Beginning Homeschool Routine

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With an almost 3.5 and 2 year old, our homeschool “routine” is still very organic. I do my best to “plan” activities but 9 times out of 10 those plans change because the work wasn’t quite what my sons had in mind. And that is okay. I figure this transition to homeschooling is going to [Read On]


Pumpkin Activities for Preschoolers

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A really easy way to get a lot from exploring a pumpkin is by using all the parts after you deconstruct it. We had a pumpkin sensory bag, half of a pumpkin to explore the life cycle and seeds on a plate. I equipped them with Melissa and Doug’s magnifying glass so they could get [Read On]


Amazingly Awesome Halloween Pins {Kid Activities}

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I am not the craftiest person in the world. I sit back and admire the amazing creativity that passes my eyes, especially while scanning Pinterest. Here are my favorites: Toddler Approved’s Ghost Footprints Craft Project Idea‘s Glitter Web I Can Teach My Child‘s Pumpkin Lacing Halloween Science with Steve Spangler and Imagination Soup I Can [Read On]


Preschool Math for the Season

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Super simple. White beans (your ghosts!) – I included 10 beans so not to overwhelm my 27 month old An orange color serving tray (we purchased our serving tray at Target. Inexpensive plastic one.) Tongs   Write the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in each section of the tray The goal is to put [Read On]


Halloween Sensory Bottle

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This one is so ridiculously simple that I hesitate to write a post on it. To be fair, though, I was also inspired by a bottle we played with at The Children’s Museum here in Seattle. So simple. A plastic bottle. Bouncy balls. Glow in the dark eye balls if its Halloween…I added a few [Read On]


Let Your Child Lead and Watch Where He Goes – Montessori Inspired

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I hope you all can relate to me when I say: Sometimes I work really hard, I mean, really, really hard researching activities, thinking about activities, buying materials for activities and setting up activities for my toddler that don’t necessarily work out as I originally thought or planned they would…and that is okay. Part of [Read On]