W is for Worms Letter Craft

W is for Worms Letter Craft

Last year while we were doing our W is for Worms home preschool theme, I saw this fun worm sensory bin from Fun at Home with Kids.  It’s part of their “Super Easy Sensory Play” series. The series is full of great ideas, so be sure to check it out. The kids loved playing with this worm sensory bin, and it helped them make a very important observation about worms. After playing with our sensory bin, we left it out {Read More}

Worm Play Dough

Worm Play Dough Activity for Kids

Last year when we added pretend worms to our gardening sensory bin it was a huge hit with all of the kids.  This year for spring I wanted to set up another invitation to play that involved worms, and I thought the kids would really enjoy worm play dough. Materials for Worm Play Dough Invitation To create the invitation to play I used: Pretend worms from the fishing section of our local retail store Small pebbles Green toothpicks and bits {Read More}

Easy Paper Butterfly Craft

Easy Butterfly Craft for Kids

Whether we’re observing, learning, or creating my kids are fascinated by butterfly activities. But one thing my oldest is not fascinated by is cutting. She has never really enjoyed projects that involve cutting although she does do a lot of other fine motor activities. So when possible I try to introduce an activity that involves a little bit of cutting and a craft this is of high interest to her…in this case butterflies! For quiet time one week I set {Read More}

Bunny Hop ABC Game

Alphabet Easter Activity for Kids

After using our plastic eggs to play our Easter Name Game, I wanted to play an ABC Game with the kids. This one is fun to play inside or outside depending on the weather. Bunny Hop ABC Game To get ready I wrote the ABCs on a set of plastic eggs. I chose to write the uppercase letter on one half and the lowercase letter on the other half so we can also use our eggs for an upper- and {Read More}

Garden ABC Letter Hunt

Toddler Alphabet Activity-Letter Hunt

Get outside and enjoy some fresh air while practicing letter recognition with this Garden ABC Letter Hunt. It’s a low prep activity with a lot of potential for fun and learning. This post contains affiliate links. We recently updated our flower  beds in the front yard, and the kids want to play there all the time. You can use any outdoor setting for this activity, your yard, a garden, or even a local park. One morning I took our foam {Read More}

Yarn Crafts, Art, and Learning Activities for Kids

Yarn Drumstick Painting

This is the last post in our Y is for Yarn series. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the activities we did while learning about yarn. Below is a list of even more yarn crafts, art, and learning activities for kids. I hope it’s a great resource to you. Art with Yarn Yarn Stamp Art  from Fantastic Fun and Learning Painting with Yarn from Fantastic Fun and Learning Yarn Painting on Canvas from The Artful Parent Yarn Art Garland from Hands {Read More}

Spring ABC Books

ABC Books for Spring

I love exploring new books related to the seasons and related themes. In addition to picture books and nonfiction books, I like to read alphabet books with the kids. We’ll be getting some new spring ABC Books soon. Alphabet books are a great way to introduce kids to letters, ABC order, initial sounds, and vocabulary. With  Tinker (age 3) I will be focusing on letter recognition and vocabulary. Lovey (age 5) and I will be reviewing letter sounds and discussing {Read More}

Y is for Yarn Letter Y Craft

Letter Y Craft

During our Y is for Yarn theme the kids also used some of the yarn from our yellow sensory bins to make this yellow yarn letter Y craft. To make the letter crafts I cut out the letter Y from yellow construction paper. Then the kids dipped the strands of yarn into some thinned white glue like we did while making our yarn bowls. They each placed the yarn in a different design. When the yarn was dry we mounted {Read More}

Lion Mask

Lion Fine Motor Craft

The Virtual Book Club for Kids author of the month is Marcus Pfister. We enjoyed reading many of the awesome books he has written. One of my favorite Marcus Pfister books is How Leo Learned to  be King. I always read it to my kindergartners in the classroom, and we’ve read it a number of times for our home preschool activities. Last year when we learned about the animals of Africa we read the story and made a lion mask for each child. {Read More}

Spring Flower Butterfly Craft

Spring Art Activity for Kids

Today is the last day of our Spring Play Days series with Fun-A-Day!, Nothing if Not Intentional , Buggy and Buddy, and Twodaloo. All these amazing ideas this week have me even more excited about spring! I hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much as we have. After we finished our flower garden play dough I wanted to use the fresh flowers another way before they began to dry up. We came up with this flower butterfly craft, and I just adore {Read More}