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Search for & Match Shapes to Their Outlines

I made a quick game for George to match shapes with their outlines. While George was gone with Grandpa to run an errand, I quickly searched around the house to find a few objects to trace. I used a large piece of butcher paper [but any paper, even file folders would work like Growing Play did, […]

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Fall Leaf Collage made with Bubble Wrap Art

I feel like a successful hands on mom when my preschooler runs to me with bubble wrap in his hand and says,  “We have to save this and paint with it later!” That’s how this fall leaf collage came about. We made bubble wrap art prints first in beautiful fall colors. Henry started with dumping red, yellow […]

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment with Color Fun

Any baking soda and vinegar experiment I’ve ever done with the kids has always been a success. The fizz just makes it so much fun! Henry was fascinated by the reactions the colored vinegar made when it hit the baking soda in this activity. This science experiment, that I found at The Adventures of the Smith […]

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Move & Learn Their Way Through Preschool

Have fun moving and learning all the tools a preschooler will need. From letter sounds to science projects. Preschoolers are learning a lot every day. Especially when they are in school. When they’re home, they are too, of course. We have the most fun learning and reinforcing what they learned in school when we do […]

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Make Your Own Puzzle with Blocks!

On a whim, we found a way to make our own puzzles! On ‘one of those days’ I needed something to have Henry do to get out of his slump I started putting painters tape down on the floor… Not really sure what to do with it though. I made squares. Henry decided they were fields and […]

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10 Creative Art Activities for Preschoolers

Art activities get so much more intricate and focused when toddlers become preschoolers. Its amazing what a year means in these young ages! Since Henry has been a preschooler, he has become a little more focused [believe it or not...]. Which means the art projects, as well as other activities, we do can also be […]

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40 ‘Big Art’ Projects for Kids!

If you’ve been around for a while, you already know I’m a fan of Big Art. It seems makes doing art projects with kids and even toddlers [and even boys] manageable. For those of you that are new to this term that I’ve made up: Big Art is art that makes you be involved in […]

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Weaving with Kids: Fun & Simple Kids Activity!

Weaving with the kids has always been on my wish list. But I never really pushed it with the boys, because I kind of thought of it as a girl thing. I know, I shouldn’t be stereotypical like that. I have tried it in the past. When we did our ribbons in a bottle activity, […]

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Shape Activity: Sorting Blocks as a Graph

We’ve sorted blocks as a shape activity in the past. But it was pretty ‘informal’. Not that this is really that structured of an activity, this one just has a place to put each shape of the blocks! To create the ‘graph’ to sort shapes on, I taped a large piece of paper to my […]