Preschooler Activity: Counting Blocks, Building Towers

Counting blocks on their corresponding numbers. Sounds kind of dull, huh? So… How do you get a preschooler boy excited about learning? Bring in the big machines. By bringing in Henry’s everyday love of farming into activities, especially learning activities, he’s excited to do it! No arm twisting whatsoever. That, and Henry is excited about counting […]

Preschool Activity : Building Structures

Guest Post by    This post is written and shared by Emma at Science Sparks.  A simple, fun activity to do with a variety of ages and skill levels.  And you probably have everything you need right in your pantry!   When I brought out the spaghetti and marshmallows I think my children thought we were having […]

It’s Playtime! Science Experiments for Preschoolers!

After doing our lava lamp experiment, I’ve been on the lookout for more fun with science! Especially experiments that my preschooler will find fun to do! Here are a few experiments I found just on last week’s It’s Playtime! from my playdate friends! [Science Sparks: What's Heaviest?] A great experiment from Science Sparks. Find out what’s heavier! This is […]

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. […]