It’s July, y’all! That means the middle of summer and of course birthday month for me. It’s definitely hard to believe. We’re down to a month before my due date. There’s lots of big stuff happening around here.
I’m really excited to have two little kids. I think it’ll be so much fun for the little guy to get to go through all of these themes again with her. We’ll of course add lots of age-appropriate books for him, but… We can’t wait!
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
The little guy and I are moving right along and this will be our last blog post focusing on The Alphabet House. After this, it’s all about being Nature Detectives.
Find the Keys Math + Reasoning Activity for Little Kids
Logic (20.1), Scientific Reasoning (25.2)
- Key Counters
- Set out Keys and hide some of them inside the Play-Doh.
- Encourage children to hide more keys in the Play-Doh, then find all the keys.
- Work with a friends to find the hidden keys and county how many were found.
- Did the child use any problem-solving strategies to hide or find the keys?
- Did he explore and play with the materials in multiple ways?
The way the little guy tells it, this activity was a blast. It’s not really all that surprising to me that his favorite part was hiding the keys in the Play-Doh.
I love open-ended activities like this. There are of course so many options for creative ways to use these particular supplies.
The little guy made key imprints in the Play-Doh. He rolled out the Play-Doh and made designs in it. He even hid the keys and then found them again.
There’s definitely no shortage of things to do with Play-Doh and manipulatives. And you know what? That’s the beauty of this preschool homeschool thing.
We talked about colors. We explored counting. And when it was all said and done, we even played pretend. Being able to make this curriculum work for us is priceless.
I honestly don’t know what I would do without it. It’s so easy to just grab one of the daily discovery bags and get started.
I used to spend so much time planning activities for the little guy and now I don’t have to. Everything’s basically already done for me.
Obviously, that means more time with the little guy and less time figuring things out. What more could a homeschool mama ask for?
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Nature Detectives theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger
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