Pretend Play Ideas: YouTuber

Welcome to my YouTube channel! Some YouTubers are massive stars for my son. He does not really pay attention to the movie stars or singers, but he always checks on his YouTuber's update. Of course, he wanted to have his own YouTube channel, but we told him not until you are much older... So we... Continue Reading →

LEGO Wall-E and Eve Photo Shoot with Kids

Lego activity idea inspired by Wall-E movie After we watched the Pixar movie "WALL-E," my son loved it, and he made his Lego version of WALL-E and EVE. That was the time when our snap peas were growing in our back yard, so we did the photoshoot! Video I am not sure how my son... Continue Reading →

Consonants and Vowels for Kids (Part 1)

A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y It was fun to sort consonants and vowels. We learned "Y" is the special one! Sometimes, Y can be both consonant and vowel! Yay! What We Used Glue or tapeScissorsThe printed PDF file below *Please read terms of use Free Download PDF Consonants_and_Vowels_PDF_Spongykids Resources for Learning Topics... Continue Reading →

The Best Worksheets Websites for Kids

I found some useful websites that offer a great selection of worksheets. I hope this list helps your distance learning. K5 Learning (Free Worksheets Page) Subject Math and Language Art Age: Preschool to Grade 6 (Depends on the subjects) Cost: Free (No Sign Up Required) Scholastic Teachables Subject Language Arts, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies,... Continue Reading →

Animal Movements for Kids: Card Game

How do animals move? Do they walk? Do they slither?  How do animals move from place to place? When we learned this topic, my son learned many new words related to movements. It was so much fun to learn how the animals move with imitating them! What We Used ScissorsThe printed PDF file below *Please... Continue Reading →

Fun Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

What do you see in our neighborhood? You can do a fun scavenger hunt in your back yard, or while taking a walk in your neighborhood. We did this activity in our back yard for the first time, and my son really liked it. Kids can practice observation skills too. You might be able to... Continue Reading →

LEGO Math Activities for Kids: Number Cars

Counting Numbers 1 to 10 with Cars!  I was making numbers from 1 to 10 with Legos (I don't remember why. Just bored?). Then, my son - who was very into the Pixar movie "Cars" and anything cars related - gave me a fun idea, "Let's turn them into cars!". This was a great way... Continue Reading →

Introducing Words for Kids with Block Letters

Spelling puzzles! One day, I walked into the living room and found my toddler son was giggling, playing with his ABC wooden toys. I looked closer at what he was doing and found out he was spelling! He was copying the spelling of words he found in the living room 🙂 He was enjoying this... Continue Reading →

Table Setting and Manners for Kids

Introducing how to set the table and eat properly We played with food toys all the time back then, and I wanted to try something new. We used real utensils and tried a formal table setting like a fancy restaurant or party. I didn't even know how to set the table right, so we learned... Continue Reading →

DIY Foam Stamps for Kids

How to make foam stamps We enjoyed this foam stamp activity with upcycling materials no longer we need at home. Using foam, we drew (carved) into it with a ballpoint pen, then glued plastic bottle caps (lid from a water bottle, a milk jar, etc.) onto the back as a stamp handle. You might be... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Ideas: Cooking Show

Kids can enjoy cooking without using a stove My son loved to watch kids cooking show. One day he told me, "I wish I can cook what they cook." I thought he was too little to use a big knife and gas stoves back then, so I made ingredients with pipe cleaners, leftover felts, construction... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities for Kids: Lego Marble Maze

Make your own marble maze out of Lego bricks! We made a Lego maze on the baseboard. We learned this from our experience, I recommend using higher brick walls so that the marble doesn't jump over the pieces. What We Used Any Lego piecesLego BaseplateMarble (if you don't have, you can make a small ball with aluminum foil) Step... Continue Reading →

LEGO Math Activities for Kids: Counting Numbers

Introducing numbers to preschoolers with Lego My son started to like playing with Lego. We had fun with this easy number counting game. My son enjoyed playing Legos on the baseplate like a big boy! You can play this without the baseplate too! What We Used Any Lego pieces but ideally same size - 55... Continue Reading →

Indoor Garden Ideas for Kids: Mung Bean Sprouts

Enjoy seeing how the seeds sprouting! We grew mung bean sprouts for the first time. Crunchy and refreshing, I love to cook them in soup or ramen! I did research the youtube tutorial videos first and seems like a straightforward process. I didn't want to buy extra stuff for this project, so I upcycled the... Continue Reading →

Perler Beads Pac-Man Ghost Pendant

The DIY Iron Beads Idea Here is a pendant I made for fun (My son didn't make it). Classic arcade game Pac-Man has a character called Blinky, and it's super cute to me, so I made with iron beads (Perler beads), and added a jump ring and gold chain. Blinky-Bling necklace! What We Used Iron... Continue Reading →

Cardboard Tube Racing Car Track

A fun way to learn physics! We found the long cardboard tube in our garage, so we played car racing! My son learned which type of cars run faster than others, and how the tube angle matters for the speed. We can learn friction and practice observation skills with fun! What We Used Cardboard Shipping... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Making a favorite picture book character with LEGO We decided to make Lego art with our favorite picture book. We picked many people's classics, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Eric Carle).  We gathered the Lego we have at home and made it on the Lego baseplate. What We Used "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Eric Carle) /... Continue Reading →

Color Mixing with Play doh: Secondary Colors

Fun & Easy Way to Teach Kids Colors It's like a magic for little kids to see the color change after some kneading play doh. This is an easy and fun activity to identify colors! We played a secondary color project. What We Used Play doh (Red, Blue, Yellow) Photo by andrew jay on Unsplash Step by Step... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Fashion Show with Felt

Runway Fashion Show with Colorful felt We found out the felt can stick to our clothes easily. We layered colorful felts top on our sweaters and had a fashion show at home! Pick your favorite colors, and design your clothes! You can check some fashion shows on youtube to get some inspirations. Kids can see... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Pizza Shop

Play doh pizza with many toppings We played the play doh ice cream shop and that was so much fun, so we used the leftover toppings for pizza shop play! Fun innovative customize toppings and super quick delivery service! What you need Play doh (Any color)Any small stuff (For example small Lego, buttons, beads, googly... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Ice Cream Shop

Play Doh Ice Cream with Fun Toppings! When we went to the ice cream shop, my son was always amazed by their topping options. I gathered small stuff from our home as ice cream toppings, and we made an ice cream shop for pretend play. What We Used Play doh (Any color)Construction paper or any... Continue Reading →

EASY Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids: Cat Tails

Easy Craft Ideas for Preschoolers He grew up with two cats since he was born, so everything he wants to read was picture books with cat characters. The cat in the hat, Pete the Cat, Splat the Cat, Have You Seen My Cat? Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse, and so on! He LOVES cats! We... Continue Reading →

Making LEGO foods with Kids

Everything is awesome! Build your favorite dish! Make our favorite food with Lego was so much fun! We searched our favorite food images (on the internet or books) as our reference. It was kind of hard to pick which food we will work on since there are not many color options in Lego, but it... Continue Reading →

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