Multiplication Tic Tac Toe {Fun Math Game}

Summer vacation has arrived in the desert! When school was still in session, we were counting the days for summer to begin. Now that it’s here, the kids are already bored. I don’t want the kids to forget everything they learned in school over the summer, so I created a fun math game to keep their … Read More

Best Busy Bags for Preschool and Toddlers

Would you believe that I’ve had this post planned since I started blogging? When my kids were still toddlers and preschool-age, I loved busy bags. I still love them! Since I just (finally) posted a couple, I decided to round up some more from around the web. I’ve collected over 35 fantastic busy bags, and … Read More

Keep kids busy with this simple to make toddler toy!

Creative toddler toys don’t have to break the bank. I love this simple toy. It’s made from recycled materials, and it teaches fine motor skills. Sometimes I think that modern technology deprives our children of opportunities to play. Before the advent of iPhones and iPads, I traveled to doctor appointments and church with a “bag … Read More

Don’t Eat Pete Addition Game

Since I’m getting ready to share this game in first grade tomorrow, I thought I’d share it with you, too!  Whether the kids are new to addition or need a review after summer break, Addition Don’t Eat Pete is perfect for children in K-2nd Grade.  This game is sold in my store for $2.50. This … Read More

Don’t Eat Pete Summer Sale!

Since I’ve been spending so much time working on summer learning lately, I decided it was time for a huge sale!  Now through July 31st, you can download all six of my Don’t Eat Pete games for only $2.50!  That’s a 50% savings!  And, just for teachers, my classroom use license is included in every … Read More

Summer Learning for Kids–Avoid the Summer Slide!

Oh, my goodness!  Life around here is getting crazy!  What happened to the lazy days of summer?  Between piano lessons, gymnastics camp, and swimming lessons, it’s hard to find time to get anything done! Here’s the dream schedule that I planned before summer began: After a great night’s sleep, I get up (with a smile) … Read More

Addition Facts Practice Ideas–Make it Fun!

Monday, I shared some ideas for practicing multiplication facts over the summer. Too bad those won’t help the younger kids. But wait . . . I didn’t forget them! Today I’m sharing some fun addition fact practice ideas!

Summer Math Fact Practice–Multiplication

Summer is here, and the kids are bored already!  Why not give them something to do that will keep them learning? When I was teaching school, I noticed that the kids seemed to forget a lot over the summer.  Multiplication facts were forgotten, and spelling and reading skills slipped.  To combat that, I encourage my … Read More

Don’t Eat Pete Educational Games Free Sample

Today is my birthday, and I’m celebrating by giving a gift to my readers!  Now you can try out my Don’t Eat Pete games for free.  This Don’t Eat Pete Educational Games sampler includes a game board from each of the sets I have created so far. Here’s what you get: Colors Number Recognition 1-30 … Read More