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Now that spring is in full swing, my kids are having a great time watching (and trying to identify) all the birds that visit our yard! All our birds inspired these colorful kid-made birds created from an egg carton! To make these cute little birds you need to gather some supplies: an empty egg carton, paint, medium sized pom poms, googly eyes, orange felt, and...

Spring is in the air! Warm, sunny days, flowers blooming, bees buzzing…these wonderful sites of spring always remind us of one of our favorite bears – Winnie-the-Pooh! To help welcome the spring season we are creating fun Winnie-the-Pooh inspired flowerpots. These small flowerpots are easy for kids to paint and decorate. They make a bright and cheery addition...

Spring is one of my girls favorite time of year because they get to head outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! One of their favorite things to do is butterfly watching! We have a large plant in our backyard that attracts lots of Monarch butterflies every year. That’s where I got the idea of creating a fun Butterfly Letter Matching Game for my youngest daughter! Materials...

Are you working on or looking to work on ordinal numbers with fun activities to include in your lessons? Then why not add a fun version to your lessons today with this fun Easy Down on the Farm Ordinal Math Lesson?  This hands-on activity will test your child’s knowledge of ordinal numbers while you play the game with them.  This fun game is not only...

Way back in the way back days when I was a preschool teacher I loved the seasonal, holiday, specialty lessons.  Somehow the kids enjoy learning about colors so much more when you’re taking them on a fall nature walk collecting different colored leaves than being stuck in a classroom looking at them on a chart. Earth day was always one of my favorite special...

One of my favorite activities to with my girls is gross motor and book activities. Today’s spring themed gross motor is that type of activity. It is fun and easy to do plus gets kids moving along with reading. We used the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!. I love these series of books because them build on each other and are fun for kids to listen...

Are you working on or looking to work on word families in your lessons? Then why not a fun spring themed version to your lessons today with this fun Carrot Word Family Activity? This hands-on activity will test your child’s knowledge of word families while they play a fun game too. They will have fun pulling carrots out of the ‘ground’ and determining which...

Are you working on the states and capitals in your geography lessons? With spring here, why not add some spring themed craft and geography fun and combine the two for a fun Spring Into Learning States and Capitals Game!  This fun game is easy to set-up and make. In order to get started you will need the following materials: Yellow Construction Paper White Construction...

Kids crafts and art projects are a great way to add hands-on learning to your lessons. Each time Elizabeth, Beck, and I get a fun craft idea in our hands we just love to see how it ends up. With spring coming, we thought it would be fun to try our hands, quite literally, at a fun Spring Butterfly Tree Kids Craft. This craft is perfect for any child or student and...

Spring is just around the corner, and that means spring breezes perfect for kite flying!  While we wait for sunnier weather, we are enjoying these easy to make Beaded Pipe Cleaner Kites! All you need to make some kites of your own are pipe cleaners and beads (ours are compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com). We also used a pair of scissors, but they could be made...

  With spring here it is time to start focusing on the fun, warmer weather aspects of schooling.  One of the things we like to do as a family is to visit the local zoo and one of my daughter’s favorite things to do is feed nectar to the butterflies.  So, what better way to bring a fun aspect to our school lesson this sprint then to get a butterfly...

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