Letter B Alphabet Conversation Cards

Free Printable Alphabet Conversation Cards-Letter B

Last week I announced our new alphabet conversation cards series and introduced the Letter A Conversation Cards.  Today I’m sharing the letter B set. These cards include conversation starters about boats, bakers, bears, and more. Download your free Letter B conversation cards! Learn more about ways to use these conversation cards in the introductory post for this series. We’ll be back with the Letter C conversation cards soon!

Three Little Pigs Books

Books Inspired by The Three Little Pigs

“I’ll huff and puff and blow your house down!” This is a classic line from a classic tale that we have probably all heard. How would that line change if the wolf was a space robot, he used simple machines to catch the pigs or he was simply misunderstood? The story of the Three Little Pigs has been told in many different ways. Below is a list of books that tell the story in their own special way. Different Versions {Read More}

Free Printable Night Sky Journal

Free Printable Night Sky Journals~Writing and Drawing journals that include pages for scientific observations and imaginative stories about outer space

As the days grow shorter during fall and winter it is a great time to observe the night sky. Not only is this an opportunity to learn scientific facts about the sky, it also inspires a lot of creative thinking. Kids and adults alike can hardly look up and not consider what it might be like beyond this galaxy. With the upcoming release of Interstellar we’re partnering with Paramount to share a fun family activity inspired by the new movie {Read More}

Letter A Alphabet Conversation Cards

Free Printable Alphabet Conversation Cards~Letter A

Today I’m excited to be starting a new series all about getting kids talking! Okay, getting kids to talk isn’t exactly a challenge, but strengthening oral vocabulary and conversation skills are important early learning goals. For this series, we’re going to be sharing free printable conversation cards that go along with each letter of the alphabet. For each letter there will be ten printable cards to choose from. The cards can be used in a variety of ways. Here are just a {Read More}

Monster Play Dough Invitation

Monster Dough Tray

There’s no doubt we love play dough around here. When the girls asked what else we were going to do with our monster tray after all of the monster activities we’ve been doing lately, I said, “What about play dough?” And this little invitation was born… We already had most of the materials in our tray, but you can gather a variety of collage materials. We used googly eyes, chenille stems, jewels, and colored straws cut into small pieces. We also {Read More}

Books About Dogs

Fluffy, Playful and Cuddly Stories About Dogs~Click through to read summaries of our favorite dog books for kids

If you are a dog person you know that they hold a special place in your heart and family. We are dog people and Little Bit will be quick to tell you how much she loves dogs which is why we read lots of dog books. For that reason I have a long list of books that you can read to your dog lover. If you aren’t a dog lover maybe these books will change your mind. There are so {Read More}

Headband Monster Craft for Kids

Headband Monster Craft for Kids

We always have so much fun with our spider headbands this time of year, so I thought it would be fun to make a new version. These monsters are just as fun, and I love that kids can get creative with their own monster designs. We started with some basic craft materials: paper, jewels, googly eyes, curling ribbon, straws, and chenille stems. If you have sentence strips they’ll come in handy for making the headbands, but we only head regular {Read More}

Chalk Skeleton Craft

Halloween Art-Skeleton

Isn’t it interesting how one year kids are terrified by certain things, and the next they are suddenly very intrigued by them? In the past all things considered even slightly spooky were of no interest to my girls. Now that all the Halloween decorations are out this year the girls have been asking about things like monsters and bones. This chalk skeleton craft was inspired by their new enthusiasm. Not only is it a great learning activity, it also makes a fun {Read More}

Mini Pumpkin Name Game

Name Game for Fall

Whether kids are learning their names, sight words, or math facts, it’s always a bit more fun with hands-on games and tangible materials. This real mini pumpkin patch name game is something Tinker requests almost daily, and she always notices if I forget to set it out for the day. I love it because it’s super simple. Just grab one pumpkin for each letter in your child’s name. Write each individual letter on an individual pumpkin. Then set up the play invitation. I decided {Read More}

Spider Books for Kids

16 Fiction and Nonfiction Books About Spiders. Click through to see the full list with book summaries and activity suggestions

Most people cringe at the sight or thought of a spider. If your idea of a spider is less than pleasant, check out our book list to find out about how helpful spiders are and read stories about friendly spiders. Enjoy our creepy crawly books and take another look the world of spiders. Books About Spiders This post contains affiliate links. Fiction Aaaarrgghh! Spider! By Lydia Monks Aaaarrgghh! Spider! Is a sweet story of a spider that just wants to {Read More}