Apple Painting Tips & Tricks
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Apple Painting Tips & Tricks

It occurred to me a few days ago, with all this apple stuff going on, that my kids had never done apple painting. Gasp! Crafty ‘ole me had never done this with them! This required a special trip to the grocery store (because we didn’t have any apples), but it was totally worth it! The…

Free Apple Patterns for Higher Order Thinking
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Free Apple Patterns for Higher Order Thinking

A while back I asked my 9 year old to start at 2 and skip count by three’s. Her answer: “You can’t do that!” Face palm. Somehow, this little girl who was so good at math, had missed the concept of number patterns. Then, when we were playing with LEGO® a couple days ago, I…

FREE Interactive Apple Ten-Frames
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FREE Interactive Apple Ten-Frames

We were in the mood for apples yesterday, so I made an apple-themed ten-frame set to help us get back into the groove of doing school. We originally planned to homeschool through the summer because we were going to move in November, but because of my youngest daughter’s medical needs we are moving at the…

Apple Orchard: Free Play Dough Set
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Apple Orchard: Free Play Dough Set

I don’t know about you, but these hot summer days, kind of make me long for fall and trips to the apple orchard. And wishing for fall means wishing for apples, which are very sadly out of season in our markets here. Apples won’t be back until September, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t…

Free 2D Shape Play Dough Mats
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Free 2D Shape Play Dough Mats

I’ve been exploring colors and shapes with my three year old the last few weeks. So it is very fitting that this set of free play dough shape mats has some beautiful, bold colors for us to talk about. Shiloh isn’t really ready for the writing aspect of these play dough mats, but she loves…

Re-dyeing Rice for Sensory Play
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Re-dyeing Rice for Sensory Play

Have you ever wondered what do with rice that was used in sensory play once your carefully constructed rainbow of colors has all been mixed together? As we were discussing it yesterday on the Life Over C’s Facebook page, I decided to find out how well re-dyeing rice for sensory play would work. Check out…