Cutting pieces of straws for shoestring necklace

Simple Straw-Threaded Shoestring Necklace

  I don’t think is can get much more basic than threading with straws, can it? That’s what I’m all about lately. Getting back to the basics. The simple activities. That are easy to whip up and stuff I have [and you probably do too]. What’s awesome about this is that you can use dry […]

Pretend Play turning off the tractor

Pretend Play: Tractor Driving

  Henry’s imagination has been in full gear lately. His stories at bedtime are unbelievable. Along with unending… He often sets up the couch as a tractor for some pretend play and drives along and does his work for the day. [Seriously, this kid works all day in his mind.] This would be a great […]

Painting the driveway with water

Water Activity: Painting the Driveway

So, can I credit my mom for an activity? My husband picked up the kids at my parents’ house last week [I was still decorating cakes at suppertime...], and he found them painting her sidewalk with water. Henry told me that night during our nightly bedtime conversation that was his favorite part of the day. […]

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Busy Play: Play Dough Construction Site

Henry’s on another play dough kick since his birthday. He got all these little construction machines, and cones and people as a gift and it turned out to be a great addition to play dough that entertained them for hours. Yes, them. George and Henry played side by side for a long time. George was […]

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Creating Patterns with Legos

Important Update: If you’re a subscriber in a reader [or would like to be!], please take a moment to resubscribe to my new feed [you may currently still be receiving my feed via RSS, but its only redirecting for a little bit]. I’ve been having a few issues and I’m hoping this will resolve it. I […]

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Watercolor Coffee Filter Flowers

So, I’ve been thinking of Mother’s Day coming up in a couple of weeks. [You know what I want? A wheelbarrow, just my size! Instead of the huge honker that my husband has.] Anyhow. So I’m thinking of Mother’s Day and what to make for Grandma this year from the boys [My mom still has […]

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Poppin’ Balloons!

Balloon Poppin’! A little after birthday party fun! This was a great laugh for everyone! I was hysterically laughing, as were the boys! And it reminded me how much I loved doing activities with balloons. They’re so much fun, no matter what you do! I still have quite a few blown up, so maybe we’ll come […]

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Tree Handprint & Symmetry Art

Hey hey hey! We all have firsts, right? Well, around here… it was handprints!  Can you believe it? We have never done handprints in this house yet… until now! And Henry was so excited to do it. It was actually his idea. I asked if he wanted to paint something and he said he wanted […]

Toddler Activity Punch Game

Energetic Activity: Letter Sound Punch Game

I laugh when I think of this game we did. It was on a whim, and of course, it was made for George, but ended up making it for Henry because he was more interested in it. [It always seems to go that way...] This is an activity that takes some movement [Yay! Gross Motor […]

It’s Playtime is Learning Time!

I love to find fun ways to teach new concepts to the boys.Henry’s been really into counting lately, so we’ve been doing a lot of things with numbers. [He's even adding and subtracting, and even sometimes dividing without even knowing it!]Here’s 4 learning activities for the kids from last week’s It’s Playtime! Above, clockwise from […]