Corn Silk Fine Motor Sensory Play

Corn silk fine motor and sensory play!

  Summer means backyard cook outs, picnics, and fresh veggies.  What is a key part of all of these summer things?? Corn on the cob!  Kids love eating corn on the cob at picnics and summertime dinners.  Peeling all of that corn is part of the summer experience and can be a family event if the kids [...]

Magic Milk Science Experiment

Magic Milk Science Experiment!

The magic milk experiment really is magical.  Kids can use the secret ingredient to make colors explode on a plate of milk. It’s one of those science and art activities that never gets old! Magic Milk Experiment dish of milk food coloring cotton swabs dish soap To do the magic milk experiment pour some milk [...]

Fine Motor Busy Bags for Kids

Fine Motor Busy Bags for Kids!

I am a huge fan of busy bags. I love having engaging and educational activities ready to go when I need them! They can easily go with you which makes them great for summer and travel.  They are also a fun way for kids to develop the fine motor skills they need for Kindergarten! Fine Motor Busy [...]

How to Make Invisible Ink with Lemon Juice

How to Make Invisible Ink

I have been wanting to try invisible writing with lemon juice for awhile now, but we haven’t gotten around to it. We were sent a copy of  Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors (affiliate link) and when my preschooler saw it in there and asked to try it I immediately said yes! Invisible Ink with [...]

Homemade Silly Putty Recipe

How to Make Homemade Silly Putty

Homemade silly putty is both a great kids activity and a science project! After playing with silly putty at engineering camp this week my kids wanted to play with it at home too.  We decided to make some homemade silly putty using items we already had at home. It was a great way to extend [...]

What Do Phonics, Phonemic Awareness and Decoding Mean?

What Does Phonics, Phonemic Awareness and Decoding Mean A Guide for Parents of New Readers!

If you have a preschooler or a kindergartner chances are you’ve heard the terms phonics, phonemic awareness and decoding before. What do they really mean? This week as part of our Get Ready for K Through PLAY series I’m going to explain! Some of my longtime readers (thank you!) may know that I have my Master’s [...]

Frozen Olaf {Inspired} Puppet Craft

Frozen Olaf Inspired Paper Plate Puppet Craft!

Are your kids Frozen obsessed? Mine are! Even more so since we went to the Frozen Summer Fun events at Hollywood Studios in Disney World. After going to the Frozen sing-a-long (it is awesome!) the kids wanted to play Frozen all day long.  We came up with this simple Olaf {inspired} paper plate puppet craft [...]