Crayon Name Storytelling Activity
Nothing is quite as inspiring as a new box of crayons…  Discover how Jill, from A Mom With a Lesson Plan, used a new box of crayons to encourage her kids to write their own stories.

She started out …

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Alphabet Learning with Chalk & Rocks
Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the funnest. Dyan, from And Next Comes L, came up with this idea to give her boys a project to do with sidewalk chalk. They started off by taking a walk to gather …

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Make a Reading Journal
If you are looking for a way to make reading more fun for your kids, check out this idea shared by Kaley on Less Than Perfect Parent. She made a reading journal with her daughter so they could keep …

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Alphabet Tunnel Play
Kristina, from Toddler Approved, made up this fun and educational game for her kids. She used colored cardstock and painters tape to create tunnels that her kids could drive their toy vehicles through. She cut the paper to the …

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Eye Spy Alphabet Slime Recipe

If you want to practice the ABC with a reluctant learner, this project will certainly get their attention!

Follow along with the recipe shared by Crystal at Growing a Jeweled Rose, and you can whip up a batch of …

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Two Simple Shamrock Games
While Allison, from No Time for Flashcards, created these games for her kindergartener, they can be easily modified for younger and older children. She used craft foam supplies she found at the dollar store to make both of these …

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Alphabet Sounds Fishing and Matching Game
Not only can you use this homemade game to teach young kids the alphabet, you can use it to encourage older children to spell words. Anna was inspired to make this project when she got a great deal on a …

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Fairytale Storytelling Basket

Did you know that today is Tell a Fairy Tale Day? It is the perfect excuse to try this simple activity.

Anna, from The Imagination Tree, shares how she created a custom story basket for reading time. This basket …

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There’s a Wocket in my Pocket Activities

I love this activity that can be done in conjunction with reading There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss. Follow the directions shared by Jillian, from A mom With A Lesson Plan, and you can make a …

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Sound Matching Valentine Hearts

Besides being a reason to give candy and cards to your friends and sweeties, you can use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to help kids practice letter and sound recognition. Mandi, from Moments With Mandi blog, shows how easy it …

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This Winter Olympics Printable word search is aimed at third graders but I really don’t see why younger kids can’t have a go. Olympics is a great way to motivate a little extra school work with new themes and fun …

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Anyone noticed that Halloween is coming? I am sure by now you must be well aware and this blog is no different we are theming our blog posts to keep up with the crazy October season.

Sort out long vowels …

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There is the old age debate of whether we should just let kids play instead of making everything a lesson. Our house is somewhat educational. Our toy room looks like a kindy and we have been asked numerous times if …

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deck1Looking for a way to close out the end of your school year? Here is a wonderful lesson plan unit that takes the theme ‘Bon Voyage’ and applies it to all the subjects for a memorable exit and having fun …

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Mini-Mag-3-cover1This mini magazine is a wonderful step by step instructions for instilling creativity and quality time with your children. You can sign up for the newsletter to get the free mini magazine over at Crafting Connections.

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