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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 […]

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Valentine’s Day Art: Shaken Painted Hearts

This is a super fun, active way for toddlers to make Valentine’s Day art! So, literally, get moving and get creative. A bonus, this Valentine’s Day art is also a no-mess art activity! We’re kicking off with some Valentine’s Day art for this fun holiday with some shaken painted hearts, an idea I got from Toddler Approved! […]

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7 Gross Motor Activities for Fall

We like to move around here. I guess that’s what two boys do. And I’m sure it doesn’t just apply to boys either! It’s also great for them to be doing, so I encourage it. [It usually makes bedtime go easier too!] Something to do outside before it gets too chilly, or bring the fun […]

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A Sticky Spider Web Halloween Activity for Kids!

This sticky spider web activity Halloween activity can be done in any doorway, hallway or other somewhat narrow place that you have. I have pocket doors that are about six feet wide and it worked perfectly. I used painter’s tape and made a spider web to span the width of the door. I only made it on […]

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Fly a [Homemade and Recycled] Kite!

Fly a kite today!  Run in the backyard or take it to the park. All you need it some string, a plastic grocery bag [one preferably without holes, which may or may not be hard to find], and a rubberband for extra assurance that it won’t fly away. I tied string to both handles of the […]