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Unicorn Play Dough

Our unicorn play dough kits are here. I am so excited to share these play dough kits with you. My kids have been testing them out for over a week now and they are still going strong. There is a ton of magical play dough making happening in our house and I cannot wait...

Playing with Play Dough

I have been chatting all about playing with play dough the past few months and I am finally ready to tell you why. I won't lie, part of the reason why is because I will be selling play dough kits right here on the blog. But the main reasons, the reasons that you care...

Dot Sticker Flower – Letter Worksheet for Preschool

Letter worksheets for preschoolers are not exactly what I had in mind when I started teaching and they certainly are not what I thought of when I started this blog. I want alphabet activities for preschoolers to be fun and engaging and worksheets are not that. But as...

Should You Get a Zoo Membership?

You're here because you want to know if it is worth it to buy a zoo membership. And let me make this real simple without you having to read a huge long blog post to get your answer.  Yes, you should absolutely get a membership to the zoo.  My family loves...

Bug Hut – Subtraction Game for Preschoolers

This subtraction game had Rea and I laughing, playing, and math-ing for 15 minutes. Rea is 4 years old and can do some basic addition and subtraction in her head and my girl has never seen a math worksheet or even a number sentence. I don't say that to brag, but...

Easter Activity – Number Recognition

I love quick and easy activities and this Easter activity is just that; quick and easy. It is a great morning invitation, or I just woke up from nap invitation, or momma needs a minute invitation. Basically, you are getting the idea that this Easter activity is...

Garden Activities for Preschool

These garden activities for preschoolers were so much fun to create and use with my crew. Both kids fell in love with the sensory activities and I loved throwing all the literacy and math activities into the sensory bin to add that extra engagement factor. Our garden...

Pattern Recognition for Preschoolers – Easter Color By Pattern

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I am obsessed with pattern recognition for preschoolers. Patterns are an essential pre-skill for math and reading instruction. Math and literacy are based on pattern recognition. Every math formula is a...

Letter Recognition For Preschoolers Donut Activity

Letter recognition for preschoolers is the first step to learning phonics. While our preschoolers do not NEED to know how to read or any other basic phonics for that matter, there are many preschoolers who are interested and have taken notice of the letters...

Name Recognition Activity for Preschoolers – Food Theme

Our food theme name recognition activity will have our kids hoppin' and poppin' around today as they learn the letters in their name. Our preschoolers are going to get some movement in as they hop from letter to letter. This is an editable freebie that will allow your...

Preschool Counting Activity

This preschool counting activity is from our Community Helpers theme so of course, we are counting community helpers. Normally when we talk about numbers on the blog, we are talking about the importance of learning number values over counting and while I stand by that...

Shape Hunt Activity for Preschoolers – Shape Detective

We are moving our bodies and learning about shapes with our shape hunt activity for preschoolers. Our kiddos are getting promoted from street cop to detective and they are on the hunt for some missing shapes in our Community Helpers preschool theme.    So, while Rea...

Preschool Theme Community Helpers

Your kiddo is going to love learning with our preschool theme My Community activities. Some of my favorite activities include putting out "fires" as we spell our name and learning about dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency.  Our My Community preschool theme includes over 50...

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do – Reading Guide

This month we are all reading Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Helming & Deborah Hembrook.This is an adorable book that encourages problem-solving by giving clues to determine the job of each community helper.Check the preschool reading strategies we...

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do Book Companion

We are reflecting on the book Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do as we hang each professions uniform on our DIY Clothesline. This preschool activity is a book companion and will help your child work on their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are something we talk...

Dump Truck Letter Recognition Sensory Bin

This letter recognition sensory bin activity is super simple to set up and your preschooler will love it.  It will have them working on their fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and letter recognition!   I'm not sure if I have shared this with you but I LIVE...

Letter Parking Lot Alphabet Preschool Activity

We are putting our dot stickers to good use today with our Letter Parking Lot activity. We will be using our creativity to design a small town on a piece of butcher paper and throughout the city, there will be places for each of out toy cars to park.  This simple play...

Alphabet Train

Trains are a hit over here so I knew an alphabet train would be a winner. We are matching our alphabet wheels to the alphabet train to work on letter recognition. We can make this alphabet activity adaptable to your families needs by using capital, lowercase, or a mix...

Hi, I’m Emily…

Yep, that’s me! I started this site to help parents and teachers inject some fun into their littles’ education. As we expect more and more from our kids at earlier ages, we sacrifice the most important aspect of a child’s development: free play. My mission is to bring play back into our children’s education with hands-on, play based lessons. I hope you like them!

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