Ready for Kindergarten Book Study: The Core Concepts – Color Recognition

This simple color activity, with only three materials, relays the core concepts of color recognition in preparation for kindergarten.



learning monkeys: Butterfly Life Cycle Activity

A four-part preschool/kindergarten project, including a craft, a handwriting activity and a coloring/cutting page for learning the butterfly life cycle.



learning monkeys: Pretend Play Doctor

This fun and printable “Pretend Play Doctor” activity provides development in color and letter recognition skills, as well as many more Pre-K skills.



learning monkeys: Paint Palette Color Wheel

A {free printable} Paint Palette Color Wheel.  A hands-on activity where the kiddos can mix paint, match and learn primary & secondary colors.



fave friday: Crushes Of The Week – Favorite Series Board Books

Today V&T are divulging their favorite “series board books”.  The ones they can’t live without – the ones that make their heart go pitter-patter :)



learning monkeys: Pretend Play Inspired By Tulips

A pretend play and learning activity, rolled into one, for this fun tulip inspired free printable activity for the kiddos.



roundup: {Dr. Seuss inspired} activity & treats

Preparing to celebrate for Dr. Seuss’s birthday?  Here’s a quick roundup of some fun & quick treats for your tummy and a free printable activity too!



learning monkeys: {Dr. Seuss Inspired} One Fish Two Fish Counting Game

{free printable} An activity to accompany One Fish Two Fish.  Practice counting, numbers, colors and fine motor skills.



sensory: Valentine Rice Bin

A simple & fun sensory bin made with Kool-Aid dyed rice and valentine trinkets.  It’s sure to be a hit with your little valentines.



ABC Alphabet Cards {free printable}

A to Z – each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from U to Z

U-Z, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from P to T

P-T, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from K to O

K-O, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from F to J

F-J, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from A to E

A-E, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boy’s & girl’s alike.



Mom it Forward – Hand Out Cheerful Post-Its

This month I am participating in Mom It Forward’s 31 Family Friendly Holiday Service Ideas.  Stacy from Kids Stuff World came up with this great idea for a bunch of us to participate in this with her!  We are each signed up to do a different day, and today I am “handing out cheerful post-it’s!!! […]



holiday: 5 {SUPER COOL} Things To Do With Your Kids Online To Celebrate The Holiday Season

This is a list I’ve been meaning to compile FOREVER!! Like the above title says… these are 5 {SUPER COOL} things to do with your kids online to celebrate the holiday season!   Reindeer Cam {Santa’s Official Reindeer Live Feed} This is an ongoing, year round constant camera on Santa’s reindeer!!  You can even catch […]



holiday: Advent Calendar Tree {free printable}

As always, I am completely behind with Christmas fun.  As a busy mama, finding time to do it all, well, it’s gosh-darn near impossible!! This time of year is always so chaotic, and with kids it’s ten times as chaotic – HA! I designed this quick printable for a super easy advent calendar for the […]



My {FAVORITE} Books and Toys for Preschoolers

Around the holidays I often get asked by friends about gift ideas for kiddos.  My favorite gift is ALWAYS a book, but I will let in the educational toys every now & then ;)  So, today I’ve complied for you, with visuals of course, my favorite books & toys that are currently scattered about our […]



sensory: Winter Sensory Bin with Word Recognition {Kids Winter Holiday Hop}

I’m participating in the Winter Holiday Hop hosted by Projects for Preschoolers.  The Winter Holiday Hop is all about child focused holiday ideas, activities, handmade gifts, goodies & recipes. If you’ve been following along with me & my two little’s, we simply think that sensory bins are the best thing since sliced bread.  So it […]



learning monkeys: Fruit Match Up Games {Guest Post pt2}

Today is day two of guest posting for Stephanie over at Boy Mama Teacher Mama– YAY!!!! Yesterday I made these Fruit Flashcards, and today we have for her readers & for you guys, these Fruit Match Up Games.  Head on over to read all the details & to print them out :) While you are […]



learning monkeys: Fruit Flash Cards {Guest Post}

Today I have the honor of guest posting for Stephanie over at Boy Mama Teacher Mama.  Stephanie has an awesome blog where she shares all her adventures in raising her two little boys with crafts, printables, & learning activities.  One of my favorites crafts that her & her boys have made is this AWESOME Rocketship […]



Dazzling Deeds: Good Behavior Jars

A “dazzling deed” is something that is spectacular, I mean a super-duper spectacular behavior! And these jars are what is working for us!



learning monkeys: Fall Leaves Matching Game

I have for you today a quick little printable for your monkeys! With this game, your little one can practice their matching, their colors, their shapes, as well as counting. Start by printing out the free printables below, click on each image for the corresponding printable. {There are 2 printables – the first sheet is […]



sensory: Seek-n-Find Fall Sensory Bin

If you haven’t seen already, we are a sensory bin loving house! The last one I made for V was the Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin, & that was in July – OY! So, that means I am making a new one today – yippee! Here are a couple of other sensory bins we have done […]



busy bag: 3 Letter Lacing

This simple busy bag activity will keep your preschooler occupied during quiet time.  Great for restaurants, waiting rooms, and church (to name a few)!



play and eat: Dry Erase Printable Placemats

As much as little ones like to eat, they like to help in the kitchen too.  These printable placemats will help them with their chores while having fun!



learning monkeys: Experimentation

Yay, it’s Thursday – kiddo fun! I saw this cool post in parenting magazine about adding vinegar to baking soda & watching the reaction.  I thought this would be the perfect activity for little miss V, and when better than “experiment week” to try out? :)  Oh, & the article is misleading in the sense […]



fancy fun: Bread Clay Beads and Necklace

Learn how to make this super cool, Anthropologie-esque, delightful, kiddo-made – Bread Clay Beads & Necklace!



busy bag: Popsicle Stick Puzzle + Free Printable

With a few basic tools plus this free printable, this simple to make puzzle for your preschooler is a great busy bag addition.