Pouring Water for Toddlers [Life Skill to Learn]

Pouring water activity for toddlers, a life skill to learn

Pouring water for drinks! A simple life skill to learn, but how do they learn it? With practice! Take it outside while they learn it. Once they become more precise, bring it inside to the dinner table. Its been super hot here, so playing outside has been minimal. But I thought with some water we could sneak out there for a little bit for a quick activity. To practice ...

Making Friends on It’s Playtime!

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Henry and Blue Dog are best friends. They have been for quite some time now. It makes me wonder how long he'll keep his stuffed animal friend... Even though Blue is just a stuffed animal, he gets treated like a real friend. Blue is sad if I don't say goodnight to him. Blue gets excited and angry. Henry tells us what Blue thinks on a regular basis. Henry even puts out dog food for ...

What Toddler Crafts & Art Projects Can We Do? 30 Ideas

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Toddler crafts and art ideas can be fun to do when you have the right expectations. Try these 30 ideas for lots of toddler fun and craftiness! But its hard for this age to get crafty. I mentioned a while back that toddler activities are the hardest for me to come up with. To make it even more specific, toddler crafts and art projects, activities that are creative ...

Make Your Own [Life-Size] American Flag

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  The American Flag is awesome for learning! There's patterning, there's counting to be had, working on fine motor skills, and I even thought measuring could be mixed into this activity, but I didn't push that one. I grabbed our American Flag as it got taken down off our porch last year because of the way we had it hung [flat against the side of our house] the wind ...

Mud, Flowers, Rainbows… and Animals?

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[left-right from top-left] Getting good and dirty with some mud. Making prints and tracks in the mud with all sorts of things! Starching coffee filters to give them a 3D effect! This spray starch is so cool to use on crafts! I can't wait to come up with something else to use it for! Going on a hunt! For rainbows! Henry learned how to make a rainbow with a prism and a water ...

‘Make A Rainbow’ Hunt! with BabbaBox Giveaway!

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We got a BabbaBox! [And you can get one too! Check out the giveaway for a 3 month membership below!] I just want to quickly tell you what BabbaCo is all about. They send you some awesome crafty/activity ideas with all the stuff right in a box, right to your front door. Can't get much easier than that. No thinking. No shopping. No leftovers. Just easy. This is their BabbaBox! You ...

Animal Activities on It’s Playtime!

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In keeping with the animal theme of the Readathon, I thought I'd share some fun activities that are animal based that can be used as activity extensions for the animal books you're reading! The books that are available from MeMeTales free to check out this week are 'Five Little Ducklings' and 'The Donkey and the Wolf'. And I love these activities that go with ...

Starched Coffee Filter Flowers Craft

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Have you used starch in your crafts with the kids? After this flower craft, I'm so excited to find new ways to use it. I got inspired to make these starched coffee filter flowers from Ms. Motta's Mixed Media's Chulily-inspired artwork.   The boys and I started by coloring our coffee filters. This actually took us a couple of tries. We failed a couple of times ...

Mud Prints: Animals, Feet and Handprints

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The boys have been loving their dirt patch. Henry keeps talking about making mud and turning it to dirt and the other way around, not fully understanding it I don't think. So I thought, what better way to show him what mud is exactly than making it! We turned the dirt patch into a mud patch for the morning. We brought out some of our animals to play with and make tracks in ...

Keep Moving Forward through the Summer #readforgood

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We've already been in summer mode for almost a month now. And I made a rule to myself to make sure we stick to our school schedule of getting out the door by 8 or 8:30 every morning. Just so we don't find ourselves trapped inside all day in our PJs. So far, we've done pretty well with this and it usually takes us for a walk first thing in the morning. Then we head back home and ...

Tie Dye, Father’s Day & Play Dough

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[above clockwise from top-left] Tie Dye! Its so much fun! Henry and I tie dyed pillow cases and used them as a gift wrap! The boys doodled on a bowl for their Father's Day gift to Dad. 8 Father's Day Activities got featured on It's Playtime! [Shown is an awesome art wrapped candy bar from Domestic Goddesque.] We joined in the Play Dough Pledge this week with a simple play ...

Laundry. Is there a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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What do you like about doing laundry? Really? Did I just ask that? [Okay, my excuse it that I have some big news.... but just hold on...] Shall I rephrase? What do you not like about doing laundry? .... there come the answers. I asked this on Facebook earlier this week and was flooded with responses. Apparently, no one likes to put the clothes away! For me, its ...