•     I have become kind of obsessed with finding ways to use every section of each of the pool noodles I purchase for crafting, science and math activities this summer. In previous posts I have shared a counting to ten math game, a pool noodle airplane, a pool noodle shark craft, and a batting… [Continue Reading]

    Place Value Games Played with Pool Noodle Place Cards
  •   My mom loved children’s books that shared folktales. She read them to us at home and to her students at school. When I was putting together the Reading Everything Under the Sun reading program and punch card, I knew that folktales need to be a part of it. Folktales share a  lesson to learn… [Continue Reading]

    Terrific Folktales That Share Stories of the Past
  • There are so many ways to use tape to create boredom busters with and for your kids. There are so many kinds of tape that can be used to create them. Today I am going to washi, painter’s and duct tape crafts and activities that were created by team of bloggers that hosted the Craft… [Continue Reading]

    Washi, Painter’s and Duct Tape Crafts and Activities
  •   We are still coming up with ways to use sections of a pool noodle we had leftover from making a game called Counting to Ten. Last week I shared with you how we experimented with pool noodle airplanes. This week I have pool noodle shark craft to share. We love doing arts and crafts with… [Continue Reading]

    Arts and Crafts for Kids- Pool Noodle Shark
  • Finding out just who did what along with where and when  they did it are often found in mysteries. This collection of mystery books for kids runs the gammit from looking for a missing brain to figuring out  just what was that strange light in the night sky. Children will love solving each book’s mysteries… [Continue Reading]

    Spotlight on Remarkable Mystery Books for Kids

Place Value Games Played with Pool Noodle Place Cards

Place Value Games Played with Pool Noodle Place Cards

    I have become kind of obsessed with finding ways to use every section of each of the pool noodles I purchase for crafting, science and math activities this summer. In previous posts I have shared a counting to ten math game, a pool noodle airplane, a pool noodle shark craft, and a batting tee pool noodle idea. Today I have a Continue Reading

Terrific Folktales That Share Stories of the Past

Terrific Folktales That Share Stories of the Past

  My mom loved children's books that shared folktales. She read them to us at home and to her students at school. When I was putting together the Reading Everything Under the Sun reading program and punch card, I knew that folktales need to be a part of it. Folktales share a  lesson to learn and stories from the past. I hope you will enjoy Continue Reading

Washi, Painter’s and Duct Tape Crafts and Activities

Washi, Painter's and Duct Tape Craft and Activities

There are so many ways to use tape to create boredom busters with and for your kids. There are so many kinds of tape that can be used to create them. Today I am going to washi, painter's and duct tape crafts and activities that were created by team of bloggers that hosted the Craft Closet Boredom Busters event last week. Many of these activities Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts for Kids- Pool Noodle Shark

Arts and Crafts for Kids- Pool Noodle Shark (

  We are still coming up with ways to use sections of a pool noodle we had leftover from making a game called Counting to Ten. Last week I shared with you how we experimented with pool noodle airplanes. This week I have pool noodle shark craft to share. We love doing arts and crafts with leftover or recycled items. This shark qualifies Continue Reading

Spotlight on Remarkable Mystery Books for Kids

Spotlight on Remarkable Mystery For Kids

Finding out just who did what along with where and when  they did it are often found in mysteries. This collection of mystery books for kids runs the gammit from looking for a missing brain to figuring out  just what was that strange light in the night sky. Children will love solving each book's mysteries along with their detectives. This post Continue Reading

Engineering for Kids- Pool Noodle Airplanes

Engineering for Kids How to Build Pool Noodle Airplanes

    We have a lot of pool noodle sections leftover from making a pool noodle math game and a batting tee for the backyard. It was decided that we could use two of the longer pieces to do an engineering for kids project that involved building airplanes. In many ways it was a STEM ( Science, technology, engineering and math) Continue Reading

Fine Motor Skills: Magnetic Astronaut and the Tape Rocket

Fine Motor Skills Magnetic Astronaut and the Tape Rocket

This post contains affiliate links. We love to do learning activities with tape at my house. There has been a fire ladder, set of numbers, and mazes in our main hallway made of tape. Recently I placed a painter's tape rocket ship on our refrigerator along with an astronaut magnet I made. My and I worked on several learning skills with them Continue Reading

You see Cloud Pictures in the Sky Tool

You See Cloud Picture are in the Sky Tool

  Do you remember staring up at the clouds to look for cloud pictures or shapes? I used to take my students out to look at clouds. Then we would go back into the classroom and write stories about what we had seen. We recently painted a cardboard tube blue with white fluffy clouds to create a sky viewing tool and did several activities Continue Reading

How to Create Sewing Projects for Kids with Yarn

How to Create Sewing Projects for Kids with Yarn

Sewing projects for kids give them the opportunity to work on their fine motor skills and create. While you can buy sewing project kits for your kids, it is super easy to create sewing project for your kids. All you need are few craft supplies and your imagination. Here are the supplies you will need to replicate the project we did: burlap Continue Reading

How to Make a Minion Puzzle with Craft Sticks

How to Make a Minion Puzzle with Craft Sticks

  Minions are very popular at my house. My son was even dressed up as Minion one year for Halloween and he took prinable Minion Valentine's Day Cards I made to school last year. I decided  it would be fun to create him a Minion puzzle with craft sticks. After seeing how easy it is to make, I am hoping he will make craft stick puzzles of Continue Reading

Jokes for Kids Books That Will Make Them Laugh

okes for Kids Books That Will Make Them Laugh

I have been sharing with you collections of wonderful books that focus on a particular genre. This summer I am encouraging my son to read everything under the sun. In fact I created a punch card for him to work on this summer. It displays 12 different genres of books that I think it would be fun for kids to read during the summer. In the past few Continue Reading