Robot Play Dough

Are your kids fascinated with robots? There’s something about them that kids are naturally curious about, so it’s fun to use a robot theme for preschool or at home. We recently put together a full week of robot-inspired lesson plans, and this robot play dough invitation is one of the activities we developed for the theme. It’s a great activity for the classroom or home. Materials  Affiliate links included. Silver Play Dough (We used our go-to play dough recipe and added {Read More}

Books About Rabbits

Bunnies are so fluffy, cuddly and gentle. There are so many wonderful stories about rabbits.  The list below includes some well-loved classics and fantastic new rabbit stories and fact books. For little ones that love rabbits, animals and all things spring this is a great list. Books About Rabbits This post contains affiliate links. Fiction Books About Rabbits Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story by Cori Doerrfeld Little Bunny Foo Foo is a hilarious twist on the classic nursery {Read More}

Red Riding Hood Books for 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}

Racing Rainbow Painting with Cars

Have you tried painting with cars yet? If not, do it! Last week we made a rainbow painting with cars. It’s perfect for a preschool car theme or an afternoon of playful painting. Ramps, race cars, rainbows…and paint! That was our recipe for a morning full of hands-on play and learning. And it was definitely a whole lot of fun! This post contains affiliate links. We did this activity outdoors to make clean up easier. However, if you’ll be doing this {Read More}

Magnetic Rocket Puzzle and Math Activities

The Virtual Book Club for Kids is reading books by Nick Sharratt this month. This author was new to us, so it was a lot of fun discovering his books. They are full of rhymes and humor, and the girls enjoyed many of them. Both of the girls liked Rocket Countdown!    Tinker enjoys any lift the flap book, so she was immediately drawn to this one in the library stack. Lovey liked acting out the astronaut’s action throughout the story, and I {Read More}

Rocket Books

This week’s theme for Discover & Explore is Space Exploration: Rockets, Space Travel, Satellites & More.  We’d love for you to share your favorite activities, crafts, tips, and resources for kids at the end of this post. Growing up I had a dear friend who was fascinated by space exploration. Her passion was contagious and inspiring. As a teacher and now as a parent, I think of her often when we are learning about outer space, and I hope to encourage {Read More}

Make Your Own “Rock” Band

For our last R is for Rocks theme activity we explored the sense of hearing and made our own “rock” band. We gathered our rocks and a few different containers from our recycling bin and around the house. I tried to find containers that were made of different materials, and I also made sure most of them had lids that attached securely. We started by practicing being very quiet. Then the kids each chose a container and a rock, and {Read More}

Painting with Rocks

Another activity we did during our R is for Rocks theme was painting with rocks. We love to explore painting with different types of materials, and this one turned out to be one of my favorite paintings yet (although I probably have to quit saying that soon!).  I love that the kids could work cooperatively to create their masterpiece.   We went BIG with this project, so I set everything up outside. I taped a large piece of white paper {Read More}

Letter R Craft

We saved more pebbles from our rock demo activity to make the letter R craft that will go in our alphabet books. Since our books are getting quite thick I tried to use the smallest pebbles we could find in our collection. Assembling the craft was very easy. The kids coated a paper R with glue and then sprinkled small pebbles all over it. They spent time making sure they placed their pebbles in “just the right spot.” And now {Read More}

How to Make a Rock with Kids

In the last post of our R is for Rocks series, I shared about our rock demo activity. After breaking our rocks into tiny bits, I wanted to use some of those pieces for other learning experiences. First we used the little pebbles to make a rock. I found the specific steps for this activity in Rocks and Minerals. Although the book itself was a little advanced for my preschoolers, it had a lot of great information. We enjoyed looking {Read More}