Summer Family Adventures
Looking for a way to organize your summer goals, check out our Summer Family Adventures. Each day, during the the week, we have an academic goal, life skill or sports activity. Weekends are reserved for a fun family adventure. For a review of our week 1 adventures, click on this link.
Here are our week 2 goals:
Monday: Math & Money – Building on our life skill discovery last week, we will price and shop for $ store finds with money earned from their chore chart last week learning about tax and estimation.
Tuesday: Life Skill Discovery– Beat the Heat and Be a Hero! I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) 2 Minute Home Fire Drill, Create an ICE Card (Learn your phone number, parents names-not just Mom and Dad plus address, Be a Hero Online Games for Kids , Disaster Checklist for Parents ,
Wednesday: Exploring Science–The Weymouth Nature Center and picnic lunch not only has a variety of trails to hike but it has a room designated for kids to explore and discover science with puzzles, games, puppets and a large screen microscope and it’s FREE!!
Thursday: Sports Day– Tabata Kids! Why not squeeze a little workout in with our kids!!
Friday: Art Class- Painting on Ice Beat the Summer Heat with this COOL project!
Weekend Project: Fishing!!
All Aboard the Polar Express!
It’s time for some Christmas fun! Travel with us over the next two weeks and learn about holidays around the world. This holiday themed learning is filled adventure. This set includes a DIY train story, math with more and less, subtracting on 1 less, family activities and more! Plus head over to Venture2Learn.com and follow along as I list helpful books and projects to go along with our Christmas Train Ride! I’ll be adding more holidays around the world next weekend so stay tuned!
Other Activities for Polar Express Week
- Read The Polar Express the watch the movie. Compare and Contrast them.
- Prepare a Polar Express party with hot chocolate, cookies and music. Dress the part.
- Look for a local train ride (locate a a Santa Express, Polar Express ride or just a short little train ride)
- Research each country, look online and discover what makes each country unique and different.
- Check out the following website for Christmas celebrations from around the world. Videos from Around the World and this big list of Christmas Traditions Around the World .
- For our England visit, we will follow these directions on How to make a Christmas Cracker.
Christmas Tree Learning
Time for some Christmas fun! This holiday themed learning is filled with all things trees. This set includes a letter T word hunt, a decorate the tree book, math with more and less, adding on 1 more, family activities and more!
The holiday season is here and with it Christmas themed activities for Preschool. Time for some Christmas fun! This holiday themed learning is filled with all things trees. This set includes a letter T word hunt, a decorate the tree book, math with more and less, adding on 1 more, family activities and more!For a link to my Etsy page, click here.
Throughout next week, I’ll update this blog post with pictures of my little 4 year old working on some of the creative projects designed especially for preschool learning fun. Here is a glimpse of the projects created. For the full set, check out my Etsy page.
Suggested Books for Christmas Tree Reading
Other Activities for Christmas Tree Week
- Locate, at your craft store tree stickers or parts. Use this to count and make patterns.
- Decorate/Trim your Christmas Tree.
- Go on a field trip to a Christmas tree farm. Walk among the trees. Find out how they prepare and trim the trees.
Time for some Harvest Fun!
November is here and with it fall themed activities for Preschool. This week we are learning all about fall harvest. With Thanksgiving themed learning about farm, deer, squirrels and other fall activities, your preschool child will enjoy learning all about harvest! This set includes a letter D for deer word hunt, a color by numbers, a pattern and simple counting page and an entertaining squirrel song.
Throughout next week, I’ll update this blog post with pictures of my little 4 year old working on some of the creative projects designed especially for preschool learning fun. Here is a glimpse of the projects created (for more, click here):
Click here for a link to my Etsy site for a PDF of our leaf activities.
Suggested Books for Harvest Week Reading
Fall Harvest: Bringing in Food
Tractor Mac Harvest Time
Strega Nona’s Harvest
Hello Harvest Moon
Animals in the Fall: Preparing for Winter
Other Activities for Leaf Week
- Field Trip to a Farm
- Explore Tracks Outside
- Go on a hike to explore nature
- Create a follow the footprint game. Trace and cut out footprints. Place them around the house or outdoors for kids to follow your path or treasure hunt.
Below are pictures I will update for our upcoming Harvest week:
Halloween Preschool Projects
The past several weeks my little preschooler and I have been busy creating, learning and having fun. From writing books, identifying letters and learning to count, my son has picked the theme and I’ve developed projects to meet his needs. In this post, I will cover the following:
M for Monster
H for Halloween Haunted House
Bat for -at week
M is for Monster
This little collection has Halloween themed learning with the letter M for Monster which includes a letter M word hunt, a color by numbers, patterns and simple counting page and a fun little maze. For a link to my Etsy page and more Monster activities, click here.
Here are some of the hands-on extra activities I added into the letter M, Monster Week.
Books we read for Monster Week:
There’s a Nightmare in my Closet
Where the Wild Things Are
Goodnight Little Monster
Go to School Little Monster
From the 40% off Hobby Lobby special I found a pack of Monster crafts. We decorated and labeled each monster with a letter from some alphabet work. My little guy spent time putting the letters in order and making words.
With big sister home sick from school Lego blocks came in handy to build a maze for letter M week!
M&Ms for letter M week are sure a fun treat when sorting, counting and graphing.
Letter H for is Halloween Haunted House
Halloween themed learning with H week. Words focus on the letter H. This set includes a mini book, letter hunt, patterns counting, dot to dot and other interactive activities for your preschooler. Contains about 22 pages with 12 pages a mini book. We also purchased a haunted house gingerbread kit to do as a family. Walmart had them for $7.00 and change (FYI: the icing didn’t work so well to hold the house together so I used hot glue — sorry kids, you won’t be able to eat this candy house). Here is a couple examples of my haunted house activities for more, click on my etsy page.
Books we Read for Haunted House Week:
In a Dark, Dark House
At the Old Haunted House
Room on a Broom
B for Bat -at week
Halloween themed learning with -at week. Words focus on the at family such as: bat, cat, sat, mat, hat, pat, vat, rat, flat, at, slat, fat. This set includes a mini book, a fun song and rhyme, dot-to-dot, patterns word hunt and other interactive activities for your preschooler or kindergartener. Here are some examples of the projects created for bat week. For more, click on my Etsy page:
Bat Books we have Read
Bats at the Beach
Bats at the Library
National Geographic Reader: Bats
Bats by Gail Gibbons
(we also found a Reading Rainbow Recording video on Amazon!) Episode 13
Next week we will work with pumpkins so stayed tuned for some fun projects headed your way including sorting and graphing autumn mix candy!