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Easter Craft with Tissue Paper: Cross Collage

An Easter craft that toddlers can do! A simple craft with tissue paper collage that turns out as a cross to put in your window for Easter!     It just doesn’t seem like it’s Easter yet for some reason. I just haven’t gotten in that complete ‘Spring’ mode, besides by being outside every day […]

Shamrock Kids Crafts, Art, and Learning Activities

It’s Playtime! St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks

I think St. Patrick’s Day if Henry’s favorite holiday. Why? Because everything’s green! Its his favorite color! He’s always super excited to make any shamrocks that we do. And I love the hanging shamrock craft we came up with this year too! Last year’s shamrock window decor craft was more toddler friendly, and I think […]

Caught in the Fruit Jar

The Week’s Activities & St. Patty’s Day Fun!

[starting at top, left to right:] It’s Playtime was all about rainbows. Four rainbows are featured; sensory, activities, crafts and art. George got in on some fun with a soapy sensory jar! “How do you live like The Lorax?” Nine hands on ways to be Earth-friendly. Crayons aren’t just for coloring! 35 uses for crayons! […]

rainbow art, sensory, and even food

It’s Playtime! Colorful Rainbows

We had a lot of fun going on a hunt for toys in the colors of the rainbow. Henry knows the colors at time, usually he needs a little bit of reminding though. The rainbow sponge art had a lot of repetitiveness with applying the colors over and over, so that was a great way […]

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, […]

shamrock drawing lines for craft

Preschool Craft: Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

We liked our Strings of Hearts in our dining room so well during Valentine’s Day, that we were talking about them one night at dinner that we should take them down. Henry didn’t want to. So Dad suggested something to make for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. My wheels got turning and I came up […]

Sand Sensory Art: 100th Day of Preschool

Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool. To create the number 100 out of something. [Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.] We discussed it together to decide what to make. [Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!] We decided we wanted to make one with dirt. Well, […]

Painting, Activities, Experiments & Learning

Some edible yogurt finger paint, let George participate in a painting activity with us! Another way to get George involved in painting? Put it in a baggy! Add something to roll around and let him have at it. A super fun, messy [but yet clean] sensory activity for both the boys! Making foam from dish soap! […]

Create, Play, Display and Cook with Hearts

The Heart Book is chalk full of heart projects for the kids to create, play with, display and cook. I’ve showcased a few of the Hearts on It’s Playtime, as well as in a heart feature post. Here’s a few more to give you yet another sneak peek of the hearts in the book. Abstract Tissue […]