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  • Spring Flowers Name Activity F
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Math

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Digging for Shark Tooth Fossils Sensory Bin

Did you know sharks lose thousands of teeth in their lifetime and that they are simply replaced by other teeth? This is why shark tooth fossils abound on beaches and are easily found!   This post may contain affiliate links. Sharks have been a topic of interest in our house lately….

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #84 featuring posts by Brain Power Boy, My Bored Toddler, #Oh the Simple Joys, The Kavanaugh Report and Where Imagination Grows.

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #84

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…

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Gone Mudding! Clean Mud Sensory Dough Play

Welcome to month three of the 12 Months of Sensory Doughs blog hop hosted by Lemon Lime Adventures! Each month on the 12th a group of creative bloggers will share unique ways to play with different sensory doughs. I’ll be focused on keeping these sensory doughs simple by using a few everyday items…

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Felt Mouse Tutorial

This post may contain affiliate links. You may have seen our previous sensory bin inspired by Laura Numeroff’s If You Take a Mouse to the Movies featuring this cute felt mouse and wondered how it was made. Today, I am finally sharing a photo tutorial so you have step by…

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #83

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #83

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 #82 featuring posts from Pre-K Pages, The Practical Mom, Welcome to Mommyhood, Munchkins and Moms, and Sweet Silly Sara!

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #82

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…

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The Ultimate Guide to Hands-On Lesson Planning

Like most preschoolers, my son is a hands-on learner. He does not like to sit with paper and pencil to learn. He needs to be active and using his hands and/or body in different ways. Many older kids are hands-on learners too! They learn quicker by doing rather than listening,…

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Spring Flowers Name & Fine Motor Activity

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…

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Beehive Craft for Preschoolers

I came up with this really cute craft! So I made it… myself… because Caden had absolutely zero interest in actually doing the craft, only squirting as much glue as possible on to his paper. That’s the way it goes sometimes… But I wanted to share this craft anyway, because…

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Otis and the Tornado Science Activity

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…

This week's Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop features posts from Cornerstone Confessions, Cutting Tiny Bites, Buggy and Buddy, Pre-K Pages and Rubberboots and Elf Shoes.

Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop #81

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…