Shapes Rocket and Alien Craft

Create this cute and simple popsicle stick alien and “pocket” rocket ship with your toddler or preschooler. Here is what you will need to recreate this at home! For the Alien: Googly eyes (different sizes) 2 Jumbo popsicle sticks 2 regular popsicle sticks Tacky glue Scissors Tape (optional) Tape and/or glue the two Jumbo sticksContinue reading “Shapes Rocket and Alien Craft”

Shapes Keys

We made these popsicle stick keys when the kids starting fighting over a pair of toy keys. We’ve had fun deciding what each key “unlocks” and going around the house “unlocking” things. My favorite is the heart key. I told them it unlocks my heart and then give them a big hug! All you needContinue reading “Shapes Keys”

No-Sew “Bean” Bags

I have lots of fond memories of bean bag toss games from when I was a child so I wanted to have some at home for the kids to play with. Not to mention they are super versatile and can be used for a variety of indoor and outdoor games. They are not cheap toContinue reading “No-Sew “Bean” Bags”

Shapes Bean Bag Toss Game

Ugh! It’s too hot to play outside already! So we’re expanding our shapes knowledge INDOORS with this fun and versatile game! I used painters tape to make several shapes on the floor and made some DIY toss bags with rice. The kids first instinct was to hop on different shapes, so we worked in twoContinue reading “Shapes Bean Bag Toss Game”

Books About Shapes

We are focusing on shapes this week, exploring how many sides each have and finding shapes all around. We found these great picture books at our local library using a SUBJECT search for “Shapes — juvenile fiction.” Using these search terms in a subject search will help you find children’s fiction about shapes instead ofContinue reading “Books About Shapes”

Books About Zoo Animals

Search your local library for these fun and engaging books about zoo animals! Animal Strike at the Zoo by Karma Wilson Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andraea and Guy Parker Rees Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann Peek-a-Zoo! by Nina Laden Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? byContinue reading “Books About Zoo Animals”

Giraffe Shapes Craft

We are continuing our zoo animal week with this delightful book and a simple giraffe shapes craft! Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees is a fun story about Gerald, a giraffe, who can’t dance like the other animals in the jungle, until he finds the right music that inspires him. We loveContinue reading “Giraffe Shapes Craft”

Animal Sandwiches

Lunch time can be so stressful with picky eaters! When school was in session peanut butter sandwiches were our go-to lunch but when school closed, my son decided that PB sandwiches were for school only Then cookie cutters saved lunchtime! I had a few at home and recently ordered two sets of 50 online forContinue reading “Animal Sandwiches”

Five Giant Elephants

We are missing the zoo these days! Luckily we went right before everything shut down so the memories are still nice and fresh. Giants of the Savanna is by far our favorite area! Elephants and giraffes?! Yes, please! Watch the flannel board song here. This elephant rhyme has quickly become a household favorite! We doContinue reading “Five Giant Elephants”

Flower Family Shapes Craft

Celebrate Mother’s Day by making this Flower Family Shapes Craft with your toddler or preschooler. Using basic shapes like hearts, circles, and rectangles cut out of construction paper, create a cute and simple flower family plus a “peek-a-boo” flap to show the flower roots and insects “underground.” Here is what you will need to recreateContinue reading “Flower Family Shapes Craft”