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

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

Art Activities · Learning Activities · Math

Rocket Engineer-Introducing Math

Supplies: Any and all craft supplies you have on hand Any little glueable items you have (buttons, pom poms, jewels, beads, popsicle sticks, etc) An empty butter box or toilet paper roll or something you can use for the body of the rocket (or car or monster truck…whatever your little LOVES) Mod Podge or glue… Continue reading Rocket Engineer-Introducing Math

Art Activities

Pinecone Painting & Printing

(This post contains affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. What that means is if you click and purchase something I will get a percentage of that sale. I participate in affiliate sales to help support my blog and to keep it running.) This little activity was thought up by my lovely girls. Like most… Continue reading Pinecone Painting & Printing

Art Activity · Imaginative Play · Learning Activities · Play Advice · Sensory Play · Small Manipulatives

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