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Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites

We recently went on vacation to Carlsbad Canyons in New Mexico. My kids loved seeing so many stalactites and stalagmites. Through the Junior Ranger Program they learned the difference between the two. Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling while stalagmites might reach the ceiling. This science experiment is fun to watch each day as the crystals grow a little more and a little more. Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites Supplies Needed:  2 glass jars spoon shallow dish or ...

Jump Rope Songs Part 2

After printing and putting together a photo book with jump rope songs my girls had some words for me. They did not like some of the versions of the songs and they informed me of other jump rope games they play. I decided to take their suggestions and create part 2 of the jump rope songs. My girls like this version of Ice Cream Soda better. They say it is an updated version. Wow, now I really feel old. School  - this game is played one at a time until a mistake is made. Not only ...

Jump Rope Songs

There are so many fun memories I have from my childhood. Jumping rope, singing songs on the playground at school and playing hopscotch were two of my favorite things. I want to share these songs with my kids through these Jump Rope Songs {Printables}. This time instead of creating easy crafts I made the printable simple to send to one hour photo and let them do the work. Check here for even more jump rope songs and activities that I later created because this one was so popular. There are so ...

What is Active Learning?

I have been practicing active learning with my Haley because I'm teaching her colors and numbers. I have never stopped to explain what is active learning. You will soon discover it is terminology you may not be familiar with, but you are most likely already involved in active learning. Active learning by definition is "a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class ...

Teach Your Child Your Phone Number FAST!

All kids need to know their telephone number. You never know when they will need it. Hopefully never in an emergency, but in case they do you want them to be prepared. Active learning simply put is learning that has some action attached to it. Attaching a song to what needs to be memorized is active learning. To teach your child your phone number through music helps them learn it fast! Teach Your Child Your Phone Number FAST! When I taught my first kids their phone number we didn't use ...

Sight Word Games for Color Words

Learning while having fun and playing games is active learning. After having fun listening to the color songs over and over, and then using the color sight word worksheets it is time to take another next step in the progression. These color sight word cards will teach your child how to spell the color words on their own. Use these cards to create sight word games. Sight Word Games Supplies: Color sight word cards version 1 version 2 version 3 Scissors to cut out the ...

Get To Know LDS Apostles

General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints occurs the first Sunday in April and October. I have created a general conference packet to get to know the First Presidency and LDS Apostles to keep hands busy but hopefully not mouths as we watch. In this packet you will learn three facts about each person and will have a corresponding activity or food item to reinforce that fact. In my home we watch conference on our television. I like my kids to listen but it ...

Color Sight Word Worksheets for Kids

We have been practicing how to spell color words with our color songs. The next step is to use manipulatives as part of our active learning. A common toy or object combined with printables for kids transforms learning into fun. Use these Color Sight Word Worksheets for Kids and pipe cleaners to reinforce how to spell color words with touch. Studies have shown that we learn better when we are using our senses. The information you are learning is processed with more connections and ...

Kids Songs: Color Songs

My two oldest kids had the same Kindergarten teacher whom we absolutely loved. I remembered they learned how to spell their color words by singing fun color songs. I'm wondering if I teach Haley how to spell her colors through fun kids songs if that will help her word retrieval issues. Whenever I use movement or one of her senses to learn or relearn something it helps when she needs to retrieve that word. This confirms what I have been learning about the brain. The more ways I can help her ...

General Conference {FREE} Printable

Around this time I start to wonder "How I am going to keep my Little Chefs busy or engaged or willing to watch General Conference?" What is the best method? There are so many resources out there with different options and suggestions. (We have also shared a General Conference Packet previously.) I have found the best method is different for each of my girls. Their ages and abilities make it difficult to have one rule that fits all. I have come to realize that it is ok for each person to have ...

General Conference Packet

This weekend we have the wonderful opportunity to listen to General Conference. To any readers who might not be familiar with General Conference or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go here or here to learn more about both. I know that it is a struggle at times for the Little Chefs to sit and watch Conference. So each year we try new and fun ideas to help keep their attention while listening to the Conference talks. Here are a few ideas that we are using this year! &nbs...
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