Toddler Activity: Measuring Cups & Pots

Toddler Busy Play: Measuring Cups & Pots

  I was trying to get some bars in the oven to bake, and the boys were not getting along for the life of them the other day and I needed to separate them. To keep George in the kitchen with me, but also to allow me to accomplish something, I simply handed him my […]

Busy Play Activities for Kids

Busy Play on It’s Playtime!

After listing a bunch of toddler activities yesterday, I realized busy play is really good for them. Where it just opens up the door to exploration of materials or a new concept for them. Plus busy play has its advantages for the parent! It keeps them occupied while you can get something done [like laundry […]

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Toddler Activity: Pipe Cleaner Sprinkles

We have these little containers from the bakery that hold glitter. When I empty them, I just can’t throw them away. They seem so useful for something. They’re like a giant spice container with huge holes. If you don’t have anything like this [which doesn't surprise me, not everyone has access to bakery ingredients], a […]

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Toddler Fine Motor Activity: Egg Carton Train

I’m not crunchy. I’m not green. At least I don’t go completely out of my way to be. But I do every day basic things like recycling, shutting off the lights, and so on… [I've listed out my 9 ways to be Earth Friendly with the Kids.] But my best green living tip? And also […]

Busy Toddler Play: Ribbons in a Bottle

Busy Play: Ribbons in a Bottle

A super simple activity that can keep the kids busy while you put dinner on the table. What you’ll need: A bottle [something with a smallish neck]. And a bunch of cut up ribbons of various length.   Let the kids do as they please. Mine put each ribbon into the bottle one at a […]

Fine Motor Activity: Pipe Cleaners

I know Henry’s fine motor skills have never been his strongest trait. So, I do sneak in some fun here and there that works his fingers, such as the Dandelion Hat and Colored Vinegar and Baking Soda Experiment. But this activity was not intended for Henry at all. I set out this colander and some pipe […]

Toddler Activity: Pots & Pans

Baby Busy Play: Pots & Pans

Awhile back, I posted about a cause and effect activity for some learning baby play, while knocking over block towers. This time, George made some noise! I got out the pots and pans and a few utensils. George set out to explore these new objects. He did hit the pots to hear their noise a little, […]