STEM Straw Bridges

STEM Straw Bridges

Science Technology Engineering and Math {STEM} activities are fun ways to teach kids how things work. This straw bridge activity takes just a few minutes to prep but will keep young engineers learning for hours. Who can build the strongest bridge?  Find out! This post...

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Autumn Spiced Salt Dough Recipe

Autumn Spiced Salt Dough Recipe

Pumpkin spice, cinnamon apple and mulled cider - we love the scents of fall and just couldn't get enough of this warm and cozy autumn-scented salt dough recipe. This dough takes a mere minutes to mix up and is the perfect, no-fail recipe for little chefs to make....

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Candy Pumpkin Catapults

Candy Pumpkin Catapults

STEM activities {Science Technology Engineering and Math} are always a hit with my kiddos, but this engineering activity had the whole family wanting to get in on the action. After explaining to my 3 and 5 year-old what a catapult was, I simply challenged them to...

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Scented, Fizzy Homemade Bath Bombs

Scented, Fizzy Homemade Bath Bombs

There's nothing more special than a kid-made gift - especially if it's a gift that comes with some well deserved pampering. That's why my 4 year-old daughter and I decided to make scented homemade bath bombs for the wonderful moms and grandmoms in our lives. This...

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Addition to 20 Interactive Notebooks

Addition to 20 Interactive Notebooks

Interactive notebooks are super popular in classrooms these days, and it's because they engage kids' full attention. This interactive addition activity is constructed so there are lots of math addition questions on just one interactive page. The academic and fine...

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Apple Sight Word Match

Apple Sight Word Match

Most students need plenty of practice learning sight words before they stick, but thankfully we can make all of that hard work fun for kids this fall with a playful apple sight word match! It's a motivating, hands-on sight word game for kindergarten and first grade...

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Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Pattern blocks are a motivating, hands-on way to teach kids about shapes, patterns, measurement.... even fractions!  These playful roll and cover pattern block mats add three more math skills to the list: counting, number recognition, and addition. They're the perfect...

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Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Crystals

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Crystals

Growing crystals is a favorite science experiment of ours and these glow-in-the-dark crystals for Halloween make it all the more exciting! Check out how to make these fascinating crystals below! Getting Ready To prep for these glow-in-the-dark crystals, I gathered a...

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Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Will Love

Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Will Love

Mother's Day is just around the corner and, in case you need a little inspiration for Mother's Day gifts from kids moms will love, we've pulled together our favorite finds from across the web. These 16 homemade gifts are sure to make Mother's Day extra special for any...

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Building LEGO Names

Building LEGO Names

What better way to get kids really looking at how letters are built than by constructing them with LEGOS?! This hands-on LEGO name activity is a great preschool work station, name game or afternoon project. Follow below and then hop over and grab our bundle of best...

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Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Green Apple Playdough Recipe

This amazing-smelling green apple playdough recipe uses only two ingredients and makes a soft, stretchy, silky dough your kids will love. The no-cook playdough recipe is great for kids to make from beginning to end - no measuring, no boiling water, no messy clean up....

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Subtraction within 20 Interactive Notebook

Subtraction within 20 Interactive Notebook

If your kids are working on subtraction within 20, this interactive notebook will help keep them engaged! It includes equations, word problems, picture problems and true/false questions to encourage different ways of thinking about numbers and problem solving. First...

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Fall Ten Frame Matching Game

Fall Ten Frame Matching Game

Fall is here, and it's always fun to incorporate the season into some engaging learning activities! This ten frame matching game is perfect for the season. It's a fun way to develop number sense and, since it can be played in different ways, is great for...

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Free Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

Free Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

If you're looking for a motivating, visual way to teach kids how to read and write blends like BL-, FR- and SM-, you'll love these free ice cream puzzles. They are great to use as literacy centers, guided reading activities or homeschool practice. You'll love the low...

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Dinosaur Counting Mat

Dinosaur Counting Mat

Students will have so much fun counting from 1 to 20 with this playful dinosaur counting mat. Use it for small group work, partner work, or at a math station. Then hop on over and check out our Dinosaur Number Puzzles too!  Getting Ready The counting mat was so...

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Back To School Color By Number

Back To School Color By Number

These fun color by number sheets are an easy way to get kids in the back to school spirit! Students will hardly realize they're working on number recognition while they work to uncover the mystery pictures. Grab your copies below! Getting Ready There is very little...

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Frozen Puzzles

Frozen Puzzles

Many kids {(including my own!) are big fans of the movie Frozen. In this activity, Disney's famous characters, Elsa and Olaf, come to life when preschoolers put together a Frozen puzzle that gives them practice counting from one to ten. The project makes a motivating...

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Long Vowel Clip Cards

Long Vowel Clip Cards

Long vowels are tricky! There are numerous ways to spell them out, so it takes time and practice for kids to become confident. These long vowel clip cards are an easy and fun way to show long vowel words spelled in different ways. They're great puzzlers for first and...

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Alphabet Printables

Alphabet Printables

These free alphabet printables are perfect for young learners! Help children identify beginning sounds, lowercase letters and uppercase letters with a colorful alphabet chart, clip it cards and letter matching puzzles. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab 23...

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Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall Game

Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall Game

This fire hydrant ABC coverall activity is great to go along with Fire Prevention Week in October or a community helper unit any time! Pull on your fire gear and get ready for some seriously fun uppercase and lowercase alphabet letter recognition. Getting Ready To...

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