Instilling a Love of STEM with the Rancics!

The love of learning runs in our family. Bill's parents were both educators, and their own dedication to teaching him to be thoughtful about the world around him helped him go from a curious kid [...]

Instilling a Love of STEM with the Rancics!

The love of learning runs in our family. Bill's parents were both educators, and their own dedication to teaching him to be thoughtful about the world around him helped him go from a curious kid [...]

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10 Toys Rated by a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) one of the really fun parts of my job is exploring and finding toys that engage our students! The majority of the students on my caseload are in [...]

  • DIY Craft Spring Shaving Cream

DIY Marbled Spring Mobile Craft!

April showers bring May flowers, and butterflies, and birds! Marble your May with this fun and easy springtime craft, perfect for a breezy afternoon inside! What You’ll Need Shaving cream Food coloring (several colors) Baking [...]

  • Earth Day Crafts DIY

Earth Day Printables Pack!

Celebrate our beautiful Earth with these 3 amazing Earth Day Printables!   Color in the sheet and hang it up for decoration with this Earth Day Coloring Sheet! Click here for the download! See how many [...]

  • Dinosaur DIY Sensory Bin Autism

DIY Dinosaur Sensory Bin!

In the early childhood or special education classroom, sensory bins are a staple! They allow your students to explore tons of different textures and materials and can help develop a healthy tactile system. These types [...]

  • Rainbow Food Healthy

Eat the Rainbow! Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

As educators, we know that teaching the whole child is a goal we strive to achieve. Balancing the importance of academics and social learning can lead to a successful classroom environment. Oftentimes I overlook the [...]

  • Layers of Sun Craft

Bright Science! DIY Layers of the Sun Craft

Is it getting hot in here? Since those Firelytes love the heat, we thought we’d go an adventure with them to the hottest spot in our galaxy: the SUN! The Sun is a spot of [...]

  • Easter Egg Cutting Fine Motor

Easter Egg Tracing Printable

Sharpen your child's tracing and fine motor skills with these 3 adorable Easter Eggs! Have them color in the different egg patterns and then hang them up for a festive decoration!   Click here for [...]