Learning Activities

Blocks and Graphs

Preschool age is a great time to introduce the idea of graphs. Graphs are such important visuals. They help us see the differences in groups. The idea of graphing with a preschooler may seem a little overwhelming but I have always found that even very young children enjoy this activity. Supplies: Colored Blocks Paper Ruler… Continue reading Blocks and Graphs

Learning Activities

DIY Cereal Abacus

Craft a Cereal Abacus Your child probably tires of the monotony of flash cards and workbooks quickly, but she’ll be fooled by this colorful, interactive counting box! Moving cereal pieces across wires with her fingers hardly seems like math practice, yet she will be perfecting her counting out loud. Addition and subtraction, pattern work, one-to-one… Continue reading DIY Cereal Abacus

Art Activity · Learning Activities

Cereal Box Shapes – Breakfast reused

Boston and I like to save boxes and make them into stuff.  Volcanoes, rockets, jails, superhero fortresses, the possibilities are endless.  This usually just entails some construction paper, stickers, glue, and scissors. However, we started getting a little on the “hoarder” side of things, so we came up with a different idea to knock out… Continue reading Cereal Box Shapes – Breakfast reused

Learning Activities

Block Color Sort

Here is an easy color sort activity for your young explorer. I love when an activity can take something old, like blocks, and use them in a new way. If you don’t have colored blocks you can use some other small toy that has different colors, such as legos or even beads. Supplies Colored paper… Continue reading Block Color Sort

Learning Activities

Letter Play for Littles

Wow, if you are reading this you are a true blue fan! Thank you for not forgetting about this little blog. The month of August got a little out of hand with traveling, friends visiting, 2 family reunions, a trip to the beach, sickness and school starting. But we’re alive and well and back. Today… Continue reading Letter Play for Littles

Imaginative Play · Learning Activities · Outdoor Play

My new FAVORITE phrase, the perfect summer book, and a fun summer activity

I have been reading a book that has really opened my eyes on the importance of nature in my boys’ life.  Learning Is in Bloom: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations (here) taught me that the comfort, learning, sensitivity for life, sense of wonder, and calming influence that can be gained from teaching our children about nature and encouraging… Continue reading My new FAVORITE phrase, the perfect summer book, and a fun summer activity

Learning Activities · Sensory Play

Ping Pong Pool Play

I have done this activity MANY times in my sensory table but I just had a thought to transfer it to the pool this summer. The girls and I all loved how it turned out! Supplies Small balls ( I used pingpong balls from the dollar store but you could also do ball pit balls)… Continue reading Ping Pong Pool Play

Art Activities · Learning Activities · Small Manipulatives · Uncategorized

Rock Art (plus a bonus game)

  So as you all know my girls and I are obsessed with rocks. We are often at the river cooling off, playing pretend and obviously finding new rocks. The other day my girls came home with a bucket of rocks so I knew it was time to play. Rock Art Play! The very first… Continue reading Rock Art (plus a bonus game)