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Toddler Sensory Bag with Slimy Eyes

Create a slimy experience for toddlers without the mess with a sensory bag! It’s a perfect sensory activity for Halloween. As well as perfect for all ages, including babies and toddlers! I saw these Halloween and fall hair gel sensory suncatchers from Happy Hooligans. They have lots of ideas that they added to their sensory bag suncatchers. What’s in […]

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Fall Leaf Collage made with Bubble Wrap Art

I feel like a successful hands on mom when my preschooler runs to me with bubble wrap in his hand and says,  “We have to save this and paint with it later!” That’s how this fall leaf collage came about. We made bubble wrap art prints first in beautiful fall colors. Henry started with dumping red, yellow […]

Toddler Activity Punch Game

Energetic Activity: Letter Sound Punch Game

I laugh when I think of this game we did. It was on a whim, and of course, it was made for George, but ended up making it for Henry because he was more interested in it. [It always seems to go that way...] This is an activity that takes some movement [Yay! Gross Motor […]

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Toddler Activity: Pipe Cleaner Sprinkles

We have these little containers from the bakery that hold glitter. When I empty them, I just can’t throw them away. They seem so useful for something. They’re like a giant spice container with huge holes. If you don’t have anything like this [which doesn't surprise me, not everyone has access to bakery ingredients], a […]

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3 Types of Resist for Easter Egg Decorating

After trying some new ways to decorate eggs with Henry last year, I thought it would be nice to try a couple other new ways this year. My thoughts on what kind of decorated eggs I’d like to try? Trying sticker resist eggs, like I saw at Le Papier Studio. Hot glue resist decorated eggs, […]

Crayon & Tape Resist Watercolor Easter Eggs

Holiday Egg Art: Crayon & Tape Resist Watercolor

Henry got so into this art project. I was really impressed with him. There are quite a few art processes that he really focused in on. We made Easter Eggs with watercolor resist over both crayons and tape. I started with drawing a couple of egg shapes on a piece of scrapbook paper to show Henry […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Block Activity for Kids Sorting by Shape

Sorting Blocks by Shape & Color

Henry and I were having some great quality, quiet time together while George was taking an early nap. We were playing with his Imaginets, matching patterns and shapes. When he started to get bored with that, I mentioned doing some patterning or sorting with our blocks. His response? “We don’t do that kind of patterning […]