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125+ Ways to Practice Making Letters

making letters

  Here are lots of different ways you and your child can practice making letters!  A lot of the ideas use everyday objects you have around the house, so could basically be considered FREE, or at least very thrifty!  These “making letters” ideas will mostly appeal to the 2-5 year old age group, especially the […]

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Suncatcher Bats – a kid’s Halloween craft for indoors or out!

We’ve been doing lots of art this week since it seems we’ve been taking turns feeling under the weather.  One day this week, I decided we should make some Halloween suncatcher bat decorations to hang in our tree in the front yard.  It turned out to be a really simple art activity that even really […]

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Halloween & Fall Master Book Lists for Kids

With Autumn being in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, here are some great fiction, nonfiction, and poetry kids’ books you won’t want to miss!  I’ve included books to cover both the season and the “holiday” so whether you’re looking for just the one or both, I’ve got you covered!  In the following […]

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Printable Homework and Morning Work – and how I’m using it in my kindergarten homeschool!

printable homework

This past year I have been doing kindergarten homeschool with my oldest child, who just turned 6. By mid-year, his reading and math skills were advanced enough that I wanted to introduce him to some independent work — both for the additional benefits and challenges that would provide him, as well as for having something […]

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Christmas Bubble Art & DIY Wrapping Paper

Christmas bubbles art

Remember the Christmas Bubbles we showed you the other day?  Well, we did even more with them than we first shared!!  After we had our fun blowing red and green bubbles all over our tabletop, then we had even more fun making Christmas Bubble Art… …which we later turned into wrapping paper for birthday and […]

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Christmas Bubbles

Christmas bubbles

This is such a simple indoor bubble activity to set up and my kids have such fun with it that we’ve already done it several times!  To make our bubbles more festive for the holiday, this time we made red and green bubble solutions for Christmas!! First, we started by making our homemade bubble solution, […]

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Simple Sticker Christmas Trees

This is one of the easiest crafts my kids have done this Christmas!  These Christmas trees with sticker ornaments couldn’t be simpler and the kids had a lot of fun crafting them.  Coloring, painting, and using stickers are great for fine motor development which will help with future writing!!   Here are the very easy directions: 1. […]

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BOB Books Printables for Beginning Readers: Set 1, Book 6: Dot and the Dog

For more fun kids’ activities from In Lieu of Preschool,   follow me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Sulia, RSS, and/or by email today! FREE BOB Books Printable Pack for Beginning Readers Set 1, Book 6 go-along printables are here and they are FREE!!  Download my 26 page printable pack loaded with literacy activities to go along with BOB Books Set 1, Book […]

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