Word Family Fishing

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  After our Word Family Snowball Toss activity, I was trying to think of a way to repurpose the ping pong balls and thought it would be fun to use them to fish!   Learning word families (words with the same ending sound) is beneficial for children as they learn to recognize chunks in words.  Since these […]

Word Family Snowball Toss

Word Family snowball toss square

  Word families can be a beneficial component in your teaching-your-child-to-read toolbox. To put it simply, word families are words that rhyme.  Teaching children word families is a phonemic awareness activity that helps children see patterns in reading.  This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters […]

Paper Reinforcement Heart Art

paper reinforcement heart art square

  Little Brother and I enjoyed making this paper reinforcement heart art that doubled as fine motor practice.  Pulling those tiny reinforcements off the paper is great for developing the small muscles in hands! Here’s what you’ll need:  paper reinforcements (you should be able to find these with the office supplies in most stores), markers, cardstock paper, […]

Fizz & Add Math Game for Kids

Fizz and Add Math Game Square

  This activity might just be even more fun than our Fizzy Reading activity from a few days ago!  It is a similar idea, but includes a super fun math game for kids.  It is adaptable to all ages:  use one dice for preschoolers and have them “fizz” the corresponding number.  Use two dice for older kids […]

Sequin Slime

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Involve the little ones in celebrating the New Year by making this fun Sequin slime!   This is very similar to the Star-Spangled Slime we made back in July.   Here’s what you’ll need:  Glue, liquid starch, and sequins (which we received complimentary of CraftProjectIdeas.com).     I would have preferred to use clear glue, […]