Magic Jack-O-Lantern

Magic Jack-O-Lantern

  This is a super-fun Halloween twist on our Fizzy Balloons experiment.  It has been quite a while since we have done this experiment, so the boys had a great time watching the chemical reaction "magically" inflate the Jack-O-Lantern balloon.  With a little prep work, this would even make a fun center activity for a Fall party at home or s … [ Keep reading… ]

Texture Crawl for Babies

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  Baby Girl is officially mobile!  She has been crawling like crazy for the last few weeks and life is getting a little crazier around here as we scramble to baby-proof our house once again.  I shared an idea on Instagram a while back for using LEGO building plates for babies, but thought I would share this extended activity with a few other textures perfect for babies or toddlers!   … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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There were a lot of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few: October is Fire Prevention Month!  Growing Book by Book shares this great list of books about fire trucks.  Be sure to also check out our fire prevention activities and crafts.       Play Eat Grow shares this fun idea for Growing a Monster.       Check out these three w … [ Keep reading… ]

Drinking Straw Sensory Tub

Sensory Tub with Drinking Straws!

  I saw the idea for this colorful drinking straw sensory tub at Little Brother's preschool.  It is so simple, can be easily reused, and provides a unique texture!  And since it is plastic, it won't attract pests (like rice or beans)!   Please note:  This sensory tub is not appropriate for children under 3 as the straws could pose a choking hazard.  Please use caution when doing th … [ Keep reading… ]

Building Solomon’s Temple with Golden Blocks

Building the temple of Solomon with golden blocks

I am still working on supplementing our church's curriculum for the unit on Solomon.  It is so intriguing to read about the building of the temple--how all the stones were pre-cut and no tool could be heard in temple while it was being built and all of the ornate materials used .  Since the temple was so magnificent, I didn't want the children to build it with plain old building blocks.  It needed … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up

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Happy Saturday! There were a ton of great posts shared last week. Here are just a few: Planet Smarty shared some fun ideas for After School Math Learning. This list of Children's Books About Maps and Globes from Gift of Curiosity has some great suggestions. If you're short on time, Buggy and Buddy has 12 Science Experiments You Can Do Right Now! Have an idea or activity to share??? … [ Keep reading… ]