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Toddler Sensory Bag with Slimy Eyes

Create a slimy experience for toddlers without the mess with a sensory bag! It’s a perfect sensory activity for Halloween. As well as perfect for all ages, including babies and toddlers! I saw these Halloween and fall hair gel sensory suncatchers from Happy Hooligans. They have lots of ideas that they added to their sensory bag suncatchers. What’s in […]

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Pumpkin Activities for Kids! 40 Ways to Learn, Play & Decorate!

T’is the season for pumpkins! But what do you do with them [aside from making a jack-o-lantern or setting them out on your front porch]? I’ve scrounged the blog world and came up with 40 amazing pumpkin activities for kids, that preschoolers [and even toddlers and babies!] can enjoy doing. Twelve pumpkin activities. Eight learning activities with […]

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10 Not-So-Frightful Spider Web Crafts & Activities

Spider web crafts and activities are so much fun for Halloween! It makes a spider not so frightful after all! I just spotted an adorably spooky spider Halloween costume for kids on our sponsor’s site, Pottery Barn Kids. How cute would Louis be in that?! How cool would it be to accessorize this costume with a […]

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Slimy Spaghetti Sensory Activity for Toddlers

Sensory activities are always fun for toddlers to do. They get to explore, and there’s never a right or wrong way to do it. A spaghetti sensory activity is perfect for Halloween because it’s oh-so-slimy! We turned The Imagination Tree’s bug slime spaghetti [eww!] into a sensory activity especially for Halloween with just a few colors! I […]

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Apple Tree Craft for Toddlers

George and I made a very simple apple tree craft, one that toddlers can do! I’m so excited to be spending some extra one on one time with George lately now that Henry’s in kindergarten. George loves to create things. He’s the one that likes to cut, color, draw, and do all the fine motor […]

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Spin Art Streamers: 4th of July Craft for Kids

Spin art is a classic, fun activity that kids absolutely love to create! But creating streamers as a 4th of July craft was the last thing on Henry’s mind. I tried for many days and many approaches to create these. Sometimes I just don’t win. Okay, a lot of times. Then, I saw a post from Adventures of the Smith […]

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Father’s Day Craft: Confetti Sprinkled Candy Bar Wrappers

These are super easy candy bar wrappers that are a great Father’s Day craft for kids to make if their dad is a chocolate lover like ours is! Both grandpas and dad here absolutely love dark chocolate, so that’s usually their Father’s Day gift. This year, we spiced it up a bit with a little […]

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Mother’s Day Craft for Kids to Make: Flower Cards

I am totally loving these flower cards the kids made for a Mother’s Day craft and gift for Grandma [and myself!]. In previous years, we’ve made bouquets of flowers for Grandma, and could have totally made these into a bouquet too. Instead though, we made homemade cards this time. The boys ask to paint all […]

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Mother’s Day Craft for Kids to Make: Tissue Paper Flowers

Henry and I had a little fun making some tissue paper flowers! We made two different types of tissue paper flowers for my mom’s Mother’s Day craft that kids can make! Tissue Paper Flowers on Contact Paper: Henry got to work cutting up different colors of tissue paper [sneaking in some scissors practice]. I had tissue paper […]

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Birch Tree Art & Help Reforest for Arbor Day

Since it’s too cold still in Iowa to plant a tree for Arbor Day, we’re making tree art by painting a tree! Also for Arbor Day, Murphy’s Oil Soap is sponsoring this post and doing a fun repinning contest on Pinterest! The details are below on how to enter and what you could win! This […]