Happy Cinco de Mayo!

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a fun arts and crafts activity. In Holidays Around the World, children will learn about various holidays, including Cinco de Mayo. Children will then celebrate Cinco de Mayo by creating their own maracas. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Para esta semana, haremos una divertida actividad con maracas. En Dias De Fiesta Del Mundo, los niños aprenderán sobre varias fiestas, incluído el Cinco de Mayo. Luego, los niños celebrarán el Cinco de Mayo creando sus propias maracas. ¡Lea nuestra guía sobre cómo puede jugar esta actividad interactiva con su hijo/a en casa!

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Get Out The Clothes

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a sorting game. In Get Out the Clothes, children will learn all about the seasons and what clothes you should wear each season. Children will then practice their sorting skills by placing the correct clothes and activities with the appropriate season. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Counting with Geraldine the Giraffe

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a counting game. In Geraldine the Giraffe, children will learn all about how Geraldine uses spots to identify her mother. Children will then practice their counting skills by rolling dice and identifying the spots that have the same number shown on the dice. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Sorting Zoo Animals

For this week's Family Friday, we will do a science game. Children will read about zoo animals in the book Wishes and then have fun sorting the animals by where they live or spend most of their time - in the sky, on the land, or in the water. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Rhyming with Ants, Bats, and Cats

For this week's Family Friday, enjoy a card game that can be played with multiple children. Have fun practicing animal names and rhyming skills using our Animal Riddles and Rhymes books in Level 3 of Footsteps2Brilliance. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive card game with your children at home!

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Counting with Lucy the Ladybug

For this week's Family Friday, we will be practicing our counting skills with Lucy the Ladybug! Read about Lucy's time at the farm through our Alphabet Animals series. Your children will create their own Lucy the Ladybug and practice counting while putting dots on her back. Read our step-by-step guide and have fun playing this interactive activity with your child at home!

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Letter Shopping At Home!

For this weeks's Family Friday, we have a fun and easy activity that will help your children practice their letter names and sounds! Read one of our stories in the Mega Mouth Decoders book series in Footsteps2Brilliance, such as Betsy the Bumblebee. Children will match appropriate letter names and sounds by "shopping" around the house. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive activity with your child at home!

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May Day Basket Fun

From our Teaching Tips, enjoy an engaging hands-on May Day activity with 2D and 3D shapes. As May Day is quickly approaching, learn more about the holiday by reading Holidays Around the World K-O (Level 2, Holidays Around the World eBook series, Footsteps2Brilliance School App).

Extend your fun by creating May Day baskets filled with spheres, cones, cylinders, circles, triangles, and more... And best of all, after completing your May Day basket you can deliver it to a friend in the traditional May Day fashion.

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Inkblot Art as an Early Literacy Extension

From our Teaching Tips, here's a brilliant hands-on exploration of symmetry, shapes and design to extend learning after you read Penny the Penguin or Penny la pingüino (Level 2, Alphabet Animals eBook series, Footsteps2Brilliance School app). We think you'll love how this activity gives hands-on experience creating symmetry and shapes. And best of all, it's easy to prepare, and you will have all of the materials right on hand!

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