Free Printable Bucket Filler Valentines for Kids – You Fill My Bucket

Spread the message of kindness throughout your child's classroom with these Bucket Filler Valentine's Day cards! - Free Printable "You fill my bucket, Valentine!"

With the kids starting preschool, last year was the first time they exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with their friends. And Valentine’s Day happens to be one of my favorite holidays! Of course, it is also my birthday, so I might be a little biased… But there are other reasons I love it too! If you’ve read any other posts in my blog, you probably know how important the concept of kindness is to me. And Valentine’s Day is just another great opportunity to spread a little extra love and kindness throughout our communities. It is also important to me that the kids … Continue reading

Chinese New Year Craft for The Nian Monster

Chinese New Year Craft and book for preschoolers - Tissue Paper Lantern and The Nian Monster - A great way to learn about different cultures and traditions.

It is so important to me that my kids are exposed to and learn about diversity and other cultures. That is why I am super excited to be participating in this year’s #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Book Day, which is on Friday, January 27. You can learn more about Multicultural Book Day at the end of this post.   Disclosure: Andrea Wang sent us a free copy of The Nian Monster, but all opinions are my own. For your convenience, this post also contains affiliate links. The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang   We read The Nian Monster, written by Andrea Wang. My kids are afraid … Continue reading

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers! My preschoolers LOVE these ideas! And I love that these gifts foster imagination, build fine motor skills, and more! Save this list for birthdays and Christmas!

[Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of Unique Gifts for Preschoolers contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks!] We are very fortunate to be surrounded by people who are will to give my kids gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. As I look around the kids’ playroom, I see so many unique gifts for preschoolers. And since I’m someone who loves to shop second-hand sales, I’ve also found a lot of interesting toys that I never would have thought of if I was browsing online or at the store. … Continue reading

Christmas Coloring Pages – Free Printable Greeting Cards

Free printable Christmas coloring pages - These printable Christmas greeting cards are the perfect way for your kids to spread cheer this holiday season!

As I work with my kids to teach them about kindness and helping others, one of our favorite activities has become delivering cards to seniors and the elderly. Since the holiday season is quickly approaching, I have created some simple Christmas coloring pages of printable greeting cards so we can give out Christmas cards during our next visit. And I’ve made these available for free download at the end of this post! With the Christmas coloring pages, the kids are able to put their own personal touch into each card while also giving the printable greeting cards a more handmade appeal. In the past, we … Continue reading

11 Children’s Books to Read this Earth Day

11 Books to Read this Earth Day - So many good books to teach preschoolers and toddlers about helping the environment! - Earth Day books for kids - Books about Earth Day

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post with children’s Earth Day books contains affiliate links, from which I make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!  With April being Earth Month, and Earth Day on April 22, I began focusing our kindness discussions being kind to the earth. As I started talking about Earth Day with the kids, my 4-year-old asked, “But what can the little kids do to help the Earth?” As Super Why would say, “When we have a question, we look in a book!” So, we have spent a lot of time reading Earth Day books to learn … Continue reading

10 Gift Ideas for Preschoolers Under $10

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of Gift Ideas for Preschoolers contains affiliate links from which I make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your! Are you looking for inexpensive, yet quality gift ideas for preschoolers? I’ve compiled a list of 10 toys that have gotten A LOT of use in our family. My twin girls are almost 4 years old and my son is 2.5 years old, and they all play with these toys almost daily! Based on this experience, I am recommending them to you! These gift ideas would be perfect for … Continue reading

Weather-Themed Word Tracing Printables

Love these FREE weather-themed word tracing printables! Great idea for a weather learning unit this spring & summer for preschoolers! - www.MePlus3Today.com for Totschooling.net

Last week, I was honored to be able to write a guest post for Totschooling, an amazing blog full of early learning ideas, activities, and resources. For the post, I decided to share several weather-themed word tracing printables that are perfect for preschoolers. Because it is spring, and summer is just around the corner, I decided to focus the worksheets on common weather types for these seasons. The 6 types included on the word tracing printables are: sunny, raining, thunder, cloudy, lightning, and windy. All letters are upper-case. I might try to create a lower-case version soon! My 3-year-old twin … Continue reading

12 Outdoor Learning Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

12 Outdoor Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers - So many great ideas to try during spring and summer! I love the printable from #6! - www.MePlus3Today.com

After a lot of snow and record low temperatures this winter, I am definitely ready for spring and summer! Now that I am home full-time with the kids, I am hoping to try some fun outdoor learning activities with them when the warmer weather finally arrives. It is much more fun for all of us to have them learn through play! And as cabin fever sets in, I can’t help but dream of spending more time outside with the kids! We spent a lot of time outdoors last spring and summer, but I wasn’t very creative with how we spent our time. … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Craft – Turn Kids into Love Bugs!

My Little Love Bugs - Personalized Picture Valentine's Day Craft - These would make a cute gift for grandparents or for kids to make at daycare or school to send home to parents! - www.MePlus3Today.com

Disclosure: This Valentine’s Day Craft post contains affiliate links. I may make a small commission from purchases made via these links. Thanks! Now that I am home full time with the kids, I am trying to fill some of our time with craft projects. I really enjoy doing crafts and the kids do really well with having some structured activities during the day. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I had been seeing a lot of different “love bug” ideas floating around. I decided to change it up by adding a picture of each child, turning them into the “love bugs!” … Continue reading

DIY Snowflake Crown – Toddler Letter Recognition Craft

DIY Snowflake Crown - Toddler Craft for Letter Recognition - Love these! Perfect for the winter months! - www.MePlus3Today.com

Disclosure: This Snowflake Crown – Toddler Letter Recognition Craft post contains affiliate links from which I may a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks! As I mentioned in a previous post, the kids have been working on letter recognition. They started by learning the letters in their name at daycare, and I’ve been reinforcing this at home too. I’ve been trying a variety of activities and crafts with the letters of their names, like these DIY snowflake crowns that we made. I found the supplies for each snowflake crown at our local Dollar Tree. I wanted the craft … Continue reading