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. Make a Balloon Racquet Game

    We made a balloon racquet game yesterday that was a big hit for indoor active play! I saw the idea in Family Fun magazine - this month's issue had several…

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  3. Hide and Seek Alphabet Letters

    At our house, we have discovered many things to do with foam bathtub letters besides play with them in the bathtub! Obviously, they are very fun to stick to the…

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  4. Patterns for Preschoolers

    One great way to build thinking skills in preschoolers is by creating patterns! This week, I introduced the concept of patterns to Owen (turned 3 in May) for the first…

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  5. 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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  6. Mess-Free Finger Painting

    When I saw this idea for mess-free finger painting on Pinterest from Mama Smiles blog, I knew I had to let Owen try it! Owen loves any kind of sensory experience,…

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  7. 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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  8. Fourth of July Art and Fireworks in a Glass

    We had some festive Fourth of July fun at our house today! First, we did fireworks paintings. We drew fireworks with glitter crayons on white heavyweight paper. Then, we painted…

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  9. Pretend Store Game for Multiple Age Levels

    Now that I'm homeschooling two boys and also have a baby and an almost 3-year-old, it has become obvious that I will not be able to survive without multi-tasking! There…

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  10. 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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