• Exploring Texture with Clay F
  • Melted Crayon Process Art F
  • Bubble Snake Painting F
  • Shaving Cream Marbling F
  • Play Dough Invitation with Beekle
  • Beehive F

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Bobbing for ABC Apples

Bobbing for ABC Apples

It’s nearly Fall and apple picking season is finally here! And with an abundance of apples there are all sorts of fun activities and things you can make and do with them! Bobbing for apples is a traditional children’s game that is so much fun! Bobbing for ABC Apples is…

After reading Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs we enjoyed a fun family dinner and a movie. We watched the new Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs- Dinner and a Movie

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…

Exploring Texture with Clay F

Exploring Texture with Clay & Shells

A little known fact about me, I once considered majoring in Art in college. I took art classes all through high school & a few in college. I loved my art courses and did very well in them. But in the end my practicality won out and I decided to…

LEGO Town Small World- house, store, fast food restuarant

LEGO Town Small World

Caden has entered the everything-is-awesome LEGO phase of childhood play! Having grown up with LEGOs myself, I have to say that I LOVE it! We recently inherited a huge trunk full of all my brother’s LEGOs and we are in LEGO heaven! He is building something new everyday! LEGOs are a…

Back to School Pencil Frame Craft- an adorable place for those new school photos!

Back to School Pencil Frame Craft

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…

Not Back-to- School Picnic Ideas

Not Back-to-School Picnic Ideas

At the end of June a blogging friend and mentor of mine, Jill of Enchanted Homeschooling Mom had to put her blog business on the back burner for the next year or more for health reasons. Since she has been unable to keep up her previous blogging pace, I decided that…

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…