"Make it Kid Friendly" Idea: Geometric Garland

I found this colorful garland of shapes on Pinterest. So colorful and bright, I thought this could be turned into a kid project! Visit Weekday Carnival to buy this gorgeous geometric garland! I’m not sure what these are made of, or how they’re made, but I can think of a few ways to do this with […]

Toddler Activity : Fine Motor Skills with Pom Poms

Toddler play with pom poms! Grabbing, pinching and poking at these little items are great for fine motor development! Henry never got into the little things, he was always too busy and on the move. George gets into it a little bit more and loves to put objects in things. [Believe me, I find stuff in […]

Color Snow: A Winter Activity

Color snow in the yard as a fun, art activity in the winter!   We were graced with a warm day [32 degrees] with a light dusting of snow [a couple inches] just before Christmas. My Christmas wish came true! We barely had a white Christmas, but we did! The morning the snow fell, Henry and […]

Snowman Fridge Activity

Activity: Snowman Fridge

A very large snowman for your kitchen! This is so easy to do! I made ours an interactive snowman. I cut out the following pieces from craft foam sheets. 2 large black circles [eyes] 3 medium black circles [buttons] 5 small black circles [mouth] 1 orange triangle [nose] If you don’t have the craft foam sheets, […]

Activity : Cutting Catalogs for a Book

Henry’s finally got the act of cutting with a scissors down! It took a lot of practice, but he’s figured it out and loves cutting now! [He often requests to do it randomly...] We have these John Deere catalogs and calendars frequently. My parents often grab them at the implement just for Henry to have […]

Science Experiment : Ice, Water, Vapor

Henry woke up asking to do an experiment! When I asked what kind of experiment he’d like to do, he replied, Ice! Probably thinking of our sand and salt experiment on ice that we did for the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge [for Day 22, Investigate]. I didn’t have anything prepared yet, but ice […]

Imaginary Play : Betty Lukens Felt Boards

Talk about bringing in some imagination to our days! We received these awesome, very high quality felts from Betty Lukens Felts a couple weeks ago. The Carville mat will not be left alone! I once had to actually put it up out of sight so I could get the kids to listen to me! Henry […]

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Learn Language through Play

Guest Post by Kristina’s is one of the moms behind the amazing blog, Toddler Approved. Kristina is the mom to a preschooler and a baby. I’ve featured Toddler Approved many times on It’s Playtime, so a guest post swap on our blogs was a must! She’s very fun at sneaking in learning. Especially name recognition. […]

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Simple DIY Calendar for Preschooler

My preschooler doesn’t really like preschool. What do I do? I decided to create some structure to our day. I created a simple calendar of the week, so Henry can see what days he has preschool. As well as seeing what he can do when he gets home from preschool! [That's my hope, to get […]

It’s Playtime! : The Areas of Play

In yesterday’s post, P is for Play, I went through a few of the ways I look at play, and how I believe it is an important part of learning for a young child. Luckily enough, I find inspiration for all kinds of ways to play every week from It’s Playtime! [Yay Playtimers!] Here are your […]