This blog is here for you to find fun learning activities to do with your children. We share great ideas we find and love on the Internet, as well as ideas we come up with on our own! We also like to share resources we find helpful.

To find ideas for your child, click on the age range blog label or on the theme/topic you are looking for (on the left side of the page). In each post, we try to list optimal age ranges for the activity, but you must judge for yourself if it is appropriate for your child. When you try an activity out, please comment and let us (and everyone else) know how your child liked it!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hibernating Polar Bear

This is a fun winter craft. This is an art project that works fine motor skills and adds sensory input.

  • Blue or black construction paper
  • White paper
  • Crayons
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Polar bear printable
Have your child color the polar bear. Cut out a white mound of snow. Have your child glue cotton balls to the snow. Your child can color the construction paper to have snow and snowflakes if desired. Glue pieces on.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ice Skate Craft

This activity provides a fun winter decoration while working fine motor skills.

  • Yarn or string
  • Popscicle sticks
  • Aluminum foil
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Paper hole punch
  1. Cut out skate shapes (older preschoolers and older can do this step).
  2. Punch holes for the "laces."
  3. Have your child wrap the popscicle sticks with the aluminum foil. Tape or glue one to the bottom of each skate.
  4. Have your child string the laces through the holes (tape down the string on one side--you can see that done on the skate on the right in the picture). Go through both skates with the yarn. Then tape it down on the other skate when done lacing.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pattern Block Piece Picture

First off, sorry about my very long hiatus! I really needed a break from worrying about getting posts up here, so I took it. Sometimes you just need to let things go, you know?

We of course didn't let doing learning activities go, so on with the posting!

This is a great activity to work math skills. 

  • paper
  • glue
  • crayons (optional)
  • scissors
  • pattern blocks or pattern shapes printed off of your computer (you can make the shapes in a Word document and print them out)

Have your child trace the pattern block pieces onto a paper and then cut them out. If you don't have pattern block pieces, just create some shapes in Word and print them out. If your child isn't able to trace and cut, do this for your child beforehand.

Have your child take the pieces and create a picture. Older children can use their creativity. For younger children, you will likely need to give direction (like, let's make a cat with these shapes).

Have your child glue the pieces in place and use crayons to add some details to make the picture if desired.


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