Books for kids: sharks!

Finding the right books for kids can be a challenge, at least for me. Y is currently four and a half years old (seriously where did those years go?!), and is so inquisitive, but gets bored easily. Hence the challenge when it comes to kids books - I need to find something that is stimulating, [...]

Parts of a shark cards

We have really been digging deep into our Montessori inspired shark unit! Y has been learning a lot about sharks, including the different parts of a shark. I worked hard to create beautiful parts of a shark image cards that you can use to create your own shark activities.  Montessori parts of a shark cards [...]

Green bean life cycle printables

We have recently started preparing out garden for spring. Because we are still (yes, still!) working on our home, our backyard is still home to never ending construction materials. So we started working on the front yard. While, it's not the ideal place to plant our veggies, we did start. Y is just so enthusiastic [...]

Oak Tree Life Cycle Printables

We have been loving life cycle themed activities at our house lately! Y has been particularly enjoying the crafts that we inevitably end up working on as part of our explorations! I love giving him new opportunities to explore his curiosity, but I have to admit this particular set of activities that I am sharing today is [...]

By | 2017-06-24T08:14:35+00:00 November 7th, 2016|3-6 years old, Botany, Elementary, Language, Montessori, Science, Tot Labs|0 Comments

Turkey Life Cycle Printables and Activities

This year for our Thanksgiving themed activities, I have been prepping a lot already. With a baby due only a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I really want to make sure I get all of our printables and activities prepped and ready to go ahead of time.  This year, I want to make sure we try some [...]

Free printables: Simple sentence cards for ESL or early readers

As I mentioned in our Gross Motor Math Games post, I have recently started teaching English as a Second Language at my son's school. I'm really enjoying working with so many students and such a variety of ages, although it has definitely been a challenge to come up with new and engaging activities for older [...]

By | 2017-04-01T08:42:25+00:00 October 16th, 2016|3-6 years old, Elementary, Language, Reading, Vocabulary|0 Comments

Pumpkin life cycle works

Fall has to be my favourite season. But I have to admit that this pregnancy is making me love it even more. I am so relieved to have cooler weather, the smell of pumpkin everything (not to mention the huge freezer meal portion of pumpkin pancakes that will be made later today), and occasional rainstorms that [...]

Spider Life Cycle Activities

Halloween is approaching soon! There's always something about Halloween that I just can't help but associate with bugs, creepy crawlies, and spiders. We've actually had quite a few spiders around our house, which has sparked several conversations with Y. Naturally, we had to get a few spider life cycle activities up on the shelves!I've mentioned [...]

Famous paintings cards

As promised during our Art curriculum planning post for this year, we are working on a new set of art themed activities! I'm so excited to start teaching Y about different forms of art, artists, paintings, and so much more!  Actually, putting these activities and printables together has made me realise another reason why I feel so [...]