Get Ready for K through PLAY

A group of bloggers and educators sharing ideas and fun ways to get your child ready for Kindergarten. We are focusing on play, hands-on fun and engaging activities that will develop language, self-help skills, foster independence, encourage reading/writing/math, thinking skills and socialization.
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Language Experience Stories: Get Ready for K Through PLAY!

Practice Independent Skills Needed for Kindergarten with a Fun School Day Obstacle Course!

How Playing School Helps Kids Develop the Social and Emotional Skills Needed for Kindergarten! #kids #educhat #school

I love finding ways to make learning fun and hands on at my house. My kids love learning through play. One day we set out to try baked cotton balls. We had this on a summer bucket list a few years ago and never got it marked off. It was still on my mental to do list and I was not letting another summer get away from us without trying it out. Seeing if you can turn a soft cotton ball into a ha...

Preschoolers and kindergartners love to move! Instead of trying to get them to sit still all the time I am a big fan of letting them move and learn. This week in our Get Ready for K Through PLAY! series I am sharing some fun kindergarten active math games!

Getting your preschooler ready for kindergarten math doesn't have to be time consuming or involve a lot of preparation. Adding some math practice into everyday activities, like snack time, is the best way to get kids learning and having fun!

Sandwich Fractions! A fun and yummy way to teach kids about fractions!

Free and FUN Summer Camp at Home series! 11 weeks of ideas to keep kids busy and having fun!

One easy way to make handwriting practice fun is to make it big! Painting big letters with window paint on the windows is a great way to get kids excited about working on letter formation.

Make grape shapes to explore the properties of shape and geometry!

Walk the Word Phonics Game! A gross motor game that teaches kids to segment and blend sounds. Great activity for active kids who are learning to read!

15 Fun & Hands-on Science Experiments & Explorations for Kids to keep learning alive & fun over the summer break!

The ABC's of Learning to Read Through PLAY - A thru M - ideas for meaningful, fun, hands-on ways to help children learn to read

Sugar/Salt Writing plus 14 other FUN & hands-on ways to practice writing with kids

Musical Sight Words Game gets kids moving, dancing, grooving and mastering sight words

Fostering Kids Math Skills through Play

50 Activities for summer learning & fun

A letter scavenger hunt is such a fun way to work on letter recognition and letter sounds.

Low stress summer fun for kids - little-to-no prep, easy clean-up activities for kids that keep them busy learning through hands-on play all summer long!

Fun Sight Word Games You Can Play Outdoors!

Letter Tracing Practice with Toy Cars is So Much Fun! A Great Way to Practice Letter Strokes.

We have been spending a lot of time outdoors lately trying to some energy out after the big kids are in school all day. Outdoors is also a great place to do some homework practice. While the big kids are practicing their math facts and spelling words my preschooler has been having fun with numbers!

Simple play ideas, learning activities, kids crafts and party ideas, plus acts of kindness for kids!

Simple play ideas, learning activities, kids crafts and party ideas, plus acts of kindness for kids!

Number Line Run! Math counting and addition game for kids! - love that this gets kiddos moving and learning at the same time