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Sorting parts of a pumpkin- a preschool investigation

Sorting Parts of a Pumpkin

When I find an activity that my kids enjoy, I reuse it over and over making slight adjustments for seasons and holidays. I mean, why reinvent the wheel? A while back we did a Sorting Parts of a Flower Activity that was perfect for my hands-on learners. It was an easy science activity that also…

Painting with Mini Pumpkins

What do you do with mini pumpkins? At the grocery store I came across these cute mini pumpkins. I usually pass them by and just go for the bigger, carvable pumpkins. I mean what are mini pumpkins for other than decor? Can you even carve them? I thought and thought and realized that at 2…

Magnetic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, will there be enough room? This was one of my kids’ first favorite books! We read it over and over, watched it on YouTube, and did activities based on it. They LOVE this book! Consequently, the book went into hiding in order for us to get a break and some different…

5 Morning Routine Hacks for Back To School

We have begun a new season of life… This year, for the first time ever, we decided to send our five-year-old to a traditional school. While the first day of kindergarten can be emotional and hard for any parent, this was particularly hard for me because we have been home preschooling from the beginning (and…

Organization Tips for Homeschool Spaces

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore Learning and am compensated for my work. I receive product free of charge, but all my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. A place for everything and everything in its place It’s time to organize and prepare our homeschool room! That means I am organizing (and reorganizing!)…

Send your kids back to school in style with this rockin' guitar lunch box!

Guitar Case Lunch Box that ROCKS!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Apollo Box. All opinions and images are my own. Buying school supplies is a glorious thing And very few things beat the smell of a fresh box of crayons! But after shopping from classroom supply lists, picking out new school clothes, and getting a new backpack, buying…

Name recognition puzzle for preschoolers

Back-to-School Name Recognition Puzzle

What’s in a name? My name (Clarissa), never was good at being shortened. And the only affectionate suffix it ever got was a low hum (na-na-na-na-na…nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh…you know you sang that ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Our oldest son has a pretty unique name (Cannon…or as we like to call him, “Cannon Ball”). Our youngest son has a slightly…