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Learning with Blocks: Shapes & Colors

I went back to the basics for George to learn shapes and colors with a block activity since he’s been all about the blocks lately. A very fast setup [excuse the scribbles on the paper!]. While the boys were busy scribbling, I traced a few blocks in different shapes onto a large piece of butcher […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Wreath

We’ve been having some fun with St. Patrick’s Day crafts and decorating the house with plenty of rainbows and shamrocks! We added to the collection with a shamrock wreath to display. Henry and I made a wreath like this before for Valentine’s Day. This time we made it with shamrocks and green and orange colors […]

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A Rainbow of Circles Necklace

Rainbow activities are awesome for learning colors, but we added another learning element by making this a sort by size activity as well! This one took a little prep work by me. I think you could include a preschooler in part of the prep, if you were to prep the prep work. What I did […]

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Sort by Color Button Activity

A simple sort by color activity for toddlers. This is simplified to make it as easy as it gets for toddlers just learning their colors. George has been slowly learning his colors. Ever so slowly. Some days it seems like he gets it and knows them all, but other days it’s not even close. So […]

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Water Activity with Newspaper

This is one water activity that actually just grosses me out… I have a thing against certain items being wet… bread especially, but paper isn’t much different. The wet newspaper is not something I’d like to touch myself. But, oh did my boys! They loved this sensory activity! It was only water and newspaper too! […]

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Pick up Blocks! A Fine Motor Activity

This is a quick block activity to promote fine motor skills for the toddlers that just loves blocks! Add in an everyday item such as your kitchen tongs, and it makes it fun and exciting to just pick up blocks! Block activities have been a top choice for the boys lately. But cleaning up the blocks really […]

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Simple Valentine Craft: Make a Vase!

We are just about Valentine’d out after all this Valentine craftiness that we’ve been doing! But we just had to do a quick bottle craft to make vases to put some flowers in for Valentine’s Day! [ahem... hint hint hubby!] These vases are super simple for the kids to make and turn out super pretty! […]

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Valentine Letter Learning & Matching Activity

Match up Scrabble letter tiles to candy hearts for a letter learning activity that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! The boys have been begging for a water activity lately. And seriously, I am just blank lately! This is what I came up with… though I recommend doing this activity in something other than water because I now […]

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Sensory Activity: Dry Pasta Noodles

Pasta noodles make for a great sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to explore with their sense or touch and even sound. I set out a tub of macaroni noodles along with several items to play with.   Items to include for this touch and sound sensory activity: Macaroni [or other small dry pasta] Bottles […]

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Valentine Art for Toddlers: Scratch, Roll, Resist

A Valentine art project for toddlers includes three methods of painting! Pick one, or do all three with your toddler! Since George keeps wanting to paint hearts, I’ve been trying to come up with different ways to make some Valentine art for toddlers that’s not the same ol’ finger painting over and over again. I think […]