How to Dye Pasta for Sensory Play and Crafts
| | | | | | | | | | | |

How to Dye Pasta for Sensory Play and Crafts

Sensory bins are one of my favorite playful learning activities for kids! Sensory bins are quick and easy to put together and will keep your kids occupied for hours. There are endless possibilities when it comes to sensory bin fillers, but dry pasta is one of the best in my opinion. Since pasta is small…

Skittles Rainbow Colors Science Experiments for Kids
| | | | | | | | | | | |

Skittles Rainbow Colors Science Experiments for Kids

There is so much excitement that comes with searching for a rainbow in the sky after a thunderstorm. What if I told you that you could create your own beautiful rainbow with a super simple skittles rainbow experiment? This fun science experiment for kids uses colorful candy to create a rainbow your kids will love!…

Walking Water Rainbow Science Experiment for Kids
| | | | | | | | | |

Walking Water Rainbow Science Experiment for Kids

There’s just no question in my mind that rainbows are magical! They’re beautiful, bright, happy, and full of mystery! The Walking Water Rainbow Science Experiment for Kids engages students and teaches about colors, color mixing, capillary action, and more! Add this one to your spring lesson plans today to keep your students learning right up…

Number Grid Counting Games for Preschoolers
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Number Grid Counting Games for Preschoolers

Sometimes math gets a bad wrap. It can be a difficult concept for little learners. It is right or wrong, there is no room for interpretation. Regardless of it’s difficulty, it is an imperative skill for preschoolers to learn. This is why fun, hands on activities are so important. Engaging math activities, like these Number…

St. Patrick’s Day Bouncy Ball Painting Process Art
| | | |

St. Patrick’s Day Bouncy Ball Painting Process Art

There’s something so interesting about bouncy balls and the way they haphazardly bounce down a hallway! Now, imagine if those bouncy balls were covered in paint. What an incredibly cool design they would make! For obvious reasons, I’m not suggesting that you bounce paint covered balls through your house, but I am suggesting that you…

Rainbow Bouncy Ball Process Art for Preschool
| | | | | |

Rainbow Bouncy Ball Process Art for Preschool

As a young teacher I learned quickly to praise the efforts of young children’s art, rather than the final product, which may or may not be easily identifiable! I find great beauty in the MESS of preschool art, do you? Sometimes art is more about the process than the end product. This Rainbow Bouncy Ball…

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Borax Crystals for Kids
| | | | | |

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Borax Crystals for Kids

I love incorporating as many subjects as possible into theme learning! A St. Patrick’s Day theme unit can include anything from colors of the rainbow to the history and origin of the Irish holiday. The St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Borax Crystals for Kids are a magical science experiment and a cool craft in one! If…

Rainbow Themed Foods Kids Will Love
| | | | |

Rainbow Themed Foods Kids Will Love

March is the perfect month to experiment with rainbow themed foods, whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day themed party or just having some fun with bright, colorful food! You can turn it into a blind taste test science activity for preschool, or just create adorable party food in rainbow colors kids will love! Whatever…

Easy Homemade Play Dough Recipe for Kids
| | | | | | | | | |

Easy Homemade Play Dough Recipe for Kids

I made my first batch of homemade play dough for kids out of necessity. Those old, smelly store bought cans of Play Doh had become enmeshed into one shade of gray/brown that NO ONE wanted to play with anymore. In fact, one day I was picking up those little balls of brown that had scattered…

Free St. Patrick’s Printable Math Game for Kids Roll & Count
| | | | | |

Free St. Patrick’s Printable Math Game for Kids Roll & Count

This fun pot of gold printable counting game helps children with number recognition, counting, writing numbers, and so much more. Roll and Count math games are one of my favorites because there is a the element of surprise. This is not only exciting but also makes it so kids can’t pick the ‘easy’ ones that they…

Free Printable Coin Counting Games for Kids
| | | | | |

Free Printable Coin Counting Games for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that didn’t really mean much until I had kids. Now I see it as a fabulous theme for learning activities, like our Gold Coin Counting Grids. (And a super awesome day because my youngest daughter was born on March 17th… )  We’ve included a bright colorful rainbow,…

20+ Rainbow Printables for Learning
| | | | | | |

20+ Rainbow Printables for Learning

If you’ve followed along with Life Over C’s at all, you know that I have a love for printables! All my kids, ages 4 to 12, love using printables to help learn different topics. Having a good theme for printables is also something I have a thing for. This week I found 20+ Rainbow printables…