Even Young Kids Can Make a Super Connect the Dots

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What a fun guest post I have to share with you today for kids to learn to make connect the dots on their own! Mihaela from Best Toys 4 Toddlers is here with a simple tracing tutorial! For a few days my daughter has been doing some coloring and activity sheets in one of her activity books and came up with a question: Mom, how do they make dot to dots? So I promised her to ...

Rainbow Window Art for Kids to Make That’s Gorgeous!

Such gorgeous rainbow window art for kids to make

You know I love window art, right? Today, I'm so excited to have Erica of What Do We Do All Day? here to share with you this absolutely gorgeous rainbow window art for the kids to make! Just as a quick side note, as I'm trying to be sure to share crafts and activities that only use supplies you have on hand, if you don't have cellophane [because that's something I wouldn't ...

Super Simple Yarn Wrapped Hearts

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I have a couple of yarn activities coming up for Valentine's Day! I'm so excited to share them with you! This first one is shared by Erin of Bambini Travels and is great for little hands! This is a simple Valentine ’s Day activity based on the book Extra Yarn (affiliate link) by Mac Barnett. After reading this delightful book several times we were itching to do something ...

How to Make a Christmas Countdown Book Plus Activities Advent Calendar

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I am incredibly, enthusiastically, over-the-top happy to introduce you to a in-real-life friend of mine today, Amanda, who is sharing a countdown to Christmas with books plus activities Advent calendar she is doing with her son [who's 2] this holiday season. You can start this now and do it for the days left until Christmas! [By the way, the books are linked with an affiliate ...

Button Christmas Tree Ornament: Cute & Simple!

Button Christmas Tree Ornament

This is an easy homemade ornament for Christmas shared by Kristina at Toddler Approved. The possibilities really are endless with this ornament! Hi hands on : as we grow readers! I am so excited to be visiting from Toddler Approved! I have a simple, but special little project to share with you today. At our house we get a small Christmas tree each year for the kids and ...

Halloween Dice Game Free Printable

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Today's post is a dice game math activity for kids! Katie from Gift of Curiosity is sharing a free printable dice game for hands on : as we grow readers only! I'm Katie from Gift of Curiosity, and I’m so excited to be here at Hands on as we grow to share a fun Halloween Dice Game I created for my kids – and that you can download for free! My kids are very excited about the ...

What to do on Vacations with the Kids

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Today's post as fun ideas of what to do on vacation with the kids shared by Katherine Link as sponsored content provided by Nationwide Insurance. Summer is a great time to plan a trip, regardless of what season you actually intend to travel. While the kids are on break, talk to them about where they’d like to vacation next, and ask friends and family for travel ideas, too. If ...

12 Best Interactive Books for Kids

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Interactive books are great for really getting the kids involved in what they're reading. What Do We Do All Day? is generously sharing 12 of the best interactive books for kids! Get the kids interactive by reading books on the iPad too! I'm so delighted that Jamie has invited me to share my love of children's books with the readers of hands on : as we grow. As a hands on ...

Upcycled Oh-So-Pretty Christmas Tree Craft

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We at Mommy Labs love hoarding junk and then upcycling them into something artful. From disposable glasses to dozens of cardboard boxes, from the tags on new dresses to fabric scraps - there're very few things that can find their way to trash under our scanner eyes! I'm beyond delighted to share my daughter - Pari's - handmade Christmas trees with all you wonderful readers ...