• Leprechaun trap supplies

    Making Leprechaun Traps

    Designing and building leprechaun traps has become one of our favorite traditions. I think the planning and creating is just as much fun as the anticipation of seeing if they’ll actually catch anything! This is one of those projects that really evokes my favorite memories of the kinds of activities that I loved as a child – the opportunity to use any and all materials to create something that I can see in my mind. That’s definitely a major reason that this stays on my plans year after year. Here are some of the supplies that I make sure to have available when it’s time to build our leprechaun traps:…

  • preschool lesson plans


    Teachers Pay Teachers is having a sale right now, and my MEGA bundle is included! This is kind of a major deal – right now you can get 12 months of seasonal activities, lesson plans, and printable materials for over $100 off. Who doesn’t want to take advantage of that?! Go snap this bundle up right now, and while you’re there maybe add the assessment or teacher resources that you’ve been eyeing. To learn more about my Month of Preschool sets, and the 12 Month Bundle, visit this page!

  • Easy preschool lesson plans

    January Preschool Lesson Plans – Everything Included in a Month of Preschool Set

    I told you last week that I was going to tackle videos this year, and here I am, already crushing that resolution! I just posted a nice long (maybe too long…) video of all of the materials that are included in my January Month of Preschool set – you definitely want to check this out if you’ve ever wished that someone would just do all of your lesson planning and prep for you! There are so many resources included in the Month of Preschool sets that video is really the ideal way to share the amazing value of these resources. Take a look to see both the digital download that…

  • Merry Christmas!

    This is my last blog post for 2023 and I want to use it to wish all of you the very merriest Christmas! I am so grateful for your support over the past year and I’m looking forward to everything that I have planned to share with you in 2024. Please enjoy some time to relax and recharge with your favorite people. I’ll be back in January so that we can dive in with both feet!

  • When Christmas Brings Chaos

    What is it about this time of year?! No matter how clearly I plan everything out, it all still seems to turn into a jumbled, stressful mess. I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way. I know exactly what my problem is, I’m constantly adding more projects and activities to my well-laid plains, and that’s when things get overwhelming, BUT I’m really trying to live by this quote that I shared last year: Now, I can’t say I’ve ever HATED the holidays, I love everything about them! I definitely understand the sentiment though. My goal this year is to lean into the things that bring me…

  • Amazon Prime Big Deal Days 2023

    Ahhhh! It’s here! Are you ready to shop those big deal days?! Last week I shared some of my all-time Amazon favorites, you can check those posts out using these links: My personal trick for shopping these kind of sales is to create a wish list of the things that I’m looking for and just watch that list to see if the prices change. Last week I was already seeing great deals on the items on my own personal lists, so I picked up a few things before the sale even started!

  • Best Amazon Teaching Products

    Preschool Teacher Products 2023

    I’m giving you even more ideas for your Amazon Big Deal Days wishlists today! Over the years I’ve narrowed down my absolute favorite products that I, as the teacher, NEED to have. Here’s my list: (all links are affiliates, your support is TRULY appreciated!) I use these zip pouches for literally everything. They are one of my all-time-favorite Amazon purchases. This size can fit a whole notebook or legal pad, so I can easily keep all of my notes, projects, and copies organized. I’m obsessed with my Bogg Bag and this leopard print one is definitely on my wishlist. I love the structure of this bag, and that it can…

  • Amazon back to school

    Back to school on Amazon

    My all-time-favorite thing about prepping for back to school is shopping for supplies! While no one loves spending that money, having new materials to start fresh with is the absolute best. Here are my Amazon back to school must-haves if you’re looking to add to your own cart (all links are affiliates, I receive a portion of sales from these): I cannot get enough of these zip pouches! I use them for everything from travel to organizing paperwork. In the classroom there are so many potential uses – giving each child one to use as a mailboxes, organizing extra clothes, separating seasonal sensory materials, sending home activities or paperwork that…

  • simple bug catcher

    Easy Camping DIY

    We enjoyed a nice long camping trip last weekend and I’m still working through all of the laundry! I had to share this little DIY before I forget – Simple bug catchers. These are such an easy way to keep kids busy and encourage exploration. Before we left I was looking for a quick project that my girl and I could put together for all of the kids that were camping with us. I wanted something that we already had all of the supplies for, would actually capture interest, and wouldn’t take up a lot of space. Catching lightning bugs is always a favorite camping activity, so this was a…

  • The Simple Life

    I had to share this because I KNOW I’m not the only one feeling this way. I made this wallpaper for my computer using my Patriotic Bicycle Parade clipart. When I opened my laptop this morning I had to laugh at the sentiment – life feels anything but simple at the moment! It’s more like a whirlwind of holidays, trips, activities, and managing everyone’s schedules. If that describes what you’re dealing with right now, just know that you aren’t alone!