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 […]

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Preschool Craft: Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

We liked our Strings of Hearts in our dining room so well during Valentine’s Day, that we were talking about them one night at dinner that we should take them down. Henry didn’t want to. So Dad suggested something to make for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. My wheels got turning and I came up […]

Sand Sensory Art: 100th Day of Preschool

Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool. To create the number 100 out of something. [Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.] We discussed it together to decide what to make. [Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!] We decided we wanted to make one with dirt. Well, […]

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Kid Activity: Crayon Color Sorting

The kids and I were out shopping, actually doing it to waste time to pick up Dad. And I came across these crayon shaped paint sample cards.  I had no plan for them, but I’ve been seeing a million ideas for sample cards lately, and thought there must be something I could do with them. […]

I’m Proud: Writing his Name

Trying to get Henry focused on writing, or really anything fine-motor related, has been a struggle. He was always about movement, full of energy. Too much energy to sit still and take time to learn such a thing as writing. Yes, it worried me. He didn’t seem to be ‘up to par’ in this area. […]

Kids Experiment: How Much Water Does it Hold?

Henry wanted to do an experiment. He said he’d come up with one for us to do after nap. So, after nap, Henry collected his things for his experiment. He brought a tractor and his wagons. He told me his experiment was to pour water into them. So I grabbed some cookie sheets in case […]

Block Activity: Build a City

After doing our tape maze of numbers. The maze stuck [yes, pun intended] around awhile. On one of those ‘no-nap’ days, Henry and I kept busy [while George was napping] with blocks and the tape maze and made a Block City! Henry and  I added blocks around the tape maze. The tape posing as the […]

Valentine’s Day Stamped Cards

CraftProjectIdeas.com is showing the love this February. On top of graciously adding a $1 donation to the American Heart Association for every Heart Book sold in February, they sent me this fun stamp kit! [And one to giveaway to one of you!] Henry and I broke it out and made some Valentine Cards! I haven’t ever […]