These fine motor activities were totally inspired by Little Hurricane, a two-year old I babysit after preschool.. Recently, I’ve noticed that he’s fascinated by straws — pulling straws out of drinks (usually mine), then putting them back in again. I wanted to encourage Little Hurricane’s interest, but in a way that saved my drinks!
The theme for today’s Stress-Free Sunday is SCIENCE with kids! Engineer and I love science, especially messy and explosive science. Some of our favorite science with kids activities include Hatching Chicks with Children, Eyedropper “Volcanoes”, Sensory Play with Pine Cones & Tree Branches, Shaving Cream & Cornstarch Messiness, and A Multi-Sensory Experiment with Jell-O.
I am beyond excited to participate in “100 Days of Play”, hosted by Sun Scholars and Life at the Zoo!
Michelle of Delicate Construction was kind enough to provide me with a free copy of her e-book “Made By Little Hands: A Guide for Beginners”. Honestly, when I found out about her e-book, I was jumping at the chance to check it out. Michelle has so many great ideas for craft projects to do withKeep Reading
Since this Sunday is Easter, I’m setting the link-up early. We’re going for stress-free, remember? First off, I’d like to thank everyone for stopping by last week! There were many great links added, and I loved reading through all of the ideas. If you’re looking for some last-minute Easter ideas for the kiddos, here areKeep Reading
Here’s an adorable Easter craft for kids to make before an egg hunt! Although I was in charge of the Bunny Bags, Mary Poppins ended up doing ALL of them with the kids! Engineer was sick at the beginning of the week, so I’d missed some days. Are you following my Easter with Kids PinterestKeep Reading
Today, I’m over at B-Inspired Mama’s awesome site. I’m still tickled pink that I’m a regular contributor there. Please head over to the Windy Day Science post at B-Inspired Mama. Done-for-You Preschool Resources Planning meaningful lessons for students week after week while balancing other teaching responsibilities and a personal life can be a daunting task.Keep Reading
This month, the kiddos in my preschool were able to learn about hatching chicks. Our wonderful music/resource teacher was in charge of this project, which allowed all of the children to be involved. She got some fertilized eggs and an incubator from a local farm and set up everything in our music room. The kiddosKeep Reading
Welcome to Stress-Free Sunday with Fun-A-Day! I’m settled in with my cup of coffee, ready to read some of your fun, family-friendly posts this morning. If you haven’t grabbed your coffee (or tea) yet, go ahead and get it now . . . I’ll wait. 🙂 If you’d like the button for this hop, pleaseKeep Reading
The spotlight was on Eric Carle this week in preschool, as we continued the month’s theme of “Celebrating Our Favorite Authors”. Mary Poppins and I both love his books, so choosing him as a favorite author was easy! Here are some fun Eric Carle activities for preschoolers!