Signing Time Kid-DIY Rainbow Salad Super-Cool Lunch for Preschoolers - Montessori Homeschool Lesson

This preschooler-DIY rainbow fruit salad is inspired by Alex and Leah’s “Rainbow Salad” on Signing Time. Make it a Montessori lesson at home!

25 handmade gifts for toddlers or preschoolers

These handmade gifts for toddlers (or preschoolers) are perfect when you want to give a child a gift that’s a bit more personal, meaningful, or special.

3 No-Carve Pumpkin ideas for Halloween

This year for Halloween, I wasn’t quite ready to let the kids go at their pumpkins with knives, even those kid-safe tiny pumpkin carving ones. And besides, if you keep your pumpkins whole, they won’t begin to rot like they do when you cut them, so you can enjoy them for a longer time! The

If You Made a Million Book Penny Cleaning Activity

Want an “If You Made a Million” Activity to do with your kids or students? Try this penny-cleaning Montessori work. With extensions for art & science.

Pre-K "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" Craft Activity

My 4 year old loves to do her own little craft projects. She draws, does “scribble-scrabble writing”, traces, cuts, rips, glues, and explores the materials on her own. But sometimes, she comes to me asking sweetly, “Mama, may I have an activity?” And of course, I’m more than happy to set her up with something

Montessori Toddler Paper Punching Activity

In our house, the playroom is for imagination, for open-ended toys, for free exploration. We have dress up clothes (mainly play silks and scarves), building materials (wooden blocks or legos), musical instruments, and other pretending toys. In the rest of the house, the kids tend to gravitate toward helping with real-life chores, like cleaning surfaces

Let Them Join You. It's Worth It.

It takes more planning. More time. More setup and cleaning afterward. It takes attention and effort to teach them skills and techniques.

But it’s worth the extra effort.


One thing I’ve REALLY been enjoying in this house is having the kids work on projects on the other side of the counter, while I cook (if Anneliese isn’t already in the kitchen cooking with me). So having lots of little projects to grab is really really helpful.

kids in the kitchen

Get your kids in the kitchen and make these delicious crispy Greek potatoes!


I missed so much blogging during the last leg of our move. A lot happened and I might catch up later. But for now, let me tell you about HOME. We arrived several days before the movers could bring us our things. And then they arrived. And we started unpacking right away. It snowed a


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ready for a reindeer craft? We headed to Dollar General for inspiration for a holiday craft, and of course the kids played with alllllll of the toys while we were there. And this is what we came


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. My 3 year old is so excited about learning. When I tell her a new word for something, she carefully repeats it a few times to make sure it sticks. When she learns a new skill, she

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