Monster Postcard Templates and Cardboard Mailbox Center

We created our own mail center in our schoolroom and play room because my kids love getting the mail. They love to send letters to friends, teachers, and

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26+ Favorite ABC Books

My daughter is only 2 and a half, but she loves ABCs! I’m planning ahead to the coming months and year of school as I look for awesome

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Learning about the First Thanksgiving Story with Printable Puppets

In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, we read The Very First Thanksgiving Day.  I made my preschool daughter a simple puppet template related to the traditional first Thanksgiving

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Make Your Own Book: Lift-the-Flap Spring Colors

This month’s Story Corner Blog Hop is about Spring, and while I have a huge number of favorite spring books I could share about (I may in the

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Egg Carton ABC Penny Drop (Workbox Wednesday)

My son’s Math and Science Club teacher through the park district came to class with a pile of amazingly large egg cartons recently. They played a math game,

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“Froggy Gets Dressed” Busy Box

My daughter was wearing her frog shirt this morning, so as I pondered what to send in her busy box, I thought of Froggy and his adventure getting

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Toddler Letter Pop

It’s so easy to say but it is true: anything can become a learning game. When I opened a box to find a dozen air bubble mailers, my

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Kitchen Table Science: Sink or Float?

We’ve been learning about ducks, thanks to Strawberry’s interest. After reading dozens of books and playing with duckies in the tub, Strawberry still wants more! To play up

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Ducky Counting Mats Game

We found some rubber duckys at the Dollar Store the other day.  My daughter was very excited to play with them! We had to stock up on a

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Adding a Weather Bear to Preschool Calendar or Circle Time

Enter: The Reid School’s new weather bear! A weather bear is a fun addition to our daily calendar time as we track the weather day by day and

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Pioneer Week: Covered Wagons Craft at Life Over C’s

Today I get to share a fun pioneer covered wagon craft at my friend Kim’s blog! When I think of Life Over C’s, I think of hands-on learning. I decided

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood App Review

My two-year-old daughter loves Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. For those who may not be familiar with this toddler show, it is the “next generation” of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. (See

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