## Counting Apples with Preschoolers: Real-Life Math

This counting apples activity was partly inspired for my love for apples, (as evident in all the apple activities that we’ve been doing for the last month!) and partly because it is the theme for a newly started #PlayfulPreschool series by me and several other awesome bloggers. Every Wednesday we’ll be bringing you a new theme…

## Free Printable Adding to 10 Apple Tree

Every year we head to the apple orchard. It doesn’t matter how old the kids get, we still go. Luckily, my daughters have gotten a love of apples from me, so they don’t mind at all. So it makes sense that one of our favorite learning themes is APPLES! This apple themed free printable addition…

## 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

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…

## 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…

## FREE Jungle Skip Counting Activity

Today I literally had children swinging from a vine! Well, at least that’s what it was in their imaginations! We did a jungle themed skip counting activity today and it was a definite hit! Jaida loved being a monkey on a vine while she skip counted by two’s to twenty. She probably could have gone…

## 4 Free Printable 2D Shape Activities

It’s so fun to watch children build confidence when they are learning their shapes. Everywhere that they go, they notice shapes. Rectangles on the bricks of houses, squares on the sidewalk, triangles on the pizza… Talking about it can be a real time-filler! Great for passing the time on car rides or waiting in a doctor’s…

## FREE Flower Number Bond Puzzles

After having so much fun with our picnic printables in the oatmeal sensory bin yesterday, I decided that we needed some more pretty flowers in the house. Since Jaida is working on memorizing addition facts to 10, I made her (and you!) some number bond puzzles. We simply cannot get enough of these Rainbow Oats…

## Free Ocean Theme Puzzles for Making 10

Can I just say that the last couple weeks have been crazy busy? Not the end-of-the-year kind of busy that you are probably experiencing, but a ‘we’re still schooling and I’m trying to physically build a school and I’m trying to prepare curriculum for three grade levels from scratch’ kind of busy. I know that…

## Create an Awesome Frog Life Cycle Theme

As I gear up to teach life cycles again, I wanted to gather all of our fun frog life cycle resources into one place to share with you. We’ve covered life cycles more times than I can remember, but we always have fun with them! Here are some resources to create an awesome frog life…

## Free Printable Hot Chocolate Counting Mats for Preschool 1-10

What makes counting fun? Hot cocoa and marshmallows, of course! Why not warm up a chilly winter morn with a bit of sweet counting practice! The Free Printable Hot Chocolate Counting Mats for Preschool 1-10 will delight your young learners. And, really, does hot chocolate actually go out of season? Not at my house! Preschool…