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March 14, 2017, is National Children’s Craft day – although at our house, ANY day could be craft day! Get crafty with the kids today to celebrate National Children’s Craft day! Here are some ideas: Popsicle Stick Caterpillars Thumbprint Caterpillars Egg Carton Caterpillars Butterflies / Caterpillar to Butterfly activity Binoculars Spider Leaf Painting Acorn Painting Sunglasses Easter …

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Little Passports Cyber Monday 60% Off (Biggest Savings Ever!)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 28, 2016

in All,Homeschooling,kids,preschool

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. The Little Passports 1-day Cyber Monday sale is here! If you did not have the chance to purchase Little Passports during the Black Friday weekend sales, don’t worry! The savings continue with …

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ABCmouse is an online kid’s learning site that features a full online curriculum for kids: Preschool through Kindergarten (ages 2-6). The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 450 lessons in six levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next …

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ABCmouse.com 50% off Annual Subscriptions

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 27, 2016 · 0 comments

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ABCmouse is an online kid’s learning site that features a full online curriculum for kids: Preschool through Kindergarten (ages 2-6). The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 450 lessons in six levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next …

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Fun for Kids: Cloud Dough Recipe

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 15, 2015 · 0 comments

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  Fun for Kids – Cloud Dough Recipe Don’t underestimate how much fun a tub of flour and baby oil will be!  I had come across this and mentioned it to Bug.  Only to discover I did not have  a full bottle of baby oil.  Never fear! 4 cups of flour to every 1/2 cup (4oz) of baby …

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NEW Little Passports Early Explorers for Preschoolers

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 10, 2014

in All,Homeschooling,kids,preschool

Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about …

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Painting with Kids: Recycle Art

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 22, 2014

in All,Arts and Crafts,Homeschooling,kid crafts,preschool

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  This was a super fun painting project that turned out some really cool art!  I love when I tell my preschoolers we’re going to paint with something besides paintbrushes.  They look at me like I’m crazy! We were doing a unit on recycling/taking care of the earth.  So we painted with TRASH! I used two sizes of …

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Welcome to the first Sunday Showcase Link Up.  I thought since we are still in the back to school month we’d start with some learning ideas!  You may find yourself wanting to “preschool” your little one at home, or needing to find them some constructive activities while their older siblings are at school.  Or you …

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Letter Learning Ideas with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 7, 2014

in All,alphabet activities,Homeschooling,preschool

A fun book for learning the alphabet is Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom.  Here are some of the ideas I use with  Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom  in my preschool classroom. You can also check out a bigger list of Alphabet activities here  to explore after Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. I made this Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom Manipulative Play …

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Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie Toy 48% off!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 23, 2014 · 0 comments

in Amazon.com,preschool

Half price deal on a hot educational toy!  Get the Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie for just $14.99!  That’s 48% off the regular price of $28.99! Teaches early number skills and attributes by providing visual cues that support student success Top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters Includes 60 counters (7 fruits in 5 different colors), …

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Preschool Book Activities: RAINBOW FISH Craft

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 20, 2014 · 0 comments

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Preschool Book Craft for Rainbow Fish Rainbow Fish is a good book to read and after you read it, you need a fun craft to go along with it! For this you’ll need: a paper plate 2-3 colors of construction paper cut in small rectangles or squares a few small squares of aluminum foil glue First, you’ll want to cut a triangle …

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Preschool Crafts: Tawny Scrawny Lion

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 16, 2014 · 0 comments

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Preschool/Kindergarten Book Crafts: Tawny Scrawny Lion When we do our Zoo Unit in preschool I can’t help but break out my really old copy of the Tawny Scrawny Lion.  It always becomes a favorite!  And I have a craft to go along with it! While I read it, I let the kids color this picture of a lion …

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Preschool Friends Education Magazine on sale TODAY only!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 11, 2013 · 0 comments

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DEAL OF THE DAY – December 11, 2013 PRESCHOOL FRIENDS MAGAZINE On sale today only for just $14.99 for 1 Year Preschool Friends magazine combines learning, laughter, playtime, and fun in one kid-friendly package! Join Curious George, Scooby Doo, Clifford Puppy Days, Super Why, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, and other favorite friends for early-learning fun in this great magazine! Each …

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12 Fall Kid’s Crafts

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 1, 2013 · 0 comments

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Here’s a list of fun fall themed things to do with the kiddos! Handprint Pumpkins Tissue Paper Pumpkins Cardboard Box Spider Painting with Acorns Painted Leaf Prints Fall Leaf Art Toilet Paper Pumpkins Lacing Leaf Jack O Lantern Door Sign Egg Carton Pumpkins Frankenstein Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars This blog is very kid friendly! See more things for kids: Activities . Crafts . Frugal Fun . Homeschooling . …

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Wooden Magnetic Numbers 10 pc set $.75 SHIPPED | Lowest Price!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 30, 2013 · 0 comments

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Wow!  This is the lowest price I’ve seen on these!  Be sure to grab the Funky Fun Colorful Magnetic Numbers for just $.75 SHIPPED! I got my set in the mail this weekend.  They are cute!  Bug had fun playing with them on the fridge today.  When I bought them, they were $.90/set .  I’m going …

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Wooden Magnetic Numbers 10 pc set | just $.90 SHIPPED

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 8, 2013 · 0 comments

in Amazon.com,kids/toys savings,preschool

Wow!  This is the lowest price I’ve seen on these!  Be sure to grab the Funky Fun Colorful Magnetic Numbers for just $.90 SHIPPED! These magnet sets have GREAT reviews on Amazon too! And don’t forget the ABCs! The Funky Fun Colorful Magnetic Letters A-Z Wooden Fridge Magnets are just $2.39 SHIPPED!  Grab a couple sets so …

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FREE Trial of ABCMouse | Online PreK-Kindergarten Curriculum

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 6, 2013 · 0 comments

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ABCmouse is an online kid’s learning site that features a full online curriculum for kids: Preschool through Kindergarten (ages 2-6). The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 450 lessons in six levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next …

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Kid’s Craft: Painting with Toy Cars

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 25, 2013 · 0 comments

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If you want a group of 4-5 year olds to look at you like you are crazy, pull out the paint and the box of cars on the same day and tell them you’re going to paint with the cars.  But once the intent of the project is made clear every one is delighted …

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If you’re “preschooling” your preschooler because (a) you intend to homeschool or (b) you want them to be prepared when they start school, you have to start with the basics. While most of what I teach in a preschool setting is done by “units”, shapes and colors are something we tackle right away.  Since I teach …

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If you’re “preschooling” your preschooler because (a) you intend to homeschool or (b) you want them to be prepared when they start school you have to start with the basics. While most of what I teach in a preschool setting is done by “units”, the alphabet encompasses the whole year.  It’s not something you can teach …

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