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Toddler Activity: Pipe Cleaner Sprinkles

We have these little containers from the bakery that hold glitter. When I empty them, I just can’t throw them away. They seem so useful for something. They’re like a giant spice container with huge holes. If you don’t have anything like this [which doesn't surprise me, not everyone has access to bakery ingredients], a […]

Perfect for fine motor practice - make an egg carton train!

What Can We Use Egg Cartons For? Make a Train

I’m not crunchy. I’m not green. At least I don’t go completely out of my way to be. But I do every day basic things like recycling, shutting off the lights, and so on… [I've listed out my 9 ways to be Earth Friendly with the Kids.] But my best green living tip? And also […]

Busy Toddler Play: Ribbons in a Bottle

Busy Play: Ribbons in a Bottle

This is another super simple activity that can keep the kids busy while you put dinner on the table. Rubber bands have been a great way for me to keep kids busy before dinner too. Plus check out all our busy play ideas! What you’ll need: A bottle [something with a smallish neck]. And a […]

Valentine’s Day Art: The Kids’ HeArts

I’m not sure what it is about this Heart art that I like so much. Maybe its because both the boys did it together. Or maybe its because I found out how nicely Henry can cut and follow a line. Or maybe its just because its close to Valentine’s Day, and love is in the […]

It’s Playtime! Activities for My Toddler

This year is the year for George. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. He’s 16 months right now. So he still can’t do a lot of the activities that Henry and I get into. We have a lot of time to ourselves, just the two of us. Some nice Mommy and Me […]

Toddler Activity : Fine Motor Skills with Pom Poms

Toddler play with pom poms! Grabbing, pinching and poking at these little items are great for fine motor development! Henry never got into the little things, he was always too busy and on the move. George gets into it a little bit more and loves to put objects in things. [Believe me, I find stuff in […]

It’s Playtime! Indoor Activities

Its that time of year. When we all duck our heads and hibernate for a couple of months. Granted, we try to get outside as much as we can. But most days its not for long, if at all. So… What indoor activities can we do on these cold days coming up? [Really, its been pretty […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Play in a Box

DAY 26 CHALLENGE: PLAY IN A BOX DAY 26 CHALLENGE: Spend [at least] 15 minutes playing with, in or around a cardboard box! Let the imaginations of your children decide what it will be today. Add any elements needed to create it. Inspiration: Tinkerlab had a cardboard box challenge last May, you can check out […]

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Sensory Activity: Hauling Corn

With harvest in full swing at Grandpa’s farm, Henry’s always begging to go along and ride in the combine. This weekend, the entire family got out there and rode along! I decided to bring home some corn straight from the field for a sensory activity! [Okay, it may have gone through the corn bins before I got […]

Toddler Activity : Tissue Paper Bag

I let George loose with a paper bag full of tissue paper left over from our DIY Wrapping Paper that Henry and I made. George explored the tissue paper for probably a good half hour. It kept him fully entertained. What came to my surprise, was that I had an empty tub in the room […]