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Learning Shapes with a Ball for Toddlers

This is a fun shape learning activity for toddlers, that George kept asking to come back to and play all day. I taped a bunch of shapes onto the floor in an area. I didn’t really pay attention to where I put them, or in any certain order [mostly because I didn't have a plan […]

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The Kids Went Dumpster Diving… in a Cardboard Box!

We have had a bunch of very large cardboard boxes around from a bathroom remodel. My husband wanted to recycle them right away… but nope, I had to sneak in an activity or two with them first before I could see them go. My mom gave me this truly awesome idea for a big cardboard […]

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Hop! Skip! Jump! with Paper Plates

Hop! Skip! Jump! is a super simple activity for toddlers, and even preschoolers or kindergartners, will love that I found with Knoala App. All you need is some room [taking it outside worked well for us because it was a gorgeous day, but this would be a great boredom buster for an indoor day] and […]

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Move & Learn Their Way Through Preschool

Have fun moving and learning all the tools a preschooler will need. From letter sounds to science projects. Preschoolers are learning a lot every day. Especially when they are in school. When they’re home, they are too, of course. We have the most fun learning and reinforcing what they learned in school when we do […]

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Making Fitness for Kids FUN!

Getting moving indoors is kind of tough sometimes. Lately, its been so hot outside that we can’t really spend too much time out there. And then even when we are out there, the last thing any of us want to do it any amount of work [or running... or anything that will break us out […]

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Get the Kids Moving Inside When its Too Hot Outside

When its too hot outside, do a gross motor activity inside. I don’t know about where you’re at, but right now, its starting to really get hot out and super humid and muggy. That means more time indoors. And that also means we need to get moving indoors since the boys have a lot of […]

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Lowercase Letters String Scavenger Hunt for Kids

A string scavenger hunt was a blast when Henry did one a couple years ago to help him learn his name. It was time to do another one! This time I condensed it down to a smaller area and make it about learning lowercase letters, a review for Henry this summer, and kind of a […]

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30 Ways to Play with Balloons

A while ago, Henry and I had a little Balloon Extravaganza. Balloons are a blast! Get them out all year round! Since then, I’ve been on the lookout for fun ways to play with balloons. Here are 30 Ways to Play with Balloons: Through activities, art, experiments, and crafts!   ————————- balloon activities : Balloon Dice : […]

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Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

I’m almost embarrassed to post this gross motor activity…. it seems too simple to warrant a post. But with that said, it was super duper fun and had George moving all morning long! And its perfect for those days you’re stuck indoors, when its cold or rainy. [Hey, its Iowa here and spring has taken a long […]

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Gross Motor Activity: Can You Move Like Baby Does?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®.   Have you ever watched the movement of a baby? Its a gross motor activity itself! Watch the poses that they do! They sure don’t move much, but what they can do is quite impressive and I could never do it myself anymore. […]