Hands on Activities for Kids

Our Week of Hands on Activities

Keep the kids busy with a simple activity with ribbons. Go get something done! Another very simple activity with some newspaper! Throw balls in the house! A collage of tissue paper on contact paper – cut into a cross just for Easter. A great suncatcher made by both of the boys. Features on getting creative […]

Creative Art for Easter

It’s Playtime! A Creative Easter

I’m finally getting into Easter mode. After making a collage cross with the boys, and working on the weeds outside. It’s made me realize that Easter is just around the corner. Easter has a lot of craftiness to it for some reason. So I thought I’d share a few ways to get really creative and […]

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Easter Craft with Tissue Paper: Cross Collage

An Easter craft that toddlers can do! A simple craft with tissue paper collage that turns out as a cross to put in your window for Easter!     It just doesn’t seem like it’s Easter yet for some reason. I just haven’t gotten in that complete ‘Spring’ mode, besides by being outside every day […]

Busy Toddler Play: Ribbons in a Bottle

Busy Play: Ribbons in a Bottle

This is another super simple activity that can keep the kids busy while you put dinner on the table. Rubber bands have been a great way for me to keep kids busy before dinner too. Plus check out all our busy play ideas! What you’ll need: A bottle [something with a smallish neck]. And a […]

Handprint Art

A week of Hands on Activities

Another request for an experiment brought about this “What Dissolves in Water?” experiment. Great activity for predicting and observing what happens. Henry learned a little with his wooden blocks by sorting by shape and size. And building as he did it! Speaking of blocks, I found 40 ways to play with wooden blocks, Legos, and […]

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Outdoor Activity: Rolling Down the Hill

L-O-V-I-N-G this gorgeous March weather. We’re outside playing in it everyday. And we had a first the other day. Henry rolled down our backyard hill! I’ve tried to do this with him a few other times and had no luck in getting him to do it. But this time, he suggested it! [I tried just […]

Remembering proud moments with our kids

Proud Moments: The unRecognized Firsts

We all keep track of the major milestones [or at least have the intention of doing so]… I’ve noticed with George’s baby book its missing a lot of the details compared to Henry’s, though. We always think of the major milestones. The first time they crawl, first steps, first tooth, and of course the first […]