Set up These Awesome Apple Activities for Preschoolers

An apple theme is very popular in the beginning of the school year. I adore creating a full set of apple theme shelves and apple activities for my preschoolers to explore! Personally, I adore all things apple and pumpkin and really, just that it marks the start of fall! This is my absolute favorite time [...]

Leaf Letter Cards and Sand Tray Activity for Fall

As we start thinking about preparing back to school, I wanted to share a new, fun printable for your autumn shelves! I cannot wait to show you all of the fun ways we use our leaf letter cards! I know, I know, it's summer now, but back to school will be here before we know [...]

DIY Sandpaper Letters Printable

One of the most popular posts on here is my tutorial for how to make your own sandpaper numbers! Since publishing that article, I have been frequently asked for a tutorial and format for sandpaper letters! I am very happy to announce that I am finally done with our tutorial and free printables for how to [...]

Free school bus letter matching printables in English and Russian

We've definitely started working on our back to school (at home) routine this past week! I'm so excited about it! I have always loved the rush of back to school and the beauty of fall, even as a child. It may have had to do with my birthday being in September.  Y was born on [...]

Winter mitten letter matching printable

We have been moving forward with Letter of the Week for the past few months. Y is so interested in learning letters and letter sounds. Inspired by his curiosity, I have created a very simple, winter themed letter matching printable!  You can download it for free in either English or Russian! This is a capital and [...]

Valentine’s Day Letter Matching

Y has been very interested in learning his letters lately. With Valentine's Day on my mind, we have been having a lot of fun preparing simple, Valentine's themed activities for the shelves. Today, I'm sharing a cute freebie to help your little ones practice their letters! It's an upper and lower case matching activity! All [...]

6 Snowflake letter recognition activities

Mr. Toddler has been really enjoying working on his letters. His knowledge of the alphabet is progressing slowly, which in all honesty, I found totally amazing at 2 years old. Here are 6 ideas for fun ways to work on letter recognition with your toddlers, including free printables at the end of the post available in [...]

Thanksgiving Activities: Montessori 3 part cards and beginning sound cards

Today, I'm sharing the last part of my Thanksgiving Activities series! I'm sharing something very Montessori - Thanksgiving 3 part cards and beginning sound cards!  Thanksgiving 3 part cards  These cards make fantastic pre-Thanksgiving activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. They are such a great way to build up vocabulary! In my home, we use 3 part [...]

Thanksgiving Activities: Spelling Activities

Today, I'm sharing the next printable in my Thanksgiving Activities Series! I'm really excited about this one because aside from the fun theme (all things fall), it's touching on spelling and letter recognition!  Thanksgiving Activities:  Letter recognition activities I made this printable with Montessori in mind (thus the letter tiles in red and blue), as [...]

Red colours activities and C is for…

Happy Friday everyone! I am so, so excited to be sharing today's post with you! As you may know, I kind of love Montessori. I feel like I have really been drifting away from that approach lately, and this week, wanted to refocus, and do my best to get some Montessori activities onto our shelves. [...]