Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Special


I'm having an Easter special for my entire cd collection!!  The special for all 60 of my cds on two cds at the lowest price I have ever offered for the collection.  If you have time please check the special out here.  It ends midnight Sunday April 13th.

Kool-Aid Playdough


In a recent sensory play workshop I was given a recipe for kool-aid playdough.  It the same recipe that I usually use to make homemade playdough with the exception that kool-aid is used instead of food coloring.  The playdough smells so good and I loved experimenting with the different kinds of kool-aid.

The children really loved playing with it as well.  We did a survey of which scent was their favorite ... orange got the most votes while lemonade received the least.  The source provided for the recipe was the kraftrecipes.com website.

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
2 tsp of cream of tartar
1 packet of unsweetened kool-aid
1 cup of water
1Tbsp of oil

Mix the first four ingredients together in a sauce pan and add the water and oil.  Cook over medium heat stirring frequently for about five minutes or until a ball of dough forms.  Remove from heat and take the playdough out of the pan and place on a sheet of wax paper.  Let cool.

You can see a video of the kool-aid playdough here or by clicking below:

http://youtu.be/VIedmKum7uE

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Egg Pom Pom Match


I love how easy this activity was to set up!!  I purchased large plastic eggs and wrote a number on each one with a permanent marker.  I put the eggs in a basket and pom poms in a separate container.  I put magnets on the bottom of my pom poms for extra weight and also because the magnets stick together and the children need to pull them apart but you do not have to.

Children picked an egg and identified the number on the egg. The next step was to open the egg up and put the same number of pom poms in it and close the egg.  Children also needed to find the pom poms that were the same color as the egg.  The children really enjoyed this math and fine motor activity.

You can see a video of this activity here or by clicking below:


http://youtu.be/0VPujYt89q4

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bunny Letter Sliders


I made bunnny letter sliders for the children to work on letter recognition.  I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.  I cut the lines on the bunny tummy with an x acto knife and set them out with the letter sliders in a basket.

Children picked a slider and pulled it through the bunny.  They then identified the letters on the bunny tummy.

You can see a video of this activity here or by clicking below:

http://youtu.be/EUtXXlNcIhg

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Felt Bunny Math


I made another felt math game since the children really enjoyed the last one so much. In this game the children roll the dice and remove the same number of carrots from the felt mat.  Once all of the carrots are removed they keep rolling the dice and put the carrots back on.  You can find the patterns for the bunny and carrots here.



You can see a video of this activity here or by clicking below:

http://youtu.be/CT9WL2a_bHc

Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekly Printable April 7th - 11th


The free printable this week at earlychildhoodprintables.com is Bunny Alphabet Clothespin Cards  ... which is a great activity for letter recognition and review. Children put a clothespin on the matching letter on each bunny card.

Grab them for free until Sunday April 13th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Umbrella Pom Pom Match


I made an umbrella pom pom match to go along with our umbrella theme this week.  I traced around a small bowl on six different colors of cardstock paper and cut the circles out.  I then cut around 1/4 of each circle off so it formed an umbrella shape.  The next step was to glue a handle on to the bottom of each umbrella shape.

I put out a bowl of pom poms that were the same colors as the umbrellas.  On the bottom of each pom pom I attached a magnet to add weight to the pom pom and also so the activity could be done on a magnetic surface.


The children put the pom poms on the same color umbrellas.  They then counted how many were on each umbrella and which umbrella had the most and which had the least pom poms.

You can see a video of this activity here or by clicking below:

http://youtu.be/YKAt8HbMzhE
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