Do you have a competitive little thing on your hands?
Beat the Clock is an amazing game for kids who race. Race ya to the car. Bet I can do it faster than you. . .
A friend of the crew got this for her son recently and told me ' He loves the timer - and I mean loves it!' . .
The perfect gift and boredom buster ( especially hen the boisterous are stuck inside!) . Screen free time will be easy with this, AND it's great for encouraging writing, numbers, and learning about time. . .
We love it - I mean LOVE it! . .
Pink and mustard....I can't get enough of this colour combo😍
I think I'll be taking a trip back to @westelmbrisbane to purchase the gorgeous mustard throw that I borrowed for my recent popup display. It was the perfect match with pretty much the whole Home Dweller range.
Leave it to Dr. Seuss to ask kids to consider the worth of a human, all humans, through a story about turtles. And then he challenges us to ponder how greed and pride and power can become poisonous if left unchecked. But it doesn’t end there! He puts it on us to stand up for intrinsic rights, such as freedom and provision for basic needs, with extra care for those forgotten and mistreated. There’s a time for peace and sometimes compromise, but there’s also a time for liberating the downtrodden. This was the topic of today’s lesson in the June Character Challenge. Weighty topics can be discussed with little ones in a way they can grasp. If you’d like to join us, you can at any time! Just download the FREE Virtues and Habits package located on the homepage at letslearnkids.com!
Let’s take bubbles to the next level with this super EASY & FUN activity. Did you know that bubbles have sooo many benefits for your little one? Some examples are strengthening visual tracking skills while your little one is on tummy time, balancing, hand eye coordination, spatial awareness, & SO MUCH MORE! From the start when your little one is having tummy time to them exploring all over on their feet, this outdoor activity is something they’ll definitely enjoy!
- Bubble mix (soap and water)
- Water bottle
- Child’s Sock
- Rubber band/scrunchie
1. Cut about 3-4 inches off the bottom of the water bottle
2. Wrap the sock over the water bottle covering the bottom of it
3. Fold the sock if necessary and secure it with a rubber band. I used a scrunchie and it worked perfectly
4. Hold the water bottle and put it in the bubble mix sock face down
5. Blow into the water bottle
6. Be fascinated!
S E N S O R Y BINS are one of my most favorite activities to do with LJ. Why? Because 1)it’s easy to setup & 2) there’s a whoooole lot of learning involved. Sensory bins are sooo good for the little ones because it heightens and stimulates all their senses, helps with developing their fine and motor skills, cognitive growth, allows them to practice their social skills, and develop their problem solving skills. Exploration, creativity, and imagination is present and we are blessed enough to witness their thought process and excitement.
FIND THE HIDDEN LETTERS is a great sensory bin activity. You can introduce or practice letters with your little ones. Enjoy this activity that allows your little one to learn through play! All you need are: - A tub/container
- Cheap shaving cream
1. Fill tub with shaving cream
2. Hide the letters throughout the tub
3. Have the kids find them and match them!
LJ is very much so familiar with his letters and sounds. It was a good reinforcement and practice activity for him as you can see. At the end, we even spelled a few words using our letter sounds. I joined in on the fun so we can enhance cooperative play. Heads up, it definitely can get messy.
BEAT THE HEAT with this fun sensory CAR WASH water activity. You can find all the ingredients right under your kitchen sink. Incorporate the number system (from counting to adding), colors, discuss cars as a form of transportation, & play with them so they learn about cooperative play and taking turns. Sooo much learning bundled into this one fun activity.
1. Gather all materials and put each in a separate container
2. Have the kids pour the vinegar into the baking soda and have them idolize the cool chemical reaction
3. Pull the cars out and get them “dirty” with the baking soda mix
4. Clean the car with the soapy water
5. Dry the car with the towel *LJ added a track and used it as a slide, a great way to allow children to build onto their imagination!
Have your kids ever tried woodwork?
We put together a homemade woodworking kit for our youngest when he turned five and it's been such a hit with all the kids, especally the hand drill!
We included a hammer, nails, hand drill, wood glue, ruler and pencil, sand paper and paints in our kit, as well as some extra craft bits to add to constructions.
You can find out more info on the blog - picklebums.com/woodworking-with-kids/
Little bit of yarn can go a long way. Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE my yarn, so when I gave the kids some to see what they would do, their creativity surprised me. This turned into an interactive art piece and puzzle, using our outdoor space in a very different way 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🎨🎨🎨 #creativekids#familydaycare#ghiblifamilydaycare#caboolture @ghiblifamilydaycare
Threw the lesson plan out the window when three budding authors desperately needed to get some words out onto paper. Meh. Language arts are language arts, regardless of if I picked the activity or they did. So I’m going to sit and crochet and possibly listen to an audiobook while they scribble away madly, and if I’m really lucky, a self published copy of all three will appear on my pillow tonight, to join yesterday’s novel writing exercise (which became an “audio book” on the way to preschool).
It’s nearly time for another Little Heartist Session at @newrybarmerchants this Friday from 10-11am. This week @theheartcart_ will be making something perfect for this windy Byron weather so bring along your 2 to 6 year olds and let’s make some magic together! 💕 Pictured is last weeks happy little camper Talloh with her 'Sea Creature' hanging craft! @cape_to_byron
ZDough throughout the year! New varieties are coming soon and some will only be available to subscribers- like July’s black play dough with a cherry scent! Order your 3 month subscription by June 24 to receive your first tin in July!! 🍒