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Balloon Badminton

What can you do with a couple of balloons? [Ideas are welcome!] I blew up a couple balloons and the first thing we did was:play Balloon Badminton! I put together two rackets with paper plates and Henry’s drumsticks. I just scotch taped them on. We did have a couple instances of them falling apart. You […]

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Box Flap Bridges & an Experiment

I think I can now be certified as a  civil engineer. What? Experience would be needed? Experience: ABC Mat Road Bubble Pop Road and the latest : Box Flap Bridges I had a ton of box flaps that I cut off from a previous road project. (ha, more experience!) This time I thought some bridges […]

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Toddler Talk : Helping

The one thing that lets me have some sort of order in this house, and keeps me sane, is that Henry loves to help me clean and do my regular household work. Dust mopping the wood floors has become a weekly necessity and this is Henry’s favorite! I shortened a Swiffer mop by taking out a couple […]

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Bubble Pop Road & More

I order a lot of my baby supplies (formula, baby food, diapers) online. My latest shipment came with a ridiculous amount of packaging. I ordered a stovetop’s worth – it came in 3 gigantic boxes (above) and had about 1 1/2 boxes worth of packaging.  Since I had no control over the first R (reduce), we moved […]

Hammering & A Spaghetti Flop

Henry worked on his hand-eye coordination  with his love for tools.  All you need are some golf tees (thanks Mom) and Styrofoam. And, of course, your boy’s kid’s toy hammer(s). The Styrofoam had slants around the edge.  For some reason or another,  this is where Henry liked to nail his tees nails in. It made for a […]

A Valentine’s Day Activity or Two: Patterning & a Heart Hunt

Here’s a Valentine’s Day activity or two. We didn’t just do crafts to get ready for Valentine’s Day… Scavenger hunts are always a blast, this is an easy version of one. Plus a chance to practice patterns! Patterning as a Valentine’s Day Activity: I’ve noticed other blogs with toddler’s doing patterns. I’ve never once tried […]

Valentine’s Day Craft: Tissue Wreath

This is one of my favorites so far! Henry got busy painting a piece of white butcher paper [we get it from the bakery, you could use any kind of construction or art paper roll]. While he painted, I cut out a wreath shape from cardboard [Chalk in My Pocket, where I got this idea, […]

Yummy Edible Valentines

Growing up, frosted graham crackers was one of my favorites. Every time my mom made cupcakes, cake or brownies, the extra frosting always went on graham crackers. Even though these are pretty yummy, I’m not sure why they were a favorite, maybe its just the memories that are my favorites – or maybe its just […]

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Valentine’s Day Activity: Countdown Tree

A pretty simple Valentine’s Day activity, that’s also a pretty decoration, that your toddler or  preschooler can make for Valentine’s Day! Paint one small tree branch. Stick branch in small pot. Decorate tree. Look at and smile. I just cut a couple of branches off one of our trees [probably not ideal during blizzard conditions]. I was planning […]

Big vs Small

<align=left> We did a couple activities with Big and Small this week. Henry and I ‘got our toes out’ (as Henry says) – and traced our feet. Henry tried his best tracing mine. We even got George’s out too. And someone else’s too… can you guess? Blue Dog’s! We traced all our feet on some […]