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Halloween Pumpkins: Monster Style

When we went pumpkin picking at my brother’s, the boys couldn’t help but pick a bunch of unripe, green pumpkins.  When I asked if they’d like to decorate some pumpkins for inside, Henry said only the green ones. So we decorated those. And they ended up kind of monster-ish. [Really, anything can be a monster, […]

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How to Make Kid Size Scarecrows

Let the kids take part this Autumn and make their very own scarecrows, kid size! Sugarsnips shows us how to make these easy scarecrows for the season! So a few weeks ago we had multiple plumbing “issues” which resulted in not 1 or 2 or even 3 visits from the plumber but the inevitable getting the city […]

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Shaving Cream Puffy Paint Ghost & Spider Web

Henry and I found something to do with the shaving cream puffy paint papers that George made! We extended it into ghosts and spider webs to display for Halloween!   Of course, after Henry heard that George got to play in shaving cream, he wanted to play as well. So, again, we got messy. Very, […]

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Sticky Foam: A Birthday Cake in the Window

To celebrate the week before George’s birthday, Henry made a birthday cake right on the front window. We received these foam platters from Michael’s Creatology line, that come in a brightly colored shapes one, as well as a sports edition with balls, trophies and so on.     These Foamies are perfect for sticking to […]

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Happy Birthday Sensory Bin

It was George’s Birthday over the weekend! George turned 2! This Happy Birthday Sensory Bin, that No Twiddle Twaddle is sharing today, would have been a perfect activity during the party, and may just be something we do for the fun of it this week to extend his birthday!     Hi! I’m Bethany from […]

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Large Tube Gravity Experiment

While fixing up George’s new big boy room, we got new carpet for the room and ended up with this large carpet tube. This was such a treat for the boys! And I think you could go to any carpet store and they’d be happy to give you any tubes that they have. Or this […]

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Make A Towel Fort!

Welcome back to Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing! Carolyn recently guest posted an awesome Alphabet Ball Learning Activity. Today she’s sharing a fun fort activity to have the kids make!   After cooling off at my mom’s pool one day, we wrapped up in towels and sat in the sun to dry off. Seeing the kids’ […]

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A Clean Up Method: Blocks Transport

Does this look familiar to you? A tub of blocks, dumped out all over the floor? This constantly happens in our house. Any tub of toys gets dumped out in its entirety. Blocks are very common to be strewn about the floor. And this time it happened while I was trying to get dinner on […]

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A Busy Play Activity: Styrofoam Destruction

  Who knew Styrofoam packaging from a ceiling fan could provide such entertainment to two little boys? Add some tools [real tools!] to some good old Styrofoam and let the boys have a blast destructing it. Or is that all they’re doing? At one point Henry was scooping soup Styrofoam pieces and at another time […]

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Entertained with Dominoes!

Dominoes! I think there’s a lot of potential that could be done for activities with Dominoes, but for now, I just let the boys explore them and see what they thought of them. Henry immediately began to make a road with them, and George followed suit. I just happily watched to see what they’d use […]