Featured Outdoor Activities

Painting with Wheels Gone Bigger

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I've had a mild panic attack lately. My littlest, Louis... well, he's almost out of the toddler stage. He's 2 1/2 already and is learning things left and right. I have so many toddler activities I've wanted to do with him that we just haven't done! It's time to start checking some of these off the list! And Big Art is one of them. I haven't really had Louis explore art in a big ...

Easy Sound Sensory Jars to Make & Play

Make sound sensory jars -- and things to do with them.

It just so happens that I love to keep little, party favor sized containers of modeling dough on hand; I use them in my toddler busy bags, toss a few in my purse for times when we are waiting, I give them instead of treats on holidays and I LOVE to upcycle the little cans once we are done with them. One of my favorite ways to reuse these little canisters is as sound sensory jars ...

Easy Homemade Window Paint Recipe

A simple homemade window paint recipe to get creative!

I love when Henry chooses the activity for the day. This time he wanted really, really badly to paint the big window again! When we made window paint last time, it was super sticky and goopy. This time, I looked up a new window paint recipe from Home Spun Threads. Very similar recipe to the last, but this time, no corn starch. Very Simple Window Paint Recipe: Dish ...

10 Hands-On Science & Math Activities to Plan Your Week

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Remember that homemade bubble solution I shared yesterday? Super simple. Easy to do. With supplies you have. My kind of activity. I got the opportunity to get a pre-copy of the Gryphon House new book Hands-On Science and Math by Beth R. Davis, ES, NBCT. (It is now available for sale.) This book is fantastic to find fascinating experiments for young kids to explore science and ...