Lollipop Math Activities

Lollipop Math~Practice counting, comparing, and number bonds with these low-prep math activities

After finishing our lollipop lab science experiments we had a few lollipops left over. I decided to set up a math tray for the girls to use for different math activities. We used it to practice counting, comparing, and beginning addition.  These activities would be good for preschoolers and kindergarteners.  This post contains affiliate links. To set up the activity we used Dum Dums, small paper cups, and foam numbers.  To incorporate some fine motor practice I used a bamboo skewer to poke five {Read More}

Lollipop Lab~Lollipop Popsicles States of Matter Science Experiment

Lollipop Popsicles

Last week we shared three different investigations inspired by a bag of lollipops. Once we had dissolved our lollipops and created our own new lollipops flavors, we still had some liquid left over. It seemed like a great opportunity to explore the different states of matter. It just so happened that we ended up with a yummy treat, too! Seems like the perfect end to a fun series of experiments!  This post contains affiliate links. Make Your Own Lollipop Popsicles {Read More}

Dinosaur Play Dough

Dinosaur Footprints--preschool activity

Last year we made an awesome dinosaur sensory bin that the kids had so much fun with. As we were reading books for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids, we came across a great dinosaur book. I decided to use some of the elements from our sensory bin to set up a new dinosaur play dough invitation for the girls. They loved it! Materials for Dinosaur Play Dough Invitation This post contains affiliate links. We started by reading Dinosaur {Read More}

Lollipop Lab~Flavor Mixing Science Experiment for Kids

Lollipop Lab~Creating New Flavors Sense of Taste Science Experiment

We’ve been having fun learning with lollipops. After dissolving our lollipops and using the liquid to practice color mixing, Lovey wanted to taste our liquids. So began this simple flavor mixing science experiment. Not only did we taste the existing flavors, we investigated to see which flavor combinations tasted the best. This post contains affiliate links. We started with the liquids made after we dissolved our lollipops. You could do these experiments on the same day or spread the investigation {Read More}

Birthday Books

Books About Birthdays

Birthdays are special and when it is a child’s birthday it is extra special. In our house birthdays are a big deal and we love books. What better way to celebrate than with birthday books? This is a list of birthday books that we enjoy and help us when we celebrate. Birthday Books This post contains affiliate links. Big Birthday by Kate Hosford Big birthday is a fun story about a girl that is tired of ordinary parties and decides {Read More}

Lollipop Lab~Dissolving Science Experiment for Kids

Colors Made from Lollipop Science

We love simple science experiments. Whether they are a planned part of our school time or a spontaneous activity to break up the day, the girls always get engaged and enjoy making new discoveries. Today I am starting a three part series about a recent set of investigations the girls did using lollipops. We started by experimenting to see what would happen if we put lollipops in water. If you’ve been following Fantastic Fun and Learning for a while you {Read More}

Duck Race Fine Motor Sensory Play

Duck Race Activity ~Preschool Science

The girls had so much fun playing with the miniature ducks we used for our duck math activity recently.  I wanted to use them in another hands on way. This time we focused on fine motor skills and sensory play. Although kids of various ages will enjoy the activity, it will most likely be a toddler favorite, especially if your kids love to play with spray bottles like mine do.  This post contains affiliate links. To get ready we read 10 {Read More}

Homemade No-Cook Puffy Paint Recipe

Gooey Puff Paint Recipe for Kids

We have had a lot of fun playing with and learning about marshmallows in the past. Lately the girls have discovered marshmallow fluff, and it’s inspired a whole new series of investigations. One day we decided to see if we could use it to make our own paint recipe, and wow was it fun! We made this super gooey, edible paint with only 2 ingredients. It is safe for kids of all ages, so even babies and toddlers can enjoy this one {Read More}

Whale Books

Books About Whales~Fiction and nonfiction books about whales for young kids

While learning about fish the girls started asking a lot of questions about whales. They wanted to know why whales are not considered fish, so we gathered some books and did a bit of reading. Here are some whale books to explore if your little one’s are curious about whales, too. Whale Books This post contains affiliate links. Baby Beluga is a picture version of this favorite children’s song. We read this one over and over again. Dear Mr. Blueberry {Read More}

Fish Theme Activities for Kids

Cardboard Fish from Deep Space Sparkle

With all the fun we’ve been having learning about fish, I thought I’d share some of the great resources I found to go along with a fish theme.  You’ll find sensory play ideas, fish arts and crafts, learning activities, active play, snack ideas and more.  You could use the ideas to develop a fantastic preschool or kindergarten unit of your own or just pick and choose some activities you think your little ones will enjoy. Sensory Play Fish Play Dough from Fantastic {Read More}