Author: Emily Lawson

Winter Games Beginning Sound Cards

Learning letter (and numbers, but this is a letter activity) is all about repetition. The more times you present information to your Lil’, the more they are going to understand and comprehend it. Of course, you also need to present the information in new and exciting ways so they keep the most important thing: their love for learning! Today’s activity is minimal prep and super quick. We are working on the sound letters make as well as recognizing capital and lower case letters. Grab a FREE copy of the Winter Games Beginning Sound Match Template in the Required Materials...

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Winter Games Silhouette Match

Matching is an important skill that will help your Lil’ down the road both in reading and math. Our Lil’ Explorers are working on matching with this simple low prep activity. We put a small twist on it to make it a little more challenging. Grab a FREE copy of the Winter Games Silhouette Template in the Required Materials section below. Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills Patterns Sort objects based on two characteristics; size, color, shape, texture, or weight Required Materials *Affiliate Link Winter Games Silhouette Template *Scissors Step #1 Print and cut out the Winter Game Silhouette Template. Step...

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Snowboarding STEM Trails

We’re breaking out the craft supplies and gearing up our engineering skills as we begin our adventure into the snowboarding events! This is a fun and fairly simple activity that will keep your Lil’ entertained for at least 30 minutes. Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills Patterns Use vocabulary such as first, last, near, far, over, under, top, bottom, front, back Visual Arts Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation Explore the use of...

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Game of Gnomes – Read with a focus on Making Connections

Making connections is my favorite part of literature. I think it is Rea’s favorite too! Our Lil’s love when we point out how they personally can relate to the text. Eventually this will drive our children’s kindergarten teachers crazy as they will be interrupted every 2 minutes by children sharing their personal connection to the text. You know, like the fact that the character’s name is Emily and their cousin’s best friend’s mom’s name is Emily and one time they went to her house and played games. But nonetheless, for now we are teaching our Lil’s the skill of...

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Ski Jumping

Ya’ll, this is the EASIEST craft EVER! And your Lil’s will think it is AH-MAZE-ING!!! We are in full STEM mode as this activity incorporates engineering, science, and math! Grab a FREE copy of the Ski Jumping Template in the Required Materials section below. Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills Measurement Use nonstandard units to measure items (hand lengths, string lengths, etc.) Science Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surroundings Make predictions and perform experiments Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations Engineering Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world Build using a variety...

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