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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.
Break out the plastic eggs, because this easy Easter game is a hoot.
Every year around this time, I can pretty much find half of a plastic Easter egg in any room. It’s just standard. Easter is to plastic eggs as Christmas is to Santa. They. are. everywhere. I know you can relate.
So rather than stepping on the plastic Easter eggs, let’s gather them up and have some fun.
It’s a preschooler’s dream color game activity!
Hot Wheels and bright colors make an excellent combo for learning.
In fact, my five year old ATE THIS ONE UP and the younger guys eagerly followed along.
My five-year-old is in a young fives class and I knew they have been learning color words. Since I haven’t done much reading with him at home, I was interested to see what he was retaining. Sure, I have a Masters in Reading, but I wanted this year to be a year of discovery at home as he received phonic instruction at school.
Come to find out, my five-year-old has nailed color words and this Breakfast Invitation was such a fun one to play with all my boys. See how I added variety for my three-year-old and one-year-old inside!
Looking for a way to begin your day with less morning television and more creative kids?
Getting our children to play more on their own can be a challenge. We wake up and are immediately on with a million tasks.
What if it didn’t have to be that way?
This is a startup guide to better understand how to plan your day, minimize screen time and roll out your next ten Breakfast Invitations. Because like bread and butter, these all seamlessly fit together.
I am a mom of three little boys five and under. Mornings were not my favorite and I felt overwhelmed by cranky kids watching morning television. TV seemed to zap their imagination for anything that followed.
Truth is, I just wanted to wake up being able to drink my tea HOT, and have children that were able to use their imagination and play.
So I dug deep into my teacher brain and found a solution.
We all crave balance between being able to take on parenthood, and enjoy the days that come with that tall order.
I am here to help you achieve this balance with this startup guide.
Hold Up! I have the most fun spring activity for kids.
I know you are drowning in stickers. They may be dot stickers, or the latest assortment from the Target Dollar Spot. Regardless of the shape and design, run and grab them now.
The best part of this spring activity?
It works for ALL ages! I had my 22 month old, almost four-year-old, and five-year-old all working together as I prepped breakfast and drank my hot tea.
How is this possible?
I’ll be the first to admit that Tetris is pretty addictive.
There is something about mixing the sizes and spaces that keeps me up all night wondering how it all fits together. Call me crazy, but Tetris changed the way I see the area and volume of a shape.
So, when I first saw this idea on @bare.nutrients I knew that I needed to add it to our collection of Breakfast Invitations. There was something so compelling about finding the right sizes and shapes to fit into the empty space similar to a Tetris game. Talk about a game that generated thinking and conversation!
Remember the number line?
Here is a simple way to introduce, and play with, a number line at home!
If we begin learning math concepts by doing, the better they will stick. Here, your child can move and count the objects as they are placed. It’s a hands-on way to better understand the sequence of numbers.
And I know what you are thinking!
Here she goes with that painter’s tape again. Well, you’re right! Painter’s tape is my ultimate supply and can pretty much liven up any old game that used to be done with pen and paper. It is hard to pick favorites, but I am pretty sure it is right up there with the counting bears.
This number line game makes a fun Breakfast Invitation to help you drink your coffee and pop the bagels in the toaster in peace! Set it up in 5 minutes the night before and watch it unfold. Join Us!