Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids

This heart button craft is a colorful and pretty Valentine craft and can be a fun learning activity for kids too! I know I said the Valentine Tissue Wreath was one of my favorite Valentines craft, but this button craft is my favorite!   I absolutely love how this looks on my mantel right now. It glimmers […]

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14 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Learning activities for toddlers are pretty much as basic as it gets when it comes to intentional learning activities. These learning activities are more to introduce a concept to the toddler, then to test his knowledge on it. Some basic things an older toddler will start to learn are: Differentiating colors Differentiating shapes Recognizing letters […]

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Sensory Activity: Dry Pasta Noodles

Pasta noodles make for a great sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to explore with their sense or touch and even sound. I set out a tub of macaroni noodles along with several items to play with.   Items to include for this touch and sound sensory activity: Macaroni [or other small dry pasta] Bottles […]

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Valentine Art for Toddlers: Scratch, Roll, Resist

A Valentine art project for toddlers includes three methods of painting! Pick one, or do all three with your toddler! Since George keeps wanting to paint hearts, I’ve been trying to come up with different ways to make some Valentine art for toddlers that’s not the same ol’ finger painting over and over again. I think […]

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Upper & Lowercase Letters: Heart Matching

Recognizing letters and learning their ABCs is one thing for a preschooler to learn, but learning both upper and lowercase letters I found is completely another. I had no idea what Henry knew at this point when it came to upper and lowercase letters. He could recognize most uppercase letters for sure, but lowercase I really […]

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Valentine Window of Toddler Painted Hearts

I love it when the kids make something to decorate our windows, and a Valentine window just had to be done! Since George has been asking non-stop to paint more and more hearts, I dug out some heart shaped paper doilies that I had bought a couple of years ago after Valentine’s Day. We started […]

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Sponge Art Painting for Valentine’s Day

After a round of cookie cutter painting, George was still going strong and was in the mood to paint, so we moved onto sponge art for Valentine’s Day! So simple to do too! Sponge art is versatile [literally any shape can be made] and its a fun sensory activity that results in a pretty piece of […]

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Cookie Cutter Painting for Valentine’s Day

A simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day, especially great for toddlers, is with a heart shaped cookie cutter painting activity! It can get a bit messy, but no messier than any painting activity really!   I grabbed these heart shaped cookie cutters on clearance last year after Valentine’s Day just for this purpose! […]

Stamped Heart Valentine’s Day Art Project

A Valentine’s Day art project that kids and even toddlers can do on their own! Upcycle a toilet paper towel tube to make an abstract heart art project! Be sure to be inspired by all our Valentine’s Day projects we’ve been doing! [There's also a ton on our Valentine's Day Pinterest board!]   Time to […]

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Sensory Activity with Corn Meal to Explore

A simple sensory activity that all kids will enjoy. Corn meal is a wonderful sensory material for kids to explore!     Keeping George busy and entertained while Henry is at school each morning has become interesting. It’s amazing to see how much he has grown just in the last couple of months intellectually. Even […]