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Halloween Charades

Sweet Pea is 8 years old.


From: I was looking for some activities for Sweet Pea’s classroom Halloween party and got the idea for a game of Halloween themed charades from Since we were going to be playing with beginning readers (1st, 2nd and 3rd graders), I wanted to make Halloween word […]

“I Spy” – Montessori Style

Sweet Pea was about 3 years old.


From: “I Spy” is a well known children’s game, but in this version, the clues are sounds instead of colors. This is a classic Montessori activity that helps children begin to recognize phonetic sounds. I first read about it in David Gettman’s book Basic Montessori Learning […]

Memory Matching Game with Hershey’s Kisses

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This easy activity was from The Activity Mom. (Her site has a whole bunch of fantastic ideas and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet.)

Note: We used simple Christmas words for this activity, but you could also draw shapes for younger tots, use […]

Sequencing Cards

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 […]

Golf Tee Marble Balance

Sweet Pea is 42 months old.

From: Here is an easy activity from Pink and Green Mama and A Bit of This and A Bit of That.


Styrofoam block. (We got ours from Micheal’s.) Golf tees. Marbles. (For some reason, I had difficulty finding marbles. I ended up buying them from the […]

Penny Drop Game

Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I was inspired by this penny drop game at Tired, Need Sleep.


10 Muffin tin liners, coffee filters or paper circles. 2 Crayons. 10 Pennies.


Let your tot color half of the circles one color while you color the remaining ones a different […]

The Category Game

Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

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


At least 2 willing players.


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

Grid Game with Jumbo Dice

Sweet Pea is 30 months old.

From: I read about a grid game on Amy’s great blog Teach Mama, where she stated that she originally got the idea from this Explorations blog. I modified her idea because I happened to have a jumbo sized die that I […]

Matching Game

Sweet Pea is 29 months old.


6-12 pairs of matching picture cards. ( I found a cute little Nemo Matching Game in Target’s Dollar Spot, but obviously you could play this with any Memory card game set or even make your own.)


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