Monster Moon Sand – Sensory Activity

Make this Monster Moon Sand with your kiddos and have such a fun time! Dig your hands in and mold shapes and creatures. Such a fun sensory activity. And it smells like lime!

Make this Monster Moon Sand with your kiddos and have such a fun time! Dig your hands in and mold shapes and creatures. Such a fun sensory activity. And it smells like lime!

We have been learning the letter M this week. So, I wanted to make an activity that was hands on for my kiddos to dig their hands into.

And this was the perfect activity that kept them entertained for awhile! Yay! I even got my hands in the Monster Moon Sand. It was fun!

Halloween isn’t for another month and a half, but this activity would be fun to do around that time too. So, we will most likely be doing this again next month!

Surprisingly, my kiddos kept it all in the plastic bin. But, the candy eyes vanished real quick. So, if you don’t want your kiddos eating candy, leave those out. But, then it’s just green moon sand. It was fun while it lasted.

It didn’t stop my daughter from playing with it though. She pretended to make cookies with it.

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Four Seasons Activity Puzzles

Make these four seasons activity puzzles for your preschooler to learn the four seasons. Read the book Tree to go along with it. It will be so fun!

Make these four seasons activity puzzles for your preschooler to learn the four seasons. Read the book Tree to go along with it. It will be so fun!

We’ve been learning about the four seasons and reading the book Tree by Britta Teckentrup.

Tree is such a cute book! It’s a peek-through picture book that walks you and your child through the four seasons. Not only do the trees change, but different animals come out to play.

My son noticed the spider and it’s web. When the seasons changed, the spider’s web became bigger. He also noticed the birds in a nest and then there were eggs, and later baby birds.

Each time we read it, we found something new.

My son wanted to do an activity while I read the book to him. So, I made little tree puzzles for each season.

All you need is a little bit of cardboard, paint and scissors. Easy peasy!

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L is for Lion Craft and Activity

Make this L is for Lion Craft and Activity for your preschool to practice scissor skills and to recognize the letter L.

We are learning the letter L this week! And my son’s favorite so far is L is for Lion. He kept asking, “can we do a lion craft, please? Oh please, Mom?” So, we did. We did an L is for Lion craft!

I wanted the craft to include letter recognition and fine motor skills. So, it has all of that! Whoo hoo!

I absolutely love that my son can be learning multiple things at once.

I had to think for a minute how we could make a lion. So, if you know me and follow me on Instagram, you know that I love raiding my kitchen for supplies. If I don’t have to buy extra things, the better.

I found an empty coffee container with a lid.

I grabbed orange and yellow construction paper, scissors, a black permanent marker, tape and a glue stick. And we were all set to start our lion craft.

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Preschool at Home – Day 2

Our Second Day of Preschool at Home. Using materials at home. Includes a lesson plan.

Our Second Day of Preschool at Home. Here are the materials we used and the lesson plan. We used things we had around the house. The simpler the better!

We started preschool at home on Monday (which went really well). You can read all about what we did on Monday at Our First Day of Preschool at Home. Wednesday still went well, but my kiddos got tired half way through.

I had to remind myself that we are easing our way into a schedule. So, if the kiddos get tired, we rest. No big deal. We can pick up after everyone is rested.

To be candid, I was tired too. So, a break was great!

Our break consisted of watching 2 episodes of Monster Math Squad on Netflix and eating a snack. They were still learning, but it was a break from planned activities.

We have a few favorite learning shows on Netflix. I will have to do a post about that for you all.

After they rested we picked back up and they were happy to keep going! So, a reminder for me (and maybe you too) is: you might have a plan for the day, but things don’t always go as planned. And that’s okay.

I will let you know below the point where the kiddos got tired.

Here is our second day of preschool at home:

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Our First Day of Preschool at Home

I am sharing our first day of preschool at home. We used materials we had at home. It required very little prep. Keeping it simple and fun!

I’m sharing our first day of preschool at home. We used materials we had at home. It required very little prep. Keeping it simple and fun!

We did our first day of preschool at home on Monday! I was so nervous. I had no idea how it was going to go. Was  my son going to like it?

He did! Whoo hoo! Mom win!

I decided to call it Mikey’s Preschool. Naming it after him, made it really special. When, I would announce the  next activity and say it was for Mikey’s Preschool, he wanted to do the activity even more.

I really wanted to keep it simple (meaning: using things I had around the house, doing familiar activities, incorporating life skills and making it fun). Keeping it simple was less stress on me and didn’t make it feel like a chore for him.

Plus, we are easing our way into a routine for preschool. So, for now, we are doing preschool on Monday’s and Wednesday’s for 3-4 hours.

So, Sunday night I sat down and planned Monday out on a piece of paper using a kindergarten-ready checklist I found on Teaching Mama. This gave me a base to work off of to plan activities and make certain I am prepping my son for kindergarten with the activities we do.

Here is the plan I came up with:

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