Apple Tracing Strips

I love, love, love fall! It is my absolute, hands-down, all-time favorite season to plan for! I adore all things apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin! It's a bit early, but part of my back to school prep always involves a big apple theme study. Visiting an apple orchard always inspires us to really go all out [...]

Ocean Animal Cards English or Bilingual English Russian

Summer is the perfect time to learn about the ocean and ocean animals. We are enjoying learning new words and interesting facts with our brand new ocean animal cards! These have been a great addition to creative learning activities and small world play! My 18-month-old just loves looking at the images on the cards and learning [...]

Strawberry Number Puzzles

We love, love, love summer strawberries. They're such a delicious snack. My own children love to care for our strawberry plants in the garden. This love of strawberries has inspired a lot of fun summer learning activities that I even took into the classroom with me! Today, I am sharing a super fun Strawberry Number [...]

Farm Animal Cards for Toddlers Bilingual Russian-English

Toddlers are so curious! My own children love love love to see different living creatures. Whether it's farm animals, insects, or learning about wild beasts, they get so excited! Natasha is 18 months old now, and her vocabulary is just starting to burst. She repeats new words and gets so curious to learn new ones. [...]

Easter Cutting Strips

We love using cutting strips as a fun way to practice scissor skills. I recently read an article about how young children are starting to have less developed hand muscles and poor scissor and pencil grasp. This really stood out to me. So, I started working on developing fun and engaging ways to develop those [...]

Butterfly size sorting for toddlers

Spring is the perfect time to learn about butterflies! I am so excited to start seeing beautiful butterflies, bees, and flowers blooming outside. Since spring is starting to make it's appearance here, I thought I would share a simple butterfly size sorting activity you can easily set up for your older tots or preschoolers!   [...]

St Patrick’s Day Tracing or Cutting Strips

St Partick's Day is in just a few days! It's the perfect time to grab a copy of our St Patrick's Day cutting strips to practice those scissor skills. These printables are super easy to set up - just cut around the border to use them as cutting strips, or leave them as sheets and [...]

Moon Activities – how do craters form?

We are diving further into our exploration of the solar system. I gave both of the kids (5 years old and 1-year-old) a demonstration on how craters are formed on the moon using only materials we had at home. I love that we could create such simple moon activities that both of the kids could [...]

By | 2018-06-20T17:20:04+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Free Printables, Science|0 Comments

Moon Craft for Preschool and Kindergarten

We have been so into learning about space lately.  Yvann is really excited to understand how we go to space, how does the surface of the moon look, what happens to gravity? We are diving deep and iI will be sharing a lot over the coming weeks. For now, I am giving you a quick [...]

By | 2018-06-20T17:20:04+00:00 February 18th, 2018|3-6 years old, Art, Arts and Crafts, Fine motor, Free Printables|0 Comments

Chinese New Year Cutting or Tracing Activities

With Chinese New Year approaching (on February 16!), I am having a lot of fun preparing different China and Chinese New Year activities for my children. Today,  I want to share a super simple freebie you can use to help your students work on their handwriting or scissor skills! It's another set of Tracing or [...]