Gift Guide For Children Who Love Nature

With the holidays just around the corner, I wanted to share some gift ideas with you for children who love nature! There is such a wide variety of types of items on this list. I looked for items that I would also welcome into my own home. I had so much fun putting this gift guide [...]

By |2019-08-12T05:23:14+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Christmas, Hanukkah, Materials, Parenting|

How to Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is the most joyous time of the year, it’s also the trashiest. With all the holiday parties filled with extra food and drinks and the miles upon miles of gift wrap we use each Christmas, we can accumulate a mound of trash every year. Instead of filling the landfill with unneeded [...]

By |2019-08-12T05:23:15+00:00November 20th, 2018|Christmas, Valentine's Day, Winter|

How to Stay Organized When Christmas Shopping

The holiday season is always a busy time, and if you don’t stay organized, you’re likely to accidentally let something slip through the cracks. To make this Christmas season the best it can be, you need to get organized right away. One of the most chaotic parts of the season his holiday shopping, making it [...]

By |2019-08-12T05:23:15+00:00November 19th, 2018|Christmas, Parenting, Winter|

Winter Sight Word Printables

Do you have a budding reader at home? Learning sight words is not intuitive - you cannot sound them out like you can other simple words or CVC words. Sometimes, an extra activity to practice reading (or writing) these difficult words can really help children! Today, I am sharing our Snowman sight words cards that can [...]

By |2018-01-29T08:46:21+00:00January 29th, 2018|3-6 years old, Activites, Kindergarten, Language, Preschool, Seasonal, Winter|

Winter Activities: Hands-on Language Printables and Activities

Learning new vocabulary, practicing writing, and spelling is an important part of our language programs, of course. At school, I always try to bring out themed literacy materials to make sure I provide the children with opportunities to learn key vocabulary relevant to their lives at the moment. Right now, we are diving deep into [...]

The Mitten Activities for Kids

Have you read The Mitten at home with your children? This book is such a fantastic addition to our winter book rotation. I love reading it to both children. Inspired by our reading time, I put together a list of mitten activities for kids based on this lovely book! You can use set these up [...]

By |2018-01-30T07:54:29+00:00January 25th, 2018|3-6 years old, Unit Studies, Winter|

The Mitten Addition Activity

Have you read the book The Mitten with your kids? It's a sweet favourite of ours and the illustrations are beautiful. I was inspired by this book to create some math works. Afterall, counting and adding just seem to fit the theme with this book, right? Using The Mitten as inspiration, I created some Mitten [...]

By |2018-08-03T10:48:44+00:00January 23rd, 2018|3-6 years old, Addition, Kindergarten, Math, Winter|

Montessori Winter 3 Part Cards

Do you guys still have lots of snow? We still don't have any on the ground. Even though we don't have what I would consider a real winter, we are covering a big Winter Unit at school. So I created some Winter 3 Part Cards! You know, I can't help but feel a little disappointed [...]

By |2018-01-31T21:23:11+00:00January 22nd, 2018|3 part cards, 3-6 years old, Language, Montessori, Printables, Vocabulary, Winter|

Montessori Life Cycle of a Christmas Tree

Does your little one love Christmas? It's all just so exciting! This year, I have been trying to limit the number of learning activities I present. We are really trying to consciously choose materials that are realistic, simple, and relevant to our lives at the moment. This is why I just had to create a [...]

By |2017-12-20T10:27:38+00:00December 20th, 2017|3-6 years old, Botany, Christmas, Montessori, Printables|

Gingerbread Counting Printables

Do your kids love Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, and all of those delicious things that we tend to make during this time of year? My son has been asking to bake cookies almost every single day! During the day, we can only bake (and eat) so many cookies. This is why I created these Gingerbread Counting [...]

By |2018-06-20T17:25:09+00:00December 18th, 2017|3-6 years old, Christmas, Counting, Free Printables|