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Writing in Jello Powder

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This very fun sticky finger writing activity from Teach Mama has been on my to-do list since I first saw her post about it.

Material:

2 packets of gelatin dessert mix (Better known as “Jello”). Jelly roll tray. Foil. (Optional, but helps with clean-up.) Milk cap letters. […]

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Do-A-Dot Letter Mazes

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Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: I found this quick Do-A-Dot letter recognition idea at Tons of Fun and also at A Mommy’s Adventures.

Material:

Do-A-Dot Markers. A-Z Letter Maze Worksheets. (All of the letter worksheets are included in one file. Right click on link and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target […]

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Sequencing Cards

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Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: One of our friends gave us a set of Brain Quest Cards and Sweet Pea went crazy over the ones that involved story sequencing. Sequencing is a great early literacy activity so I found these heavy cardboard sequencing cards on Amazon for her. I also bought a […]

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Introducing 3-Part Cards (and a Giveaway!) CLOSED

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: 3-part cards are another classic Montessori activity. I was excited when I found a free set of frog 3-part cards from the Montessori Print Shop and decided to try them right away.

Material:

A set of 3-part cards. Our first set was the Frog Nomenclature […]

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Lowercase Do-A-Dot Letters

Free Lowercase Do-A-Dot Printables (Shannon's Totschool)

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I have finally finished the lowercase Do-A-Dot letters! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also make a lowercase version. It took me much longer to make these than I expected, but […]

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Foam Letter Name Stamp

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My access to the internet has been very limited so I have not been able to post as regularly as usual. Things should hopefully be back to normal next week.

Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

From: I was trying to think of a way for Sweet Pea to put her name on […]

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Mighty Mind

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Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

From: I kept seeing the Mighty Mind product pop up on my Amazon recommendations and decided to try it. (Apparently Amazon thinks I am a 4 year-old child. All my recommendations are decidedly geared towards the preschool set. You think I might enjoy reading the new Jean […]

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Storynory

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Sweet Pea is 48 months old.

I am always running out of audio books for Sweet Pea. We have listened to the entire Little House series, Anne of Green Gables, all of Ramona, Henry and Ribsy, Winnie the Pooh, a few Magic Treehouses and as much of Junie B. Jones as I […]

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New Year’s Interview

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Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: Amy posted this on Teach Mama last year and her family recently did it again. I interviewed Sweet Pea last March, but I like the idea of associating the interview with the start of the New Year, so we just did it again, too.

Material:

Pen or […]

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The Category Game

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Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: My parents used to play this super quick and easy game with me.

Materials:

At least 2 willing players.

Procedure:

Ask your tot if they would like to learn how to play ” The Category Game”. When your tot agrees, say, “I am going […]

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