Category Archives: Seasons

Writing Tray

Up-Cycled Writing Tray

I created a writing tray from a recycled box that has been a big help for my three-year-old. It makes writing a more feeling activity and this helps her to understand the lines that she is creating. I recommend that before you start to use this tray that you create a few letter and shape card and have your child trace them with their fingers. This will help them to learn the lines and curves. Once they have done that for a while you can then move on to this writing tray.

Exploring the after effects of an ice storm

Exploring After An Ice Storm

This post is a little different from what we normally share, but I thought this was so fun and my girls really enjoyed our week.

We have moved from the Windy City to Sunny North Carolina. The problem is that there is nothing sunny about it right now. We came in and the weather was beautiful but that changed the very next day. The theme this week is ice and I would like to say that I struggled with what to do but the truth is thanks to nature I didn’t have to prepare anything.

Arctic Edition: Mother May I? Gross Motor Game

Welcome to another TeachECE Wednesday post. I hope that you enjoyed your holiday break. For our first week back the theme is Tundra (What is that?). I chose to do a spin off of an old game that I use to play as a child that had lots of movement, counting and question asking. It really is a great gross motor game that your child will have lots of fun playing and if you’re having a bad day…. Just try it out and see if your day is still bad after.

20 Fall Pumpkin Activities for ages 2-5

With Fall comes beautiful Pumpkins. My children and I love playing, baking, and creating with pumpkins. The smell of them when they are uncooked fills the air and you know it’s fall. The feel of insides gushing through your fingers as you squish their insides in your hand. The taste of the pumpkin seeds after seasoning and baking in the oven on low. Pumpkins provide so much delight to the senses and they are a classic staple of Fall here in Midwest America.

When I was looking for ideas to do with my girls for fall I automatically started to hunt for pumpkin activities, and boy did I find them. Here is a list of some of my blogger friends and I pumpkin activities that we have been able to enjoy with our kids. All of these are hands-on activities and can provide your child with lots of fun.

0ver 20 budget friendly pumpkin activities for children ages 2-5.

20+ Fall Leaf Crafts for Ages 2-5

Fall is here, Fall is here! We love Fall over here and one aspect in particular that we enjoy is the changing of the leaves. The girls enjoy going on walks In the crisp air with baskets and picking up leaves. Sometimes the problem for me is what to do with all the leaves that they find. Well, this year I asked around for a little inspiration and, boy do I feel inspired after reading through these wonderful crafts.

As you know I try to keep all crafts that I share budget friendly. So all of these are good to do if you are working with a small budget. Not all of these crafts use real leaves or uses leaves at all.

Autumn/Fall leaf crafts for children ages 2-5

Fall LEaf Sensory Bin

Fall Sensory Bin

It’s getting cool and crisp outside and the grass is changing colors. We know this season and for us it’s one of our favorite seasons. Fall is coming! To celebrate the start of fall I put together a simple Fall Sensory bin that they played with while I read a few books over the weekend. If you like this and would like to see more sensory bins then check out Easy Sensory Bin Recipes. There you will find lots of easy sensory bins that you can quickly put together on the fly.

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Fall Spice Play Dough

I made this easy fall spice playdough that my kids have been using for a couple of weeks now and they have been having a ball with it. We like playdough for its many fun and educational uses.

Today I want to share our Fall Play dough recipe. It’s easy to make and if your lazy like me then you let the kids make it. I ask that you let your child help with the making of this play dough so they can get a feel for how they really like it because they are the ones who will be using it the most, not you.

Snowman Treats

#Playfulpreschool Do you want to build a Snowman,Treat!

Welcome to another Playful Preschool post. Playful preschool is where a group of fabulous bloggers bring to you weekly themed activities for free. Last week we gave you Healthy Kids and today were talking Snowmen. So I’m bringing you some Food Fun for Kids.

Sometimes it’s good to unwind after a week of hard learning with some SWEET FUN!

Number Word Punch

Number Word Punch: Counting Nuts

Hey guys! Welcome to another Playful Preschool Wednesday post. This is where a group of fabulous bloggers get together once a week and bring you some great hands on play ideas. Last week we played around with Feathers, this week we’re playing around with Nuts and Seeds and I’m sharing with you one of the preschool math games that we played.

Halloween Bath Time Painting

Bath Time Pumpkin Painting

During the toddler years, we spend lots of time getting messy with lots of painting activities for toddlers and I must say that most of our messy play is during bath time. Playing during bath time serves more than one purpose. We learn, get creative and just have plain ole fun all while in the tub.