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Make a salt writing tray for handwriting practice. Handwriting is a big skill, but it’s a skill we often lose sight of as parents. It seems like such a basic skill and one we would anticipate kids will pick up quickly given enough chances to draw, write, and color. But that’s not the case. Handwriting […]

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Size sorting box: where have you been all my life?! Quick – gather your supplies. You need a container with a lid and a razor blade. That’s it and you’ve got a size sorting box and one VERY happy toddler. RELATED: Looking for more quick and easy toddler activities? Check out my favorite easy activities […]

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Get the change jar out – it’s time for some coin sorting! Yep – loose change can be a legit preschool learning activity and I’m gonna show you why. Coin sorting is an awesome quick activity for kids so go get your change…we’ve got some learning to do! RELATED: Wondering what I teach my kids? […]

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Head to the game cupboard: it’s time for a domino line-up Dominoes are little gems from math heaven. I’m telling you. So much math learning in these tiny little rectangles and I’ll start you off today with a great one: the easy, the simple, the domino line-up. RELATED: Curious how I teach my preschooler at […]

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Who doesn’t love a maze?! Who doesn’t love dot stickers? Basically hitting it out of the activities ball park with this Dot Sticker Maze. Actually, as I came up with this idea for my 4-year-old, I laughed – “How have we never done this?!” RELATED: Curious how I teach my children at home? Check out […]

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Ready for an amazing outdoor activity? It’s time to Clean the Cars. Tell me I can only do ONE outdoor activity with my kids this summer and THIS is the activity I would pick. All day, every day, clean the cars is THAT GOOD of an activity. From toddlers to big kids – this activity […]

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Don’t forget to teach WAR to your kids. You remember playing it as a kid. I know you do. The simplest of card games: WAR. It’s simple, it’s addicting, and it’s a staple of childhood. But do you realize how much you were learning while you played it? RELATED: Learning through play is the way […]

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Disclosure: I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. What can you do with one good learning toy? A whole lot. You don’t need a lot of toys. You just need the right toys. Make this your […]

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Here’s a fun one: make a Connect 4 sensory bin. Yes, this is exactly as it sounds. I made a Connect 4 sensory bin for my two-year-old because that kid is obsessed with two things right now: sensory bins and Connect 4. It seems like a reasonable decision to me that I combine them together. […]

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A reading lesson WITHOUT a worksheet! Play Matching Objects today. It’s so easy to put reading lessons on a worksheet or printable. We can quickly type up words, add some clip art, or buy something from TPT. But instead of focusing on reading as a one-dimensional activity, what if we made it dynamic? What if […]

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