Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

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For our study of Iceland, our gross motor activity was the toga hönk (tuga war) which was an important competition to the Vikings. The name literally means tugging on a loop, or a hank. Not much is known about the exact details, but it is believed that two men sat on the floor or the … Continue reading Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

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As we concluded our study of Iceland, I wanted to include a science experiment, and thought that the traditional Mentos & Diet Coca Cola would be perfect, and a great way to visualize what a geyser looks like. A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam. … Continue reading Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

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Usain St Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. He is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay, and considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. As part of our study of Jamaica, it made sense to honor him with a learning activity. I try … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

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As part of our Jamaica unit, I made a sensory bottle with jellyfish inside! I honestly cannot believe how amazing it turned out and my girls enjoyed (and still do!) playing with it. I love how memorizing the jellyfish float and ripple around the bottle - perfect for learning about jellyfish, Jamaica or just a … Continue reading Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

Jamaica Unit Study: Leatherback Sea Turtle Sensory Nest

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Its hard sometimes to come up with activities that can be enjoyed by both a preschooler AND a toddler - many of my printables or crafts the toddler destroys or chews on, which adds a level of challenge with various activities. We have been studying the Leatherback Sea Turtle as part of our Jamaica Unit … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Leatherback Sea Turtle Sensory Nest

Jamaica Unit Study: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Reflection Activity

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My inspiration for this fantastic activity was a similar activity that was posted on the Keepers of the Cheerios Blog on Facebook - I decided to make it more specific to Papilio homerus, or the Jamaican swallowtail, is the largest butterfly in the Western Hemisphere. First I made a pattern that mimicked what this butterfly … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Reflection Activity

England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor Activity]

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We combined our gross motor activity and our indigenous game/toy for our England unit. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, is both a sport and a child's game in which a large hoop is rolled along the ground, generally by means of an object wielded by the player. The aim of the game is to … Continue reading England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor Activity]

Make Your Own Chalk Paint – Upcycle Old Chalk Sticks!

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I can't remember buying chalk for a long time, but somehow I have a whole box of it. Another mama suggested turning old sticks into powder and adding water to make your own chalk paint, so that is what I did! I used a cheese grater to turn my chalk into powder. I found the … Continue reading Make Your Own Chalk Paint – Upcycle Old Chalk Sticks!

Growing Magic Beans – Jack & The Beanstalk Activity

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My toddler has recently started to "read" to me with her books, and over the years we have collected either as hand-me-downs, purchases, gifts, etc a lot of different books. My girl particularly likes the "FE FI FO FUM" part of this book and it's fun to watch how animated she gets. I thought it … Continue reading Growing Magic Beans – Jack & The Beanstalk Activity

4th of July Surprise Toilet Paper Roll Poppers

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I have to work this 4th of July, so I wanted to make a fun activity for my kiddos in preparation for this fun holiday. I'll be honest, the last couple of years this holiday has been mostly a loud way to ruin my now toddler's sleep and frankly I've been cranky about it. This … Continue reading 4th of July Surprise Toilet Paper Roll Poppers