Fun math game for kids – Race to 20

free math game to 20

Today I’m sharing a  fun math game for kids ages 4-6! (This post contains affiliate links.) We’ve been doing a lot of math with unifix cubes lately, and this seemed like a fun one to add to the mix.  I think Race to 20 is a popular math game for three reasons. It’s simple to set up, it’s simple to play, and it provides a lot of skill practice.  My goal with… 

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Learning to write letter U

writing letter U in preschool

Read on for a variety of ways to make letter U! (This post contains affiliate links.) As we move through the alphabet, I’ve been sharing posts showing fine motor activities for each letter.  You can see links to all the letters we’ve done in this post.  It’s time for letter U! I printed a giant U and some block arrows.  Then we put them on the U, saying, “uh, uh, UP.” We made the… 

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Read short e words with these free phonics books! (set 4)

free phonics readers for short e

Today I’m sharing set four of my free phonics readers.  This set features short e words. (This post contains affiliate links.) My preschooler is really starting to catch on to short vowel words by reading my phonics readers.  I pull out the box of short a, short i, and short o books and he reads about 5-6 in one sitting.  They’re quick and colorful – but best of all, they’re… 

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Letter U crafts

letter U crafts

Check out our collection of Letter U crafts for preschool! Letter U is another one of those tough ones. Beyond umbrellas, you don’t have a lot of options for craft ideas.  We found five – and hope you like one or two enough to try them yourself! Cupcake Liner Umbrellas Family Crafts gave us the inspiration for this fun umbrella craft.  We decided to use blue puffy paint for the raindrops, which… 

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5 things kids need to be creative (Tinkerlab review and giveaway)

creative kids giveaway

*I was given a copy of Tinkerlab in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine!  This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve made your way around my site, you know that I share lots of structured learning activities for children.  Countless printable books, math activities, learning centers, and hands-on ways to write the alphabet.  In fact, by looking around a bit you might conclude that we spend most of… 

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26 free beginning sound clip cards

beginning sound clip cards

Today I’m sharing another free activity for learning letter sounds. I created these bright strips as a simple way for my Four to review letter sounds. The download includes 26 strips.  I printed the pages on card stock and laminated them (with my awesome home laminator).  Then I cut the strips apart and set them out with some clothes pins. For each strip, my son clipped the picture that started… 

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How to manage screen time for kids – plus a new link up!

tech rules

If you’ve never browsed our After School Activities linky, this is a good time to start!  You’ll find such a variety of activities for after school learning, fun, creativity, and more. Last week I chose to share more than 12 free printables for teaching phonics.  This week you don’t have to print anything or get out any fancy art materials.  I just want to share some fabulous posts that require… 

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Free Letter U Printable

letter U dot sticker page

Today I’m sharing a free letter U printable: U is for umbrella! We are so, so close to being done sharing dot sticker pages.  Just R and S to go! (This post contains affiliate links.) My Two enjoys doing these pages as we talk about the new letter and its sound. “U is for umbrella.  Uh, uh, umbrella!” We like to use dot stickers to complete the pages, but any… 

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More free phonics books! (set 3)

free phonics books for kids

Today I’m sharing another set of free phonics books! Why I’ve created my phonics readers I’ve been sharing free sight word readers for quite some time. At last count, there are 88 books in my collection!   But knowing sight words is just one part of what it means to be a good reader.  Kids also need to be proficient at sounding out words. So I’ve begun creating sets of… 

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Monster Make 10 Addition Game (free)

monster make 10

Today I’m sharing a free printable make 10 addition game – with monsters! (This post contains affiliate links.)  My daughter has been working to master her addition facts this year.  Rather than sit and drill her with flash cards, I’ve been creating a variety of math games to help her with her facts.  So far I’ve shared a game for the doubles facts and one for those harder facts. This… 

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