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Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Four Gifts Gift Giving Tradition This year we are adopting a new Christmas gift giving tradition. Over the years I have over gifted my children at Christmas time because: It’s exciting to buy presents for my kids and I enjoy giving things I love a good deal and it’s...

North Pole Breakfast

North Pole Breakfast

Do you do a North Pole breakfast at your house? This is a tradition that we set up when Reagan was almost 2 years old and Derek was a newborn. We have done it for three years and it is a Christmas tradition that I absolutely adore. This special Christmas breakfast is...

Fall Preschool Activities

Fall Preschool Activities

It is 100% time to start our fall preschool activities. I have created a new fall mini-unit for you with 12 different fall preschool activities. You can enjoy using these activities throughout the months of September, October, and November. Like all of my preschool...

Preschool Journal Prompts

Preschool Journal Prompts

When I first heard about preschool journal prompts I was hesitant. I mean preschoolers cannot write a response to a journal prompt. But then I thought more about it and I realized that a crucial part of writing and often the most difficult part is learning that you...

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

I am always a better mom when I am organized and prepared. For me, that means being prepped for meals. It also means having a running list of lunchbox ideas for kids. Having bento box style lunches ready to go for my kids for at least 2 days makes my week go so much...

21 Play Ideas with Toddlers and Preschoolers

21 Play Ideas with Toddlers and Preschoolers

I put together a list of 21 play ideas for you to play with your toddlers and preschoolers because y'all sometimes the struggle is real. I was chatting with you about this on Instagram, as moms some days there are so many things on our to-do list that playing with our...

Preschool Farm Theme

Preschool Farm Theme

We will be learning all about the farm with our hands-on preschool farm theme. This theme is perfect any time of year, but it also fits in perfectly with the fall, while still being 100% evergreen. This month i have a challenge for you, I encourage you to embrace the...

Unicorn Play Dough

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

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

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?

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 the zoo. We...

Bug Hut – Subtraction Game for Preschoolers

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

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

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

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 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

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 – My Community Theme

Preschool Counting Activity – My Community Theme

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...

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I  am a teacher turned  stay at home mom.  While I left the classroom to raise my kiddos, I still love all things education. My goal here is to share hands-on learning, sensory, art, and a few things I have learned as I have crossed over from the teacher life to mom life.

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