All in Breakfast Invitations
Ready to practice counting? Grab your dot stickers and markers to get started.
We all know that counting is important.
However, what is more important is that children are touching the objects as they count.
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Beth, what does this mean?!
What this means is that we want preschoolers to practice pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
How we do this, is we ask our children to TOUCH THE OBJECT as we COUNT ALOUD. You don’t want to miss this super fun Breakfast Invitation.
Ready for a fun Valentine Breakfast Invitation?
Try this Rainbow Valentine Heart activity and create a handful more for classmates!
“Who wants to come play a game with hearts and rainbows?”
Rainbows and hearts. I had them at hello.
Once my boys, 3.5 and 5, heard rainbows and hearts they both came running. Bummer, I thought. I should have made more. Not a bad problem to have because you can whip this up in minutes!
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! I’ve got your Breakfast Invitation secret weapon.
Kids love seeing their name. Like, loooooooooove seeing their name.
And so do we. We use our names to mark our success at workouts, sign off on an email, and to simply identify which Starbucks frappacchino is ours. We find it especially funny when it gets written incorrectly.
Names are a beautiful representation of who we are.
Let’s use names to help our children grasp a marker, identify letters, and hold their hand steady to design a circle as they find their name.
Kids and Socks, Math and Graphs.
Anyone else seeing this powerful connection? They just go together.
Graphs are simple to make, and have a strong impact with learning.
Graphs offer a visual that shows your preschooler a clear understanding of how many, and which object has the most. - These are key concepts that will continue to be discussed throughout their life.
You know when you have these moments where you preschooler REALLY gets it?
Like, adrenalin rush, super excited to complete the task?
It all began with Color Sort on our Breakfast Invitation Cards.
As my preschooler eagerly sorted shades of blue and different shades of green, it led to a couple questions.
“Which shade of blue is the darkest?”
“Which shade of blue is the lightest?”
And Whamo! - This quick and easy Breakfast Invitation was born. Quick and easy, use what you already own.
Looking for an indoor activity this winter break?
Dot the lights is where it’s at.
We already know that dot stickers make crazy fun Breakfast Invitations.
Spider Webs crawled throughout the 7 continents on Instagram.
Christmas Trees raved on Busy Toddler.
And DIY board game helped keep us all going over Thanksgiving Break.
Bring out the dot sticker packs for the brightest Breakfast Invitation yet!
Pick the ONE thing you want to improve, and focus on that ONE skill.
What I mean, is if you want to focus on fine motor skills, stay focused on task at hand.
Here, it is to strengthen the little muscles so that down the line your child can correctly cut and hold a pencil.
You want to stay focused with your goal.
If the goal is fine motor grip, try not to also throw in letter recognition and sequencing. You can keep the brain power to a minimum so that your reluctant toddler or preschooler can really zone in on what they need to work on.
Here, it is fine motor.
This Breakfast Invitation is super simple to set up that’s packed with a punch of foundational skills.
One of the best ways to learn is through exploration.
Taking pieces, and moving them around for intentional, hands on learning.
This indoor game was great for my five-year-old, and also perfect for my 3.5 year-old.
Different ages, and different personalities will extend in different ways. This is exactly what you are looking for.
Shapes; one of the most fun ways to watch your preschooler's development unfold.
Working with shapes will begin with shape identification, develop into spatial awareness, and continue on to understanding how shapes fit together in our world.
Why Manipulate Shapes Now?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
You do not have to master this in Preschool, but this is a FUN way to begin the introduction now.
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Kindergarten. One of the first major milestones for your child.
They ARE our future.
How do I know? Because I still keep in touch with the first Kindergarten class I taught.
They are now about 22 years old and currently working as technical engineers and paving the way in medicine. They are doing things now that are way above my head. #truth.
But you know what?
Our preschoolers are not in Kindergarten yet.
So let’s take a couple of the core concepts they will need to master then, and allow our children to play, manipulate and learn on their own terms now.
How can we do this?
Simple setups called Breakfast Invitations.
Stop googling “kindergarten readiness” and invite your children to learn through the power of play now. You asked, I answered. Here are the most FAQ about Breakfast Invitations.
Move over spiders. Turkeys are finding their way into our play.
And who doesn’t need some turkey in our lives? Even us vegetarians can make room.
So let’s spice up with this super quick and easy Turkey Trot Breakfast Invitation.
There are SO MANY important math skills being introduced here:
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted.
I know this sounds like a simple concept. But this is something that must be taught and most importantly; practiced.
Because number sense difficulty increases rapidly! Spend the first four years on numbers 1-10.
I am going to ask you to go do something right now.
Go around and gather every block you have floating around your home.
Think stacking blocks, lacing beads, and wooden puzzle pieces.
Add them to a basket, and get ready to have some fun with inquiry based learning.
Wait. What is inquiry based learning and why is this important now?