We have been soaking up the final days of our summer vacation. And even though I am slightly sad to see summer end, I am eagerly awaiting fall. To get my kids excited about fall (and back-to-school), I put together this apple cloud dough activity bin for them to play with over the weekend. Cloud dough is an awesome sensory activity for toddlers & preschoolers. It’s a great boredom buster and is quick to make, too! And the best part about it? It actually smells like apple pie! Spoiler alert: it’s messy but loads of fun!
Happy August, friends! This month I was asked to collaborate on a fun craft project with some amazingly talented bloggers. Every month Lu from The Mama Workshop and Beth from Days with Grey team up together for a book box activity. And this month they invited me (along with two other creative bloggers) to participate! This month’s book is Dragons Love Tacos. This engaging and silly story is perfect for the preschooler crowd and lends itself to many crafting + learning opportunities. Dragons Love Tacos is a new book to our family, but it has quickly become a favorite of ours!
This summer continues to fly by! Now that August is just a few days away, we are slowly but surely gearing up for back-to-school! As you may have read in my previous post, my 4.5 year old is starting Pre-K this year, so I am doing everything I can to savor his last year of preschool. Now that our summer activity schedule has slowed down a bit, we’ve been able to spend more time crafting at home. For this week’s craft, I wanted to create a spin on the basic popsicle stick picture frame and do something special for back-to-school. So, I came up with this popsicle stick schoolhouse picture frame craft – perfect for your little ones’ 1st day of preschool (or kindergarten) photo!
There’s still plenty of summer left – especially if you are in the same boat as us and don’t start school until after Labor Day. However, I know some areas of the country are already gearing up for back-to-school. Here in SC, we actually still have 49 days to go until the kiddos head back to preschool. But the school year ahead is a special year for us. My 4.5 year old is heading into his last year of preschool, and I am feeling all the feels. He’s been enrolled in preschool since the week after he turned 2, so needless to say, preschool has been a huge part of our lives the last few years.
Since this is somewhat of a monumental year for him, I thought I would do something special to count down to his last 1st day of preschool. This pencil paper chain countdown is perfect for 1st time preschoolers or rising kindergartners, too!
Even though summer officially arrived a few weeks ago, it’s not too late to make a summer bucket list for your family! This past weekend we sat down together and compiled a list of things we want to do this summer. It was fun to get our 4 year old involved in making this list and hearing what he wanted to do during summer break.