Lesson Archives

Zoo Books We Love

There are a TON of animal books out there which made picking books this month so much harder!  I narrowed it down by only selecting books that are specifically placed at the zoo, but there were still so many good ones that I wasn't able to just pick five. This month,...

Zoo Theme Calendar – June 2018

It is ZOO season guys! Now that summer is here and the weather has warmed up, it is time to head out for a family day at the zoo. We will be learning all month long about the animals you might see at the zoo. Your Lil's will love the opportunity to do some hands-on...

Super More

We are working on numbers again with this activity, but we are taking it a step further by asking our Lil's to compare two numbers to determine which number is worth more. This encourages our Lil's to think about numbers as more than just symbols or words when...

Build A Superhero

 It is awesome when our Lil' is able to recognize shapes as they are the foundation of geometry. We are able to deepen our Lil's understanding of shapes, beyond simple recognition, when we invite them to create using shapes. This requires them to manipulate the shape...

Super Mask Letter Matching

    As our Lil's are learning the alphabet, the idea of there being two of each letter (capital and lowercase) can be confusing. Activities like this one, that put the capital and lowercase letter together, show your Lil' that there is a correlation between the two...

The Flash!

  As I watch my son Derek grow (18 months) I can see that he will be more interested in activities that involve sensory and movement. He is always on the go, way more so than Reagan ever was, and he is inspiring me to include more movement activities alongside all our...

Ten Rules to Being a Superhero – Recalling Details

So are you wondering why I have you reading the same book over and over this month (and every other month)? I mean, I gave you a library list of book recommendations and yet I keep writing about one book. So here's the deal, reading the same book over and over allows...

F is for Flying

Superheroes and flying are practically synonymous right? So, of course, it makes sense that during Superhero month, F is for Flying. This simple craft involves coloring, gluing, texture, and of course, the letter F. Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required...

Super Punch Name Activity

When I envisioned this activity, all I could see in my head was Superman jumping on the ground with his hand in a fist breaking the concrete. Obviously, we do not want to encourage punching the ground or the walls (or siblings), so instead, we will be super punching...

Super Cape Name

    I am frequently asked, "How do I get started teaching letters to my Lil'," and I consistently tell people to start with their Lil's name. Kids are interested in themselves and thus, learning about their name is uber interesting to them.  So we're working on our...

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero – Observations and Conclusions

So I have to admit, this past month I have forgotten to take my own advice and I have not been reading books to Rea multiple times. Instead, I have been in such a hurry to read all the books we borrowed from the library, so we have only been reading each book once....

Super Read, Super Build

So we have been doing activities with sight words since the beginning, but I want to reiterate what they are and why they're important. Sight words are words that occur so often in text that we want our Lil's to be able to read them instantly (without having to stop...

Hero Match and Glue

Practicing matching and gluing might seem like silly skills to work on, but when you're 2 or 3 years old they are challenging. Learning the appropriate amount of glue to use and applying that amount of glue takes practice. And matching skills fall under patterns...

Super Freeze

We have been talking about a lot of superpowers, but what about the power to freeze everything instantly? I came across the coolest science experiment and I had to share it with you because it will give you the ability to freeze liquid water in seconds! Basically, you...

Elastic Girl Slime

  Y'all, I have been avoiding slime like the plague... I have seen it all over social media and have made sure to stay as far away as possible, BUT when we're doing a superhero theme and Elasta-girl comes up, I can't help but think slime. So we made slime and I must...

W is for Wonder Woman

 As the mom of a girl, I must say I wish there were more female superheroes. Rea is getting really into this theme and I wish she could see more of herself in these heroes. So, to give some love to our girls, we are going to make W all about Wonder Woman! Grab a FREE...

Big and Little Hero Sort

It has been a while since I've talked about the importance of sorting. Sorting is a math skill as it requires your Lil' to identify characteristics of a set of items and organize them by those characteristics. This is a requisite skill to patterns which are the holy...

Ten Rules for Being a Superhero – Concepts About Print

We have quite a few new readers this month, so let me take a minute to share with you all what concepts about print means. Concepts about print are the fundamental "rules" for engaging with text. Before you can begin to learn to read, you must understand concepts...