Dead Sea Salt Experiment – Learn About Density

The Dead Sea borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. It is more than 400 meters below seal level and is the lowest point on dry land. It is over 1/3 salt, and this hypersaline water makes floating easy. I love science and thought this fun experiment would be a great way to teach some … Continue reading Dead Sea Salt Experiment – Learn About Density

Pine-cone Christmas Trees – Mess Free Preschool Activity!

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Now that I'm a mom, I see everyday objects in a different light. My hubby likes to playfully accuse me of being a hoarder, but I like to save things that would otherwise be discarded to use in fun activities for my kiddos. Free activities are the best ones, right? I just finished up a … Continue reading Pine-cone Christmas Trees – Mess Free Preschool Activity!

Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

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Most of us are familiar with the Christian Christmas story of the three wise men who presented the baby Jesus with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Most pictorial depictions show these gifts in containers. Aside from gold which many of us are familiar with, what did these gifts really look like? So I ordered up some … Continue reading Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

Star of David – Popsicle Craft (Israel Unit)

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The Star of David is very important to the Jewish culture. As the most prominent religion in Israel, I found this fun craft that helps little ones recognize this symbol while providing hands on creative fun. First I glued popsicle sticks into two triangle shapes. I used the wider ones, but either will work. You … Continue reading Star of David – Popsicle Craft (Israel Unit)

Hebrew Counting Cards 1-10 *FREE Printables*

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As we continue our study of Israel in this month's theme, we discussed languages. Israel has both Hebrew and Arabic as predominate languages. I thought it would be fun to learn to count in another language - I chose Hebrew. I found Hebrew to be quite fascinating at initial glance. Words are either masculine or … Continue reading Hebrew Counting Cards 1-10 *FREE Printables*

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!

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!

My Blood & Kidneys – Sensory Learning Activity

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Water beads are my go-to for many sensory and learning activities. I wanted an activity to visualize the different parts of the human blood, and water beads fit the purpose perfectly. I used red/pink beads for the red blood cells, white for the white blood cells, crush yellow beads for platelets and water with a … Continue reading My Blood & Kidneys – Sensory Learning 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