How to host a STEAM playdate or (preschool co-cop) day!

How to Host a S.T.E.A.M. Playdate

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Fish counting and number recognition activity. Saving this idea for Read Across America/ Dr. Seuss' birthday (One Fish, Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish activity)

Fish Counting Number Recognition Activity

One Fish, Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish! The first book I thought of when I first saw these little pasta fish shapes was Dr. Seuss’ classic One Fish, Two Fish story. Since Read Across America day is only a month away, I thought I’d share this little activity for anyone looking to add some…

Snowball counting- a great number recognition and counting activity for preschoolers! Pair with the book The Snowy Day for literacy tie-in.

Snowball Counting Activity

Do you live in a snowy climate? We just moved to a state that is basically a frozen tundra. It is so dry and cold here, that the snow doesn’t even form into balls for snowballs or snowmen! There’s just not enough moisture (a BIG reason we needed a good indoor humidifier) to hold the…

Teach preschoolers time with this simple idea!

Invitation to Learn about Time

“I’ll be there in one minute!” That’s my standard mom answer to almost any question. “Mom, will you wipe me?” One minute. “Mom, will you make snack?” One minute. “Mom will you…” “Just give me a minute!” But my “minute” is not a real minute. Nope. I rarely mean 60 seconds when I say “give me…

Make a giant maze from a cardboard box! This is a great boredom buster for kids who are stuck indoors!

Cardboard Maze Indoor Boredom Buster

“I’m Bored…” It’s the middle of winter and I feel like I’ve heard this phrase one too many times from my boys. Ever since we moved, my kids (who are used to playing outside all day every day), have been cooped up indoors due to blizzards and frigid (sub-zero) temperatures. I think they may be…

Make beautiful watercolors art with a foam numbers puzzle! Preschoolers and toddlers do great with this!

Watercolor Numbers Art

You know what I love? When one of our preschool supplies can be repurposed for several different activities (like these Ikea Torsby Frames, or even regular old pencils)- it makes my frugal heart happy AND it pumps up my creative juices! 🙂 So last week when I shared our Googly Eye Math (modeled after our…

10 creative ways to learn with pencils! Great ideas for back to school learning activities.

10 Creative Ways to Learn with Pencils

Number 2 pencils are a staple in the classroom. At the beginning of the school year parents and teachers stock up on them, but the majority of the time they are only used as instruments for writing…however, with a little creativity, they can be used in many more Creative Ways to Learn with Pencils Gather…

Use a foam puzzle frame to make this preschool math activity!

Googly Eye Math

This post contains affiliate links Last year we did an activity that has just kept coming back in various forms- filling this foam number puzzle with various items! We first used it when we read the book 10 Black Dots (we used black gems for dots). Then we did it using googly eyes for a…

Use school supplies to create these back-to-school estimation jars!

School Supply Estimation Jars

I was a total bookworm when I was a kid. I was the little girl who took books to the beach and read my summer vacation away. I had an insatiable appetite for all things written- books, magazines, cereal boxes, etc. You know what I didn’t like, though? Numbers. Numbers were far too cut and…