Preschool Morning Work Binder — Yoga Pants & Pearls
I have done some sort of "morning work" with Emma since she was two but had a hard time staying consistent. There were so many skills I wanted to work on and it felt very overwhelming! It also felt like I was trying to do too many things and there were always supplies everywhere! I finally decided on a concise binder of activities that I can swap in and out and are (to me) the most important skills for her right now.
Penguin Sensory Bin Skill Builder — Yoga Pants & Pearls
E is almost three and a half and we are still working on identifying upper and lowercase letters as well as numbers 1-20. As an alternative to flashcards, I thought it would be fun to hide the letters and numbers in a sensory bin and have her work on identifying them as well as writing.
Mini Lesson on Teaching Children to Accept "No" — Yoga Pants & Pearls
Life as a mom of two little ones is constantly changing and keeping me on my toes. Currently, I have one buddy learning the art of the meltdown and another who has gotten very good at verbally disagreeing when the word, "no" is thrown around. We were having a lot of different talks about being a good listener and not a lot of success when I found this book.
Cookie Sheet Ice Skating Pond — Yoga Pants & Pearls
With the winter Olympics coming up, I wanted to share our most popular activity yet! It also happens to be the easiest, which is another reason why I think it was such a hit. My kids are STILL asking to do this since I reintroduced it on January 1st!
Sunshine Sensory Bin Skill Builder — Yoga Pants & Pearls
Well, our penguin skill builder pack has be SUCH a hit that I recreated it in a Spring/Summer friendly version! This is probably our favorite activity printable because it touches on so many skills in an interactive way.
Invitation To Play With Shamrock Playdough — Yoga Pants & Pearls
We don't really celebrate St. Patrick's Day around here and I know the kids would be freaked out by leprechauns BUT I love an excuse for a new homemade playdough!
Easter Story for Children — Yoga Pants & Pearls
Good Friday is just a week away and we are very excited to celebrate out risen Savior! Last year, I created an Easter story coloring book and mini reader for my daughter who was two. Now that she is three, I wanted to make it more interactive for her. I revised the coloring book and mini reader and added a bible verse tracing version as well!
Rain Cloud Experiment — Yoga Pants & Pearls
We were really anticipating some rain this week but it turned into snow! Regardless, our rain cloud experiment is still fun for a snowy or rainy day inside. This is a very simple "experiment" using items that you probably already have. I did this when I taught my three year old class and they really loved it! It turns out that my kids were just as captivated by it.
Holiday Behavior Management System — Yoga Pants & Pearls
Although December is meant to be a month of celebrating and joy, as a mom of two young children, there is a lot going on! We are staying inside more, the kids are getting sick more often, and they are constantly being asked what they want for Christmas. This has led to a lot of bickering and selfish behavior so I thought I would turn my positive behavior reinforcement up a notch. We haven't done Elf On The Shelf yet, they are too young and really need constant reinforcement!
Gingerbread Play Dough Recipe & Gift Idea — Yoga Pants & Pearls
I took my original play dough recipe and made it gingerbread scented! I know that everyone is all about peppermint right now, but I am a gingerbread fan through and through. This playdough smells heavenly and is actually the easiest recipe I've made yet!
Playroom Makeover // Valentine's Day — Yoga Pants & Pearls
Valentine's day is so much fun with kids! The books, activities, crafts- we just love it all! I wanted to try something different than our normal play themes (ex. here, here & here). I normally pull out an activity at a time and put it away when were done to move onto the next thing. This time I decided to make little play stations throughout our playroom that we would keep out for a few weeks! It has been really fun for them. I tried to think of some independent/imaginative play ideas…
Valentine's Day Activity Printables — Yoga Pants & Pearls
Happy Valentine's Day week! We have been having a lot of fun with our play room centers and will be so sad to put it all away! I created two other activities that I didn't include in our playroom and plan to pull out just for this week!
Summer Reading: Watermelon — Yoga Pants & Pearls
My middle guy is obsessed with watermelons so we have been anticipating this week! We decided to add to the watermelon theme with the fruit of the Spirit as well. It’s going to be a fun week!
Summer Reading: Outer Space — Yoga Pants & Pearls
We are so excited about our outer space theme! My kiddos are particularly interested in learning more about it, which will make it extra fun! We had quite a few of these books and found some at our local library!