## Interactive Counting

This activity is so simple and yet Big Brother loved it! All you need is an empty egg carton and some stickers (I used theÂ Melissa & Doug Alphabet & Numbers Sticker from Amazon). I cut our egg carton in half…

## Sorting a Snack with "Dinosaur Teeth"

This simple activity lets your preschooler work on 2 skills at once- fine motor control and sorting. And with a little imagination…a chip clip becomes dinosaur teeth! The small muscles in the hands are always much slower to develop than larger…

## Measuring with Dinosaur Feet

Guess what!?!? We had a dinosaur visit our house last night! How do we know, you ask…well because he left footprints. Really REALLY big footprints! See? We thought we’d have a little fun comparing the big dinosaur foot to Big Brother’s…

## Learning Walk

Sometimes the simplest things can be the most meaningful… The weather has been much nicer lately, which means it is cool enough in the mornings to actually go for walks! I just started pointing out numbers and shapes on our…

## Sponge Relay

This activity is embarrassingly simple. It would be a great activity to do when there are multiple children around, but since this was thought up spur-of-the-moment, we made do with just Big Brother. Here’s what you’ll need:  2 large bowls,…

## Sand Numbers

Anytime you can incorporate multiple senses into an activity, it is beneficial for your child’s learning. In this activity, your child will be using 2 senses–sight and touch. Here’s what you’ll need:Â  index cards, ocean-themed stickers, sand, a marker, and…

## Plastic Baggy "My Shapes" Book

Remember when I showed you how to make these handy-dandy plastic baggie books? And remember I told you to make a few extras while you were at it? Well, here is another use for them–a shape book for your preschooler!…

## Color Sorting Hunt

Sorting is an important skill for preschoolers to learn. It involves grouping similar items based on a common attribute. Sorting lays the foundation for more complex cognitive skills later down the road! Here is a color sorting game made…

## Race Car Snack

This is a fun “spin” (pun intended) on the ants-on-a-log classic. Enjoy making this with your little automotive enthusiast! And the pictures are a little lean on this post. Big Brother asked me to take a picture of his dinner…

## "I Spy"

Here is a new take on the old game “I Spy”  It’s a great quiet time activity or you can make it for a very inexpensive gift for a child in your life! Or take it on a car trip…like…

## Why do "Peek-a-Boo"?

Every parent plays Peek-a-Boo with their child. It must be written in the owner’s manual that comes with a kid…oh wait, there’s isn’t one–wouldn’t it be nice if there was? Sometimes it helps to know why we do something–rather than…

## Early Graphing Activity

Graphs are visual representations of data. Even young children can enjoying creating hands-on graphs (even though we don’t necessarily have to use that term quite yet). Making graphs is great practice in math! I rounded up some different “modes” of…

## Pattern Train

We’re starting off on our first thematic unit–transportation! Patterning is a very concept for young children. It sets the groundwork for recognizing patterns in numbers in later years. It also helps children learn the skill of making predictions when we…