When our sponsor, Eveready, suggested a Pajama Jam Reading Party, I was immediately on board! What could be more fun than pajamas, reading, forts, and flashlights? I totally love their no-stress philosophy (and downloadable instructions) for planning your reading party. We are all about easy parties (like this Lego party!). Parties should be fun, right? Step 1: Theme Our theme was a Dr. Seuss fort.
This word activity is a way to play with Halloween words. So many of the Halloween stories we read use rhyming words. I took a few word families I thought my son would like and recognize, and added some fun Halloween fonts! Download and print –> Halloween Word Families There are four word families, and the kids use a different color crayon to circle each word
Today Trisha from Inspiration Laboratories is sharing a set of ideas that combine two of our favorite activities – science and picture books! Trisha, who wrote the A to Z’s of science for kids, has tons of fun kids activities on her site – be sure to pop over there and try out a few! There are two things we love the most in our house
Our Virtual Book Club for Kids choice (follow along with us on Facebook!) this month is The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (affiliate link) by Mo Willems. We are huge fans of Mo Willems, and this book is no exception! My kids asked for me to read it over and over again (just like they do for everything else by Willems!). After reading the book, we decided
This year in the Virtual Book Club for Kids, we’ll be reading these 33 must read picture books, written by 11 well-loved children’s authors. This list has some of our all-time favorites, and I’m excited to share them with you. We’ll be giving you ideas for crafts and activities to go along with the books, and sharing ideas from other bloggers as well! The second Thursday
I’m so excited to have Jodie from Growing Book by Book here today, sharing a fun ABC activity you can play with cars and trains. Jodie has lots of great reading games, and I’m so happy she’s sharing one with us! Hello The Pleasantest Thing readers. My name is Jodie from Growing Book by Book and I’m excited to be guest posting today! My kids spend
Writing letters is a skill kids will work on and perfect all the way through kindergarten. It’s also a skill a lot of kids dread, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Make letter writing fun by making it hands on! Ten Fun Ways to Practice Writing Letters: Use your finger to write in shaving cream. Put paint in a plastic bag and let
This week for Get Ready For K Through Play we’re sharing playful literacy ideas. Your child’s name is likely one of the first words he or she will recognize. And it’s certain to be one of their favorite words! Learning the letters in their name is a fun way to work in letter practice – and there are so many ways to play with names! This
Spotting upper case letters has been a favorite activity of my little guy recently. He came up with a fun game – one that gets him both running around AND learning letters! He chooses a letter, and then runs and finds toys to create that letter shape! It’s that simple! We will thing use our hands to trace over the shape of the letter we’re
To turn sight word practice into a game, we play sight words hide and seek. Turning word lists into games makes it more fun…and is significantly easier to get your child excited about (or, at any rate, my child!) Playing the Game To set up, just grab: Sight words cards (I write them out on index cards) Masking tape Hide the cards around a room.