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 … Continue reading Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity
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 … Continue reading Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment
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 … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]
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 … Continue reading Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity
Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ICELAND Unit!
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 … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Leatherback Sea Turtle Sensory Nest
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 … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Reflection Activity
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 … Continue reading England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor Activity]
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 … Continue reading Make Your Own Chalk Paint – Upcycle Old Chalk Sticks!
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 … Continue reading Growing Magic Beans – Jack & The Beanstalk Activity