Clean Up Activities

Messy Play is fun, but Clean Up can be made just as fun! Check out these great ways to make clean up fun!

Get kids excited about doing chores around the house with a Domino drawing chore list!

Chore List with Dominoes & Numbers

This activity puts a spin on a boring chore list and makes it fun and even sneaks in learning! As a kid, I remember doing chores… and loving them! My mom always made them fun to do. She’d make a list of the chores to be done and number them. We’d call a number and […]

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Flour Play Sensory Activity for Toddlers

A wonderful go-to busy activity, not to mention sensory activity for toddlers, is to set out a tray for flour play! I set out a jelly roll pan with a layer of flour spread along the bottom. Be sure to only add as much flour as you want to clean up, because it is guaranteed […]

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Getting Messy with a Mud Target Practice for Kids

Setting up a simple target practice for kids leads to great gross motor practice with throwing! This is a messy, but oh-so-fun one. “If you want more mud, then go get more dirt.” Yep. I actually said those words. And it was so worth it. A mess can always be cleaned up later. Especially when […]

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10 Tips for Cleaning Up the Mess After Fun Activities

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®.   It never fails that when doing activities with the kids… there’s bound to be a mess. You can prep for it… if you think about it that is. And from what I shared yesterday about no setup activities… I rarely like to […]

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Simple Activity: A Tape Road

To me, a tape road is a no-brainer simple activity to do. With all boys in the house, we’re always doing ‘things that go‘. And roads are built constantly. Whether it’s from train tracks, drawing roads, making roads from blocks… there always seems to be roads involved. Making a large tape road for the boys […]

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Yarn Craft for Kids: A Circle Garland!

I’m not really sure what to call this yarn craft, because the craft got adjusted many times during the process. Remember last week when I had two failed crafts before having a success with the vehicle tracks painting? Well, this is one of the failures. It turned out to not be a failure after all. Henry attempted […]

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Shamrock Window Craft for St Patrick’s Day

We made these shamrock suncatchers to hang in the window! So pretty and an easy toddler craft for St. Patrick’s Day.     Here’s how Henry and I made our shamrock craft for St. Patrick’s Day, I laid out a piece of contact paper, sticky side up. Henry added gold glitter. And more glitter. [We may have had a glitter […]