Archives for August 2013

8 Sensory Play Activities Using the Alphabet

Introducing toddlers and young children to the alphabet early on can be so beneficial to their early literacy development. The key is to make it fun and natural rather than a lesson. By exposing children to letters through play, you help them develop a positive feeling towards learning.  Last week’s Discover & Explore ABC’s & […]

California Poppy Magnets

One of the most gorgeous wild flowers we see growing around our town are the California poppies. Their brilliant orange color and intriguing cup-like shape inspired me to create a flower craft for kids~ California poppy magnets!   The kids and I see these colorful California poppies growing all around where we live. And we […]

Peek-A-Boo Farm Animals Activity (Free Printable)

Here’s a farm animals free printable for toddlers and preschoolers. This farm animals printable is perfect for playing a guessing peek-a-book game or using while you sing Old MacDonald Had a Farm!  Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest!   Does your toddler or preschooler love farm animals like mine? Theo is just enthralled with sheep, cows, horses, […]

Farm Animal Windsock Craft for Kids

Farm animal crafts are always a favorite in preschool and Kindergarten. These farm animal windsocks (including a pig, sheep, chicken and cow) are perfect for practicing cutting and gluing skills and turn out adorable!  Follow our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!     (This post contains affiliate links.) I’m excited to share another craft for kids […]

Farm Animal Craft for Kids- Cute Paper Cow

Here’s a simple and fun farm animal craft for kids! You’ll need some construction paper, paint, glue, and scissors to make this cute cow craft. Are you following our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board?     I’m pulling out an oldie, but goodie, back from my Kindergarten teaching days~ an adorable cow craft! I love […]

Getting Ready for Back to School (Discover & Explore Featured Posts)

There’s so many fun traditions different families have to get ready for the new school year. With my oldest just now entering Kindergarten, we’ve actually started a few ourselves! These creative activities shared previously on Discover & Explore’s back to school theme would be some great activities to try before that first day of school! […]

September Learning Calendar for Kids (Free Printable)

September’s learning calendar is ready to be printed! Just a reminder~ as each month comes to an end, I will be posting the next month’s learning calendar for you to print out and use at home or in the classroom. Remember that every child learns at a different pace. When trying any activity with  your […]

Personalized Felt Counting Set with Ten Apples Up On Top!

I love creating math activities for kids, especially when I’m able to combine them with literature. We were inspired by one of our favorite counting books, Ten Apples Up On Top!, to make a fun counting set from felt. Follow our Children’s Books & Activities Pinterest board!     (This post contains affiliate links.) If you’re not […]