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Lansdowne Life: FREE printable: Preschool handwriting worksheet

This little circle time activity is made with a container from Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher Soap. At circle time, say the following verse: Crocodile, crocodile down by lake, I’m going to reach right in and see what (letter) you ate. Have the child reach into the crocodile's mouth and pull out a card. (To change this for 1st grade- I will use sight words or math problems.)

ABC search (and TONS of busy bag / fine motor / road trip activities that i haven't seen before!)

Take a picture of the first and last day of school to see how much they change over the year - this would make a really cute photo book when they graduate high school.

The Top 10 Things Kids Want Their Parents to Do with Them (based on 16 years of classroom polls). Such a good list of reminders of what matters most to our kids.

milk carton watering can...great idea for kids helping in the garden. Smaller kids can use a half-gallon. Can also let kids decorate it how they want

Easter Treats! ~~ made this last year and it was a big hit !!

Positive reinforcement - Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it's full. Nice little reminder for mom to notice the good and acknowledge it! Great idea

Mama and Me Journal~ So doing this as soon as he gets a little better grip on reading... Write a note to your child in the notebook, and place it on their bed. Can be serious, silly, funny, or anything really, just keeps the communication open. Then the child writes back, and places the notebook on mom's bed. I love this idea!

Another pinner said: A simple bedtime trick! Then, a comment after the post that I want to remember: "When we were kids growing up,our bedtime was always at 8, but if we were in bed by 7:30, we could stay up reading until 8:30. It not only taught us that reading was a reward and not a punishment, but it also got us in bed earlier – extra bonus points for mom!" - great idea

30 Hairstyles for Toddler Girls... I need this! Now if I can only get her to sit still ...

Babysitter box- this is kind of genius. Anyone who babysits will have this waiting for them :)