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Simple Valentine Craft: Make a Vase!

We are just about Valentine’d out after all this Valentine craftiness that we’ve been doing! But we just had to do a quick bottle craft to make vases to put some flowers in for Valentine’s Day! [ahem... hint hint hubby!] These vases are super simple for the kids to make and turn out super pretty! […]

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Valentine Letter Learning & Matching Activity

Match up Scrabble letter tiles to candy hearts for a letter learning activity that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! The boys have been begging for a water activity lately. And seriously, I am just blank lately! This is what I came up with… though I recommend doing this activity in something other than water because I now […]

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Sensory Activity: Dry Pasta Noodles

Pasta noodles make for a great sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to explore with their sense or touch and even sound. I set out a tub of macaroni noodles along with several items to play with.   Items to include for this touch and sound sensory activity: Macaroni [or other small dry pasta] Bottles […]

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Match Upper & Lowercase Letters Bracelet

Henry matched upper and lowercase letters to make a bracelet for Valentine’s Day using letter beads and Valentine’s Day words. He often comes home from school with a bracelet that he made. He is always so incredibly proud of it, and wears it for days. It keeps it on his nightstand at night. And won’t […]

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Kids Designs for Tissue Boxes

After voting in the White Cloud Tissue Box Designs [through their Voting App] for the Children’s Miracle Network, I was so inspired to make our own tissue box designs! Henry wasn’t too excited about it until I showed him it was going to be wrapped around the tissue box. And then he got super excited and […]

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Building with Blocks & Technology

Using the iPad as a guide for building with blocks brings technology into a real hands on activity. Photos can be taken of any tower of blocks to rebuild! What’s awesome is that once you get your child started with this activity, they’ll likely want to build more towers to take photos of to use […]

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Snowman Craft from Tin Cans!

This snowman craft [that's also a wind chime] was so fun. I’ve had this idea in my the entire fall and couldn’t wait to have the time to do it with the boys! Things started rocky, for sure, but I do love the end result. It started out that I didn’t have any white paint. […]

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Box Train made from Cardboard Boxes

A box train got made over the holidays with all the packaging and cardboard boxes! This year I did almost all [probably 98%!] of my Christmas shopping online, so boxes were in plenty this year. I didn’t let the boys play with them until all the Christmas wrapping was finished to make sure I had […]

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Wrapping Paper Snowflakes

  Henry and I made some cool snowflakes from wrapping paper! See how we did it over on Kiwi Crate’s The Studio! Cutting snowflakes are great cutting practice for a preschooler and work their fine motor skills. Coffee filters are a great medium to start with for the youngest, that’s what Henry cut snowflakes from […]

Yarn Wrapped Ornaments Craft

Yarn Wrapped Ornaments for Window

Ever since I shared my favorite 30 homemade ornaments for kids, I’ve been eyeing those adorable yarn wrapped ornaments by The Crafty Crow! I decided I wanted them big to hang in the window at Christmastime. I tried it with some cardboard boxes, but I never had any that were big enough for what I […]