High Five! to Week 5 Finds!

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High Five! to This Week's 5 Hands On Finds!These are 5 Activities and Crafts that I've found  but haven't had time to try them out yet, but want to make sure I do them.[my very high-tech way of bookmarking them][1] Textured Cardboard Road : A Little Learning for Two Anything road related - boys love! And they'd love this simple road ...

Salt Painting

Henry and I experimented with glue, salt and food coloring. I did not like this craft, until I framed it. There's something about the frame that makes it look professional! [okay, that may be an exaggeration] Its really pretty easy and a toddler can definitely do it.  1) Paint some white school glue on your paper (or dump it like Henry did!) 2) Sprinkle with ordinary ...

KoolAid Paint with Fun Cleanup

<align=left> Some crafts don't turn out exactly how you plan...  [isn't that the cardinal rule of crafting with toddlers and preschoolers?] but the process of doing it is still just as fun and educational. Henry painted with ice cubes and KoolAid. He sprinkled a couple packages of KoolAid on paper in a tupperware. Added some ice cubes and shook ...

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 really difficult angle for him to hold onto ...

Self Portrait & Henry’s Best Friend

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To get Henry excited to do this activity : we first did a portrait of...  Can you guess who? Click here for a hint. Next, Henry's turn. He laid down, I traced him. All along the way, I asked him what color he would like each thing to be. Unfortunately, he wanted to be traced in Yellow, so it doesn't show up the best.    We got to work adding his ...

High Five! week 4

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High Five! to This Week's 5 Hands On Finds!These are 5 Activities and Crafts that I've found on blogs that I follow but haven't had time to try them out yet, but want to make sure I do them.[1] Little Page Turners - Simple Car MatI'm in love with this fabric and I'm on a mission to find some like it![2] Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds - Painting ...

High Five! week 3

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High Five! to This Week's 5 Hands On Finds!These are 5 Activities and Crafts that I've found on blogs that I follow but haven't had time to try them out yet, but want to make sure I do them.[1] Made by Joel : Indoor Ring TossHenry and I are definitely going to be trying this one, hopefully soon! [2] Chalk in my Pocket : DIY Heart Stamps Super ...

10 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities

Here are 10 Valentine's Day Crafts & Activities for the kids to do! What I may love even more than doing the crafts and activities themselves. The outcome of the craft. Look at my mantel!  All homemade crafts done by my very own 2 year old. They may not be perfect - but they look pretty awesome all together.   Happy Valentine's Day!   ABC = abc - add 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 to explain what a pattern is to Henry. Things ...

Stuffed Heart Balloon

Henry made his own balloon!   (disclaimer: this is not really a balloon...  it cannot be flown around: Henry was extremely disappointed) This was a two day project. We set out painting some butcher art paper (a brown paper bag would work too). I told Henry to cover as much of the paper as he could. Here he is showing me that he CAN reach all the way to the top of the ...

High Five! week 2

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High Five! to This Week's 5 Hands On Finds!These are 5 Activities and Crafts that I've found on blogs that I follow but haven't had time to try them out yet, but want to make sure I do them.[1] DIY Conversation Hearts at Make Monthly[2] Yarn Hearts at Family Chic[3] Winter Blues at laughpaintcreatepainting with a variety props.[4] A read aloud chapter ...

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, used a pizza delivery box for this]. I then got busy making 'flowers' out of tissue paper. I ...