Toothpaste and Brushing Experiment

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Dental Association Time to brush! It was about this time last year that our home preschool group took a field trip to the dentist’s office to learn more about dental health. My kids see the dentist twice a year for their check-ups, but…

I Can Feel My Heartbeat

Be still my heart… No literally. Be still son. I just want to snap one picture! If I’ve learned anything as a boy mom, it’s that I need a super fast shutter speed to capture pictures of my little loves <3  Today was no different, so I’m glad I had my camera ready beforehand so…

Pumpkin Sink or Float Science

This post contains affiliate links Pumpkin, Pumpkin Everywhere! This year I have been finding opportunities to use real pumpkins in our preschool activities as often as possible.  There’s nothing like feeling the weight of a pumpkin and exploring all of its sensory elements to make learning engaging and fun! This pumpkin sink or float science…

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…

All About Eyes- a preschool invitation to learn and play. This is perfect for an "All About Me" theme in September!

All About My Eyes

Today I sat down to brainstorm some ideas for a September “All About Me” preschool theme. I was actually having a hard time coming up with ideas until decided a play dough idea was the way to go (we love homemade play dough!).  Play dough invitations to play always spark my imagination and spur creative…

A sensory investigation focusing on the sense of scent. This fun activity is great for preschoolers "all bout me" and five senses theme.

Guess the Scent

My kids don’t often get to use their sense of smell as part of our preschool lessons, so this activity was a special treat for them! While cleaning out my kitchen cabinets today I came across our collection of cooking extracts (I use them in our homemade play dough recipe). As is typical, a mundane…

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

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

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. The sweepstsakes prize is provided to the winner free of charge from Lakeshore Learning. Are you familiar with S.T.E.A.M education? Education has come a long…

Blubber Experiment

Yesterday we had a blizzard of epic proportions….or maybe it was just a regular blizzard…I don’t really know. What I do know is it was epic for us (since this is our first winter spent in a cold-weather climate), and all the snow has given us plenty of opportunities to learn and play with it!…

Marshmallow Constellations

This post contains affiliate links Not too long ago we made planet sun catchers, and since then my kids have been slowly but surely becoming more interested in astronomy (at the preschool level of course), we checked out a book about being an astronaut and watched YouTube videos about space. Then, in a completely unrelated activity,…

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