Balloon activities for kids

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. […]

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Simple Activity: A Tape Road

To me, a tape road is a no-brainer simple activity to do. With all boys in the house, we’re always doing ‘things that go‘. And roads are built constantly. Whether it’s from train tracks, drawing roads, making roads from blocks… there always seems to be roads involved. Making a large tape road for the boys […]

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10 Gross Motor Activities YOU can do Outside with the Kids

Thanks to Quaker® Big Chewy Granola Bars for fueling [aka sponsoring] me up to do these gross motor activities with my kids!  We love to get active here. Gross motor activities are always a favorite, and its that time of year where we can get out and really get active again outdoors. Here’s the kicker for this. I’m […]

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Big Art Project for Toddlers: Ribbon Painting

Get moving and get creative at the same time with a big art project. Ribbon painting is a fun art project for toddlers to let loose and paint in a fun way. But its also fun for preschoolers too! It wasn’t just ribbon painting… it was ribbon throw painting. I begin by asking… Henry, what three […]

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A ‘Spy Game’ Scavenger Hunt

A fun and easy way to get the kids moving. Go on a ‘spy game’ scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are always a hit here. It’s an easy way I can get the boys moving without little effort on my end. And they love, love, love them! A couple of ones we’ve done recently: Rainbow Scavenger […]

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Gross Motor Activity: Tape Jumping Game

A very silly and fun gross motor activity to get the kids moving with a simple jumping game! This is so simple. So, so simple. I taped out 6 lines [after Henry defeated the 6, we upped it to 8] on the floor that are roughly a foot apart. Probably not quite. I numbered them, […]

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Painting with Eggs & Rolling Balls

Gets the kids moving and creative at the same time while painting with eggs. Just the plastic Easter egg kind, not real ones! [Though that brings an idea...] It’s sometimes hard to do a toddler art activity when all they do is just sit and create. Henry is particularly this way. That’s why big art is […]

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A Race to Learn Phonics: A Hands on Mom Feature

Trisha of Inspiration Laboratories submitted this fun way to learn phonics with a Letter Sound Race! My favorite activities in one. Learning and getting the kids moving! This phonics race can be adapted to many levels, so whatever your kids are learning, adjust it to that.   See how Inspiration Laboratories did it and all […]