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Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #93- These 4th of July Books, Crafts & Snacks will be a fun way for kids to get ready for the 4th of July parades and festivities!

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #93

Welcome to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! There are some changes taking place with the Thoughtful Spot. Sadly, Jill of Enchanted Homeschooling Mom must step down for health reasons. You can read her full statement on her blog. I have also decided to not to continue as co-host of…

Rocks, Minerals and Arrowheads Nature Table

Nature Table Ideas with Books

Last year (2014-2015) we had so much fun participating in the Poppins Book Nook hosted by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom that we decided to participate again! And we couldn’t be more excited because we love book-inspired activities! The Poppins Book Nook is a monthly online kids book club that is completely…

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Shaving Cream Marbling Process Art Painting

I’m trying to make more of an effort to include process art in our weekly activities. Process art is different from standard art and crafts in that it’s all about the process and having fun rather than the outcome! A lot of the time process art can involve lots of movement…

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #92

Welcome to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! For those of you who are visiting Stir the Wonder for the first time, I’m a stay-at-home mom of a four-year old boy. We are just starting our homeschool journey and I write about all the hands-on learning activities we do and…

Play Dough Sensory Mud- the messy way to play with old play dough that is so much fun!

Play Dough Sensory Mud

Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschoolers to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities help work different fine motor muscles and hand coordination which is necessary for handwriting. Fine Motor Fridays is all about giving you a bunch of ideas to do with…

Dinosaur Discovery Sensory Bin 2

Dinosaur Discovery Sensory Bin

We are huge fans of Curious George so for this months Wonderful World of Sensory Bins over at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom we are sharing a fun Dinosaur Discovery Sensory Bin that goes along with the book Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery by H. A. Rey! Click the link or photo above to check…

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #91 featuring fun crafts & learning activities for kids, plus other family-friendly ideas!

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #91

Welcome to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! For those of you who are visiting Stir the Wonder for the first time, I’m a stay-at-home mom of a four-year old boy. We are just starting our homeschool journey and I write about all the hands-on learning activities we do and…

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop featuring Tina's Dynamic Homeschool, Suzie's Home Education, Growing Book by Book, Golden Reflections, and Pre-K Pages!

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #90

Welcome to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! For those of you who are visiting Stir the Wonder for the first time, I’m a stay-at-home mom of a four-year old boy. We are just starting our homeschool journey and I write about all the hands-on learning activities we do and…

This Outdoor Gross Motor game can be played with one child or multiple children to learn or review anything! from colors to letters to sight words or other facts!

Outdoor Gross Motor Ball Color Sort

Summer is a time when we all want to be playing outside, enjoying the warmth and sunshine. But that doesn’t mean learning has to stop or that it can only be done inside. There are lots of fun, playful ways kids can learn outside! Today I’m going to share with…

Hands-On Math using Mini Erasers can be a fun way for kids to learn math concepts such as counting, one-to-one correspondence and patterns.

Hands-on Math using Mini Erasers

Using manipulatives is a great way to teach math in a hands-on way. We have a collection of different math manipulatives and one of the manipulatives we like to use are mini erasers! Mini erasers are easy to find and very affordable. Plus they are available in lots of different…

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Shark Sensory Bottle

This Shark Sensory Bottle creates the imagery of the ocean with a shark swimming around. It can be very calming for kids who are upset or over-excited to shake the bottle and watch the glitter swirl around while the shark swims from side to side. I’ve wanted to make a really neat…