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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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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 […]

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40 Gross Motor Activities to Get Your Kids Moving!

Gross motor activities. I’m a huge fan of ways to get the kids to move! For two major reasons: It wears them out! Number one reason by far! It’s good for them to learn to move in new ways and build muscles and what not and so on… you know… all the technical learning stuff […]

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Poppin’ Balloons!

Balloon Poppin’! A little after birthday party fun! This was a great laugh for everyone! I was hysterically laughing, as were the boys! And it reminded me how much I loved doing activities with balloons. They’re so much fun, no matter what you do! I still have quite a few blown up, so maybe we’ll come […]

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Energetic Activity: Letter Sound Punch Game

I laugh when I think of this game we did. It was on a whim, and of course, it was made for George, but ended up making it for Henry because he was more interested in it. [It always seems to go that way...] This is an activity that takes some movement [Yay! Gross Motor […]

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Outdoor Activity: Rolling Down the Hill

L-O-V-I-N-G this gorgeous March weather. We’re outside playing in it everyday. And we had a first the other day. Henry rolled down our backyard hill! I’ve tried to do this with him a few other times and had no luck in getting him to do it. But this time, he suggested it! [I tried just […]

It’s Playtime! Get Moving Indoors!

  This time of year… Even though its been a mild winter in Iowa. We’re still itching to get outside more and run! We’re finding creative ways to burn off energy in the house. And so our some of our It’s Playtime playdates! I love the ideas that you guys have been coming up with to […]