Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Membership Special

Many of you have written to me asking for me to run my membership special again.  The special is for a twelve month membership for the price of a six month membership.  You will receive access to all of the material that has been added to the member's section for the past ten years as well as the new material that is added each week.  The special ends midnight Sunday April 27th . Please click here for more information and to join.

Birdhouse Number Sequence Puzzles

To go along with our spring birds theme I made number sequence puzzles with numbers 1-10 ... 11-20 ... 21-30 ... and skip counting by fives and tens.  I printed them out on cardstock paper ... laminated them and cut along the lines so there were ten puzzle strips for each puzzle.

I attached a magnet at the top and bottom of the strips and the children put the puzzles together in numerical order on a metal tray.

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekly Printable April 21st - April 25th

The free printable this week at is Birdhouse Letter Sequence Sticks  ... which is a great activity for letter recognition and review. In this activity children put the birdhouses in alphabetical order.

Grab them for free until Sunday April 27th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.

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 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:

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:

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:
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