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Tracing Numbers on Tape

A quick setup for toddlers for tracing numbers that works on recognizing numbers and also is great practice writing for older preschoolers and even kindergartners. I taped numbers on the floor with painters tape. We’re huge on using tape in our house. I use it for a lot of activities with the kids. Everyone asks, […]

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No Carve Pumpkin Decorating: Mr. Pumpkin Man

I’m always on the lookout for no carve pumpkin decorating ideas. I got a pretty good start with our 40 pumpkin activities for kids, but its so fun to come up with new ideas still! Why not a pumpkin snowman, or a pumpkin man? And I’ve loved Tutus and Tea Parties Mr. Potato Head as a […]

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Yarn Monsters: A Halloween Craft for Kids

Yarn Monsters! Just in time for the spooky Halloween season. There’s not much to these monsters, but I think they turned out kind of cute. Henry and I used the same technique we did for our Yarn Circle Garland. Henry did very well cutting the yarn this time. I handed him a pair of my scissors […]

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Number Match Slap with Playing Cards

I just realized the potential of playing cards and learning numbers. Duh! We played a number match game with them, they’re great for number recognition! Even more so than recognizing numbers, a deck of playing cards are absolutely wonderful for one to one correspondence. George practiced a little of that with this number match to […]

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Sticker Name Recognition Activity & Personalized Books for Kids

George is just beginning to learn the letters of his name, and recognizing it [besides just a 'G']. I have got to share with you these books that my boys received from our sponsor, I See Me!, that are helping a ton! George got The Very Important Preschooler, even though he’s not technically in preschool […]

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Finding & Sorting Pictures of Living and Nonliving Things

Recently, Henry came home with a note from school asking for a picture of one living thing and another of a nonliving object. While we found one picture of each, we set out to find a bunch of pictures of living and nonliving things to make a collage of each and learn a little about […]

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New Birthday Tradition: Make it a ‘Yes’ Day

I’ve been in a fog a lot lately.Not sure why, but I can’t seem to snap out of it. I even almost forgot to plan George’s 3rd birthday party, even if it is a low-key birthday party. Thankfully, our sponsor, Citi Simplicity has features for forgetting! A credit card that alleviates the frustration of late fees and a penalty rate. […]

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment with Color Fun

Any baking soda and vinegar experiment I’ve ever done with the kids has always been a success. The fizz just makes it so much fun! Henry was fascinated by the reactions the colored vinegar made when it hit the baking soda in this activity. This science experiment, that I found at The Adventures of the Smith […]

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Make Your Own Puzzle with Blocks!

On a whim, we found a way to make our own puzzles! On ‘one of those days’ I needed something to have Henry do to get out of his slump I started putting painters tape down on the floor… Not really sure what to do with it though. I made squares. Henry decided they were fields and […]

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Homemade Finger Paint for Toddlers Tape Resist Art

As George is getting older, it’s getting more interesting to keep him entertained during activities with Henry. Especially art activities. Because he’s usually stuck in his high chair with nothing to do. To solve this, I included George in the activity this time. I made my own homemade finger paint [its an edible recipe found At […]