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Toddler Sensory Activity: Treasure Box

A quick treasure box made for George with recycled material and real coins. I received a package and absolutely love this crinkle paper stuff so I had to use it and knew George would love feeling it. I threw in some real coins and mixed it up a little bit [most of the coins just […]

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Tackle Diaper Rash: Bathtime Activities

This post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, the effective diaper rash cream that treats and prevents diaper rash with every change. Let’s kick some rash! I’ve been using Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® for four years now [maybe not for me personally...]. Even with a toddler, its still handy to have around and with another baby on the […]

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Toddler Fine Motor Exploration with Clothespins

Clothespins! Perfect for those little fingers! I was thinking about pinching the spring-type clothespins and how great that would be for hand strengthening. But, I found that I had a bunch of these old-fashioned ones too [we had both types out]. A bucket and some clothespins.  That’s all it takes for some toddler exploration, and […]

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Pouring Water: Toddler Activity

Pouring water for drinks! A simple life skill to learn, but how do they learn it? With practice! Take it outside while they learn it. Once they become more precise, bring it inside to the dinner table. Its been super hot here, so playing outside has been minimal. But I thought with some water we […]

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30 Creative Toddler Craft & Art Projects

I mentioned a while back that toddler activities are the hardest for me to come up with. To make it even more specific, toddler activities that are creative activities, like art or crafts for toddlers, are that much harder! Why is it so hard at this age? They generally like everything right? Yeah… But toddlers […]

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Mud Prints: Animals, Feet and Handprints

The boys have been loving their dirt patch. Henry keeps talking about making mud and turning it to dirt and the other way around, not fully understanding it I don’t think. So I thought, what better way to show him what mud is exactly than making it! We turned the dirt patch into a mud […]

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Play Dough with Tees, Straws & Pipe Cleaners

  A simple play prompt. Play dough. Tees. Straws. And pipe cleaners added later. The boys and I made play dough and I simply added these items to it. It was a great sensory activity because the play dough was still even warm from making it. Play dough normally is a wonderful sensory activity in […]

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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 […]

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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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Toddler Bubbles Sensory Activity

Plain and simple. George likes bubbles. The perfect activity for him [a toddler]? Bubbles. Water and dish soap on a perfect day to be outside. George had a blast!   I have this bucket that I actually got out of my great-grandma’s basement [who's 99 and still kickin' by the way, so I plan to […]