DIY Upcycled Alphabet Building Set

I’ve been eyeballing alphabet building sets for sometime now and it dawned on me it’s such an easy DIY! Not only that, it’s a 2 for 1 activity for the kids because they can help decorate them. Download my free template here and have fun creating your own! The kids loved painting them and myContinue reading “DIY Upcycled Alphabet Building Set”

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the commemoration of the end of slavery on June 19, 1865.  It is also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day.  In honor of this important holiday, I have created a free printable for you to download and have fun with. Click here for access. Juneteenth Books Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, DrewContinue reading “Celebrating Juneteenth”

DIY Popsicle Stick Birdhouse

We have lots of beautiful birds right in our backyard so it was about time we made a bird house. Most of the items used were from the the dollar tree and I used a square tray I had from a leftover project as the base. This post may contain affiliate links and I mayContinue reading “DIY Popsicle Stick Birdhouse”

Jewish Heritage Month – Roy Lichtenstein Activity

May is Jewish American Heritage month and this week we are learning about the pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein.  He was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement and is known for using a system called Ben-Day dots for his well known comic book-like paintings. For this activity, you’ll need a pencil, sharpie, paper,Continue reading “Jewish Heritage Month – Roy Lichtenstein Activity”

Raising Anti-Racist Kids Through Play

“It starts at home.” It is a statement that we’ve heard frequently during these times of protests against racism and is a statement that has made me both reflect and reevaluate my parenting style. I am a Latina; married to a white Jewish male, raising two biracial children. I have always been proud of myContinue reading “Raising Anti-Racist Kids Through Play”

Felt Storyboard DIY

Felt storyboards are a great way to make story time interactive while increasing learning and understanding. It also encourages the kiddos to use their imagination and create their own story lines. I love watching my son pretend play with the felt pieces. This board and the felt pieces cost me approximately $30 to make butContinue reading “Felt Storyboard DIY”