Truth is, I was trying to get a multitude of ideas your way, but they had me all thinking. - Are these Earth Day ideas actually taking care of the Earth? Or are they cute ideas that use toxic chemicals that pollute the Earth? I am not anti paints. But on Earth Day, that just didn’t feel like the right choice.
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.
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 toplan 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.
Need a new game for your active preschooler? Try this hilarious large motor activity.
We all know children learn and play in a variety of ways.
When planning simple games, I want to make sure I am touching on all of the different categories of play and integrating a variety of concepts that prepare our children for life. Kindergarten topics are important, but life skills are essential.
So what better way to get kids taking turns, using descriptive words, and improve arm strength than using one giant claw similar to what they watch on Toy Story Three. I’ll admit. I joined in on the fun as well. Who can resist a claw game?!
Hooray! It is officially spring. Smell ya later, winter.
I don’t know about you, but I am certainly ready to get outside again to see the sunshine. We’ve had a lot of rain here and that has kept everyone inside a lot more than we’d like. On the bright side, I can see signs of spring everywhere so warm weather must be getting close.
With that, I created this roundup to give us all some more spring in our step as we go from puffy coats to zip ups!
This spring activity roundup is organized into five main categories. Find a category that best fits your style and get ready for some fun.
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!
Traveling as a family can be tricky. How much gear is too much, and which essentials are needed so the suitcase will zip with ease?
What is it that helps spring break with young children go just a little smoother?
Which bags help store all the the things?
And which item helps your baby sleep a little better as they share a room with the entire family.
Now you know, I’ve got you.
I am going to compile this list with not only things you need for spring break, but items that will last all summer long. Items that your kids can use again and again and gear you can pass down to family members when your children outgrow them.
It would be crazy town to think you need this entire list!
Consider which items help your travel plans go a little smoother. Finding the right gear is everything and I want to make sure you buy one thing once rather than buying dozens in search of finding the holy grail.
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!