• Last week I shared with you some fun rain forest themed crafts. There was a toucan, an anteater, and a blue morpho butterfly. Two of the animal posts had finger plays that went along with the crafts. Today I want to share with you how to make a rainstick.  The rainstick could be played in… [Continue Reading]

    Here is How to Make Rainstick Music Instruments at Home
  • Is that an anteater or an aardvark? Well, I am glad that you asked! This is an anteater and it is the third in a series of animals in the rain forest crafts that I am sharing. We started with blue morpho butterflies. Next we looked at toucan. The next animal that a craft will be shared… [Continue Reading]

    Animals in the Rainforest- Anteater Craft for Kids
  •   This post is part of a series that is focuses on the rain forest. It will include crafts, activities and snacks.You can use the activities in this series as a unit or individually. Yesterday I shared with you a really cute blue morpho butterfly finger play and craft. Today’s rainforest animal is the toucan.… [Continue Reading]

    Three Tropical Rain Forest Talking Toucans Rhyme and a Craft
  • This is part of a unit of the rain forest themed activities that will be shared in the next few weeks. The area of this unit features some fun animal crafts with finger plays or songs. One of my favorite rain forest animals is the blue morpho butterfly. Its wings are such a gorgeous color. I thought… [Continue Reading]

    Blue Morpho Butterfly Finger Play and Craft
  • The summer is a perfect time of the year to explore different genres or types of books. I have created a summer reading punch card for you to give your children. It lists all different kinds of books. The card doesn’t ask children to read one of each type of book. It asks them to read some… [Continue Reading]

    Introducing A Fun Way to Encourage Summer Reading

Here is How to Make Rainstick Music Instruments at Home

How to Make a Rainstick Musical Instruments

Last week I shared with you some fun rain forest themed crafts. There was a toucan, an anteater, and a blue morpho butterfly. Two of the animal posts had finger plays that went along with the crafts. Today I want to share with you how to make a rainstick.  The rainstick could be played in the background while you say the rain forest animal rhymes Continue Reading

Animals in the Rainforest- Anteater Craft for Kids

Animals in the Rainforest- Anteater Craft for Kid (featured2)

Is that an anteater or an aardvark? Well, I am glad that you asked! This is an anteater and it is the third in a series of animals in the rain forest crafts that I am sharing. We started with blue morpho butterflies. Next we looked at toucan. The next animal that a craft will be shared for is the poison dart frog so keep your eyes open for Continue Reading

Three Tropical Rain Forest Talking Toucans Rhyme and a Craft

Three Tropical Rain Forest Talking Toucans Rhyme and a Craft

  This post is part of a series that is focuses on the rain forest. It will include crafts, activities and snacks.You can use the activities in this series as a unit or individually. Yesterday I shared with you a really cute blue morpho butterfly finger play and craft. Today’s rainforest animal is the toucan.   Tropical Rain Forest Three Continue Reading

Blue Morpho Butterfly Finger Play and Craft

Blue Morpho Butterfly Finger Play and Craft

This is part of a unit of the rain forest themed activities that will be shared in the next few weeks. The area of this unit features some fun animal crafts with finger plays or songs. One of my favorite rain forest animals is the blue morpho butterfly. Its wings are such a gorgeous color. I thought we would start with it. Blue Morpho Butterfly Continue Reading

Introducing A Fun Way to Encourage Summer Reading

Introducing A Fun Way to Encourage Summer Reading

The summer is a perfect time of the year to explore different genres or types of books. I have created a summer reading punch card for you to give your children. It lists all different kinds of books. The card doesn’t ask children to read one of each type of book. It asks them to read some of them. I want kids to have the freedom to make a few book Continue Reading

How To Find a Little Free Library Near You

How To Find a Little Free Library Near You

When I first head of Little Free Libraries a few years ago I searched on the Little Free Library site and  found a Little Free Library about a hour away from us. What fun I thought to road trip to one. I packed a picnic lunch, JDaniel and his teddy bear in the car and off we went to find it. After learning about a Little Free Library opening Continue Reading

What is science? Simple and Fun Ways to Explore Water

What is science Simple and Fun Ways to Explore Water

    All week long I have been sharing posts on our water science discovery center. There was a post on How to Make Things Sink  and How to Make Water Flow. Each of those posts looked at science concepts that many of us explore with kids. You may have seen experiments like them on a number of different blogs. They are exciting and Continue Reading

Easy Science Experiments- How to Make Things Sink

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  Some of the supplies placed in our outdoor science discovery center were placed there knowing what experiments we would do with them. Some supplies were place in the center with the hope that my son would come up with a way to use them. The bread tags were one of those items I wasn’t sure how we would use them. My son decided that they would Continue Reading

How to Science Kids Guide: How You Can Make Water Flow

How to Science Kids Guide: How you can make water flow?

  Yesterday I shared with you a science discovery center that is set up in my backyard. Today I want to share a science kids activity my son and I came up with using funnels. (We have used this set of funnels over and over again. They are a must have for creative learning in my opinion.) The link below is an affiliate link. The funnels were Continue Reading

How to Create An Exciting Water Science Discovery Center

How to Create An Exciting Water Science Discovery Center

Much of the summer is spent outside at my house. We play, explore, and learn in our backyard. (Last year I shared with you a series of science experiments we did with water.) This year I have setup a science discovery center for my son on his gardening table. It has all kinds of kitchen tools and toys that can be used to explore water. Today I Continue Reading

Teacher Appreciation Letter to Mrs. Ulrich

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  As the school year draws to an end number of amazing bloggers are honoring their favorite teachers with a teacher appreciation letter today . For me this was a hard task. I have been blessed with extraordinary teachers! From preschool through graduate school the teachers I had were amazing. Ultimately I selected Mrs. Ulrich to write a Continue Reading