How to Make it a Summer of Kindness with your Kids!

Learn how to Make it a Summer of Kindness with your kids this year!

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post about How to Make it a Summer of Kindness with Your Kids contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks! As the school year ends, there is often a lot of talk about the “summer slide.” This is of course referring to that percentage of knowledge children lose over the summer months. Of course, preventing this is very important. And it looks different for each grade level. With my kids going in to kindergarten and preschool, we are playing sight word games and heading to the … Continue reading

15 Acts of Kindness Toddlers & Preschoolers Can Do!

Acts of Kindness Toddlers and Preschoolers Can Do! Teaching acts of kindness to young kids all year long using the book The Story of the Kindness Elves.

One of my biggest passions is helping others through good deeds and acts of kindness. It is also my goal to teach the kids these values, which is why I have been getting them involved in acts of kindness since they were just toddlers. Yes, it is possible for even the youngest kids to make a difference with acts of kindness!   Dislosure: For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links. Because I’m always looking for new methods to teach the kids about kindness and compassion, I was super excited when I first learned about the Kindness Elves! If you follow … 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

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

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links. 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 … 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

10 Toddler Gift Ideas They Will Love!

This post of 10 Toddler Gift Ideas They Will Love contains affiliate links, from which I may make a small commission at no additional charge to you! Thanks for the support! Has your toddler ever received a wonderful toy gift that they loved when they opened it, only to have it end up at the bottom of the toy bin, or pushed to the back of a shelf somewhere? Maybe they loved it and played with it for a day or 2 (or even just a few hours!), but the “new” factor of the gift quickly wore off. Or maybe … Continue reading

3 Letter Recognition Ideas for Toddlers

For your convenience, this letter recognition ideas for toddlers post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by I See Me! Even though all 3 kids are still under the age of 3, I can’t help but think of their futures. I just want to give them a great chance for success. And I personally would consider them successful as long as they are happy with whatever they are doing. I don’t have any background in child development, but I believe early literacy skills will help them as they grow up, so they can follow their passions and be happy. As … Continue reading

7 Tips I Wish I’d Known BEFORE I Took Toddlers Berry Picking

If you plan on taking toddlers berry picking, you'll want to know these 7 tips before you go! So helpful! www.MePlus3Today.com

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links. If you read my Summer Bucket List post, you probably saw that berry picking was an activity I wanted to try. I had never been before, and it seemed like something the kids might enjoy. So around the end of June, at the peek of strawberry season in our area, we ventured out to a local u-pick strawberry patch! It really was quite the adventure! I think it was one of the first times since Chaz died that I took all 3 kids out, by myself, to a place that wasn’t … Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: The Essence of Summer

I’m taking a quick break from my 31 Acts of Kindness Series to write about the Mommy Reality Challenge that I like to participate in.  This challenge about capturing a little Mommy Reality is hosted by A Lavender Life, JENerally Informed, and Leapfrog and Lipgloss. So far, I’ve only participated in 3 challenges.  You can click on the following to check them out: Mommy’s Meals Moment of Trouble The Laundry Room I really wanted to make sure I didn’t miss this week’s post because it is just so fun!  Plus, I can include a Summer Bucket List update too! Since we … Continue reading