Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Week's Favorites from My Google Reader

I subscribe to twenty-something blogs in my Google reader. (And no, I don't read all of them every day. :) I glean many wonderful ideas from them, and I thought it would be fun to share my favorites each week.

We're going to study frogs and toads later in the summer so these caught my eye:

No Time For Flashcards has aFive Speckled Frogs video and a cute tadpole craft to go along with it. This is an adorable song that I can't wait to teach to my littles. (O.K. and my 7-year old too.!)

Here is a fun, easy-to-make frog puppet with another cute song, also from No Time for Flashcards. (BTW, I love this blog!)

Five Green and Speckled Frogs DIY Hand Puppet (very easy) from Her Cup Overfloweth.

Now the rest of these have nothing to do with frogs or toads. They're just a collection of ideas I really like and intend to make - eventually!

Boredom Buster Art Box featured at Dollar Store Crafts courtesy of Scrumdilly-Do. This is kind of like a portable workbox, and would be great for long road trips.

Homemade Family Yahtzee - I think the idea of personalizing favorite board games with family members' pictures, names, etc. is such a fun idea. My mind is busy with all of the directions you could go with this!

Pop and Lock - a fun and unique fine-motor activity involving keys. What child doesn't enjoy playing with keys?

Alphabet and Shape Match-Up File Folder Game - This is a fun activity I'm hoping to add to the workboxes.

Recycled Crayons - These would be great for motivating a "reluctant artist" to draw and color.

Hope you enjoy these. Let me know if you make or use one of them, and I'd love to see a picture!


  1. Great activities. I'm off to check them out now!

  2. Thanks so much fo linking to my alphabet match up file folder actvity! I have enjoyed looking around your blog! You have some excellent preschool/early learning activities!


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