Australia Unit Study: Sydney Harbor Bridge Craft

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We are having such a wonderful time with our Australia unit! I find a good portion of my inspiration on Pinterest and my Instagram feed. I came across this activity from Danya Banya and decided to do it with my preschooler. It really is super easy, and turned out super cute! I loved walking across … Continue reading Australia Unit Study: Sydney Harbor Bridge Craft

Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!

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Christmas is one of my favorite time of year - I think some of my best memories as a child are related to activities I did together with my mom. I wanted to continue this tradition with my daughters, and came up with this activity to make together. I love Advent Calendars, but they can … Continue reading Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!

Montessori Inspired Autumn Leaf Pinning Tree

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Once a month we are part of a Montessori Educational co-op - This month my friend used a wooden tree from Hobby Lobby and had the children do leaf pinning work with leaves glued to clothespins. I couldn't find one at my local Hobby Lobby, so decided to make my own. It turned out more … Continue reading Montessori Inspired Autumn Leaf Pinning Tree

Dyed Pumpkin Seed Letter Tracing

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We saved the seeds we removed from our pumpkin a few days ago, and allowed them to dry for a few days. I decided to dye them and use them for another activity. It's ridiculously easy to dye pumpkin seeds actually. I put the dry pumpkin seeds into little bags and added 1/2 teaspoon of … Continue reading Dyed Pumpkin Seed Letter Tracing

Pumpkin Fall-Themed Mosaics

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Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, with the weather becoming crisp and cozy and everything starts having a holiday theme. I was inspired to make this fun little pumpkin activity by an Instagram post (forget the author, sorry!). First I printed up a great pumpkin outline from http://www.donteatthepaste.com - I liked the simple structure, perfect … Continue reading Pumpkin Fall-Themed Mosaics

My Body Unit – The Concept of Joints

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As a nurse educator, I love to find creative ways to teach my little one about her body. At three, she isn't able to grasp many abstract concepts, so I try to find hands on learning activities to make it more real. I always seem to have tons of pipecleaners laying around - pretty sure … Continue reading My Body Unit – The Concept of Joints

Plastic Bag Lungs – Hands on Activity!

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Since my day job is to teach nursing students, I love finding fun ways to teach about the human body. I find it even more challenging to teach these concepts to a three-year-old, but this activity was a hit! Our last co-op with Mama's Happy Hive was all about the human body, and I had so much … Continue reading Plastic Bag Lungs – Hands on Activity!

Famous Paintings Art Lacing Boards

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My husband and I love to travel, but unfortunately we've been on a wee bit of a hiatus due to having two young children. In our 11 years of marriage, we've had the privilege to fly around the world and see many famous sights in person. I look forward to continue this tradition with my … Continue reading Famous Paintings Art Lacing Boards

Alphabet Matching Activity – Upcycled Bottle Caps!

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This activity has been a HUGE hit with my preschooler - I have been saving random bottle caps from my Body Armor drinks (because breastfeeding, lol) and after months, I had enough to do this activity. I printed out the lower case letters of the alphabet on a sheet of paper (you can print off … Continue reading Alphabet Matching Activity – Upcycled Bottle Caps!