Free Play : DIY Road Map

Not sure why it took me so long to realize that I can draw on our play table. But now that I have, Henry and I have created many road maps! Roads are the biggest hit. And since Henry can’t reach across the table, the road always goes around the table. [Its a 4x8 piece […]

Outdoor Play : Scavenger Hunt

It has been a while since I made a scavenger hunt for Henry. This time I wanted Henry to be more self-sufficient at it. So I made a scavenger hunt guide with pictures [as well as the word]. [Super easy to make, I just used Word, inserted some clip art of the items, and added […]

Free Play : Carpet Doodles

Carpet doodling was an unexpected activity that came out of some free play. Henry and I scored a bunch of old utensils and cookie cutters from my great-grandmother’s house. They’ve been in a bucket around the house and played with nearly every day. As we were playing one day, we discovered that they could make […]

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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, […]