Category: Holidays

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4 More Science EggSperiments: (Part 3 of 4)

EggSperiment #4 Will an egg float or sink in water? What happens when we add salt to the water? We added a lot of salt to one cup and had plain water in the other cup. The egg in salty water floated, while the other egg sunk. We talked about why that was the case and how salt molecules changed the density of the water. Egg Activity #5 Do eggs...

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3 More Quick EggSperiments: How Strong Is That Egg? (Part 2 of 4)

EggSperiment 1: Why do eggs move the way they do? Have the kids roll an egg around on a table. Talk about why they are shaped the way they are.  Because eggs are a funny and oblong shape, they roll and wobble around in a certain way. Eggs wobble when they roll so they won’t go far from a mother hen and they will stay inside of a nest.  If eggs...

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Free Easter and Spring PreK Packs and Printables

There are lots of free Springtime and Easter Units out on the web with activities for tots, PreK, K and beyond. I thought I would highlight a few freebies I have come across: 3 Dinosaurs has a Free Easter Pack Easter Pre-K Pack from Over the Moon There are tons of great printables for ages 2-6 over at a Gift of Curiosity: Easter Printable Pack  Our Little Monkeys has an free Easter...

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Fun Educational St. Patrick’s Day Activities

This activity was a huge hit with ED last year.  I chose some words from ED’s phonics readers and wrote them out on some shamrocks and taped them on popcycle sticks.  I covered an empty cereal box with construction paper and wrote the words out on the box as well and used a knife to create a slit for the popcycle sticks. I sat with ED each time she did...

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St. Patrick’s Day Number Words Activities (Free)

ED is working on number words this week.  These are some St. Patrick’s Day sheets I made for her. I thought I would share them with you. Just click on the link below: St Patricks Day Numeral and Number Words Activities There are four pages. The first sheet is a numeral-word matching page. The second is skip-counting page. The other two sheets are board games.  ED rolled a number and...

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables, Activity Packs and More (Ages 2-5)

There are such wonderful resources out there for those of you planning to do some St. Patrick’s Day activities with your kids. Here are some of the free St. Patrick’s Day units and printables I’ve come across: 2 Teaching Mommies: St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Pack; St. Patrick’s Day Kindergarten Extension Pack St. Patrick’s Day Play dough Activities at Living Montessori Now: Irish-themed letters (lower and upper case), numbers (0-20) and phonics cards...

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Division Board Game

I made this division board game for my older two to review their math facts. They saw the addition games I made for ED and wanted one of their own!  I thought I would share that here for anyone else might be interested in playing this with their kids! St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, March 17 this year. Download the free St. Patrick’s Day Division Board Game: Other Free St....

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St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack

Here are some multiplication pages I made for DD when she was working on memorizing her multiplication facts last year. I put together a number of different practice pages.  There are 8 pages. As always, it is free to download. St Patricks Day Multiplication Pack Other Free St. Patrick’s Day Materials: St. Patrick’s Day Addition Game Boards St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack St. Patrick’s Day Division Game Board and Division...

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St. Patrick’s Day Addition Fact Games (Free)

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up Monday, March 17th.  I’ve made a number of math activities to get into the spirit! Today I’m sharing some game boards that I made for my daughter to practice some of her addition facts. There are three different game boards. One to practice making 9 (4+5, 6+3), one for making 14 (10+4, 7+&) and one for making 15 (7+8, etc.). There’s also a blank...

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PreK: Free Valentine’s Sight Word Game and Other Activities

I wanted to share this printable I made for ED a couple of years ago. Below you’ll find the link to print out and make your own activity. It took a bit of cutting, pasting and laminating, but ED loved this activity!! Anyway, here is the post from a couple of years ago with various Valentine’s Day activities and links: Make Your Own: Valentine’s Day Clothes Pin Word Match-a-words ED...

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Valentine’s Day Addition Pages (Free)

This morning I made these Valentine’s Day Math Addition pages for ED to work on this next week. There are five pages. You can download them free by clicking on the link: Valentine’s Day Addition Pages If you found these helpful, I’d love to hear from you over on my Homeschool Den Facebook Page. This is also a great way to browse through past posts you may have missed. Hope...

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Free Valentine’s Day Math Printables (Doubling, Division, Multiplication)

Here are some of the Valentine’s math sheets and games I have made for the kids. These are all free to download. Enjoy! ~Liesl Valentine’s Multiplication Worksheets and Game Boards Valentine’s Bump Game Doubling (Addition) Valentine’s Bump Game — Division – Game board and cards Valentine’s Day Multiplication, Skip Counting Pages 2s, 5s, 10s and Addition (with regrouping)   You might be interested in these posts: 10 Ways To Fill Your...

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Preschool Valentines Day Packs (Free Resources)

There are so many wonderful free Valentine’s Day resources for preschoolers out there. I thought I’d highlight a few in case you’re planning to pull some Valentine’s activities out for the kids in the next couple of weeks: This Reading Mama: Matching letters and sounds, math grid game, maze and more Over the Big Moon: Prewriting Practice Sheets, Cutting Practice, Which one is different, Finish the Pattern Sheet,  Size Sequencing Sheet,  Valentine Strip Puzzle, 4-piece Puzzles,...

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10 Ways to Fill Your Home with Love

It’s always time to fill the house with love, right? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s timely to think about what this means. Sometimes love isn’t just the feelings you have, it’s the actions you take.   I wrote this post last year as I struggled with major (ear) problems that led to 6 ear surgeries in 8 months…  You can read more at this post,  I’m going deaf today. (I am...