Free Play

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Thank you for joining us for our 4th edition of free play activities. Today's post contains 3 free play ideas focused on counting and number recognition. These activities are designed…

STEAM WEEK: Simple Experiments at Home

Experiment #1: Exploding Lunch Bag https://youtu.be/F-i7gcpx1mE YOU WILL NEED: One small zip-lock bagBaking sodaWarm waterVinegarMeasuring cupTissue DIRECTIONS: Put 1/4 cup of warm water into the bag.Add 1/2 cup of vinegar…

Free Play Activities

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Free Play activities are a important part of your child's development. Free Play encourages children to interact with the world around them. These activities also help children conquer fears, build…

Suma Goes Bird-watching

https://youtu.be/qkN7KydRhUY When we last saw Suma, she was visiting the Storywalk at Westlake Recreation Center where she enjoyed reading One Duck Stuck. With birds still on her mind, Suma decided…

Graduation Advice

In 1997, Mary Schmich, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, wrote a commencement speech that, according to her, she would have given had she been asked. Later, the Australian film…

Spring Flower Craft

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https://youtu.be/hiD5wTEItMM Make a fun flower craft just in time for Spring! Materials 2-8 ½ x 11 pieces of colorful paperMultiple paint colorsMarkersGlueScissors Instructions Cut a vase shape from one piece…

How to Make an Origami Frog

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Learn how to make an origami frog with Miss Cathy! https://youtu.be/dwdoImqA7KU I’m going to show you how to make an origami frog. Origami is the art of paper folding. There…