Creepy Crawly Slime Recipe for Kids

Creepy crawly slime recipe for kids to make and explore

The theme for this week’s #PLAyfulpreschool is creepy crawly things, so watch out! When we decided on this theme, I knew I had to share a mud slime recipe for kids to play with. We created the slime during summer camp, then my son and his buds made a batch before school started, and my [...]

2 Easy Halloween Sensory Activities for Kids

Easy and fun Halloween sensory activities for kids

If you’re a regular reader of Fun-A-Day, you know how much I love sensory activities for kids. Since I have a very limited budget for sensory materials, I’m a bit meticulous about storing old bins. I also tend to reuse materials for multiple activities. In that vein, here are two super easy Halloween sensory bins [...]

Halloween Craft for Kids – Cupcake Liner Wreath

Halloween craft for kids to make today - paper plate wreath

Over the summer, the kiddo and I made all kinds of wreaths (and other creations) for Tinkerlab’s Cupcake Liner Challenge. I never got the chance to write about it, but those wreaths inspired this Halloween craft for kids! Halloween craft for kids to make with cupcake liners Affiliate links to comparable items included below. Materials [...]

15 Five Senses Activities for Fall Fun

Five Senses Activities for Fall

Today’s Share It Saturday features are all about five senses activities for the fall! Each of the senses has three activities for playful fall learning for the kiddos. Activities for the sense of sight These ideas focus on children using their eyes to differentiate colors and light, as well as enjoy the sights fall has [...]

Map Activity for a Community Helpers Preschool Theme

Community Helpers Preschool Theme - Mapping Activity

This week’s #PLAYfulpreschool activities focus on a community helpers preschool theme! Here’s a map activity that helps children learn more about the helpers within their own neighborhoods. mapping fun for a community helpers preschool theme This activity is a great way to talk about map skills, extend knowledge about community helpers, and get the kids excited [...]

Halloween Math with a Spider Counting Book

Halloween math activity with a spider counting book

Today I want to share a spider counting book! It’s something I’ve used (in some variation or another) for many years, in both kindergarten and preschool. It’s a great Halloween math activity that the children enjoy making. make a spider book for halloween math fun Amazon links to comparable materials below. Materials Blank spider books [...]

10 Glow in the Dark Activities for Kids

Collection of FUN glow in the dark activities for kids

Today’s Share It Saturday features are glow in the dark activities for the kiddos! Personally, I think they’d be fun for adults to try out, as well. Which one would your children like the best? I think the slimes would be a huge hit here at home! glow in the dark activities to try tonight [...]

Fall Math Activities with Acorn Numbers

fall math activities with acorn numbers

The preschool kiddos have been little squirrels recently! They have collected SO MANY acorns over the past few weeks, so I’ve been integrating acorns into our preschool day. Today I’d like to share some simple fall math activities we did using numbered acorns. Links to similar items on Amazon (affiliate). Materials Acorns (we used real [...]

Pumpkin Patch Small World Play

pumpkin patch small world play with rocks

October is always a fun time to learn and play with pumpkins in preschool! I recently set up an incredibly simple “pumpkin patch” for small world play in the classroom. The kiddos got into it even more than I thought they would! Amazon links included below (linking to items similar to items used in this [...]

Not-So-Creepy Spider Crafts and Activities for Kids

Spider crafts and activities for kids to make

When going through the ideas linked up at last week’s Share It Saturday, I came across some fun spider crafts the kiddos would enjoy! Those activities inspired today’s featured posts. Anyone who knows me is going to laugh that I put together this collection, as I have a severe problem with spiders in real life. [...]