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Activity Course with Balloons

Every child I know has a fascination with balloons. At every birthday party, every kid wants to take one home. They are usually the highlight of the party… [unless you have one of these at your party.] So this week I thought: Why do the balloons only come out at birthday parties? They bring lots of […]

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Balloon Badminton Activity for Kids

What can you do with a couple of balloons? [Ideas are welcome!] Not to worry – I’ve put together a list of 30 things to do with balloons! A favorite of ours is balloon badminton! I blew up a couple balloons and the first thing we did was:play Balloon Badminton! I put together two rackets […]

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Henry vs George [0-6 months]

<align=left> I thought it would be a great way to capture the memories of the boys by putting them side by side. I do not mean to compare my children and say one is better than the other. But who doesn’t look back at what their first child did when their second child just did […]

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Box Flap Bridges & an Experiment

I think I can now be certified as a civil engineer. What? Experience would be needed? My Experience: ABC Mat Road Bubble Pop Road and the latest: Box Flap Bridges I had a ton of box flaps that I cut off from a previous road project. [Ha, more experience!] This time I thought some bridges would be fun […]

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Toddler Talk : Helping

The one thing that lets me have some sort of order in this house, and keeps me sane, is that Henry loves to help me clean and do my regular household work. Dust mopping the wood floors has become a weekly necessity and this is Henry’s favorite! I shortened a Swiffer mop by taking out a couple […]

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Bubble Pop Road & More

I order a lot of my baby supplies (formula, baby food, diapers) online. My latest shipment came with a ridiculous amount of packaging. I ordered a stovetop’s worth – it came in 3 gigantic boxes (above) and had about 1 1/2 boxes worth of packaging.  Since I had no control over the first R (reduce), we moved […]

Salt Painting

Henry and I experimented with glue, salt and food coloring. I did not like this craft, until I framed it. There’s something about the frame that makes it look professional! [okay, that may be an exaggeration] Its really pretty easy and a toddler can definitely do it.  1) Paint some white school glue on your paper […]

KoolAid Paint with Fun Cleanup

<align=left> Some crafts don’t turn out exactly how you plan…  [isn't that the cardinal rule of crafting with toddlers and preschoolers?] but the process of doing it is still just as fun and educational. Henry painted with ice cubes and KoolAid. He sprinkled a couple packages of KoolAid on paper in a tupperware. Added some […]

Hammering & A Spaghetti Flop

Henry worked on his hand-eye coordination  with his love for tools.  All you need are some golf tees (thanks Mom) and Styrofoam. And, of course, your boy’s kid’s toy hammer(s). The Styrofoam had slants around the edge.  For some reason or another,  this is where Henry liked to nail his tees nails in. It made for a […]

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Self Portrait & Henry’s Best Friend

To get Henry excited to do this activity : we first did a portrait of…  Can you guess who? Click here for a hint. Next, Henry’s turn. He laid down, I traced him. All along the way, I asked him what color he would like each thing to be. Unfortunately, he wanted to be traced in Yellow, […]