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Cup Equations Math Activity for Kids

Cool Math Activity for Kids

Math is one of those things that requires a lot of repetition, and today I am sharing a new, cool math activity for kids. The best way I’ve found to take the monotony out of math, is to use a variety of activities. It keeps it new, interesting, and fun. Math activities don’t have to be […] Read more…

Sunshine Addition Activity for Kids

Sunshine Addition Activity for Kids

Fact families are something every kids has to learn, and this Sunshine Addition Activity for Kids is a great way to practice that math skill. It’s fun. It’s interactive, and it’s easy to set up. We love that combination! The spring sun is trying to squeeze it’s way through the clouds here lately. Warmth is […] Read more…

Easy Preschool Counting Activity with Uno Cards

Easy Preschool Counting Activity

Do you ever need an Easy Preschool Counting Activity? I have one for you. It’s the kind you can pull out of the cupboard at a moments notice, and it’s ready to go. For this activity we started off in our game cupboard. Game cupboards are magical places. There are so many fun learning tools […] Read more…

Real or Nonsense Words Worksheets

Real or Nonsense Words Worksheets

The next installment of our CVC Words practice is here – the Real or Nonsense words worksheets set. These cute printables are all about distinguishing real words from nonsense words, and we’re having a lot of fun with it. Nonsense is such a cool word. It brings all kinds of silly things to mind, and […] Read more…

6 Children's Books that Teach Social Skills with activity ideas.

6 Children’s Books that Teach Social Skills

Children love to hear a good book! Many children’s books have a great message and offer a wonderful opportunity to teach important social skills. Today I will share 6 Children’s Books that Teach Social Skills. In my work with children, I love to use fun activities to extend a book and further teach or support […] Read more…

Cupcake Liner Rainbow Craft

Cupcake Liner Rainbow Craft for Kids

Spring is so close I can almost smell it, and to celebrate we’re making a cute Cupcake Liner Rainbow Craft for kids. The snow is nearly melted, the ground is warming up, and we are looking forward to April showers and bright colored flowers. I love rainbow crafts! They remind me of all of the […] Read more…

Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack March 2nd is one of the most magical days of the entire year. It’s the day when Sam I Am tries Green Eggs and Ham, when Horton the Elephant hears a Who, and when The Sneetches get stars upon thars. That’s right, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day. It is also the day when one of the most beloved characters of all time, The Cat in the Hat, comes out to play. March 2nd is right around the corner, so there is no better time to share our Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack with you! You will only need 3 things for this Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack… Oreos (Double Stuffed work best) Strawberries (The bigger the better) Whipped Cream (In the aerosol can) I started by having my kids twist apart the Oreo. This works really well with Double Stuffed Oreos because the cream is thick enough it doesn’t get stuck on both sides. My kids immediately ate the side with no cream, and placed the cream side on a plate. While they were working on their Oreos, I cut the strawberries into 4 round slices. If your strawberries are small you might want to only cut 3. The biggest strawberry slice, we set on top of the cream filled Oreo. I then helped my younger kids spray a little bit of Whipped Cream on top of the strawberry. We found that the extra creamy kind works best. Because Whipped Cream melts so fast, having the extra thickness really helped the Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Snack last just a bit longer. They continued spraying a bit of cream, and then placing a slice of strawberry on top until all 4 pieces were done. The pointed end of the strawberry was last, creating the top of the hat. The Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats didn’t last long. As the cream began to melt, the strawberries would start to slide off and the hat toppled over. But it didn’t matter, because my kids were eating them just as fast as they could make them. They each made 3 or 4 and begged for more. I cut them off at that point, saying they would ruin their dinner, but secretly wanting the rest for myself. They are SO good! Strawberries and Cream is such a classic combination, but adding the Chocolatey Oreo was a home run! Dr. Seuss is known for his whimsical ways, and this Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack displays exactly that… Whimsical Fun. No matter how hard I tried, and how carefully I placed the strawberries on top of the cream, I could not get the hat to be straight. And I kind of LOVE that! Dr. Seuss wanted kids to understand that using our imaginations doesn’t always have to be pretty, and it doesn’t always have to make sense. But it is ALWAYS fun. If you wanted to create these Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats for a birthday party or a baby shower, you might consider using a cream frosting. The Strawberries will stick much better and the cute little hats will hold their shape for much longer. We hope you love these Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats! And we hope they bring a little bit of Dr. Seuss magic to your Read Across America Day! And don’t forget to read “The Cat and the Hat” either before or after you make these tasty treats! CLASSROOM CONNECTION: This would be such a fun activity to do for your classroom Dr. Seuss Day party. I think a station with 5-6 kids would work best, and you would probably need 2-3 cans of Whipping Cream to keep the kids moving quickly enough before the cream begins to melt. Also, don’t forget to keep your Cream refrigerated until the last minute. The colder the cream is, the better it will work to assemble the hats!

Cat in the Hat Cookies

  Try not to lick your screen when you see these tasty, fun Cat in the Hat Cookies. We’re getting ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss day in style, and it involves chocolate, whip cream, and fresh strawberries. March 2nd is one of the most magical days of the entire year. It’s the day when Sam […] Read more…

Letter Recognition Worksheets

Letter Recognition Worksheets

This week I’ve been working on some adorable new letter recognition worksheets for my preschooler. He loves it when I make worksheets that are his level. In fact, he and his best friend ask me to print them off so they can work on them for their play dates. These worksheets are a great combination […] Read more…

Sight Words Beading Activity

Beading Sight Words Activity for Kids

We pulled out our alphabet beads for some fun reading practice this week and did a Beading Sight Words Activity for kids. Stringing beads is a great way to practice fine motor skills, and we paired that with a bit of learning fun. Alphabet beads come in all shapes and sizes. We pulled out our […] Read more…

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