Picture Books About Ponds

We have been thoroughly enjoying our focus on ponds this month. We found these great picture books about pond life at our local library and might have to buy a few to keep in our permanent collection! We have been including some pond vocabulary into our sight word sentences since we see so many ofContinue reading “Picture Books About Ponds”

Picture Books About Maps

My husband and I took lots of road trips together before we had kids and it was important to us that we continue that tradition with our kids. A couple of summers ago, we took a couple of long trips, and I wanted to find books about maps to prepare my son (Alice was justContinue reading “Picture Books About Maps”

Froot Loops Rainbow Craft

This is one of my favorite snack crafts we have done. It worked great with my toddler and my preschooler. WARNING: Many froot loops were consumed during the making of this craft – and maybe some with glue. All you need to complete this at home is: Froot loops cereal Bowl School glue Printout orContinue reading “Froot Loops Rainbow Craft”

Books About Colors

We are focusing on colors this week, exploring primary colors and color-mixing. We found these great picture books at our local library using a SUBJECT search for “Colors — juvenile fiction.” Using these search terms in a subject search will help you find children’s fiction about colors instead of everything in the collection that mentionsContinue reading “Books About Colors”

Sprinkles Letters!

We love doing Sprinkles crafts (and eating them). When we do letters, I usually have my son write the letters in marker then trace with school glue and then pour on the sprinkles! Don’t forget to use a deep pan or craft tray when doing this at home or sprinkles will go everywhere!

Homemade ABCs Soup

Growing up “Sopa” was my favorite dish. It wasn’t until I got older that I learned that “Sopa” just meant “soup” in Spanish. My mother always used La Moderna Alphabet pasta. They are like 50 cents a bag and a great way for my kids to see and eat their ABCs. And I love thatContinue reading “Homemade ABCs Soup”

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”

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”

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”