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, […]

10 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities

Here are 10 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities for the kids to do! What I may love even more than doing the crafts and activities themselves. The outcome of the craft. Look at my mantel!  All homemade crafts done by my very own 2 year old. They may not be perfect – but they look pretty awesome all […]

A Valentine’s Day Activity or Two: Patterning & a Heart Hunt

Here’s a Valentine’s Day activity or two. We didn’t just do crafts to get ready for Valentine’s Day… Scavenger hunts are always a blast, this is an easy version of one. Plus a chance to practice patterns! Patterning as a Valentine’s Day Activity: I’ve noticed other blogs with toddler’s doing patterns. I’ve never once tried […]

Stuffed Heart Balloon

Henry made his own balloon!   (disclaimer: this is not really a balloon…  it cannot be flown around: Henry was extremely disappointed) This was a two day project. We set out painting some butcher art paper (a brown paper bag would work too). I told Henry to cover as much of the paper as he could. Here […]

Valentine’s Day Craft: Tissue Wreath

This is one of my favorites so far! Henry got busy painting a piece of white butcher paper [we get it from the bakery, you could use any kind of construction or art paper roll]. While he painted, I cut out a wreath shape from cardboard [Chalk in My Pocket, where I got this idea, […]

Yummy Edible Valentines

Growing up, frosted graham crackers was one of my favorites. Every time my mom made cupcakes, cake or brownies, the extra frosting always went on graham crackers. Even though these are pretty yummy, I’m not sure why they were a favorite, maybe its just the memories that are my favorites – or maybe its just […]

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Valentine’s Day Activity: Countdown Tree

A pretty simple Valentine’s Day activity, that’s also a pretty decoration, that your toddler or  preschooler can make for Valentine’s Day! Paint one small tree branch. Stick branch in small pot. Decorate tree. Look at and smile. I just cut a couple of branches off one of our trees [probably not ideal during blizzard conditions]. I was planning […]

February Ja-‘MIE’ Project

My February ME project was actually done last week because I was so excited to get it done and I had some time Who doesn’t have some time when you’re stuck inside all day every day?It was a rarity, but I took the opportunity of my hopefully-someday-soon-to-be-sister-in-law watching the boys for a morning and did something […]