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Bear Sees Colors Animal Coloring Activity

We love Karma Wilson's Bear books series! This month for our Book Club Play Date we read Bear Sees Colors. We presented the kids with a colorful pre-writing craft activity that included the animal characters from the story!


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Fruit Salsa Recipe for Kids

One food that I know our kids will eat endlessly when it's set in front of them is all types of fruit! Fruit salsa is great as a dessert or snack. It's perfect in the heat of the summer when you don't want to heat anything and the fruit is all in season but we love it any time of year. The recipe is super simple, too!


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Ideas for Using Inside Out to Discuss Emotions with Kids

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Have you seen the movie Inside Out yet? We did and loved it! We used the characters and themes to discuss an important early childhood (and lifelong) concept with our kids. Here are our ideas for how to use this summers most popular movie to talk about emotions with your children.

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The Importance of Everyday Dress Up Play

Dress up as a part of imaginative play is an important part of early childhood educaiton. Every preschool classroom and child's home should be well stocked with quality costumes and props for pretend play! We love Costume Express outfits for kids for everyday dress up!


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Chameleon Color Changing Activity for A Color of His Own

We are huge fans of Leo Lionni! We created a fun and interactive way to learn about colors using the chameleon in the book A Color of His Own!


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Super Simple Microwave Strawberry Jam

This microwave strawberry jam recipe is super simple! You only need berries, lemon juice, sugar, and a bit of salt. No pectin or fancy canning equipment required so it's the perfect recipe to try when cooking with kids.


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Airplane Color Sorting on the Light Table

Our toddler loves airplanes so we set up a quick color matching activity on the light table! This is perfect for a preschool transportation theme! 

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