Fill Your Pot of Gold St Patrick’s Day Activity

I love crafts that are not only fun, but educational.  This Fill Your Pot of Gold activity  is something fun that the kids can make AND play! Kid will learn about counting money as they fill their pot of gold. Fill Your Pot O’ Gold –  St Patrick’s Day Activity The holidays are a fun time for holiday-specific crafts and activities.  This St Patrick’s Day activity helps kids learn how to count change as they fill up their pot o’ gold. […]

Activities to Improve Handwriting

If there is one thing my boys struggle with the most at school, it is handwriting!  When it comes to handwriting, some kids get it and some kids don’t. If your child is having some trouble understanding the ins-and-outs of handwriting, work with them by utilizing these activities to improve handwriting. Activities to Improve Handwriting in Kids Each of my boys has struggled with handwriting at one time or another.  I’ve decided they are in too big of a hurry to finish their work, that they don’t take the time to make their handwriting neat.  Plus, boys tend to lack in fine motor skills, and often do not hold a pencil correctly.  Here are some activities you can do with your children to help improve handwriting.   […]

Ideas to Encourage Boys to Write

Just like reading scores, writing test scores indicate that boys have fallen far behind girls across the all grades. What can we do to get boys excited about writing? Tips to Encourage Boys to Write In general, boys don’t really like to write as much as girls and it is showing in test scores and in other areas.  The educational gap between genders continues to widen. I have moms ask me all the time for tips on getting boys to enjoy reading and writing.   So, what can we do to encourage boys to write?  […]

Camping Pre-K Pack

It’s camping week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys and I am loving this Camping Pre-K Pack from Over the Big Moon! Camping Pre-K Pack In these Camping Pre-K Packs you find approx 30 pages of Pre-K and K aged learning and fun!  In this Camping Pre-K Pack you will find Prewriting Practice Sheets, Cutting Practice, Pattern Sheets, Puzzles, Color the Campfire, Shadow Matching, Letter Identification and more!!  This is perfect to help get your littles ready to head to school!  You could even print these out and use them to entertain the kids on your way to your next camping trip.  So cute! […]

Easter Egg Phonics

Easter Egg Phonics This week is Spring Break for us and we have been busy prepping for our annual family Easter egg hunt.  My boys helped me fill a bundle of plastic Easter eggs with candy and we had a few left over to do something fun with.  My kindergartener is loving learning to read so I thought these Easter Egg Phonics would be fun. […]

Learning Sight Words with Letter Beads

Learning Sight Words with Letter Beads A couple of weeks ago this little guy was home from school sick with a fever and cough for an entire week.  Every morning he rolled out of bed and looked miserable so I knew I couldn’t send him to school.  Since he was missing so much school I wanted to find a fun way for him to at least practice his sight words.  I had received a box of fun craft supplies from CraftProjectIdeas.com and inside were these fun letter beads and fuzzy sticks.  I figured that would be a fun way for him to work on learning sight words as well as developing his fine motor skills. […]

EmbarK¹²: Preschool Programs by K¹²

This post brought to you by K12, the leader in online education. All opinions are 100% mine. For the past few months I have been working as a substitute teacher for a local online high school that uses the K¹² curriculum.  I teach in the science field and I have been so impressed with the amazing resources, both online and at home that are provided to students.  I’ve watched Chemistry students do virtual labs and actually had a lot of fun trying out the labs myself.  So when I saw that K¹² also has a preschool program, I knew that I needed to share it with my readers. I know how difficult and how expensive it can be to find a good preschool.  I  even considered starting my own preschool for my children but found that I just didn’t have the time to put the resources together.  The EmbarK¹² family of preschool programs offer a fun and innovative approach to learning that your child will love and that will have them ready to take the next step into Kindergarten. […]

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