Space Week

This is the second time we’ve done Space Week, and it’s still one of my all-time favorites. We reused items we normally have stashed away in closets downstairs, like the cardboard spaceship (which we made last year) and the TARDIS (which was a lucky Facebook Marketplace find) and added a star tapestry and lots of … More Space Week

Galaxy Playdough

This playdough was one of my favorites – it’s vibrant and so sparkly! It’s fairly easy to make and lasted a SUPER long time. We added white poker chips, clear glass beads, and glow in the dark stars (plus one astronaut rubber duckie) to make the night sky. The dark dough did get stuck under … More Galaxy Playdough

DIY Light Table

This project took a little bit of luck and a little bit of time, but it’s one I’ve wanted to do for AGES. As a former preschool teacher, I love light tables. There’s so many possibilities for play – color mixing, shadow making, x-rays and more. I had figured I would have to use either … More DIY Light Table

Music Week

Music has always been a constant in our house. I like singing and silly dancing with the girls, so this seemed like a natural theme for us. When my friend (who teaches music classes for kids) offered to let us borrow some instruments, I started to get super excited about it. This theme had a … More Music Week

Song Cards

Song cards are a simple idea with lots of possibilities. I had created a set back when I taught preschool – mainly because I can never remember words to all the songs I know. This takes a little bit of graphic work (or a little bit of drawing skills), but I think it’s worth it. … More Song Cards

Rice Cactus Craft

It had been years since I had done a craft like this. Maybe even since I was a kid – it’s a classic. You need construction paper, a tray, glue, colored rice, white rice and sand. First I cut out the shapes we needed – a big green cactus, a white cloud and some wavey … More Rice Cactus Craft

Counting Cactus

Sometimes I make things and they bomb. Well not completely, but it mostly.  It doesn’t hold Ava’s interest or it’s too advanced for where she’s at.  This was one of those activities for us.  Ava has just started to do more counting around the house (she isn’t quite two and a half yet), so I … More Counting Cactus

Cucumber Cactus

Preschool and toddler science activities don’t always look like beakers and reactions.  Sometimes it’s just taking a simple concept about the world and introducing it in a way they can understand. For our All About Cactus Week, I knew we were going to the Desert Botanical Garden.  Before we went, I wanted to talk to … More Cucumber Cactus