Soapy sensory foam activity for kids to explore

Soapy Sensory Foam Activity for Kids

Whip up some foam using just dish soap and your food processor! Let your kids explore the sensory foam! Its a wonderful sensory activity for kids of all ages. I knew when I saw this snow sensory activity from dish soap, from You Pinspire Me, when I collected the ideas for the Snow Collection that it was something […]

Make a treasure hunt to make sight words!

Make a Treasure Hunt to Make Sight Words

We haven’t done a scavenger hunt since we did our Christmas flashlight scavenger hunt, so I thought it would be fun to make a treasure hunt using a floor plan as the map. And Henry has had way too many days off for Christmas break [school keeps getting cancelled for cold weather! -20F degrees does […]

Classic bird feeder craft great for fine motor skills

Bird Feeder Craft Great for Fine Motor Skills

Back to the basics again. I’ve been loving keeping it simple here lately. This is a classic bird feeder craft using Cheerios, or other ring-shaped cereal, and pipe cleaners. This was great fine motor practice, and a great busy activity, for George to do. I scooped out a dish of Cheerios and handed George a […]

Best kids activity of 2013 on handsonaswegrow.com

Best Kids Activity of 2013! Plus the Top 10!

Welcome to 2014! What kids activities will 2014 bring? Today, I’m sharing the best kids activity of 2013 from hands on : as we grow, along with the top 10 posts shared during 2013. A bunch [50+] of kid-related bloggers have joined together to showcase their best work of 2013. Which means the best kids activities, […]

10 ways to go on a Christmas scavenger hunt with the kids, from finding lights to free printables to a hunt at the mall.

10 Ways to Go on a Christmas Scavenger Hunt

As you probably know, I absolutely love scavenger hunts for kids. Why not make a Christmas scavenger hunt for them to go on?! We’ve did one last week and the boys got such a kick out of it, I’ve decided to go on a hunt to find more Christmas scavenger hunts for them to try! […]

Classic glittery stocking craft for kids to make

Classic Glittery Christmas Stocking Craft

This has got to be one of the most classic crafts we’ve made, especially for Christmas, but since its a classic, we just had to make this simple Christmas stocking craft! I cut out two pieces of red scrapbook paper in a stocking shape. Nothing fancy, just a giant ‘J’ pretty much. I cut them […]

Go on a Christmas scavenger hunt looking for Christmas bows in the dark - flashlights!

Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Alrighty kids, let’s go on a flashlight scavenger hunt! A quick activity to set up. I grabbed some Christmas bows from my wrapping paper stash and stuck them around the boys’ rooms upstairs while it was almost time for dinner. Super simple! I called the boys to go on a scavenger hunt for some Christmas […]

5 Beginning Reader Books for Kids JUST Learning to Read

Henry is just in the beginning stages of actually reading, so I’m just starting to be on the lookout for some really easy beginning reader books that he can start with. The books I chose are very simple, easy beginning reader books that will help build Henry’s confidence in reading. Starting simple, with what he knows […]

Sight Word Jump & Grab

Sight Word Jump & Grab

How about a sight word jump and grab activity to get the kids moving and learning? We’re just stuck on sight words around here lately. Trying to get Henry moving forward on his lists. We did another sight word activity to practice his most current list. I quickly wrote his list of words each on […]

Crack the secret code, simple for kids learning to read

Crack the Secret Code for Kids

Creating a secret code for kids to decipher, or crack the code, is great for reading, great for writing, and even great for problem solving! This simple secret code is great for kindergartners practicing their sight words. Alissa of Creative with Kids shared on Google+ a photo of her son deciphering a secret code using […]