Toddler Activity : Fine Motor Skills with Pom Poms

Toddler play with pom poms! Grabbing, pinching and poking at these little items are great for fine motor development! Henry never got into the little things, he was always too busy and on the move. George gets into it a little bit more and loves to put objects in things. [Believe me, I find stuff in […]

Color Snow: A Winter Activity

Color snow in the yard as a fun, art activity in the winter!   We were graced with a warm day [32 degrees] with a light dusting of snow [a couple inches] just before Christmas. My Christmas wish came true! We barely had a white Christmas, but we did! The morning the snow fell, Henry and […]

Art : DIY Upcycled Crayons

Long ago, when there wasn’t any reason to Beat the Heat. My mom had a bucket full of old crayons with lots of bits and pieces. So, Henry, Grandma and I made some upcycled crayons. I read, somewhere at the time, about a tip for removing the paper on the crayons by soaking them in […]

Outdoor Play : Scavenger Hunt

It has been a while since I made a scavenger hunt for Henry. This time I wanted Henry to be more self-sufficient at it. So I made a scavenger hunt guide with pictures [as well as the word]. [Super easy to make, I just used Word, inserted some clip art of the items, and added […]

It’s Playtime! : Colors

Henry has learned his colors long ago. He has also learned the different shades of green, blue, pink, purple and other colors. We’re just learning what happens when you mix two colors together. [I do think he has what blue and yellow make together figured out though!] There are lots of fun ways to implement learning about […]

Fabric streamers free play!

Free Play : Fabric

Yesterday’s basket of fabric scraps that George explored, turned into some exploring from Henry, as well. The entire basket, of course, was dumped onto the floor immediately. Henry began sorting the fabric scraps by color. At least that’s what he told me. He was collecting the blue fabrics. He hoarded his collection behind him. Telling me […]

Flour piping sensory activity for kids

Flour Piping Sensory Activity for Kids

After seeing the sand piping bags at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning, I knew it was a sensory activity that Henry would love to get messy doing. Minus the sand, we made our own flour piping bags. After our Free Play : Stirring and Mixing activity, I couldn’t let Henry miss out on mixing together the flour and water. […]

Food Tracks & Layered Play Dough

Making tracks with trucks and tractors in Play Doh is nothing new in this house. Instead of vehicles, today we tried food!   [play food] Craters made from grapes! Corn on the Cob made nice rows. And a fork? It makes for a great tool to tear it all up!  While Henry was exploring the […]

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 […]

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 […]