20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

Free Printable!! 20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids. {Playdough to Plato}

Activity for ages 3 to 8. There are few things better than settling in with your kids to read a good book. The snuggles. The laughter. The “one more, pleeeeease.” It’s simply awesome.  While you’re sneaking in some good old fashioned bonding, storytime is  also a great opportunity to work on kids’ reading comprehension – understanding what’s actually happening in […]

Free Lesson Plan Book and Organizer

Free Lesson Plan Book

I had so much fun pulling together my newest reader appreciation gift: a free lesson plan book and organizer packed with helpful pages you’ll use all year long. {Yes, I am totally Type A.} Thanks to the valuable suggestions made by loyal readers, this freebie grew to more than 75 pages of goodies. To download your copy, […]

Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Pack

So awesome!! The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Pack. {Playdough to Plato}

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Having kids create stories based on popular books is a fun way to get them writing. That’s why I was excited to base my newest activity pack on The Very Hungry Caterpillar, one of my favorite titles of all. The set includes an editable sight word game, story sequencing cards, a fun butterfly life […]

Kids’ Science: Rubbery Eggs

Awesome science experiment for kids!! Make rubbery eggs. {Playdough to Plato}

Activity for ages 3 to 8. My kids and I have been staying busy this summer with activities from our Backyard Summer Camp eBook – an easy to follow guide sharing 42 math, science, literacy, cooking, arts and crafts projects for kids. {You can pick up your own copy for just $9.99.}   Our first week was filled […]

Kids’ Science: Exploding Pop Rockets

Such a fun kids' science experiment!! Pop rockets. {Playdough to Plato}

Activity for ages 3 and up. My four year old daughter, A’s, favorite 4th of July event is watching fireworks explode in the night sky.  So I whipped together this 4th of July twist on those classic Alka-Seltzer rockets.  This kids’ science experiment uses antacids which can contain aspirin so make sure to inform your kids that […]

20 ABC Games for Boys

ABC Fireman Spray {Playdough to Plato}

Activities for ages 3 to 5. ABC games are a great way to teach kids the names and sounds of letters. What makes this roundup of 20 ABC games a little different is that it’s filled with boy-tested and strongly approved activities that are about the things boys love most. No worksheets allowed. So roll up your sleeves, pull on your fireman […]

Easy Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids


Activities for ages 3 to 7. Tis the season for all things outdoors.  To keep my 4 year old daughter, A, engaged during long hikes and jaunts on the beach, I’ve loaded our activity bin with several easy outdoor scavenger hunts.  {There is something about the thrill of the hunt that never fails to motivate my 4 year […]

Camping Themed Story Stones

I love these!! Camping Themed Story Stones. {Playdough to Plato}

Activity for ages 4 to 7. I’ve been dying to make story stones ever since I came across them on Pinterest and thought this would be a perfect camp craft to do with my 4 year old daughter, A, while her brother napped in the tent.  I’ve seen story stones made using acrylic paint, permanent […]

LEGO Game: Where’s LEGO Man?

Fun, low prep LEGO Game- Where's LEGO Man? {Playdough to Plato}

Activity for ages 3 to 5. This LEGO game is a simple way to help kids learn important direction words including {in front, on top, behind, left and right}.  This easy prep, fun-to-play partner LEGO game uses one of kids’ favorite toys to do just that: LEGOS!! Just dig out a divider and a few of your child’s blocks and […]

LEGO Game: Race to Twenty

LEGO Game: Race to 20 {Playdough to Plato}

Activity for ages 4 to 5.   My boys are big LEGO fans so I love using them to sneak in some reading and math practice when I can. This LEGO Game: Race to Twenty was a low prep, fun way to help Big Brother {4.5} work on those tricky teen numbers. LEGO Game Prep I pulled […]