{ Balloon Experiment }

Blowing up the balloon without air

Experimenting with Baking Soda and Vinegar is definitely a favorite activity here. In the past, we’ve done a BS&V Volcano, and BS&V Food Coloring Fun. Today, after picking Lorelai up from school and eating lunch, I gathered the materials for today’s experiment. We hadn’t been out on the patio in a few weeks, so everything […]

Sink or Float Experiment with Printable

Materials - Getting Started

Science Sunday! Okay, that’s not really a thing here, but it sounds good. I meant to get to this yesterday but we had a whole lot of nothing going on…. you know how that is. Lore was hopping up and down when I mentioned doing an experiment. She followed me around like a little duckling […]

Turkey Learning Activties & Printables

Turkey Feather Patterns

Lorelai was so upset to miss school yesterday. We had some car trouble in the morning on the way to school and she wasn’t able to go. So I made a point to do some fun learning activities with her today. We went out on the patio since it’s so beautiful outside. She was chipper […]

Practice Your Address Printable

Practice Your Address Worksheet

I made this printable practice worksheet for Lorelai. She’s learning our home address and I wanted something a little more fun for her to practice it on. I plan to laminate it so that we can use a dry-erase marker; that way we will get more use out of it! Open Practice Your Address Printable […]

Sight Word Magnets with Printable

Printable Sight Words

This project has been in the back of my mind for weeks now. Lorelai is really great about sounding out words, but she has been struggling with comprehending the sentences she reads. There are also some words that can’t be sounded out correctly, that she struggles with. Flashcards aren’t her forte, so I made some […]

{ Bottle Cap Counting }

Bottle Cap Counting

Today we worked on counting by 5s and 10s by using bottle caps. Bottle caps can be used for many things – sight words, letters, numbers, etc. It’s inexpensive and a lot more fun than just writing the numbers down on paper. Lorelai lined them up, counted, and made up her own little song. So […]

Missing Letters: ABC Apples

Missing Alphabet Apples

  I made this simple worksheet to test Lore’s ability to figure out missing letters in the alphabet. There are only 15 apples on the printable, but instead of printing two, I just did little sections of the alphabet wat a time. She flew right through it! I also tried her on numbers and she […]

{ Baking Soda & Vinegar Experiment }

Baking Soda & Vinegar Experiment

It has been a pretty busy week around here, and we haven’t much free time for crafts. Today after my lunch meeting and errands, Lorelai and I came home and did a fun science experiment with baking soda and vinegar. While we were in Maryland a couple of months ago, Lorelai made a volcano with […]

{ Marshmallow & Toothpick Fun }


I have been wanting to do this activity with Lorelai for a while now, so when we had a few spare minutes this afternoon that needed filling, we got right to it. Lorelai really enjoyed this. Probably because she got to eat little morsels of sugar throughout the entire activity without me screeching about it […]

{ Practicing Letters & a Museum Trip }

Working on fine motor skills & coordination

    Lorelai really needs to work on her lowercase letters, so this morning sounded like a great time to do so. On Pinterest, there’s this pin floating around where a ziplock baggie has paint in it and kids practice their letters by using a q-tip to “write” their letters in the paint. Well, I […]

Learning Board 2.0

Our Learning Board

A year and a half ago, give or take, I posted this post about our learning board. It worked amazingly well for us at the time, considering Lore was almost 2 years younger. She’s a bit past the animal & letter of the week now. Plus, the cheap board was starting to fall apart; it […]

A Butterfly’s Life Cycle – Printable

Butterfly Life Cycle Printable

In case you haven’t caught on yet, today’s theme is the life cycle of a butterfly. Yes, a theme for the day, since we’re stuck inside waiting for our service guy to come fix our refrigerator door. I knew last night that I would have to dig deep and find a bunch of stuff to […]

{ Polaroid Word Activity }

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I finally had a few minutes to make this polaroid word activity that has been bouncing around my head for ages. Remember in school how the teacher would give you paper that had a box to draw in, and underneath there were lines to write a story? Same concept, but on a much smaller scale. […]

Printable Alphabet & Numbers Worksheets

Lorelai coloring in her alphabet

Lorelai has known the alphabet (upper and lower) since she was two, but every now and again she’ll get tripped up on a letter if she doesn’t use/see it for a while. I made this very simple printable sheet with all of the letters in ‘bubble’ form so she could color them in. There are […]

Basic Shapes Printable

Lorelai painting

I wanted to make a printable set with basic shapes, and this is what I came up with. Instead of just having Lorelai paint the shapes like usual, I used a white crayon to write the names inside of the shapes. Then she used watercolors to go over. We did this technique before on this […]

{ Baking Soda & Vinegar Volcano Experiment }

Pushing the dirt up around the bottle of vinegar

I saved this fun volcano experiment for our trip here in MD. My parents’ house has a big (dirt) basketball court in the backyard. So, this afternoon while my nephew and mom napped, we went out to do the little experiment. I filled an empty soda bottle (we didn’t have any empty water bottles) halfway […]