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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)

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Outside Word Play (Take a Minute Tuesday…)

Alright guys, I think this is a spin off of some activities Kelsie has done in the past for a new SUMMER addition ūüôā What you’ll need: Chalk Rocks Permanent Marker What to do: Pick whatever you want to work on with your cutie (shapes, colors, math, words, letters) ¬†I chose letter sounds and sight… Continue reading Outside Word Play (Take a Minute Tuesday…)

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Quick Egg Hunt- Gone Educational

This is a ridiculously obvious activity. However, if you are like me you probably haven’t taken advantage of the greatness that is the egg hunt. There is no need to wait until Easter morning! PLEASE! Let’s make the joy of finding colorful plastic eggs last all year round…or at least a week or two. For… Continue reading Quick Egg Hunt- Gone Educational

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Simple Sensory Color Hunt

I am all about the simple supplies, set up and clean up! I love when I can throw an activity together in 5 minutes top and my little one is happy and content for 30 plus! Magical. Today my little one was begging to do play dough, but I often get it out and she… Continue reading Simple Sensory Color Hunt

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Three ways to teach your kids to LOVE learning

¬†My mom taught at Montessori Preschools for a little while, and I remember her talking about how they teach the students to love learning by teaching them through subjects they are already interested in. ¬†This idea has really stuck with me. ¬†Here are three easy ways to do this with your own kids. 1. What… Continue reading Three ways to teach your kids to LOVE learning

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Tips to make crafts work for kids who just love to play

I LOVE to create. ¬†I have wanted to do arts and crafts with my kids since before I can¬†remember. ¬†My little Boston is hard to engage in crafts. ¬†He loves to do them with Mom, but I usually end up doing most of it. ¬†I think I may have focused too much on the finished… Continue reading Tips to make crafts work for kids who just love to play

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Calling all firemen, policemen, garbagemen, and construction workers!

We LOVE community helping trucks and workers in our house! ¬†There are so many easy activities that are fun and great ways to teach our kids about our communities. ¬†This activity took 20 minutes to set up, and I really think most of you would already have everything in your homes. ¬†Both my 3 year… Continue reading Calling all firemen, policemen, garbagemen, and construction workers!