Preschoolers and Toddlers Learning Together: Pasta Snakes

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Guest Post by Katey of Having Fun at Home    Having both a preschooler and a toddler at home at the same time can be a bit tricky.  Projects that work well for preschoolers often don't work well for toddlers-  and the other way around!   So when I thought of a project that would be engaging and educational for both my four-year-old and my two-year-old I knew we had to try … [ Keep reading… ]

Goals, Organizing, and a New Binder?

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Something is seriously wrong with me.  For the last few days I have been itching to organize.  If you knew me in real-life, you would know how ridiculous this sounds.  Me, want to organize?  Voluntarily?  That is one of my most dreaded tasks! But alas, it's true!  Saturday was spent organizing our storage room and taking a large load to Goodwill (before the year's end).  We also took down … [ Keep reading… ]

Snowflake Matching

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  This activity is not only great for cognitive development and visual discrimination, but it can also be used as a decoration after the activity is over! Here's what you'll need:  coffee filters, scissors, clear tape, and either a laminator (I use mine ALL the time!) or contact paper.   1.  Stack two coffee filters on top of each other.  Fold the filters four times until it looks … [ Keep reading… ]

Snowy Sight Words

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We're starting a brand-new thematic unit...SNOW!  Regardless of whether we have any white stuff on the ground outside here, we are going to enjoy snow, snowflakes, and even snowmen for the next few weeks. To kick off our new thematic unit, we decided to make some snowy sight words (go here if you don't know what 'sight words' are).  Big Brother is still a little young for sight words (4 years … [ Keep reading… ]

Angry Birds in 3D

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Whenever Big Brother sees his Uncle Chris, he always asks to play "Angry Birds" on his phone.  And as a doting uncle does, Uncle Chris will always oblige.  Because of Big Brother's love for Angry Birds, Uncle Chris thought these two stuffed 'angry birds' would be a great Christmas present for Big Brother.   And they were! Receiving these stuffed angry birds naturally led us to … [ Keep reading… ]

I Stink at New Year’s Resolutions

This is the time of year that you'll find all sorts of advice on various blogs on goal-setting and sticking to your New Year's resolutions. After all, it's a new year!  Time to start fresh, right? You won't find any of that here. The fact of the matter is...I stink at New Year's Resolutions. I stink at them as bad as your feet do when you don't wear socks while wearing your fake-Ugg … [ Keep reading… ]