Coconut Scented Writing Tray for Kids

coconut scented writing tray for kids

Do you remember that coconut L&L’s Oma brought for us? Well, it just keeps giving and giving. Who knew one coconut could equal so much fun and learning?? Today we’re sharing the coconut scented writing tray for kids we made!! It is so fun to use for writing and drawing practice and it smells

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Penguins – Play & Learning!

penguins

Welcome to The After School Party cohosted by Parent Teach Play, The Educators’ Spin On It, and Little Wonder Days. Be sure to check out our After School Pinterest board for lots of great activities for kids ages 5+. Thanks to all who shared at the After School Party last week! Be sure to

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Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

dr. seuss activities for kids

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up next month, so now is the time to start getting your Seuss activities for kids lined up! When I saw Debbie of Rainbows Within Reach was hosting a blog hop to celebrate, I just had to jump in. We are big Dr. Seuss fans here!! I am so

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Fun with Rainbows: Color & Writing PLAY for Kids

fun with rainbows: color & writing play for kids!

It’s St. Patrick’s Bath Week!! Brought to you by In Lieu of Preschool / Parent Teach Play and Growing a Jeweled Rose / Bath Activities for Kids. If you missed our earlier visits from the leprechaun this week, be sure to check out our Tricky Leprechaun Bath and our Mosaic Rainbow Art! Can you

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Great Book Lists for Kids

great book lists for kids

Welcome to The After School Link-Up cohosted by Parent Teach Play, The Educators’ Spin On It, and Little Wonder Days. Be sure to check out our After School Pinterest board for lots of great activities for kids ages 5+. This week I’m featuring several great book lists for kids shared last week on the

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Mosaic Rainbow Art for Kids

mosaic rainbow art for kids

It’s St. Patrick’s Bath Week!! Brought to you by In Lieu of Preschool / Parent Teach Play and Growing a Jeweled Rose / Bath Activities for Kids. If you missed our Tricky Leprechaun Bath earlier this week, be sure to hop over and read about that bath first, because that is where a little

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The Coconut Volcano Science Experiment

coconut volcano science experiment

This is a continuation of the Wash & Learn series by In Lieu of Preschool and Bath Activities for Kids. You can read part one of our Dinosaur & Volcano Small World Play here. After the kids had painted and pieced together a volcanic eruption and played with their dinosaurs a bit, I set

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Magic Tree House Activity Roundup #linky

magic tree house

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne Books from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne were the very first chapter books I ever read to Luke and Lilah. Luke was almost 3 years old when we began, and Lilah was 18 months old. Luke would always request I read the

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Pete the Cat Round-Up #linky

pete the cat

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin Pete the Cat is a favorite around here. We tend to read mostly classic children’s literature, but we received this contemporary tale as a Christmas present last year, and we fell in love fast. It is such a fun, laid-back story with a

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ABC Rock Fun

abc rock

Being a lover of all things Montessori, I have always wanted a moveable alphabet to use with the kids. If you’ve not heard of a moveable alphabet before, quite simply it’s individual letters that kids can manipulate to practice making words. To buy, Montessori moveable alphabets are fairly expensive, so I’ve never purchased one.

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