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!

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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*

Orange Clove Pomander – Fine Motor Skill Activity

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I love to find easy activities that promote hands-on learning. I also love the smells of the holidays and this activity combines fine motor skills and creativity as well as smells AMAZING! A pomander comes from the French words pomme d'ambre, meaning an apple of amber. It refers to a ball made for perfumes, and … Continue reading Orange Clove Pomander – Fine Motor Skill Activity

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

Velcro Dot Cubes – Fine Motor Creative Activity

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I love Dollar Tree - mostly I like walking through Dollar Tree seeing what they are selling for only a dollar. A few weeks ago I was there with my toddler and found these foam blocks and velcro dots. I had seen something like this on Pinterest with wooden blocks and decided to get them … Continue reading Velcro Dot Cubes – Fine Motor Creative Activity

Pool Noodle Interlocking Discs

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Anybody that has kids knows two main things about toys - they seem to multiply and can be quite expensive, which is frustrating when your kids seem to tire of them after a few hours or days. As the weather is warming up, many retailers are selling pool noodles. If you are lucky, you can … Continue reading Pool Noodle Interlocking Discs

Paint Swatch Matching Activity

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I love activities that can be created with recycled items or with minimal expense. I find myself at Home Depot often for projects I do around the house, and with a little Pinterest inspiration, this easy activity only needs a few household items! First get a few paint swatches at your local home improvement store. … Continue reading Paint Swatch Matching Activity