• A roll of masking tape can become a pretend ladder to climb, a maze to explore or a graph to display data on when it is simply rolled out onto the floor. Recently we created a graph on the floor in our main hallway. The graph would display the number of times each color on… [Continue Reading]

    Let’s Create a Graph on the Floor and Gather Data
  • There are times during the summer when my family plows through a watermelon in just few days. There are also times when it seems to sit in the refrigerator. It is during those times that I try to come with new ways to present watermelon. Recently I  search for watermelon recipes to add to the… [Continue Reading]

    Watermelon Recipes to Try This Summer
  • Just before my son started kindergarten we read the book The Kindergarten Pirate. After reading the book, I created some Dolch sight word word eye charts. I thought it would be fun to try to read words with one eye like the pirate in the book. The Dolch sight word charts were shared as just… [Continue Reading]

    Sight Word Eye Charts Featuring Dolch Sight Words
  • I glanced over to the fruit bowl on the kitchen counter and noticed some aging bananas. They so needed to be used to make something yummy. We loved smoothies at my house so I decided that we should try use the bananas in a smoothie.  We also happen to love Minions at my house! I… [Continue Reading]

    How to Make the Ultimate Tropical Minion Banana Smoothie
  •   Kids love to draw or paint with chalk on the driveway or on the sidewalk.  They may fill your driveway or sidewalks with beautiful summer themed drawings or pictures of their favorite things. Once they have finished drawing, they are ready to walk away or over them. Why not use them in a math… [Continue Reading]

    Math for Kids- Measuring Chalk Drawings

Let’s Create a Graph on the Floor and Gather Data

How to Create a Graph with Tape- A printable spinner,LEGO and tape graph are a great way to explore collecting data and displaying it.

A roll of masking tape can become a pretend ladder to climb, a maze to explore or a graph to display data on when it is simply rolled out onto the floor. Recently we created a graph on the floor in our main hallway. The graph would display the number of times each color on a spinner would be selected. It was really easy to create a graph. First Continue Reading

Watermelon Recipes to Try This Summer

Watermelon Recipes to Try This Summer- Sometimes my guys inhale watermelon slice after slice. These terrific recipes are the ones I am going to try when there is watermelon leftover.

There are times during the summer when my family plows through a watermelon in just few days. There are also times when it seems to sit in the refrigerator. It is during those times that I try to come with new ways to present watermelon. Recently I  search for watermelon recipes to add to the ways I have already tried.  Wow! I found a wide variety Continue Reading

Sight Word Eye Charts Featuring Dolch Sight Words

Sight Word Eye Charts Featuring Dolch Sight Words- This post contains a set of 23 sight word eye charts.

Just before my son started kindergarten we read the book The Kindergarten Pirate. After reading the book, I created some Dolch sight word word eye charts. I thought it would be fun to try to read words with one eye like the pirate in the book. The Dolch sight word charts were shared as just one activity that we did to extend the themes from the Continue Reading

How to Make the Ultimate Tropical Minion Banana Smoothie

How to Make the Ultimate Tropical Minion Banana Smoothie- It is so easy to make this yummy Minion treat!

I glanced over to the fruit bowl on the kitchen counter and noticed some aging bananas. They so needed to be used to make something yummy. We loved smoothies at my house so I decided that we should try use the bananas in a smoothie.  We also happen to love Minions at my house! I decided my Minion loving boy would love banana Minion tropical Continue Reading

Math for Kids- Measuring Chalk Drawings

Math for Kids: Measuring Chalk Drawings- Measuring the Sun

  Kids love to draw or paint with chalk on the driveway or on the sidewalk.  They may fill your driveway or sidewalks with beautiful summer themed drawings or pictures of their favorite things. Once they have finished drawing, they are ready to walk away or over them. Why not use them in a math for kids activity. You can pass out Continue Reading

Cup Holder Alligator Math Games

Cup Holder Alligator Math Games

A simple green cup holder can in no time be transformed into an alligator. That alligator can be used to play several different math games. Let me walk you through how I made the alligator and then share three math games that you can play with it. How to Make a Cup Holder Alligator I started by cutting out triangular shapes out of two opposing Continue Reading

Despicable Me Minions Craft Idea- Foam Pencil Holder

Despicable Me Minions Craft Idea Foam Pencil Holder

I thought it would be fun to make my son a Despicable Me Minions pencil holder for his homework pencils. He has loved the Minions since he saw them in their first movie. Since seeing the movie we have made a Minion craft stick puzzle, printable "You're One in a Minion" cards, and a Minion costume. This cute pencil holder will be a great addition to Continue Reading

Kids Song About Five Little Starfish and a Craft

Kids Song About Five Little Starfish and a Craft

Songs that are about five little creatures or objects are such fun to sing. I have previous shared with you Five Little Firemen, Five Little Crows, and Five Little Apples  just to name a few. This summer I searched a kids song about ocean life and came across Five Little Starfish.  A fun kids song or chant becomes even more fun when kids can make a Continue Reading

Instagram Hashtags for Mom and Kid Bloggers Printable

Instagram Hashtags for Mom and Kid Bloggers

    I have really wanted to grow my Instagram following so a came up with a plan! Beside most pictures on Instagram I have noticed hashtags that relate to the picture being shared and the communities or streams each person is trying to interact with. Some hashtags I have seen are repeated over and over again. There are a growing Continue Reading

How to Make Sensational Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

How to Make Sensational Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

This will forever be remembered as the summer that JDaniel learned to ride a bike. He had loved sailing down the street on four wheels multiple times a day for the last several months. I think he found comfort is riding his bike with training wheels even after I started lifting them off the ground. After his rides and my walks following him riding Continue Reading

Easy to Make Muffin Recipes Featuring Yogurt and Fruit

Easy to Make Muffin Recipes Featuring Yogurt and Fruit

  At snack time we inhale a lot muffins and yogurt at my house. We so enjoy them after a long bike ride or session of  LEGO play. Yoplait gave me the opportunity to combine yogurt and muffins to create some really delicious snacks. After a trip to Walmart to look over the Yoplait yogurt choices that would be good pairings for muffins, Continue Reading