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Grab the googly eyes from the Dollar Store. It’s time to get counting!
Lately googly eyes have been following me everywhere.
I found them calling my name at Office Depot, and then again at Dollar Tree.
Well, googly eyes, I see you. I want you. You are now set up for a Breakfast Invitation on my kitchen table.
Apparently this is how marketing works. Welp, they found their target audience and now I am here to pass on the love.
This googly eye preschool counting game is a hit!
Find those magnetic tiles! Let’s get measuring.
Sometimes the best Breakfast Invitations are the ones with the least amount of supplies. Here, we are grabbing what we already own (or what we will soon own and have countless amounts of independent playtime with) and setting up in a flash.
Measurement is an important skill that can be practiced now and have a HUGE impact for later.
So grab those magnetic tiles and let’s get started with this preschool measurement activity!
Need a pencil grip activity for your creative spirit?
My almost four year old enjoys his morning Breakfast Invitation and almost always goes a little rouge on the final steps.
Here, I wanted to give him some freedom to explore pencil grip without following a rigid guideline. We want to remember that all kids learn differently and do not fit one mold.
Ever wish you could whip up a board game with the supplies you already own?
I am here to tell you it’s possible, and it’s LOADS of fun.
In fact, you can even set this up in under seven minutes.
Grab some bright markers, and let the games begin!
Sometimes we are looking for an activity to excel academically.
Other times we are looking for ideas to help unload the dishwasher.
Good News! This Elmer the Elephant activity does both!
When it comes to your preschooler writing, there is much more you can do than writing letters.
In fact, if you have a preschooler that needs breaks and movements, this Breakfast Invitation is the one for you.
Bottom line, the more you help your child grasp a marker, squirt a water bottle, cut some paper, etc, the stronger their hands get for school age when things become a little (correction: a lot) more demanding.
Looking for a way to add some excitement with shapes?
There is something about a sense of prediction and surprise that makes learning shapes a lot more fun than what may be drawn on a worksheet.
In fact, a lot of activities are better off not on a worksheet, and it is my mission to help you create more hand-on learning opportunities in your home.
Truth is, setting activities like this one are even faster than pressing print and waiting for it to come out the printer!
Your two-year-old doesn’t know all their colors?
That is completely okay!
Whether your child can identify colors at 20 months, or begin to catch on at 2.5+, the most important thing to remember is that all children learn their colors over time.
It is also important to understand that even within the same family, you can see large differences on who learned what when.
So do me a favor, and not sweat it!
Instead, join us here to begin to implement fun, hands-on ways to help make learning colors stick and get reinforced.
Need a simple activity to count to ten?
This hungry caterpillar game is a great way to reinforce counting, and gain a better understanding that a group of objects are represented by a number name.
Sounds simple, right?
Not really. The truth is that many times we rush preschoolers right on through rather than taking the time to understand quantity.
We assume just because they can count to ten, they also understand what ten really means. But they don’t always truly understand. And without a solid foundation in how a group of ten is made, taken apart, and built back up again, we are doing a disservice for our children by not taking the time to do this.
So, I am here to help bridge the gap.