Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts- Dream Card

Martin Luther King Jr Craft

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day happening next Monday we have spent a good amount of time talking about Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. While Livia is beginning to grasp the concepts of segregation and the civil rights movement, we are mostly focusing on how we treat other people.

Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts
Front of Card

Before we started the Martin Luther King Jr. craft we talked about how everyone is different and how it is those differences that make the world a beautiful place. We brainstormed ideas on how we should treat people and labeled some of the differences found between us.

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Butterfly Life Cycle Observation Experiment

Butterfly Life Cycle Unit for Kids

Butterfly Life Cycle for Kids: There is something absolutely magical about Butterflies. Over the last month we have been observing the life cycle of caterpillars into Painted Lady Butterflies from a kit that Insect Lore sent us for review. We had way too much fun with this simple observation experiment. Here is what we experienced and discovered (plus free printables and lesson ideas)!

Butterfly Life Cycle Unit for Kids

When our package arrived all the kids got super excited. This has been something they have been asking to try for awhile now. The entire experiment took us about three weeks.

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Environmental Print for Construction Play

Enviromental Print in the Construction Center: FREE Printable!

Add environmental print to your child’s construction dramatic play with these free road sign printables! We absolutely adore our traffic signs for play in our block center, and this is a fabulous way to get kids motivated to explore reading. 

Enviromental Print in the Construction Center: FREE Printable!
Environmental print is a very powerful tool in supporting emergent literacy skills. Through logos and signs children are exposed to the idea that that writing serves a purpose. Because of this children typically read environmental print first. As their understanding of print and phonetic skills necessary for reading increases, they gradually begin to read words presented separately from the logo.

Environmental print is a great way to help kids see themselves as readers!

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FREE Printable Valentine’s Day Number Mats

FREE Printable Valentine's Day Number Mats {1-10}

These brand new Valentine’s Day 1-10 Number Mats take a Valentine’s Day twist on numbers. It’s a fun way to help kids practice writing and counting the numbers one to ten. Grab your free copy below!

FREE Printable Valentine's Day Number Mats {1-10}

Printable Valentine’s Day Number Mats Prep:

Prepping this activity is extremely easy. Print the number book {use card stock to make it extra sturdy}. Then either laminate the pages, throw them into a sleeve, or even use a photo album {dollar general typically has ones that work great for cheap}!

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