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It’s Playtime! : Favorite Play Posts

The Best of It’s Playtime! Your favorite ways to play from last week’s It’s Playtime! These playful posts had the most people that checked them out or the ones you ‘Liked’ the most. COOL Ice Art at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas had one popular post last week! This […]

Free Play : DIY Road Map

Not sure why it took me so long to realize that I can draw on our play table. But now that I have, Henry and I have created many road maps! Roads are the biggest hit. And since Henry can’t reach across the table, the road always goes around the table. [Its a 4×8 piece […]

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Thank You Sponsors : Top Referrers

I want to give a huge thank you to Fudoo Boards for continuing our partnership again and a big welcome to a new sponsor this month, A Mom with a Lesson Plan.   Fudoo Boards is a fun, interactive way to learn about and  maintain healthy eating habits as well as a healthy lifestyle! A Mom […]

Art : DIY Upcycled Crayons

Long ago, when there wasn’t any reason to Beat the Heat. My mom had a bucket full of old crayons with lots of bits and pieces. So, Henry, Grandma and I made some upcycled crayons. I read, somewhere at the time, about a tip for removing the paper on the crayons by soaking them in […]

Outdoor Play : Scavenger Hunt

It has been a while since I made a scavenger hunt for Henry. This time I wanted Henry to be more self-sufficient at it. So I made a scavenger hunt guide with pictures [as well as the word]. Another fun way to do a nature scavenger hunt is to go on a nature walk scavenger hunt […]

A Mom with a Lesson Plan : Spotlight

Are you organized and have a lesson plan? I don’t. But, thankfully, Jill from A Mom with a Lesson Plan does! Head on over and check out the new sponsor on the blog, A Mom with a Lesson Plan! There’s Lesson Plans for every theme imaginable and it keeps growing! Just last week, Jill added […]

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It’s Playtime! : Fine Motor Skills

Gross motor skills, Henry has down. He was an early walker, and always ahead of the curve for all the big milestones. Those tedious fine motor skills though, Henry has a little trouble with. Henry’s not the most patient little boy, so sneaking in some practice can sometimes be tricky. We have found a few […]

11 Fun ways for preschoolers to clean up too

11 Fun Ways for Preschoolers to Clean Up

Cleaning is a part of life, unfortunately. Why not start at a young age? I like to include clean up as part of the activity we’re doing. Making it fun makes it seem more like something we get to do, rather than have to. Henry usually goes with my ideas and generally loves the clean […]

Toddler Activity: Pots & Pans

Baby Busy Play: Pots & Pans

Awhile back, I posted about a cause and effect activity for some learning baby play, while knocking over block towers. This time, George made some noise! I got out the pots and pans and a few utensils. George set out to explore these new objects. He did hit the pots to hear their noise a little, […]

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About hands on : as we grow

Hands on : as we grow is all about hands on activities for hands on moms. Email: [email protected] Blog : hands on : as we grow Facebook : hands on : as we grow Pinterest: hands on : as we grow [Jamie] Twitter : @handsonaswegrow Hands on : as we grow is focused on the activities I [Jamie] do with my […]