Category: Kid’s Learning Activities

DIY Salt Writing Tray for Preschool Fine Motor Activities

What’s a mama to do to entice her preschooler to practice pre-writing? We’re not big fans of worksheets at our house. Learning sticks more when it’s immersive and hands-on! In fact, we’ve got a super-relaxed method of doing homeschool preschool you can steal! Still, it’s absolutely essential that we teach fine motor skills and pre-writing practice with our preschoolers right? Looking for more toddler and preschooler ideas? Try this fun process art project for kids! Maybe you’ve seen a cute salt writing tray on Pinterest, or drooled over a Montessori-inspired wooden tray on Amazon. Why not make your own...

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How We Use Our DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Fun Christmas Preschool Activities!

I’ll be honest, when I first made this DIY felt Christmas tree a few years ago, the sole purpose was to avoid broken glass and crushed Christmas dreams. A one year old boy and a real tree simply don’t play well together, you know? We didn’t even have a grown up tree that Christmas when my son was one year old. It was so bad, that one of my friends gave us a tiny Charlie Brown Christmas tree to put on our side table. It was pitiful, y’all. Well, we’ve come a long way since then, mama! Our little...

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Counting and Graphing Hot Wheels Learning Activity

I seriously don’t know how he does it. It’s a super-human strength. Really, how is it possible for such tiny hands to keep a grip on not one, but at least three cars all day long? We’re talking breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime, and naps, too. My little guy simply adores his race cars. A few days ago, I put my teacher cap on again trying to think of a way to support number recognition and one-to-one correspondence for my son. I looked in my junk drawer. Hmmm. Painter’s tape left over from the move to the new house. Then...

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Montessori Nature Sensory Tray

  In spite of the hurricane brewing off the coast, our backyard shimmered, buzzed, and just begged to be explored. The balmy breeze¬†seemed to sweep us along in a spirit of adventure. So off we went, my little guy with his trucks and bulldozers in hand. My goal for this outing was to 1. Collect a sample of all the unique plants in our backyard nature walk, 2. Let my son explore the various textures and materials, and 3. bask in the sunshine! I’ll be honest, at first my son was reluctant to join in. He was in the...

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The Best Montessori Toys Available on Amazon

Close your eyes. Now imagine your most happy place. Whether it’s a beach, the mountains, a favorite chair and a good book, or your own backyard, chances are it shares one characteristic. Simplicity. Isn’t it beautiful? Now, if you dare, close your eyes one more time. Imagine your child’s playroom, bedroom, or learning space. Does the word simplicity come to mind? What about clutter, over-stimulation, or noisy? Yeah, I’m with you on that one. If you’re like me, you know its way too easy to add more toys, pile on the clutter, and stuff it all in a toy...

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