1. An Alphabet Lift-the-Flap Craft for Preschoolers

    Preschoolers love to keep their hands busy!  It's a constant task around here to find enough things to keep Owen's hands busy while Aidan and Gresham are doing their school…

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  2. Bean Bag Knock Down Game

    Here's an idea for active indoor play - a bean bag knock down game!  What boy doesn't like to knock things down? Last weekend, the boys were all sick, and…

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  3. Make a Felt Play Scene for Toy Animals

    My boys love to play with toy animals, especially Gresham who is our biggest animal fan.  We've built up a pretty good collection of Schleich animals over the years, and…

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  4. Indoor "Texas" Snowballs

    Well, we've made it to the point of the Christmas season where we are so close to the big day that the boys are completely wound up, and yet we…

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  5. Duct Tape Drums

    Several months ago, I saw this idea for duct tape drums on Journey into Unschooling, and tucked it away for future use.  This past week, we did a preschool unit…

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  6. Make a Magnetic Duck Pond

    This week, Owen, Gresham, and I read "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McClosky.  I love this book.  The story is adorable and I love the illustrations.  Plus, there are…

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  7. Interesting Imprints in Playdough

    Last week, we made some homemade playdough for a science project.  (Our favorite recipe is here.) The science project was a total flop - we were trying to capture animal…

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  8. Preschool Exercises for Gross Motor Coordination

    After watching the Olympics this summer, my boys have been wanting to do gymnastics! Aidan (age 9) is the one who most needs a physical outlet, but when I found…

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  9. A Preschool Mini Unit on the Five Senses: Part 2

    This past week, my 3 and 5 year olds studied about the five senses using The Magic Schoolbus Explores the Senses.  You can find part 1 with our activities on…

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  10. 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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