Super Easy Ornaments Christmas Kids Craft Ideas

Christmas time is a big time for different crafts in our house. We take the whole month of December off in our homeschool from our regular studies and add in different baking, crafting, and hands on learning ideas. These super easy to make ornaments Christmas kids craft ideas was a perfect fit for our first week off. We invited some friends over to make them with us, the craft was easy enough for little ones, and fun enough for the bigger kids to enjoy. Even if the big kids waited to make … [Read more...]

Using Geoboard In Your Homeschool

Every month included with out Mother Goose Time curriculum are 2 different manipulatives, I have done a post showing just some of the great manipulatives we have received over time. This month we received geoboard, which the boys loved. We did "finger jumping" during our fitness week that the boys spent hours doing. I thought it would be fun to come up with a bunch of different activities for them to do using the geoboard since they enjoyed them so much, I love finding ways to extend the … [Read more...]

Wonderful glittery and soft valentines day playdough

Play dough is always something we have around for the kids to use in our house. It is such a great sensory medium for kids to use, and given tools to play with it they can play for hours. We decided to make some Valentines Day Playdough when it was time to make a new batch of playdough since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Even as my kids get older they still love sensory ideas. They will play in bin or with play dough for hours. We make our own play dough a few times a year … [Read more...]

Light Table Activity

One of this months manipulatives in our Mother Goose Time curriculum was these translucent shapes. We have used them in quite a few different ways through out the month one of the kids favorite ways was using them for a light table activity. Each month Mother Goose Time sends some really amazingly wonderful manipulatives every month with their curriculum. This month was no exception, they included some translucent shape blocks. We have used them through out the month for many different … [Read more...]

Math Games With PlayDough

This month with our Mother Goose Time Curriculum we are learning about Aesop's Fables and Folktales with that we received some fun colored sticks to go along with the Aesop's Fable ~ Bundle Of Sticks. With those sticks the kids were supposed to use the spinner and play dough to learn number concepts. We decided to extend the activity and continue to use them through out our week. Because both Ethan and Gabe are pretty sufficient in knowing how many sticks are associated with that number, … [Read more...]

Rock Splatter Art

Last month in our Mother Goose Time Curriculum we were learning about Nature Around Us. This was such a great lesson for us, especially since we are a nature loving family! One of the art projects was rock splatter paintings, both of the boys loved this project! Rock Splatter Art Materials Paint Water Rock Coffee Filter Paper Towel Paint Brush (optional) Shallow Dish All we did was put paint and water (about 1/2 and 1/2 mixture) into the cup that was provided in our … [Read more...]

Construction Sensory Bin

This is a sensory bin that I made for the boys a while ago but never got around to sharing. So I finally decided to get the post finished and share it with you all. This is a very simple sensory bin that of course my boys loved, because what boy doesn't love playing in a construction sensory bin ;-) I could see girls loving it to though! We used our DIY Sensory Table to play with our sensory bins this time. I also do not have pictures of the kids playing in the bin, so you only get pictures of … [Read more...]

Christmas Cutting Strips

I have been dealing with lots of health issues with myself lately. Trying to find the right meds to get my rheumatoid arthritis under control has been and still is a long process. My rheumatologist is located 2 1/2 hours away and even longer is we come up against traffic jams, construction, or bad weather. We have decided that even though Serena is old enough to watch all the kids on her own, it is easier to bring Ethan with us so that she is just in charge of 1 of the little boys for what … [Read more...]

Halloween Sensory Bin

Halloween Sensory Bin Idea I decided to pull out our Halloween Sensory Bin from last year and just changed things up a little bit. For anyone interested in where we got our Sensory Table head over and read my DIY Sensory Table post, my hubby made it for me!! Inside The Halloween Sensory Bin: Orange and Purple dyed rice Black Beans Halloween colored bracelets Spider and Skeleton rings Halloween colored Pom Poms Yellow and Orange Spikey Balls Pirate Coins Small Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Beach and Ocean Activities

Welcome to part 4 of our beach and ocean unit! For anyone just joining us, I have split our beach and ocean unit up into 5 different posts and am posting them every other day, the last three days topics were, Part 1 - beach and ocean shelves. Part 2 - Ocean sensory bins. Part 3 - movement activity Today I am sharing some of the misc. beach and ocean activities we did during our beach and ocean unit, my camera got dropped into the cats water bowl thanks to my toddler, and was out of … [Read more...]