Pom Pom Drop Busy Activity for Toddlers

Pom pom drop for toddlers

This is one of my favorite activities I've pinned several times. A simple, oh-so-simple toddler activity using pom poms [or cotton balls] and paper towel tubes and a little bit of tape. That's it! A pom pom drop for toddler to keep busy with and even preschoolers would love joining in on this! I recently pinned it again from Teaching Mama's 20 ways to keep a toddler busy and ...

31 Days of Bringing Kids Delightful Fall Fun in October [Free Printable]

There's 31 days in October to bring delight with fun activities for the kids

I've said it so many times lately, but man, I love this time of year! It's just gorgeous here in Iowa. I am excited for October, my favorite month of the year. I hope to make it the same for my kids with some delightful fun! International Delight is sponsoring this conversation of ways to bring delight to the kids this fall. What are your favorite ways to make fall a delightful ...

25 Fun Things to Do as a Family

FAMILY-FUN-ACTIVITIES

This post was written this past summer as a way to have fun with the kids, we did! I hope you did too. I know many of you are from around the other side of the world and are just heading into summer, so I want to still share this. For those of us heading into to the cold months, tuck this away for some fun next summer! Summertime was a time for family!  I gathered so many fun ...

How to Build Confidence in Kids While Doing Activities

How to build a child's confidence using activities - 7 tips

Finding ways to build your kids confidence can be tough. I have put together some of my best tips how to build confidence in kids while we do activities together. It's little things that go a long ways that you can do in your regular day. Confidence is a fickle thing. Its hard for me, as an adult, to be confident. I had braces growing up. No head gear, but the whole works. ...

Unscramble & Fill in Your Name

Unscramble and fill in the missing letters to make your name

George has been practicing his name a lot in preschool so far this year. He knows the letters. He knows what letters are in his name. But we're still working on the order of the letters of his name. I set up this activity as a fun way for him to unscramble the letters of his name and put them in the correct order. I also made it a race track for him to drive down as he did ...

Halloween Reading Fort Pajama Party

halloween-fort-reading-nook

We had a Halloween pajama reading party! As part of a sponsored collaboration with Scholastic and Eveready, the boys can I set up a fun night of reading in the dark! Since Halloween is coming up, I wanted to try a reading fort that's Halloween themed. The boys loved this so much, we'll be doing it again on Halloween night! We planned a night to read in the dark after ...

30 Oh-So-Cool Science Experiments for Preschoolers to Try

30 very cool experiments for preschoolers to try

Science experiments are always a hit in our house! There are so many to try. Some more difficult than others. Some are way beyond my kids. So I put together this list of science experiments for preschoolers. Directed towards preschoolers specifically. While preschoolers may not really understand the science behind them. They can begin to. And that begins by thinking its ...

Pom Pom Target Practice for Preschoolers & Toddlers

Pom pom target practice -- by blowing!

Set up this simple target practice for preschoolers using pom poms! It's easy and fun for preschoolers and even toddlers to aim fo! George asked for an activity to do with pom poms. He absolutely loves to blow the pom poms. Its just fun! I set up a little target on the floor using painters tape for him to aim for. Or try a target practice for kids outside - hope you don't ...

Hands on : as we grow Explained with a Photo

What is hands on : as we grow all about?

In a word or two, can you describe what hands on : as we grow is all about? If you aren't a regular of hands on : as we grow, we're all about simple activities to do at a moments notice with your kids. To simply enjoy spending quality time with your kids. Making it easy and having fun. So my word or two to describe hands on : as we grow: Activities. Kids. Simple. Family. ...

A Very Sticky Sensory Art Activity for Toddlers

Sensory art project on contact paper for kids

This sensory art activity came  from going back to the basics and doing such a simple sensory activity for toddlers. It kept them busy all day, and they were so happy doing it! Completely worth the little mess it made! After walking Henry to school in the morning, we walked to the bakery and then back home. I had a meeting with another mom to plan her son's first birthday cake, ...

15 Fall Activities & Crafts for Kids

15 fall activities and crafts for kids to do this season

These are fall activities and crafts that were shared on It's Playtime linky party that I used to run here a couple of years ago. There was always great content found and these are no exception! It's Fall and gorgeous as ever! My favorite time of year is among us and I'm celebrating by sharing with you 10 ideas to do with the kids this fall! Four crafty, or things to make, ...

Make a Spider Web Activity: S is for Spider Web

Make a spider web activity -- Follow the S to make the web

This is a fun activity for kids learning the alphabet to make a spider web by following the letter S. Since we've had so much fun with the Follow the Lines of String to Find the Apple activity we did [over and over again] I came up with this spider web activity for George to make his own, plus learn a little too! This one is all about the letter S. S is for Spider Web. And ...