Tag Archives: math

Bubble Gum Math

31 May

Who says math is boring! See who can blow the biggest bubble or try this bubble gum fun.

Garden Art

1 May


This is a simple and beautiful way to bring the garden inside.

Click on the picture for activity directions.

Materials for March 12-16: Light Box Activities

10 Mar

Light boxes provide kids an unusual way to play, but can be very expensive. On Monday we’ll make an inexpensive light box, and during the rest of the week we’ll make different activities that your kids can use on their new light box.

This is what you will need this week.

Monday: Light Box

  • 1 Plastic tote (We’re using a 28 quart tote, but you can use a smaller one.)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Under the counter light (We’re using one with a plug so we don’t have to keep buying batteries.)
  • Waxed paper

Tuesday: Glass Beads

  • Glass beads, several different colors (You can find them in the floral section of the dollar store.)

Wednesday: Colored Salt

  • Table salt
  • Food coloring
  • Snack size Ziploc bags

Thursday: Water Beads

  • Dehydrated Water Beads, several colors (You can find these in the floral section at Walmart. The dollar stores carry them already hydrated but only in clear color.)
  • Clear plastic cups, bowls or plates

Friday: Plastic Discs

  • Soft, colored plastic see-through cups (SOLO brand) I found mine at Target
  • Parchment paper or foil
  • Cookie sheet

Tangram Activity Bag

5 Mar

Click here for the materials you will need.

From abcteach.com

  • Click here for books we recommend for more Tangram fun.
  • Click here to find out the skills Tangrams teach.
  • Click here to find out the history and other interesting facts about Tangrams.

Materials for March 5-9: Activity Bags

3 Mar

Activity bags are great for take along activities for kids of any age. Keep them in the car or grab them on the way out the door and your kids will have something to play and learn with when you are out.

Surprise a friend and make an additional activity bag each day that they can use with their children.

This is what you will need this week.

Monday: Tangrams, Ages 5 and up

  • White cardstock
  • Print off Tangram template on cardstock here
  • Print off animal, abstract and/or people puzzles on white cardstock here
  • Clear Contact paper
  • Quart size Ziplock bag

Tuesday: Water Play, Ages 5 months to 18 months

  • Magazine
  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Scissors
  • 6-8 Small colorful objects such as beads, pom poms, foam shapes
  • Gallon size Ziplock bag

Wednesday: Patterning and Small Motor, Ages 3 and up

  • 5-8 Colored pipe cleaners
  • Pony beads
  • White cardstock
  • Print of the Pony Bead Patterning page here
  • Markers
  • Quart size Ziplock bag

Thursday: Art and Story Writing, Ages 3 and up

  • Colorful felt squares or scraps of felt
  • 1 Light blue felt square
  • Scissors
  • Square of corrugated cardboard, a cereal panel would also work
  • Tacky glue
  • Crayons to match the felt colors
  • 1 Sheet of colored construction paper
  • 5 Sheets of white construction or printer paper
  • Stapler
  • Quart or gallon size Ziplock sized bag

Friday: Buttoning, Small Motor and Patterning, Ages 3 and up

  • Colorful felt squares (You may have some left over from Thursday’s activity.)
  • Scissors
  • One 12″ length of 1/2″ ribbon

Ten Apples Up On Top

1 Mar

Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo. LeSieg

  • Counting activity
  • Ages 2-7
Before watching video, download a set of number cards on white cardstock.

Optional Activities

  • Count from 0-10 forwards and backwards.
  • What number comes before or after…?
  • Read other counting books.
  • Count fingers and toes, arms and noses.
  • How many eyes are in your house?
  • Jump, touch your head, clap  ___ times.
  • Stack objects then count them.
  • Find a certain amount of objects outside.
  • Find the number 3; 21;16; 86; etc.
  • Have your child lay down on the ground and stack apples above their head. Take a picture
  • Sort apples by color.
  • Taste test apples.

Download a free Dr. Seuss Activity Pack for kids ages 2-7 from Living Life Intentionally.

As Seen on TV

7 Feb

If you didn’t see our Silly Snacks on Fox 4 Kansas City last Saturday, you can now! We’ve linked up the live segment on Silly Snacks and given you links for all of the activities we shared on TV. Enjoy!

Silly Snacks News Segment

Octopus Hot Dog

“O” is for Octopus Art

Sea Urchin Craft


Math with Seashells



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