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Dana Reed
Fun ideas for the Grandchildren:: DIY toddler activities Kids Activities Outdoor Fun Water Play Trash to Craft Craft Activities For Kids, Summer Activities, Projects For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Fun Crafts, Kids Diy, Water Play Activities, Childcare Activities, Holiday Activities

Shadow-Bets | Camo and Bows

The first time I did shadow character's with Hunter and Lorelei my son was completely thrilled. He absolutely begs to do it before nap time books and bed time…

Make colored pasta beads! 1 c. pasta (per color) + 2 T. rubbing alcohol + drops food coloring = colored pasta beads for all sorts of great projects with the kids! Party activities, make gifts for grandma. Kids Crafts, Craft Activities For Kids, Crafts To Do, Projects For Kids, Craft Projects, Arts And Crafts, Classroom Projects, Summer Activities, Party Activities

Instead of buying beads-1 c. pasta (per color) + 2 T. rubbing alcohol + 2-3 drops food coloring = colored pasta beads.

Make science fun for your kids! Try the water movement experiment - Educational Activities for Kids Kitchen Science, Preschool Science, Science Experiments Kids, Science Fair, Teaching Science, Science For Kids, Science Activities, Science Projects, Diy Projects

Kindergarten xylem water movement demonstation with napa cabbage and dyed water - 1

1) Take Celery or Napa Cabbage (largest you can find) and slice a stalk halfway up the middle. 2) Place two clear containers close together. Add a few drops of food coloring in two different colors to the jars. 3) Add water to the jars to fill to about 1.5 inches deep. 4) Wait about 8 hours and observe the difference! Plants use little tubes to transport water from where they have it (the ground, usually) to where they need it (in their leaves, where it is "breathed out" through little pores…

for learning letters and sounds! Free alphabet assessment and printables to go along with the activities.Activities for learning letters and sounds! Free alphabet assessment and printables to go along with the activities. Letter Activities, Literacy Activities, Reading Intervention Activities, Preschool Assessment, Spanish Activities, Literacy Centers, Educational Activities, Learning Spanish, Classroom Volunteer

10 Activities for Teaching and Practicing Letters and Sounds - Make Take & Teach

So it’s late November and we have just a few first graders who have not yet mastered their letters and sounds. For these little firsties, we needed to readjust their intervention plan and bump it up a knotch in terms of intensity. It’s always difficult to find time in a jam-packed school day, but mastering letters […]

Cute ways to say bye to your kiddos Kids And Parenting, Parenting Hacks, Practical Parenting, Peaceful Parenting, Foster Parenting, Gentle Parenting, Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Preschool Ideas

Best Tear-Free Ways to Say Bye to Your Kids · Pint-sized Treasures

It's tough to say bye to your kids -- but sometimes it's inevitable. Make it a tear-free event with these simple ideas that bring smiles instead of tears!

Word work-Word Families Activity using Paint Chips - With link to a large list of word families to use to create this activity! Perfect for teaching word families and rhyming skills. Also great as a nonsense word generator. Awesome use of paint chips! Word Study, Word Work, Learning Tools, Fun Learning, Learning Cards, Paint Cards, Paint Samples, Literacy Activities, Literacy Centers

Preschool (First Grade) At Home: Interactive Word Family Game With Paint Chip Samples

Okay, so this is more like "First Grade At Home" than "Preschool At Home" but both of my girls like to play with it. The Frog Princess is getting the most benefit (as the newest reader in the house) but the Mini-Saurus is learning her alphabet and wants to be included in whatever her big sister is doing! I saw this idea over at the Snail's Trail blog and it was too perfect for words! (2013 Update: I've been informed that this post is no longer available) You can get her great lists of…

Cute for mother's day. 28 Simple Mothers Day Crafts and Gift Ideas - Teach Junkie Kids Crafts, Mothers Day Crafts For Kids, Daycare Crafts, Sunday School Crafts, Classroom Crafts, Fathers Day Crafts, Toddler Crafts, Preschool Crafts, Happy Mothers Day

