Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Fall Sensory Bin and Memory Verse

Fall sensory and scripture bins! Have fun and learn and grow with this fall themed sensory bin. My 2.5 year old loves scooping and playing with the corn. My 5 year old really enjoyed sorting and examining the different leaves and also making patterns with the big leaves.

Introduce one activity at a time and then mix them all together:

🐿 Acorns - sort small/large, sort by color, spell name (if you choose to have letters written on)

🐿 Acrylic fall items - sort leaves by shapes, sort items by color, patterns, use sorting sheet, pick up with tongs

🐿 Silk leaves - there are 4 of each color, match them or make patterns with the leaves

🐿 Scripture - say these verses as you play. Put the cards in a place where you will see it often and read them out loud when you do. What great discussion can be had when you talk about how the seasons change, but our God never does! He is always good in every season.

🐿 Fun - scoop, play, use your imagination!

Grab a Pre-made Kit

Each pre-made kit includes:
πŸ‚ 3 lbs field corn
πŸƒ bag of 25 assorted acrylic leaves and pumpkins/acorns
πŸ‚ bag of 36 silk leaves (in 8 different colors/patterns)
πŸƒ bag of small and large acorns - 16 total (if you want letters on them to spell a name just let me know when ordering)
πŸ‚ 2 laminated verse cards (Isaiah 40:8 and Hebrews 13:8)
πŸƒ laminated color sorting paper
πŸ‚ 2 coloring / tracing pages (level 1: trace 1/2 words, level 2: trace all the words)
πŸƒ wooden tong and 2 mini wooden spoons

🍁 $15 without the bin or
🍁 $20 with the 12x12 bin
🍁 need it shipped? Contact me for a quote
❌ some pieces are a choking hazard, not for children under 3 without adult supervision ❌

Prep Yourself

Here's the items I used for this sensory bin from amazon (affiliate links)

And then grab some field corn from your local Tractor Supply!


If you are using these activities or any of these ideas, I'd love to see! Please tag me @BreezyMotherhood on Instagram and/or Facebook and be sure to follow too! ;) 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Pumpkin Walk Scavenger Hunt Activities

Hello October! Pumpkins are everywhere right now and going on pumpkin scavenger hunts are our new after dinner family walk activity.

Outdoor scavenger hunts have been a life saver for us since March. Literally we have done it all, numbers, flowers, planes, dogs...you name it, we've hunted for it.

Tonight I quickly make a couple pumpkin tally sheets for my kids as we went on our walk. My two year got a simply tally sheet - she basically just did her own thing. And the sheet for my five year old was separated by types of pumpkins - real, plastic, and inflatable. They were both excited to search for pumpkins and tally on their sheets!

Almost every house by us has some kind of pumpkins out, and some houses have like twenty! So to make sure we kept walking, we would do one tally for each type of pumpkin we saw at each house.

When we got home, and the kids were in bed, I made some more pumpkin scavenger hunt sheets to use next time on my computer. Of course the construction paper version works too, but this makes it easier to share with all of you! ;) 

Download these pumpkin scavenger hunts for FREE! 4 levels include:

  1. Tally pumpkins
  2. Tally pumpkins sorted into real/plastic/inflatable
  3. 10 frame pumpkins - Fill in one square for each type of pumpkin you find and see if you can get to 10 for each type
  4. 100 chart pumpkins - Fill in one number on the 100s chart each time you see any type of pumpkin
Enjoy! If you use these, please take a picture and tag me @BreezyMotherhood! I'd love to hear go it goes!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Dinosaur Play Dough Activities and Memory Verse

Dinosaur play dough kits 😍 We have been obsessed with dinosaurs over here πŸ¦•πŸ¦– so we had to make a activity kit and have been having so much fun! The verse I chose to include with this set is Genesis 1:31: Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!

FREE Dinosaur Play Dough Mats for toddlers and preschoolers

I wish there were more resources that talked about how God made dinosaurs when he made people (not millions of years ago!). Dinosaurs lived with people before going extinct and that's really neat! I know there are varying views on this, obviously, but I believe in a literal interruption of Genesis 1. I recommend checking out the website Answers in Genesis and reading what they have to say about dinosaurs, including this quote at the beginning of their page: "Dinosaurs were created by God on Day 6 of creation, approximately 6,000 years ago, and were originally vegetarian. During the global Flood, many were buried and fossilized but two of each kind survived on Noah’s Ark. They eventually died out, due to human activity, climate changes, or other factors."

Dinosaur Play Dough Activity Kit (and more)

Now, back to playing with dinosaurs ;) 

This dinosaur printable activity set includes a play dough mat, homemade board game (just add a dice to play), tracing / coloring sheets, and a verse card. You will notice the verse is everywhere! There is a separate verse card (with 4 dinosaurs because I couldn't decide on my favorite), it is included on the play dough mat, on the game board, and on the coloring/tracing sheets.

Even though I assume most of the kids playing with this set can't read, these visuals are here for you, the mama/care giver, so that you can be reminded to read it whenever you do an activity. Constantly hearing scripture will help kids memorize naturally and can bring about great discussion too!

Grab the FREE printables including the verse cards, board game and play dough mat HERE!

And then just add dinosaurs! Here's what is included in our dino kit (click for the amazon affiliate links)

Would you like a prepped kit? Contact me via instagram below. Quantities limited!

Creation Dinosaur Books

They can be hard to find, so I'd love some more recommendations, but here's some creationist books about dinosaurs that we have (or want to get, we don't own Indescribable yet). *amazon affiliate links

And just for fun, chalk is a wordless book that my kids love because they can make up the story. If you don't own any wordless books yet, I definitely recommend checking them out!


Dinosaur Songs

Just for fun, we love this song by Laurie Berkner, We are the Dinosaurs!

And here's a song with motions to help your kids learn Genesis 1:31.

What other dinosaur activities do your kids love? 

I'd love to hear about them so please share in the comments. We are always looking for more dinosaur fun! I hope these printables and activity ideas are able to provide your kids with hours of entertainment as well.

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