Snow Slime

snow slime

Are your kids caught up in the slime craze, too? My two oldest, who are 9-1/2 and 8, love playing with slime. We like to make a new one every few weeks. For one of their Christmas Advent activities, we created snow slime! It was so simple to make — only 3 ingredients —

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Introducing Kids to Coconut


In my How to Home Preschool series published recently on In Lieu of Preschool, I talked about involving friends and family in your homeschool (see letter U for us). The kids’ Oma came to visit this week and she brought a whole, real coconut to share with us. Honestly I’ve always been intimidated by

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DIY Alphabet Letter Cubes & Activities

alphabet letter cubes

Do you have a set of alphabet letter cubes? If you have young kids, I highly suggest you create a set. The alphabet letter cubes are very easy to make, you probably already have the materials on hand, and they encourage lots of play and learning! We made a new set this week using

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Soccer Sensory Bin for Pretend Play

soccer sensory bin

Soccer has been the sport of choice for my oldest, and he’ll soon be starting his third season! Time flies, doesn’t it? For some sensory and pretend play fun, the kids and I created a soccer sensory bin! We made our own colored and scented rice to look like grass for the bin and

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6 Fun Activities to Do with Your Kids

fun activities to do with your kids

Looking for something fun to do WITH your kids after school? Here are 6 fun activities to do with your kids that were shared on last week’s After School Link-Up. These activities are geared for ages 5+, but with help, preschool kids can join in the fun, too. Whether it’s art, crafts, music, or

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Egg Drop Science Experiment for Kids

egg drop science experiment

My 3 and 5 year old children are really starting to get into science, especially FUN science. With Easter coming up, I thought an EGG DROP SCIENCE EXPERIMENT would be a big hit, and boy was it ever! We had so much fun and it was very much a child-led activity. It was also

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DIY Dominoes Bath Game for Kids

dominoes bath game

Lately my two children have been crazy over dominoes. We started out playing this wooden animal domino game and they’ve gotten so good at it, they can play each other independently without any help at all from me. So, I figured it was time to introduce them to real dominoes. Playing with the real

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Play Paleontologist: Dinosaur Bones Sensory Bin

dinosaur bones sensory bin

If your kids like dinosaurs and playing pretend, they’ll LOVE playing paleontologist! I created a dinosaur bones sensory bin and my two had a blast pretending to be scientists while hunting for dino bones. This is great fun anytime for a dinosaur lover, and it also makes a great go-along activity to a science

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Easy DIY Bath Tub Drawing Board

bath tub drawing board

Looking for a way to get your child excited about writing? Try this bath tub drawing board! It’s simple to set up and will motivate even the most reluctant writers. It’s also fun for kids who enjoy writing and drawing! This is a great way to get pre-writers interested in writing as well as

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An Easy Way to Teach Shapes

easy way to teach shapes

Isn’t it great when learning can be FUN?!? Here is an easy way to teach shapes that kids will love! The materials are cheap, the set up is simple, and the learning is hands-on. This math activity is a great way to introduce shapes to kids, and also to use for practice and review.

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