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 […]

Melted Crayon Art with crayon shavings

Melted Crayon Art: Crayon Shavings

I’ve seen various ways to make melted crayon art around, so we wanted to make one ourselves using crayon shavings. Henry, Grandma and I made some pretty art with crayon shavings! And it was fun to do! The crayon shavings are what makes this art so pretty, but it also gave Henry some time to […]

Parenting: Be your Child’s Advocate for a Better Education

Guest Post by    A post written and shared by Melissa at Imagination Soup. Melissa shares a few tips and strategies of what worked for her on how to handle being her child’s advocate for a better education. See what Melissa recommends to do. It started with preschool, but I made excuses. Then, it happened in […]

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 […]

Collaborative Heart Project Fundraiser

I am putting together a collaborative fundraiser between bloggers. This is a heart project because all proceeds from this fundraiser are going towards the American Heart Association [AHA]. If you are a blogger and would like to participate, please read through the details below and email me with your interest at handsonaswegrow(at)gmail.com. This is Valentine’s […]

It’s Playtime! More Snow Activities!

We’re getting snow tonight! Time to get busy with some of those snow activities I posted about yesterday! And here’s five more snow themed activities! So, now you have 37 snow ideas for the kids to do! The It’s Playtime! players have been getting creative with their snow activities since no one seemed to have […]

Snow Activities for Kids

32 Snow Theme Activities For Kids this Winter

Making snow, snowflakes, and snowmen are great winter activities for a snow theme! I love the idea of snow! Snow! Its winter and we still have grass in Iowa! No snow! However, I’m in the mood for snow. So we’re going to have a little fun with some snow activities! Get crafty! Get creative! Learn a […]

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 […]

Parenting : On Motherhood

Were you a natural when it came to motherhood? I wasn’t.  Read on to hear the story of Angelique of AngeliqueFelix.com, on becoming a mother.   A wonderful post is written and shared by  Angelique at AngeliqueFelix.com – The Magic of Play “I am not afraid, I was born to do this”  – Joan of Arc, heroin of […]

Parenting: Learning to Let Go

Guest Post by    Ever feel like this project just isn’t turning out? Let go. Remember the process. A post written and shared by Ali at At Home with Ali.    Learning to Let Go Doing art and craft with young children can drive anyone crazy. Paint going everywhere except on the paper, glue on fingers and […]