More than once I've been tempted to buy a fort building kit for my kids. Turns out, I had the wrong idea. Kids' forts should be simple and fun. Find the best way to build forts for kids that promote STEM and play-based learning.My kids had been fighting on and off all week. Saturday morning rolled around and the household was peaceful. Thanks to Alvin, Simon and … [Read more...] about Why this is the best way to build a kids’ fort
These Solar system for kids activities are fun, rooted in play-based learning, and easy to set up! Get a free printable and teach kids about outer space too. Get your free printable pack at the bottom of this post."We're counting down, "the engine's on. "The time is now "to rocket. "Rocket. "Rocket."As I sat typing at my computer, my kids were glued to … [Read more...] about Solar System for Kids Activities Including Free Printables
Learn with Shopkins? Rewind to the end of December last year and I would have laughed at this title. It was around that time that I wrote a post about minimizing and organizing toys. In it, I wrote something along the lines of, "I would imagine my daughters Shopkins have a short shelf life and won't be around for long." At first, I thought they were pencil toppers, … [Read more...] about Learn with Shopkins: Teach Numeracy Using Manipulatives
There are countless ways to create crafts and play-based learning ideas using yarn. Not only that, these kids activities are beautiful and interesting! Never would I have anticipated I would be writing and excited about yarn. Really. Yarn brings up connotations of the mundane. It probably goes without saying, but I've never knit. Though I do appreciate people … [Read more...] about Fun Play-Based Learning Ideas Using YARN!
Check out there 14 learning activities using chalk including sensory play ideas, kids arts and crafts, and STEAM - perfect for play-based learning. Summer is over. And, I have packed most of our summer gear away. It's at this time of year, I always find myself with the remnants of products in-hand, unsure if I should save them or throw them … [Read more...] about 14 Learning Activities Using Chalk