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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 cards […]

Rhyming Cups

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Allison from No Time for Flash Cards shared this great way to teach your tot about rhyming words.


A list of 5 simple words plus 4 or 5 words that rhyme with each of them. Here are some options: bug: hug, jug, mug, plug, rug, drug, […]

Personal Spelling Dictionary

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.


From: Sweet Pea has been (relentlessly) asking us how to spell certain words. My husband mentioned that one of his teachers had created a personal dictionary for each student and that we should try making one for Sweet Pea.


Any notebook with at least 27 pages […]

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 […]