opportunities to practice certainly helps. In Bunny Cover Up, children use small, medium and large pom poms to cover up parts of a bunny’s face. For example, they use medium pom poms to cover the pinks of his ears like this:   But to add a little challenge...

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Bugs and Butterflies Activity Pack

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Bugs and Butterflies Activity Pack

As I shared with you earlier this week, my boys fell in love with bugs and butterflies during our recent trip to the Butterfly Pavilion in Denver, Colorado. As soon as we started driving away, I began brainstorming bug-themed math and literacy activities for preschoolers and early kindergarteners.   I’m thrilled to report that the activity pack I spent the last few weeks creating is finished and has earned two HUGE thumbs up from my son, C. I’m excited to pass it along to you so that your children can go buggy over it too! {I couldn’t resist the hokey...

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Sneak Peek: Bugs and Butterflies

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Sneak Peek: Bugs and Butterflies

UPDATE: Check out the Bugs and Butterflies printable activity pack here.   A couple of weeks ago, my family and I spent several fun days visiting my mom in Denver. It was the perfect opportunity to do a little kid-friendly sightseeing. The first stop on our itinerary was an insect zoo called the Butterfly Pavilion. Inside, our boys were thrilled to wander around exploring bugs and butterflies from around the world.     In fact, they were so fascinated that I couldn’t wait to start putting together a literacy and math activity pack that would help them learn new skills...

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