Free Printable Apple Number Cards and Activities

Apple Number Cards for Kindergarten

The first chapter in our kindergarten curriculum is all about understanding numbers zero to five. We’re reviewing how to read and write the numbers and create sets for those quantities. We’re also learning the corresponding number words, and from my days in the kindergarten classroom I know those number words can be tricky.  To help Lovey, I made a set of apple number cards for learning and play activities, and I thought you would enjoy having the free printable set, {Read More}

Red Riding Hood Books for Kids

25 Versions of Little Red Riding Hood~Includes the classic story, fun twists, the tale told from the wolf’s point of view, and books for older kids

Little Red Riding Hood is a classic fairy tale that is known the world over. There are so many wonderful retellings and twists on the original tale. This is a collection of books that feature the classic story, fun twists on the story, the tale told from the wolf’s point of view, and books that are great for older kids. We hope that you enjoy the list and find several books that you can use with your children. This post {Read More}

“Bobbing” for Apples Fine Motor Fall Activity

Fall Activity for Preschoolers~Bobbing for Apples

Tinker loves any activity that involves water play, so I recently set up this simple “bobbing” for apples fall activity for her. It’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills. You can also incorporate counting and sorting activities with these materials. I started with a large bowl full of water. Then we added some decorative apples that I found at Walmart in the floral section. Tinker had fun uses tongs to “bob” for apples. At first she simply concentrated on {Read More}

Lemon Foods Taste Test Science Investigation

Lemon Taste Test Science Investigation

I mentioned during our listening walk activity that I was inspired by all the wonderful Aliki books we read for the Virtual Book Club for Kids this month. This simple science investigation was another activity we enjoyed doing after reading My Five Senses (affiliate links included). Getting Ready for the Science Investigation I wanted to choose a food to investigate that would challenge the kids’ taste buds a bit, so I decided to explore lemon foods. Instead of selecting the foods {Read More}

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}