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Gift Ideas For Toddlers and Preschoolers 2018

The holidays are just around the corner and while some of you finished your holiday shopping in June when Toys R' Us went out of business, the rest of us are gathering gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers and looking for the best sales (preferably from the comfort...

Fairytale Theme Preschool Unit Calendar

We love the fairytales and Rea asks daily for me to tell her a story in the car, aka tellt he story fo the Three Little Pigs. So I was incredibly excited to create this theme and do all the activities with her. This theme is a little different than our others becasue...

Fairytale Letter Practice Pages

Y’all this is our last set of Do-a-Dot letter practice pages. We have officially gone through the alphabet again at the end of this month and I’m super excited to roll out the next group of alphabet letter practice pages. But for now, let’s talk about this month....

Name Sort

Name activities are so important for our preschoolers. Many kids grow interested in letters by first learning the letters of their name. Then their confidence continues to build as they learn to not only recognize their name, but to read their name as well. Our Name...

X is for Fox

X is for fox. This month, our X shaped craft is inspired by a fox. To be totally honest with you, I am not a huge fan of using the X at the end of the word versus at the beginning, but we have exhausted our x vocabulary words at this point, without using weird x words...

Bear Shapes

This bear shaped activity is 100% inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have fallen in love with the story and are excited to create our own little bear family. However, our bear family is a little different than the one Goldilocks encountered, because our...

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a thing over here. My kids are 1 million percent motivated by running around the house looking for something specific. And if I make it a contest, even better because Rea is determined to win, and D will do anything his sister does. I sent Reagan...

Porridge Sensory Bin

This porridge sensory bin inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Bears is going to be one of the best smelling sensory bins you have ever created. The combination of the oats and cinnamon will not only make your room smell amazing, it will also make you incredibly...

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Matching

Matching is an important skill as it requires our preschoolers to look at an image or object and identify the details and then find another item that has the same details. This means that they will look at multiple items and distinguish the various characteristics of...

Sorting Beans

  Sorting is a very important skill for our preschoolers to develop; it’s a precursor to success in math and science. Sorting requires our preschoolers look at a set of objects or ideas and to categorize those sets based on their features. That means our preschoolers...

Sticky Wall

We love contact paper are over here and today, we have used Goldilocks and the Three Bears to inspire hours of sticky wall art. This is one of my favorite activities to do with my kids because Reagan can start to work on creating art with a little more detail while D...

Giant Shape Footprints

The giant from Jack and the Beanstalk has some giant footprints and we made a shape scavenger hunt with those footprints. My kids love anything that gets them moving. While they are all for the art projects, whenever I have an activity that involves them running...

Build a Nibbles

Y’all Nibbles is our family favorite. I took this book to my niece and nephew’s house when we were visiting for their birthday and they quickly fell inlove just like my kids did. And now every time I FaceTime them the first thing out of their mouthswhen they see...

Counting Beans

When I was in the classroom, I co-taught with another teacher. She taught reading while I taught math and science. During that time, I noticed that I had a lot of students who did not have a strong enough foundation in basic math concepts. So, while I know that some...

Unicorn Mask

We are going to be doing a lot of mask and hat making this month with our fairytale theme. To start, we will be making a unicorn mask from a paper plate. Paper plates are one of my favorite art supplies because they are incredibly versatile and they’re ridiculously...

Pig Hat

These pig hats (inspired by the Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf) had D oinking around my house for days. He started oinking at me as soon as he realized what he had made, and he proudly oinked at everybody he saw that day. Our fairytale character hats are such...

Nibbles the Book Monster

Nibbles the book monster by Emma Yarlett is by far my kids’ favorite book. I was hesitant to purchase it, but it came with my Usborne Books consultant kit and my kids absolutely fell in love. Then I took it to my niece and nephew’s house for their birthday weekend and...

Band Aid Patterns

We have yet another patterns activity this month because you know how important they are to me. I snagged some of cute decorative Band-Aids from Target’s Dollar Spot to create the patterns. The Dollar Spot Band-Aids are my favorite to use for two reasons. They are...