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Sort by Color Button Activity

A simple sort by color activity for toddlers. This is simplified to make it as easy as it gets for toddlers just learning their colors. George has been slowly learning his colors. Ever so slowly. Some days it seems like he gets it and knows them all, but other days it’s not even close. So […]

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Rainbow Scavenger Hunt with Clues

We love scavenger hunts! I took this rainbow one a step further than we usually do and made it a scavenger hunt with clues! I even made the clues a printable for you to print off yourself to do your own rainbow scavenger hunt! [They're at the end of this post.] There’s a little prep […]

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Fruity O’s Rainbow Color Craft

This is a fun rainbow craft for kids to practice their colors. Use whatever colored cereal you have to make this colorful rainbow! Rainbows are a great medium for kids to practice their colors, you could also go on a toy rainbow hunt to get the kids moving! This craft was not planned and was […]

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Valentine Letter Learning & Matching Activity

Match up Scrabble letter tiles to candy hearts for a letter learning activity that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! The boys have been begging for a water activity lately. And seriously, I am just blank lately! This is what I came up with… though I recommend doing this activity in something other than water because I now […]

Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids

This heart button craft is a colorful and pretty Valentine craft and can be a fun learning activity for kids too! I know I said the Valentine Tissue Wreath was one of my favorite Valentines craft, but this button craft is my favorite!   I absolutely love how this looks on my mantel right now. It glimmers […]

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14 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Learning activities for toddlers are pretty much as basic as it gets when it comes to intentional learning activities. These learning activities are more to introduce a concept to the toddler, then to test his knowledge on it. Some basic things an older toddler will start to learn are: Differentiating colors Differentiating shapes Recognizing letters […]

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Learning Colors on It’s Playtime!

Need fun ways to learn some colors with the kids? We’ve done a few color learning activities… A colorful rainbow hunt for toys Sorting crayons by color Color sorting paper collage [guest post at Mama Pea Pod] Here’s a few more ideas from It’s Playtime! Above, clockwise from top-left: Carrots are Orange marked some clothespins […]

Block Activity for Kids Sorting by Shape

Sorting Blocks by Shape & Color

Henry and I were having some great quality, quiet time together while George was taking an early nap. We were playing with his Imaginets, matching patterns and shapes. When he started to get bored with that, I mentioned doing some patterning or sorting with our blocks. His response? “We don’t do that kind of patterning […]

35 uses for crayons - they're not just for coloring!

What to do with Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons

What to do with crayons? How about 35 kids activities for them, other than coloring! Everyone has at least one pack of crayons, right? We seem to have them all over.   What to do with crayons, besides color? My kids don’t like to color. [Seriously, anything but coloring… any experiment, art project, or even craft, […]

It’s Playtime is Learning Time!

I love to find fun ways to teach new concepts to the boys.Henry’s been really into counting lately, so we’ve been doing a lot of things with numbers. [He's even adding and subtracting, and even sometimes dividing without even knowing it!]Here’s 4 learning activities for the kids from last week’s It’s Playtime! Above, clockwise from […]