Jellyfish Craft

When my girls pop inside to escape the summer heat they often choose some sort of crafting or painting activity. While we were at the library last week we happened to read a book about jellyfish, so this was a fun jellyfish craft to make after reading together one afternoon. Use it at home or in the classroom for a J is for Jellyfish theme or summer activity. Materials Affiliate links included Tempera paint Paper Wide toothed comb Q-tips Books About {Read More}

Jumping Jelly Bean Painting

After a couple of not so great visits to the dentist we’re working on cutting out unnecessary sugar from our diet. So far that’s going well, and my girls are on board. But have you noticed alllll the candy that comes home around the holidays? I know you have! We’re finding creative ways to put some of it to use. By using it for fun activities like this Jumping Jelly Bean Painting, the girls aren’t quite as sad about not eating {Read More}

Jelly Bean Science Experiment

Simple science experiments are a meaningful way to get kids into the habit of thinking like scientists. It’s especially helpful when kids can take the lead in determining the steps and make their own observations. That’s exactly what Tinker did in this jelly bean science experiment. I’ve mentioned before in our bubble science post how much we love The Curious Kids’ Science book (affiliate). Since Tinker did the gummy bear exploration in that book, she’s been curious to see how different {Read More}

Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Activities

The kids really enjoyed reading different versions of Jack an the Beanstalk last week. We did a couple of easy reading activities to go along with the books. Story Retelling To practice retelling the details of the original story we used this wonderful printable set and the Jack and the Beanstalk craft I described in the math activities post. The kids had a lot of fun acting out the story with these props. Alphabet Practice Watching the Super Why!: Jack {Read More}

Jack and the Beanstalk Craft and Math Activities

The kids really enjoyed exploring different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. To go along with our reading activities, we made this fun craft and incorporated a little math and science learning along the way. Jack and the Beanstalk Craft To begin I printed this adorable Jack and the Beanstalk printable set.  The kids used all of the pieces to retell the stories throughout the week, but we only used the castle for this craft. After I used a white pipe {Read More}

Jack and the Beanstalk: Different Versions to Share with Kids

For the letter J we decided to learn about Jack and the Beanstalk. We had a lot of fun reading and comparing different versions of this story. We also extended the story by doing some reading and math activities. There are so many versions of Jack and the Beanstalk out there, and if you ask me, some of them are a bit scary for little ones. I thought I would share the versions that we read together. I should share {Read More}