Halloween Craft: Spaghetti Webs

After playing with colored spaghetti noodles with George… Henry and I made some spaghetti spider webs with it too! This time, I let Henry do the coloring. What other color would he pick, but green?   I simply had cooked some spaghetti and threw a little bit of vegetable oil in it after I drained it. [I […]

Imaginary Play : Betty Lukens Felt Boards

Talk about bringing in some imagination to our days! We received these awesome, very high quality felts from Betty Lukens Felts a couple weeks ago. The Carville mat will not be left alone! I once had to actually put it up out of sight so I could get the kids to listen to me! Henry […]

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Create a Family of Pumpkin Mummies for Halloween!

These are a super cute craft for Halloween that the preschoolers can do! I chose four pumpkins that I thought resembled our family from our heaping pile of pumpkins on our front porch. [Ha. Hmm... Not something I thought I'd be comparing to my family...] I decorated a couple first to get figure out what had to […]

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10 Minute Challenges for Preschoolers

Guest Post by Picklebums! I love the name of this blog. Kate is the amazing mom and author behind this cute blog. Full of beautiful children [four!] and beautiful photography [not to mention chalk full of activities with some parenting tips along the way], Picklebums is a must see, check out now blog, if you haven’t […]

Preschooler Activity : A Big Maze

A maze and a maze. A month or so ago, we headed to our local maize maze and tackled it with the whole family. Since then I’ve been wanting to try a maze at home with Henry as well. I painted a maze onto our driveway using the sidewalk chalk paint recipe. This time, I […]

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Sensory Activity: Hauling Corn

With harvest in full swing at Grandpa’s farm, Henry’s always begging to go along and ride in the combine. This weekend, the entire family got out there and rode along! I decided to bring home some corn straight from the field for a sensory activity! [Okay, it may have gone through the corn bins before I got […]

Kid-Friendly iPad Apps : iPad Giveaway

How do you feel about introducing your preschooler to technology? I think technology is a necessity. While I don’t want Henry to sit in front of a video game all day, I do believe that technology rules this world and will only be moreso as our children grow up in it. I’ve let Henry use […]

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Another Month Review : Thanks Sponsors!

I can’t believe its October already… Thinking about Halloween and the holidays are just around the corner. September has brought about the kickoff of a monthly hands on : as we grow newsletter. Here’s the first one, in case you missed out. Be sure to sign up to get sneak peaks of the upcoming month! […]

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Learn Language through Play

Guest Post by Kristina’s is one of the moms behind the amazing blog, Toddler Approved. Kristina is the mom to a preschooler and a baby. I’ve featured Toddler Approved many times on It’s Playtime, so a guest post swap on our blogs was a must! She’s very fun at sneaking in learning. Especially name recognition. […]

A First Birthday Celebration

Happy 1st Birthday George! We celebrated with friends and family this past weekend. I try to provide entertainment for the kids, not activities or crafts that I have to lead. I set out open-ended items that I think the kids can use themselves and not get bored with. I always swap out my rug for the ABC play mat. […]