10 Car Games to Get Your Child Ready to Read!

ready to read car games

Whether you’re going on a long trip or just running errands, these car games are perfect for helping your child get ready to read! Today I’m very excited to welcome Jodie of Growing Book by Book!  Jodie is sharing a guest post while I do some behind-the-scenes blog work.  Be sure to sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss any of her fabulous literacy activities. Here’s Jodie… We are… 

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Free letters and sounds game!

beginning sounds alphabet game

This letters and sounds game is a fun and effective way to practice identifying the beginning sounds in words. Today I’m thrilled to welcome Danielle from Mom Inspired Life!  She’s sharing a guest post today while I catch up on some behind-the-scenes blog work.   I encourage you to sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss any of her creative learning activities and printables! Here’s Danielle… Lately, we have… 

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Features from the After School Link-up

alphabet egg match

Thank you so much for sharing your after school activities!  Here are some favorites from last week:   Make this crumpled paper art from Buggy and Buddy. This alphabet egg match printable is a great review activity for your kindergartner.  Get it at Modern Preschool. Find 20 ways to decorate Easter eggs at The Mad House. Please remember to save your preschool posts for other link-ups and share activities for kids… 

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Letter I Activities for Preschool (a peek at our week!)

Letter I activities for preschool

If you’re on the lookout for letter I activities, you’ll love this round up of playful learning! (This post contains affiliate links.) Last fall I finished putting together a giant letter of the week resource.  It has free printables, math connections, sensory play, fine motor, a book list, and more – for every letter of the alphabet. Now I get to have fun referring to that resource as I do… 

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The Dancing Raisins Experiment…with a Fun Twist

preschool science dancing raisins experiment

Looking for a fun preschool science activity to introduce the concepts of sinking and floating?  Try the dancing raisins experiment! Today we’re welcoming Curt Nelson from Make a Kidnection, where he uses stories to make science fun! What you’ll need A bottle of clear soda. (I recommend diet soda in case you make a mess like I did here! At least diet soda won’t be sticky.) A box of raisins…. 

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Free file folder game for preschoolers: Ice Cream Count & Match #1-10

ice cream file folder game

Today I’m sharing an updated version of one of my first printables!  It’s a free file folder game for preschoolers. To give my youngest son (age three) some practice with one-to-one correspondence and number recognition, I created an updated version of my ice cream game. It’s nice to be able to keep an activity in a file folder for easy storage and reference! When you click the link, you will find… 

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After School Activities for School Aged Kids

after school linky

Share your learning activities here! Please remember to save your preschool posts for other link-ups and share activities for kids in grades kindergarten and up only. Thanks so much! Co-hosted by: The Educators’ Spin On It Planet Smarty Pants Boy Mama Teacher Mama Mama Smiles Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational  The Measured Mom  This Reading Mama We’d love for you to share your School-Age Post (for kindergarten and up) about your… 

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Letter H Activities for Preschoolers

letter H activities for preschool

Today I’m sharing some fun letter H activities for preschoolers! (This post contains affiliate links.) It took us almost two years to put together our giant resource for Letter of the Week.  During that time I did a huge variety of activities with my older boys.  Now my Six is in kindergarten and a fluent reader.  My Four knows his alphabet and sounds, can read about 25 sight words, and… 

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Gumball Math!

gumball counting mats

Last week I created these colorful counting mats so my Three could do some gumball math as we learned about letter G. (This post contains affiliate links.) I created ten gumball math mats, each with a number printed on the bottom.  Then I put the matching number of gray circles inside the machine. For each mat, he read the number and counted the clear plastic counters as he placed them on the… 

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A Math Game for a Preschool Insect Theme

bugs in a jar counting game for preschool

If you’re doing a preschool insect theme, this math game is the perfect one to put in a learning center or to do at home at your kitchen table. This week I’m doing the letter “I” with my preschooler.  I decided to create a simple printable that would help him practice using a die… counting insects for the bug jar. First I printed and laminated the jar. Then I printed the… 

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