Daylight Savings

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Fall back or Spring Forward… which will we do? Talk to your children how the leaves fall in the Fall so our clocks “fall back” too. Now we get to “spring forward” when the Easter Bunny is getting ready to spring into action. Look at different clocks in your house and get your little ones to count one hour forward, what number will it be now?

 

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Valentine’s Messages

St. Valentine believed that people needed to express love for each other. He helped people get married secretly when marriage was illegal. Think of the people that you love and think of something you love about them. Who all do you love? How can you show them that you love them? Write or draw these ideas on hearts, put them all in a bowl and each night of Valentine’s week pick one heart. Tell stories, do the activity, etc as a family 🙂

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Looking for more Valentine’s activities? You may also like our Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt!

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Mardi Gras Necklaces

Because fine motor is a skill that requires lots of different body parts to be working together in unison, it is also something that is always in need of practice. Stringing beads (or noodles) to make mardi gras necklaces is a great way to practice fine motor – as well as many other skills.

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Homemade Bubbles

So the groundhog didn’t see his shadow. Yay for early spring! It’s time to open the windows and the doors and encourage our kids to play outside. One of the most simple activities that all kids love are bubbles. But if you’re like us, you run out of bubbles all the time. So, here’s an easy recipe for bubbles using ingredients you have in your house.

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What is your dream?

Martin Luther King Jr. day is an excellent opportunity for great family conversation. Martin Luther King Jr. was all about the dreams and wishes of people; so, at dinner tonight talk about your dreams and wishes.
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Learning with Hot Chocolate

We always look for learning opportunities with everything we do. Since the cold weather is here, we wanted to share this easy to make, super yummy hot chocolate recipe – and how to play learning games while you enjoy the hot chocolate with your child.
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A Sweet Measuring Activity – Oatmeal Cookies

Ms. Spoon has been teaching the Pre-K students all about measuring. Here is a great recipe so you can practice at home. If you get a chance, please send us a photo of you measuring with your kids to share with the teachers. Or, better yet, you can bring Ms. Spoon one of your homemade cookies! 🙂


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