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Building with Blocks & Technology

Using the iPad as a guide for building with blocks brings technology into a real hands on activity. Photos can be taken of any tower of blocks to rebuild! What’s awesome is that once you get your child started with this activity, they’ll likely want to build more towers to take photos of to use […]

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Snowman Craft from Tin Cans!

This snowman craft [that's also a wind chime] was so fun. I’ve had this idea in my the entire fall and couldn’t wait to have the time to do it with the boys! Things started rocky, for sure, but I do love the end result. It started out that I didn’t have any white paint. […]

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Box Train made from Cardboard Boxes

A box train got made over the holidays with all the packaging and cardboard boxes! This year I did almost all [probably 98%!] of my Christmas shopping online, so boxes were in plenty this year. I didn’t let the boys play with them until all the Christmas wrapping was finished to make sure I had […]

Wrapping Paper Snowflakes

Wrapping Paper Snowflakes

  Henry and I made some cool snowflakes from wrapping paper! See how we did it over on Kiwi Crate’s The Studio! Cutting snowflakes are great cutting practice for a preschooler and work their fine motor skills. Coffee filters are a great medium to start with for the youngest, that’s what Henry cut snowflakes from […]

Yarn Wrapped Ornaments Craft

Yarn Wrapped Ornaments for Window

Ever since I shared my favorite 30 homemade ornaments for kids, I’ve been eyeing those adorable yarn wrapped ornaments by The Crafty Crow! I decided I wanted them big to hang in the window at Christmastime. I tried it with some cardboard boxes, but I never had any that were big enough for what I […]

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Tape Resist Candy Cane Painting

The boys made gorgeous candy canes together. Each taking a part in the creating process. I’m not sure if its good to have one of my boys do one part of a project, and the other one finish it… but it seems to work well for my boys, and I like that I end up […]

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Decorate a Snowscape Window

As part of the Creative Christmas Countdown, I’m sharing a way to decorate a window for the holidays! There’s many ways to decorate windows, in fact, I even started a Pinterest board for that very thing… Its fun to do and brightens up the room when the sun shines through it [See our leaf garland […]

Foam Christmas Tree Window Decoration

Christmas Tree Window Decorations!

Foam sheets can be so versatile. They can be cut down to any shape or size that you’d like to make whatever you like! However, I have had these sticky foam sheets forever and I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. Last year, I used them to make our snowman fridge. But other […]

Christmas Tree & Presents Matching Game

Christmas Tree & Presents Matching

  I did this activity a couple years ago at Christmas with Henry. I found it on No Time for Flash Cards. I reused some scrap wrapping paper pieces and cut out a Christmas tree shape in four different wrapping paper patterns. I glued these to a large piece of paper in a row. I also […]

Paper Chain Countdown

Countdown to Christmas: Wrapping Paper Chain

The boys are super excited for Christmas this year. So to keep their excitement contained and still keep them excited… we created one of the most timeless, old-fashioned, activity countdowns that there is… the paper chain. Instead of the usual paper or card stock, we used leftover wrapping paper from last year. I love using […]