28 Simple Mother's Day Crafts and Gift Ideas

Mother's Day poems and gifts make the perfect activities in school. Students can create Mother's Day crafts, gifts and use poems for Mother's Day to make it a special occasion. You've got an audience of one to create for and we know that she'll treasure gifts from such little hands. These gifts are simple and easy to do in the classroom. Many incorporate writing {which is an added bonus}. Many of these projects take materials already on hand at your school, could be donated or easily…

nice learning activity for spelling, letter recognition, reading and one to one correspondence. see and spell Preschool Literacy, Early Literacy, Literacy Activities, Educational Activities, Preschool Activities, Spelling Activities, Spelling Ideas, Spelling Practice, Listening Activities

See and Spell

I love this toy form Melissa and Doug, but I found three ways to recreate it.The first uses her magnets and we do this on her cookie sheet so the letters don’t slide around.The second uses cl…

Gingerbread activities: FREE "The Gingerbread Boy" Sequencing worksheet. Kindergarten Literacy, Classroom Activities, Sequencing Activities, Holiday Activities, Preschool Worksheets, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Preschool Crafts, Classroom Ideas

"The Gingerbread Boy" Sequencing FREEBIE

This freebie goes along with "The Gingerbread Boy" by Paul Galdone. It's a cut and paste printable that will be a nice supplement to the book. ...

Life size Lincoln Logs made out of pool noodles~ 15 pool noodles from the dollar store cut in half cut notches out easily with scissors = hours and hours of fun playtime! Oh my gosh I LOVED Lincoln logs! Projects For Kids, Diy For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Craft Projects, Diy Crafts, Summer Crafts, Toddler Activities, Activities For Kids, Indoor Activities

Life size Lincoln Logs made out of pool noodles~ 15 pool noodles from the dollar store cut in half cut notches out easily with scissors = hours and hours of fun playtime! aWESOME!!!

Artsonia Art Museum :: Artwork by - Kindergarten - Picasso Flowers Spring art project! Kindergarten Art, Preschool Crafts, Crafts For Kids, Arts And Crafts, Spring Art, Spring Crafts, Holiday Crafts, Picasso Flowers, Art Flowers

Artwork published by Gavin2177

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Montessori weaving with an embroidery hoop, yarn and fabric Montessori Practical Life, Montessori Preschool, Montessori Elementary, Elementary Art, Motor Activities, Preschool Activities, Art For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Embroidery Hoop Crafts

Craft: Weaving

We really haven't done much weaving yet because I really wasn't sure if my oldest daughter would like it or find it frustrating. This weaving activity was just right for her skill level, she was able to weave independently and she enjoyed it. I used an embroidery hoop, yarn, and strips of fabric. First, I separated the hoop and put the yarn across the smaller hoop (6 seemed like a good amount) and then put it back together. (Next time I will use a coordinating yarn color so that the yarn…

DIY Montessori Materials - list of posts by curriculum area for creating your own Montessori materials for home or school. I love Montessori! Montessori Homeschool, Montessori Classroom, Montessori Toddler, Montessori Activities, Homeschooling, Montessori Elementary, Upper Elementary, Childhood Education, Kids Education

DIY Montessori Materials

I'm using this post to organize all the DIY Montessori materials posts I've published. I realized I've published too many for you to find them easily by using the category or tags in the sidebar. I'll be adding to this post whenever I publish a new DIY Montessori materials post. You'll find resources here for homeschools or schools. There will be a new tab under the 'About Montessori' tab at the top of the site with links to some of my main Montessori resource posts. Photo Credit: Background…

Scrabble letters to build first words and other fun first words activities using BOB books but could easily be adapted. Educational Activities For Kids, Preschool Learning, Literacy Activities, Early Learning, Fun Learning, Preschool Activities, Literacy Centers, Sight Word Activities, Spelling Centers

Scrabble letters to build first words. Good for quiet time :) (can be used with their name cards after rest time)

I'm obsessed with busy bags. TONS of ideas for busy bags with some free printables to go along with them! Also some ideas for hosting a busy bags swap party Toddler Fun, Toddler Learning, Toddler Preschool, Fun Learning, Learning Activities, Preschool Activities, Toddler Games, Children Activities, Indoor Activities

Busy Bags Part 2

I'm obsessed with busy bags. TONS of ideas for busy bags with some free printables to go along with them! Also some ideas for hosting a busy bags swap party