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Earth Day Books for Kids

Earth Day Books for Kids

Inside: These Earth Day books for kids include picture books, nonfiction, and even board books. You’ll find meaningful choices for teaching and celebrating with children ages 3-12. April 22nd is coming up soon, and it’s time to think about what you’ll do for Earth Day! Whether you’re planning a special “green” activity or an upcycled…

Easter Preschool Activity – Letter Recognition Egg Craft {Free Printable}

Easter Preschool Activity – Letter Recognition Egg Craft {Free Printable}

Inside: This Easter preschool activity includes a free printable that gives children a chance to practice letter recognition My whole classroom was quiet recently while my little preschool Sunday school class painted with watercolors. Each child created and investigated the colors with the utmost concentration at his or her own level of development. I had…

Dot Dabber Butterfly Activity

Dot Dabber Butterfly Activity

Today I’m sharing a quick, no-prep butterfly activity for preschoolers. Just grab your dot markers and go! The azaleas are showing their colors here, and the spring sunshine is calling us outside. We’ve been seeing lots of butterflies around. Every year we do a few butterfly activities in the spring. A few years back, we…

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Craft to Celebrate Springtime

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Craft to Celebrate Springtime

This open-ended children’s wildflower craft celebrates springtime and a famous first lady. We spotted wildflowers blooming along the road last weekend. Thanks to a mild winter, the annual chorus of colors has started a month early. Wildflowers are serious business here in Texas. Highway medians are roped off to protect delicate flowers from mowers. A spring…

5 Fun Active Learning Egg Hunt Games for Siblings {Free Printable}

5 Fun Active Learning Egg Hunt Games for Siblings {Free Printable}

Here’s a fun, Easter time activity for learning letters, sight words, spelling words, or math facts. It’s perfect for kids who crave movement. Pretty much all you need are plastic Easter eggs and the free printable in this post. You can have multiple kids play it together, even if they’re working on learning completely different things. If you’re a…