1. A Preschool Mini Unit on the Five Senses: Part 1

    Now that I'm homeschooling two boys this year (4th and 1st grades), it's a challenge to keep three-year-old Owen from being lost in the shuffle. And when Owen has nothing…

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  2. Inexpensive Backyard Play with Rain Gutters and Drain Pipe

    This weekend, we had some fun with a trip to Home Depot and some back yard projects! We bought a 10 ft. length of black plastic drain pipe for $5.95…

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  3. Preschool Art: Stamping with Paint

    Yesterday morning, Owen and I did some stamping with paints while the older brothers were at VBS and the baby brother was napping. Sometimes it's nice to have a chance…

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  4. Musical Shakers - Three Ways!

    We've been making musical shakers today! And we ended up attempting three different types of shakers... #1: Cardboard Tube Shakers First, we made cardboard tube shakers. We made four and…

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  5. Make Your Own I Spy Book

    Owen turned 3 on Friday! I can't believe how big he's getting! For his birthday, Aidan and I worked together to make Owen an "I Spy" book. We had a…

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  6. Tin Can Constellation

    This is a simple idea that we got when Aidan attended a neighbor boy's birthday party several years ago. It was a camping themed party, and the kids played with…

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  7. Ways to Occupy Preschoolers While Waiting

    Jonathan is 7 weeks old now! He's an adorable baby, but boy does a newborn change up the routines around the house! This morning, I was about to stop and…

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  8. Easy Ways to Keep Preschoolers Busy

    One of the most challenging parts of homeschooling (for us, anyway) is keeping 2 year old Owen busy while the other boys are doing their work! Now that a new…

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  9. Easy-to-Make Felt Snowman Toddler Activity

    Keeping Owen (age 2) busy while we do our home school work is a perpetual challenge... I am always on the lookout for things that keep him busy at the…

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  10. Favorite Picture Books for Toddlers

    It has been a long time since I posted our favorite chapter books for boys and our favorite picture books for boys - now I am finally getting to our…

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