Preschool and first grade lesson plan to use with the book 10 Black Dots

10 Black Dots Art and Math Activity

Do you see how well loved this book is?!? We have a few books that are in need of replacements because they are so well loved. Caps for Sale and 10 Black Dots are two of those books that need replacing. Before we decide to upcycle this book, I wanted to give it one more…

Upcycle wine corks to make a simple Cat in the Hat inspired fine motor activity! Preschoolers and kindergartners can work on this during Read Across America/ Dr. Seuss' birthday in March!

Cat in the Hat Fine Motor Activity

It’s getting close… Read Across America/ Dr. Seuss’ birthday is just right around the corner (March 2nd)! We’ve been getting ready by pinning lots of preschool activities and doing plenty of our own Seuss inspired crafts (this Cat in the Hat marble painting is my favorite!) Today we used wine corks to create a simple and…

This Cat in the Hat Painting is so easy and super fun! Perfect for Dr. Seuss' birthday/ Read Across America!

Cat in the Hat Painting Activity

Read Across America Day is March 2nd! As a former teacher, Read Across America Day (a.k.a Dr. Seuss’ birthday) has a special place in my heart. It is usually celebrated by teachers by reading and doing fun classroom projects based on Dr. Seuss books. Being that the classic Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat,…

Mixed-Up Chameleon Hide-and-Seek Activity

The Mixed-Up Chameleon Hide-and-Seek Activity

Hello again, little chameleon! I know we just did a Mixed-Up Chameleon activity the other day (Mixed-Up Chameleon Paint Mixing), but my boys are really enjoying the book so here we have activity number two 🙂 Confession- I still have BOXES of teaching supplies in my garage from when I was a teacher 4 years ago, and…

The Mixed-Up Chameleon Paint Mixing Activity

This post contains affiliate links If you have a child, you probably know who Eric Carle is. I mean, besides Dr. Seuss, he’s one of the most well-known children’s authors! And if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably read The Very Hungry Caterpillar more times than you can count, too. We finally took a break…

There's a Wocket in my Pocket

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket Craft

Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss!! Are you celebrating Dr.Seuss’ birthday/ Read Across America Day with your students this year? What Seussical book you will be reading? Maybe you’ll read his newest release, What Pet Should I get? (see this activity to go along with it), or the classic There’s a Wocket in my Pocket. Whatever you choose…

10 black dots math activity for preschoolers

10 Black Dots Math Activity

Welcome to day 2 of our “Exploring Numbers Through the Senses” series! Yesterday we posted our first activity based on Sound (Number Sound Boxes), today is all about the sense of SIGHT! We will be exploring what numbers LOOK like (incorporating both the numerical symbol as well as a conceptual understanding of them). As you…

boats and canals pretend play

Boats and Canals Pretend Play

This was one of those “I need to give my boys something to do while I cook dinner” activities and it was a HIT! Like, knock it out of the ballpark hit. I’m not sure if it’s something about the blue food coloring that I add to the water or what (we used blue water…

Five Little Pumpkins STEM Activity

Do you know the popular finger play “Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate”? Or maybe you’ve read the board book over and over again. This is a super popular rhyme to recite/read with toddlers and preschoolers, and today I’m sharing a fun STEM activity that can serve as an extension to the book! This…

Mouse Paint color mixing activity!

Mouse Paint Color Mixing

Mouse Paint is a classic preschool colors book. My kids love reading (and rereading) this book, but color mixing is still a mystery to them. That prompted me to do this simple color mixing activity to help them understand it more! (This post contains affiliate links) Supplies Ziplock bags Paint in primary colors A small…