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Shark Aquarium Math Game is a fun game for summer time learning with preschoolers!

Shark Aquarium More, Less or Equal Math Game

Counting objects and comparing more or less is an important math skill for preschoolers to learn. These shark figurines make great math counters and this shark aquarium math game is a fun way to inspire learning in young children who are interested in sharks or to go along with an…

The Alphabet Fish Matching Game is a fun way for preschoolers to work on letter recognition as well as fine motor strengthening!

Alphabet Fish Matching Game

The Alphabet Fish Matching Game combines letter recognition and fine motor skills! It would be a fun activity for a pets or ocean themed preschool unit! This post contains affiliate links. Alphabet Fish Matching Activity This fine motor activity takes a little prep time for the teacher or parent. Gather…

Building and painting with a LEGO Duplo Paint Machine is a wonderful way for kids to experiment with science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.). This process art activity is perfect for getting builders interested in creating art!

LEGO Duplo Paint Machine

Are you looking for a fun project to get not-so-artsy kids interested in art? Building and painting with a LEGO® Duplo Paint Machine is a wonderful way for kids to experiment with science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.). This post contains affiliate links. LEGO Duplo Paint Machine This open-ended…

Kindergarten Curriculum choices for Relaxed Homeschoolers that covers the basics of reading, handwriting and math.

Kindergarten Curriculum for Relaxed Homeschoolers

I’ve considered my son’s needs and learning style. I’ve read all the reviews. So now I’m ready to share our kindergarten curriculum picks for a relaxed homeschool year! For our kindergarten year of homeschooling we have chosen a relaxed approach focused on the basics. What is relaxed homeschooling? The relaxed…

Learning about insects can be made fun and hands-on using LEGO!

Learning with LEGO: Insects

Do you have a LEGO lover who’s into insects as well? Me too! Since co-authoring The Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO I’ve realized that these little plastic bricks are a great manipulative for learning about many topics, including insects! In this post I’ve rounded up several hands-on LEGO activities…

LEGO Duplo Ring Toss Game is fun for kids of all ages!

LEGO Duplo Ring Toss

LEGO Duplo Ring Toss is a fun game for kids to build for a summer carnival or just to play any day! With some basic LEGO® Duplo bricks and an everyday craft supply kids can create this simple activity! This post contains affiliate links. LEGO Duplo Ring Toss LEGO Duplo…

The Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO contains 100+ hands-on activities which are awesome for Homeschoolers!

100 Learning with LEGO Ideas for Homeschoolers

Are you a homeschooling parent looking for fun, hands-on activities to keep your children engaged in learning? The Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO is a wonderful resource that can be used for preschoolers through elementary learners! In it you will find more than 100 ideas ranging from literacy to…

LEGO Insect Anatomy with labels

LEGO Insect Anatomy

Are you planning a science unit study about insects? Turn a lesson about insect anatomy it into a memorable learning activity by using LEGO bricks to build and label all the different parts that make up insects! Combine this with a LEGO Bug Hotel and LEGO Ant Life Cycle for…

Teach kids a practical life skill while practicing fine motor skills with this simple Montessori Inspired Window Washing Activity.

Montessori Inspired Window Washing Activity

Young kids love helping out around the house! So why not give them their own window washing supplies and show a real practical life skill?! This is simple Montessori Inspired Window Washing Activity is great for practicing fine motor skills as well as practical life skills. Plus kids enjoy washing…

The LEGO Bug Hotel is a wonderful project for LEGO fans who also love bugs!

LEGO Bug Hotel

Do you have a nature-lover or a bug-obsessed child who also enjoys building with LEGO®? Then this project is for them! Using the bricks and plates that you have, they can build this simple LEGO® Bug Hotel to attract all kinds of bugs and insects in the backyard for observation….

Teaching toddlers and preschoolers to fold towels is a simple practical life skill they can easily learn with a Montessori Inspired Towel Folding Activity.

Montessori Inspired Towel Folding Activity

This summer we are working on adding practical life skills and chores into our daily routines. One way my son helps out around the house is by folding towels. I taught him how to fold towels using this simple Montessori towel folding activity. This post contains affiliate links. Montessori Inspired…