M&M’s are Marvelous & Magical

Have you ever been taken your special little guy or girl to a ball park, airport, bus station, sale barn, and an expected short wait has stretched to an eternity? Everyone has become bored, wiggly and just plain tired. M&Ms can become a source of learning and entertainment.

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Super Spider!

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A most favorite activity is this pipe cleaner spider. It is super duper simple, but my kiddos absolutely love it!

All you need are four long pipe cleaners (chenille wires) and one short one.

First, take the short one, make a loop and twist it so that it holds. Then, at about half way, . . . Read More: Super Spider!

A ‘HUG’ for Valentine’s Day – art and activities too

HUG by Jez Alborough is a favorite children’s book for Valentine’s Day. A literacy connection can easily be made with the Valentine’s Day with art and activities too!

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Snow is falling! Make a snowman…


With the snow that is blanketing the Midwest and moving east; and the lousy weather in the Southeast, I thought that this activity might be a winner.

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert is one of my favorite winter books for preschoolers.

The story is simple. It describes a snowfamily.

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The Mitten – Let’s cut!

Here’s a super simple cutting and literacy activity that maks a great literacy connection to “The Mitten” by Jan Brett.

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