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Montessori-Inspired Dinosaur Skulls Matching Cards

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I recently purchased the Safari Ltd Dinosaur Skulls Toob.  When I finally opened it, I panicked a bit, because the toob didn't have a informational card, and I don't know dinosaurs at all.  I pulled the contents card from the Safari Ltd website and began slowing creating these cards.  Each "skull" has two matching cards, a picture of an actual skull and a picture of the completed skeleton.  When the student becomes proficient at naming and matching all the animals, the cards can be made into Montessori-Inspired 3-part ones.  The pictures from the printable came from Wikimedia Commons.
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Update 07-01-18
This is my MOST popular 3-part card printable!  I redid the printable to update is and make it more uniform with all of my other matching cards.  I also added some new images just right for Pinterest, so be sure to pin this post to share with your friends and make it easier to find later.



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50+ Free Printable Play Dough Mats for Learning and Play

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Play dough.  So many things you can do with it to make it interesting.  Have them cut it with scissors.  Roll into snakes.  Roll with rolling pin.  Cut out with cookie cutters.  Bury beads in it and have them pinch them out.  Give them things to build with.  Add small toys and teach them to make tracks.  Add trucks and drive through the dough.  Add noodles, netting, or other things with textures and make imprints.  Poke it with a fork.  Roll it into balls.  Squish them with one finger.  Stamp them with rubber stamps (letters!).....  So much you can do!

Play dough is so great for building fine motor skills!  Kids from about age 2/3 and above need to have their fingers in the dough as much as possible.  I made the graphic below as a reference for play dough ideas when you're feeling bored with the plain lump of dough.  Share it around and spread the fun!



This blog post has been a few years in the making.  The concept has been hanging out in my draft folder for a long time, just wai…

How to Plan a Shark Themed Road Trip

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.  I've spent the last week trying to get the new site ready, and I'm very excited to introduce it to you today.
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Watermelon Learning Ideas

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Fun fact, I'm actually allergic to watermelon!  But, I love making cute watermelon printables and helping families find fun ways to use this iconic summer fruit for learning.  Click the pictures to go to the posts.




An InLinkz Link-up



Lacing Toy  ♦  Kids' Guitar  ♦  Sand Timer
Beach Ball  ♦  Rattle Drum  ♦  Cloud Slime  ♦  Slice Sucker
Fruit Squishy  ♦  The Watermelon Seed book  ♦  Bike Helmet
Watermelon Splash game  ♦  Blow-Up Sprinkler
3-Ring Pool  ♦  Plush Watermelon Slice
Backpack  ♦  Sleeveless Dress  ♦  Kids' Crocs

All American Road Trip Ideas for Kids

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.  I've spent the two weeks trying to get the new site ready, and I'm very excited to introduce it to you today.



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Learn to Write the Letter A with Apple Tracing

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I feel like I've been very negligent of this blog lately.  Sorry.  Three weeks ago, I started a new blog (Party Through the USA) and have been giving a lot of attention to setting it up.  It's amazing to me how much work it is to start over, even after having blogged on this one for five years.  I'm really enjoying the new blog, though, and it's already getting great traffic since people are thinking about, planning for, and going on family road trips now.  I'll try to keep getting new homeschooling content onto this blog, but if it's sporadic, you'll know why.



Today's printable was made from a need in our own family.  I started a handwriting curriculum book with Skimmer (age 5) recently.  He does very well with tracing on a dotted line, but was struggling greatly when it came time to draw his own letter.  I would put my fingers on the dot and instruct him to put his pencil there too.  Then, I would tell him to draw a circle starting at the dot (we'…

Travel Mickey Mouse Matching Game in an Altoid Tin

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.  I've spent the last two weeks trying to get the new site ready, and I'm very excited to introduce it to you today.


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