Our Earth Song

It’s not technically Earth Day anymore, but we should celebrate our planet EVERY DAY, right?! The earlier children learn about the Earth and how we can all help keep it vibrant and thriving, the more likely they will be to develop lifelong habits of recycling, reusing, reducing and conserving! Try out this little ditty withContinue reading “Our Earth Song”

Pretzel Butterflies

‘Tis the season for chasing butterflies! And, wow, they sure fly fast. Every time we find one outside, it’s like hitting the lottery. So when I suggested making butterflies at snack time, the kids were all about it. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a local favorite, so we re-read it, snacked andContinue reading “Pretzel Butterflies”

Sprinkles Art – Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Though everyday should be Earth Day, April 22 of every year is a great opportunity to focus on our beautiful planet and teach our little learners why it is so important to understand what is so unique about Earth and how we can do our part to keep it thriving and habitableContinue reading “Sprinkles Art – Happy Earth Day!”

The 5-Seconds Rule

Have you heard of the 5-Seconds Rule? No, I’m not talking about dropping food on the floor! This 5-Second Rule is a good rule of thumb to remember when talking with you toddler or preschooler. Young minds are developing rapidly and absorbing a lot of information. When you ask them a question, it is easyContinue reading “The 5-Seconds Rule”

Preschool Painting Tips

Painting is a great way to engage your kiddos at home, work on fine motor skills and let them be creative! But some parent avoid it because it can also get super messy! Here are a few tips to keep little ones and parents happy! 1. Q-TIPS: Use Q-tips instead of paint brushes. Easy forContinue reading “Preschool Painting Tips”

Cereal Box Puzzles

We’ve been treating ourselves to lots of yummy, sugary cereals during quarantine so we have lots of empty cereal boxes going into recycling. Food boxes, book covers and store signs are some of the first types of environmental print your child learns to recognize and remember. So why not turn those cereal boxes into puzzles!Continue reading “Cereal Box Puzzles”

Ten Little Dinosaurs Song

This counting rhyme helps reinforce numbers 1-10 for toddlers and helps build beginner subtraction skills for your preschooler! Let your child pick their ten favorite dinosaur toys and line them up on a table. Sing along to the tune of “Five Brown Teddies Sitting on a Wall.” If your kids are like mine, they willContinue reading “Ten Little Dinosaurs Song”

Tell Me 3 Things

If your kids are anything like mine, when someone asks them what they did today they either go blank or they get silly and make weird noises. This activity can help keep your kids focused in a dialogue – whether it be a FaceTime call with Grandma, a Zoom hangout with their teacher, or justContinue reading “Tell Me 3 Things”

Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

If there is anything my kids love more than dinosaurs, it’s cookies! So why not combine them both? Here’s what you’ll need:Cookie doughDinosaur toysEgg-shaped cookie cutter (optional)Parchment paper (NOT optional) We used sugar cookie dough, but I think PB cookies would work well, too. After rolling the dough I used an Easter egg cookie cutterContinue reading “Dinosaur Fossil Cookies”

Dinosaur, Dinosaur Behind the Door

Based on the classic flannel board rhyme, “Little Mouse, Little Mouse,” this adapted rhyme offers your dinosaur-fan a chance to find their favorite dinosaur while practicing colors and sharpening their memory skills. I made a variation of this set for my Etsy shop and included 5 doors, numbers 1-5 and few extra dinosaur songs! CheckContinue reading “Dinosaur, Dinosaur Behind the Door”