Curriculum: Poker Chips

Poker is on the agenda this week! Look out! McKinley’s going to be racking in the dough. $$ Category: Math I was surprised how much McKinley enjoyed this activity. It was extremely easy to create and provided her with a lot of entertainment. While she was having fun putting poker chips in a breadcrumb cylinder,…

Curriculum: DIY Animal Matching

Curriculum category: Matching/Science  This is a really easy D.I.Y animal matching game.   I have labeled the activity into “science” because their learning about different animals.  I like to tell McKinley little facts about the different animals as we match them.  This activity is also great for building and enhancing memory.  Also, hands on.  Supplies (for making):…

“No mama”

“No,” rolls off her tongue so matter of fact, like this is just the way it is mama. Do you wanna eat breakfast?  “No,” she says with her head cocked to the side. (More excitedly now) lets get dressed so we can go bye bye!  “No,” she says again with her lips puckered out. (almost…

Curriculum: Painting

Painting. Sensory Activity  Curriculum category: Art/Crafts  Painting is a great sensory activity to do with toddlers and kids of all ages. It allows them to explore colors and senses by touching and mixing the paint.  This activity also allows them to express themselves, be creative, and just let loose!  Getting messy shows that you don’t…

Monday Milestone: McKinley Reads!

Okay, McKinley is not “reading reading,” but she can distinguish the words by color!  And  later I rewrote all the words in the same color (black) and she was able to distinguish some of them. It was so special for her to read a word!  And of course… I made her show off to daddy,…