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Composer Giveaway from Poppins Book Nook

Poppins Book Nook: Composers

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…

Inspecting Pond Water

Inspecting Pond Water

Welcome to another STEM Saturday! Every week we aim to share something related to science, technology, engineering and/or math. At the end of this post you’ll find more STEM ideas from the co-hosts! This post contains affiliate links. I haven’t posted a science activity in a really long time, but…

Melted Crayon Process Art F

Melted Crayon Shavings Process Art

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…

My rambling thoughts on Letter of the Week style preschool lessons. WIth professional thoughts from expert early childhood educators.

Letter of the Week- Yes? No? Maybe so?

Since posting about our homeschool pre-k goals and learning styles, I’ve been working on planning lessons to meet those goals. But I’m stumped! I was planning to do a hands-on style letter of the week, but I’m not sure that is what Caden needs or would even be interested it….

Bubble Snake Painting F

Process Art Challenge: Bubble Snake Painting

I wanted to offer my son more opportunities to explore the creating of process art using different techniques and mediums, so I asked some blogger buddies to join me in a Process Art Challenge. The challenge is really on us as parents to provide more time for our kids to explore…

Planning Homeschool Pre-K, Part 1: Goals & Learning Styles

Planning Homeschool Pre-K, Part 1: Goals & Learning Styles

For the past couple of years we’ve done child-led learning sprinkled with playful, hands-on learning activities. But as my son approaches five years old, I think it’s important to begin to lay the foundation for more structured learning. To do this I need to make sure we have some basics…

Alphabet Ice Cube Sensory Play

Alphabet Ice Cube Sensory Play

Summertime is finally here! This week has been hot and humid so I thought a fun ice activity would be the perfect way to cool off! Alphabet Ice Cube Sensory Play is a simple sensory play idea that is great for preschoolers and older kids! This post contains affiliate links. Supplies…

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…

Shaving Cream Marbling F

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…