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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

What can you do with a couple of balloons? [Ideas are welcome!] I blew up a couple balloons and the first thing we did was:play Balloon Badminton! I put together two rackets with paper plates and Henry’s drumsticks. I just scotch taped them on. We did have a couple instances of them falling apart. You […]

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High Five! number 7

<align=left> High Five!  to This Week’s 5 Hands On Finds!   These are 5 Activities and Crafts that I’ve found   but haven’t had time to try them out yet, but want to make sure I do them. [my very high-tech way of bookmarking them] A lot of movement and large scale ideas  in this week’s finds! Where’d these […]

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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? 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 […]

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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 […]

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High Five! to Week 5 Finds!

High Five!  to This Week’s 5 Hands On Finds! These are 5 Activities and Crafts that I’ve found   but haven’t had time to try them out yet, but want to make sure I do them. [my very high-tech way of bookmarking them] [1] Textured Cardboard Road : A Little Learning for Two  Anything road related – boys love! And […]

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 […]