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Homemade Wind Chimes the Kids Can Make!

These are some fun to make, homemade, upcycled wind chimes that the kids can make! Henry and I rummaged through our recycling bins to find some tin cans in various shapes and sizes, including some lids. Believe me, there’s a lot you can do with stuff from your recycling bin! Upcycle whatever you can for […]

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Nature Scavenger Hunt: Perfect for Young Kids

The boys and I had a much needed evening in our yard doing a nature scavenger hunt! To be honest, ever since I started working on the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack, I haven’t spent nearly enough time playing with my kids. We still have done activities and played every day, but not nearly enough. […]

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Recognizing & Building with Letter Blocks

With this letter block activity, I built on George’s current knowledge of letters and stuck them into something he always loves! Blocks! Last week for the Summer Reading Series with A Mom with a Lesson Plan [she's sharing a book report template today!], I shared the beginning stage of introducing letters with a fun and […]

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Magic Letter Learning!

As part of the Summer Reading program I’m doing alongside A Mom with a Lesson Plan and Creative with Kids, I’m going to work through the areas of learning that needs to be learned before actually reading. First on the list is learning letters, or even simpler: letter recognition. I’ve already collected tons of ideas […]

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Toddler Activities That Require No Setup

These are my life savers! Quick toddler activities that I can do in a moment’s notice, with no setup… when things… you know… needed to be tamed. There are so many times when I find an activity to do with the kids and then realize that I need to spend a half hour to an […]

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Basic Water Activity: Added Measuring Tools

I challenged my newsletter subscribers to doing a water activity last week. Yesterday, I shared the blowing water bubbles that was a huge hit, and so simple to set up [um, just a cup of water and a straw]… today is another basic water activity that we did. I set out two large bowls of […]

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Blowing Bubbles Water Activity

Blowing bubbles is always fun, as is a water activity…. one of those days that I just needed something for George to do in the morning and again all he asks for is a water activity. I’m starting to run out of ideas! Every now and then, I let the kids break the rules. They […]

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Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

I’m almost embarrassed to post this gross motor activity…. it seems too simple to warrant a post. But with that said, it was super duper fun and had George moving all morning long! And its perfect for those days you’re stuck indoors, when its cold or rainy. [Hey, its Iowa here and spring has taken a long […]

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Learning Letters Lineup. Squirt!

George has been learning his letters and its amazing me how easily he’s catching on. I don’t think he’s quite there to know all the letter just be seeing them. So I set up a learning activity that had him looking at a letter and then spotting it in the lineup. I wrote a few random […]

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15 Quick Sensory Activities from Hands on Moms

A quick list of 15 sensory activities for kids to do from other hands on moms! I’m feeling the need to share what some of my hands on moms have been submitting here lately! I’m in awe of the stuff these ladies do! Check them out and be inspired by their sensory ideas to do […]