27 Ways to Learn with Ping Pong Balls

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Ping Pong balls have quickly become my favorite learning manipulative.  They are cheap.  They are great for kinesthetic learners.  They are easy to customize.  And did I mention they are cheap?!?!   Seriously…you can buy a bag of 144 white ping pong balls for about six or seven bucks here.  This one pack would probably […]

Clip the Color Activity for Toddlers

Clip the Color Toddler Activity

 I have just about every “subset” of young children:  a school-aged child, a preschooler, and a baby.  I don’t currently have a toddler at home, however, but I recently came across these colorful clips at the Dollar General and knew they would make a great (and simple) color activity for toddlers!     This activity is also […]

Personalized Character Alphabet Book

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  Little Brother is slightly character-obsessed.  He loves characters from various cartoons/movies, so I wanted to put that “passion” to good use by helping to reinforce letter names and sounds by creating a character alphabet book for him.  We don’t watch a ton of TV in our house (typically less than an hour a day, […]

Edible Peanut Butter Playdough

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  This fun peanut butter playdough recipe can double as a snack or dessert.  Not only is it super fun to play with, it really is delicious (believe me, I should know…I ate about half of it)!   I shared this edible playdough recipe a couple years ago when we were learning about butterflies (and […]

Feed the Alphabet Monster

Feed the Alphabet Monster

    I love being able to repurpose things that would otherwise end up in the trash.  And if you have children in your house, chances are the two items needed for this activity are plentiful:  bottle caps (from milk and other drinks) and a baby wipes container!   I shared this bottle cap sorting activity […]