American Flag Easel Painting

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As part of the Introduction to US Geography for Little Kids series, today I shared an art activity on the Melissa & Doug blog: American Flag Easel Painting. My 5 year old LOVED this activity! It’s a great way to squeeze in lots of learning in a way that will keep kids’ attention! You

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Teaching US Geography with Puzzles

teaching US geography with puzzles

My two young children have expressed a rapt interest in geography as of late. Teaching US geography with puzzles has been one of our favorite ways to play and learn so far. I knew introducing map puzzles would be a great way to feed the kids’ desire to learn, but I’ve actually been surprised

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An Introduction to US Geography for Little Kids

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My two young children (ages 3.5 and 5) have shown a big interest in learning about geography. As a former public school teacher, I know that kids don’t officially learn about the U.S. until around 5th grade. However, I figure it’s never too early to start teaching your children about the world in which

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Winter Sensory Bin with Arctic Animals

winter sensory bin

Winter is drawing to a close for us, but this winter sensory bin with Arctic animals will never go out of season! My kids have played with this bin daily for a solid month! Not only does it give them a chance to explore a land quite foreign to us — we barely get

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Antarctica: Learning Through Small World Play with Penguins in the Bath!

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Luke and Lilah (ages 4 and 3) have loved penguins ever since we read aloud the chapter book, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and their penguin love was recently re-energized when we made the Penguin Bowling set from the December Kiwi Crate. With colder days upon us and winter right around the corner, they are also

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Town & Country: Messy Sensory Shower Play for Kids

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Each shower and bath play activity we do seems to get the kids more and more excited! This Town & Country themed messy sensory shower play was the best yet! The “town” featured an office building, a tall skyscraper, a gas station, a grocery store, and a car wash. The suburbs featured several single

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