Sand Play

Activity 2: Sand Play Everyone loves sand play, the young and the old.  Well, the young may like it a bit more than the older, because the older has to clean it up and out of everything once playtime is over. Besides all of that sand play can be as big or as small as your child or the person who has to clean it, desires. This can be a part of a beach day or some afternoon fun in the backyard. The activity I have for today is hiding magnet letters and numbers in the sand and having the…

Outdoor Chalk Writing

Day One: Chalk Writing Outdoor chalk is one of the greatest tools invented (in my opinion).  The thick chalk is great for beginner writers, it helps build fine motor skills. Now with outdoor chalk, you can encourage your child to write their name and any sight words they may know. The greatest gift to a  Kindergarten teacher is for your child to write, identify, and spell their first and last name. I don’t expect your child to write out their full name outside on the sidewalk, for all the people we may not trust to see, but writing their first…

5 New Year’s Eve Party Activities for Kids

If you are a parent of young children, you are already trying to decide if you are going to party with or without your children, when bringing in the New Year. Now, if you are anything like me, you already feel the guilt of leaving your children with someone else at this momentous time. I mean, welcoming in a New Year without the joys of seeing your children destroying your home, acting delirious because they are sleepy but need to stay awake, or the best one yet bouncing off the walls because they have had too much sugar so late…

5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks

Blocks are many toddlers favorites so we decided to make up some fun activities to do with blocks. They often get bored with just building and stacking so I incorporated some playful learning. Learning shapes and colors with blocks. I traced each block on the color paper that matched the block color and had my toddlers match the blocks to the shapes and colors on the paper. I also had the toddlers do color sorting using the same sheets of paper and the colorful blocks. The next activity was taking our language cards and having the toddlers use the small…