How to Make an Abacus at Home

Homemade Abacus for Kids! Great hands on math practice!

Using an abacus for counting may not be a new concept, but there’s a reason it’s been around so long. It’s great for exploring hands-on math concepts. We even figured out how to make an abacus at home–and it’s our first post for Camp Mathematics! We’re joining with What Do We Do All Day? again this […]

Beginning Letter Scavenger Hunt

A letter scavenger hunt is such a fun way to work on letter recognition and letter sounds.

This beginning letter scavenger hunt is such a fun way to work on learning letters and letter sounds. It’s super simple to set up and will keep kids interested for quite a while! Beginning Letter Scavenger Hunt All you need to start this letter scavenger hunt is a pile of letters and a container to hold […]

DIY Tin Can Stilts

DIY Tin Can Stilts! Such a fun summer craft for kids to make and play with!

Making and playing with DIY tin can stilts is so much fun–my kids have played with them for hours! There is nothing quite like the feeling of crafting your own toy. We’ve partnered with two of our favorite brands–Michael’s Passport to Imagination and Gymboree–to get kids excited about crafting in style this summer! We’re channeling Main […]

Outdoor Star Window Stickers

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Now that school is over my kids are loving all of our free time, which is mostly being spent outside! Outdoor activities are a big hit with my own kids and are an easy way to add learning into our lazy summer days. Adding organized fun into our daily routine not only keeps the kids engaged, but […]

Treasure Soaps for Kids

Treasure Soaps for Kids

When my second child was about to have his first birthday party, my oldest and I made DIY soap as party favors.  It was so much fun and easy to make.  They were a big hit at the party and at my house.  My kids loved bath time and washing their hands even more with […]

Sand Storytelling and Handwriting Table

Sand Story Table for handwriting and story telling

Kids will love to create and practice handwriting with this Sand Storytelling Table.  We made this sand table using sand from our backyard sandbox and our plastic children’s picnic table for creative learning and fun. Practicing letters in a sensory surface is novel and fun for kids. Handwriting and Storytelling on a DIY Sand Table One afternoon […]

Outdoor Math Games for Kids

Outdoor Math Games for Kids! Make math practice fun by taking it outside!

Taking the learning outdoors is a great way to engage and motivate kids. The fresh air and change of scenery can be just what children need to get excited about playing with and practicing math concepts. Here are some of our favorite outdoor math games! Outdoor Math Games for Kids Fire hose fact practice. This […]