Easy Way To Create Lesson Plans For Beginners

Are you confused what a lesson plan is? Keep reading!!

Here you are thinking about homeschooling your young children this year and you do not know where to begin. That is okay. I am here to guide you in the right direction that most benefits your child. It can be very frustrating and overwhelming to find the right curriculum for your child and their needs. Create the best lesson plan for your child.

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Fun Ice Cream Preschool Activities

Great ideas for Ice Cream Week!!!

I have some fun ideas for “Ice Cream” week. We usually did ice cream theme activities at the beginning of summer. But I decided that I wanted to do it for the beginning of the new school year. I found tons of ice cream stuff at Target on sale at the end of summer and thought it would be perfect for the new year. Also, check out our Teddy bear Preschool theme from last year>>HERE<<.

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun

I love St. Patrick’s Day!! If you are following me you are probably thinking that’s what she said the last holiday. LOL Okay! I’m a sucker for any kind of holiday. It was special for me as a child and now I make it special for my children.

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I would love to know how many of you make your children green eggs and ham for St. Patrick’s Day. Every year I make green eggs and ham for my boys along with green grapes and green milk for breakfast. I usually always make Rice Krispies treats for every holiday adding a different color to fit each holiday.

Good old Dr. Seuss books are great for children. I have a few activities you can do along with his book Green Eggs and Ham”. I have one that is good to review rhyming words from the book and one good for a shape review.

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Now I have tons of activities to share. Take one or all my ideas and enjoy the special holiday with your little ones.

The week before my kids are excited. Actually, let me correct myself, my oldest has been counting down the days since last year. LOL He really enjoys building traps using pieces from our recycling bin. Every year he plans a trap and gets so excited to check the trap to see if he has caught a leprechaun. Even if the leprechaun has tricked him and escaped he leaves a little treat behind.

St. Patrick Activities

  • Lots of green items and coins for them to explore.
  • Lace Shamrocks.
  • Trace a shamrock cut it out and then add festive stickers.
  • Toss coins in a St. Patrick’s Day hat.
  • Make small black pots with numbers on them and they need to add that many coins.
  • Stamp hearts to make a shamrock.
  • Use handprint in each clover.
  • Hide the coins. (One year my son hid a coin in the play station slot and my husband had to take the whole machine apart to get the coin out.)

I have an awesome St. Patrick’s day work packet for your kiddos. Geared towards children 4-5-years-old. They will love this packet. Grab it >>HERE<<

I hope you guys enjoy your holiday and don’t forget to wear your green:) Let me know what you guys like to do on St. Patrick’s Day. Love ya, Mary xoxo


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Weather Preschool Fun

Weather is a lot of fun to talk about in the springtime. In Florida, we get all kinds of weather in March.  I figure this is the best time to discuss weather. Here is a project you can do for the whole week. Tie a balloon somewhere outside and let the children see what the balloon will do in different weather. Let them predict what will happen for each weather.

Weather Preschool Fun

Windy Weather

Science- Give each child a straw and see what they can blow across a table. Give them different types of objects (feathers, trash, shoes, rocks)

Art- With the same straws they can blow paint. I squeeze a little of paint on each paper and let them blow it all around the paper (tell them not to try to touch the straw in the paint). Sometimes I like to take that paper they painted and cut it in a diamond shape and make it into a kite.

Gross Motor- Fly a kite

Math- Cut out several diamonds (kites) using foam paper and number them let them put them in order.


Science- Rain in a jar (put water in a jar add shaving cream then add food coloring drops and watch it rain)

Math- Rain numbers coming from the cloud

Art- Fingerprint raindrops or rainmakers. I also have the watercolor paint on half a paper plate and turn it into an umbrella.

Gross- Rain dance


Fine Motor- Shaving cream clouds

Art- Let them use white paint to create a cloud design

Science- Discuss the different cloud types


Art- Draw a rainbow and let them paint with a q-tip each color of the rainbow

Game (with colors)- Find it >>here<<

Gross Motor- rainbow color streamer dance

I hope you enjoyed some of our ideas for weather. I have done some other activities with the sun around groundhogs day and in the summer. Of course, you can check out our winter weather activities as well. Enjoy! Love ya, Mary xoxo


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Fun Ideas For Dr. Seuss Week

I love Dr. Seuss week. We use to celebrate Dr. Seuss week the first week of March to celebrate with his birthday. We have really enjoyed Dr. Seuss week close to St. Patrick’s Day lately. We read “Green Eggs and Ham” every St. Patty’s Day and make the boys green eggs and ham. Check out my St. Patrick’s Day post >>HERE<<.


So I wanted to focus on the story my kids love, The Cat in the Hat. I came up with some ideas for you to do with your children.

Use an old oatmeal container and added the red and white construction paper. I had some red and white pompoms and had them take turns trying to toss the pompom in the hat.

Here I got some red solo cups and index cards, got the inspiration from “Minute it to win it”. stack them using a pattern. They love doing this:)

Using simple pompoms can be fun for celebrating “The Cat and the Hat”. Perfect for sorting, measuring, and patterns. Great for math or fine motor skills.

Another great fine motor skill is playdough. We love playdough and use it almost every day.

Another easy activity with the pompoms is letting your child push them through a hole. I used this when they were a little younger but they still enjoy doing this and I have them put it through biggest to smallest.

After they do their activities I have them do a project. I cut out the shapes for my youngest and had my oldest cut out his own. They glued it how they wanted and added a face. When they were babies I painted their foot to look like the Cat in the Hat.

We have the book and movie of course. My mom had found the boys the game which is a lot of fun. I like how it’s more of a group wins and not an individual. If you liked please share. Love ya, Mary xoxo


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