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Toddler Sensory Bag with Slimy Eyes

Create a slimy experience for toddlers without the mess with a sensory bag! It’s a perfect sensory activity for Halloween. As well as perfect for all ages, including babies and toddlers! I saw these Halloween and fall hair gel sensory suncatchers from Happy Hooligans. They have lots of ideas that they added to their sensory bag suncatchers. What’s in […]

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Textured Sensory Wall for Toddlers & Babies on the Move

This sensory wall for toddlers is a wonderful sensory exploration for both young toddlers and older babies that are on the move shared by Erin of Bambini Travels. This is a combination tactile experience and fine motor activity perfect for a child learning to walk or new to walking. Some fun materials to gather for your texture […]

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A Window Fall Tree Craft for Toddlers

Of course, after George did the apple tree craft, he wants to do another one. He goes in these streaks a lot. Often its with water activities… but he does it with painting a lot too. This time its apple trees. I usually try to switch it up a little so we don’t get bored, […]

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Slimy Spaghetti Sensory Activity for Toddlers

Sensory activities are always fun for toddlers to do. They get to explore, and there’s never a right or wrong way to do it. A spaghetti sensory activity is perfect for Halloween because it’s oh-so-slimy! We turned The Imagination Tree’s bug slime spaghetti [eww!] into a sensory activity especially for Halloween with just a few colors! I […]

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment with Color Fun

Any baking soda and vinegar experiment I’ve ever done with the kids has always been a success. The fizz just makes it so much fun! Henry was fascinated by the reactions the colored vinegar made when it hit the baking soda in this activity. This science experiment, that I found at The Adventures of the Smith […]

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Find the Letter & Swat It! Active Way for Learning Letters!

I’ve been working a lot on letters with George lately. He’s getting them down pretty good, I’m just reinforcing what he already knows and building his confidence that he does know what the letters are! This activity was inspired from an iPad app for young kids called KneeBouncers. It has all different areas of learning, […]

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10 Shape Activities for Toddlers! It’s Hip to be Square!

We’ve been having a little bit of fun lately doing some hands on shape activities! George is on a shapes kick right now, anytime he asks for an activity, he’s been asking for ‘shapes’. Can’t say no to that! I keep the shapes we work on pretty basic. Usually the square, triangle, circle. And then […]

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Toddler Chalkboard Maze for Learning Letters

George is getting the hang of some, if not most of his letters. But, learning letters seems to come and go with him. Instead of badgering him to learn more, more, more. I’m in a phase of building his confidence about what he already knows. I set up a chalkboard maze for him to work […]

30 fun ways to promote fine motor skills

Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities

Fine motor activities have always been put on a back burner in this house, until recently. Which is probably a good thing. Gross motor skills should come before fine motor skills. Those big muscles help the little muscles! But wow! What a difference a year makes! Last year, Henry wouldn’t sit still, or have any desire […]

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Learning Shapes with a Ball for Toddlers

This is a fun shape learning activity for toddlers, that George kept asking to come back to and play all day. I taped a bunch of shapes onto the floor in an area. I didn’t really pay attention to where I put them, or in any certain order [mostly because I didn’t have a plan […]