Kids learn best when they are directly involved in the process. Set a solid educational foundations with these hands-on activities for preschoolers. My youngest daughter just turned 6 years old, so we are officially out of the preschool phase. I still end up with preschoolers hanging out at my house for one reason or another on a pretty regular basis, and they all LOVE … [Read more...] about The Best Hands-on Activities for Preschoolers
Looking for grocery store activities for preschool? This creative application of grocery store ads is perfect for a grocery store theme for preschool. This activity also pairs beautifully with the Kidcraft grocery marketplace, if you are lucky enough to have one in your preschool or home. Preschool Grocery Store Activities: A Creative Application for Grocery Store Ads Kids … [Read more...] about Preschool Grocery Store Activities
Did you know that plants crave sunlight so much that they will bend to follow it? Kids love this simple visual plant science experiment, and it's one of our favorite simple experiments for kids. Our summer gardening experiment led to several questions about plants. I explained that plants get energy from the sun, and designed this simple experiment to teach my kids how … [Read more...] about Simple Experiments for Kids: Plants and sunlight
Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
Easy ornaments kids can make by coloring or sewing felt. This week's Virtual Book Club for Kids read is Merry Christmas Mouse! We love this series by Laura Numeroff. This particular book focuses on counting as Mouse adds ornaments to the tree. We are in the middle of a big move, so I thought it would be fun to share this old post featuring simple ornaments kids can make. … [Read more...] about Ornaments for Kids to Color and Sew