Free Play Ideas

Free play is an essential part of a child's development. Allowing time for free play helps to build a child's imagination and creativity, as well as problem solving skills. Here are some great ideas to inspire your own free play times.

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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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25 Just Plain Fun Activities for Active Kids

My kids are definitely active kids. They rarely just sit to do activities, so we include a lot of movement in our activities. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of gross motor activities that involve learning for the Move & Learn series, but what about just to get them moving just to have fun? These […]

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Art : Homemade Window Paint Take 2

I love when Henry chooses the activity for the day. This time he wanted really, really badly to paint the big window again! When we made window paint last time, it was super sticky and goopy. This time, I looked up a new window paint recipe from Home Spun Threads. Very similar recipe to the last, but this […]

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Toddler Activity: Playing with Cups

I drew a blank. I didn’t know what to have George do. He was getting into the laundry while I was folding it. I was about to go nuts. I needed something for him to do. I drew a blank, though. What can a toddler do? Duh. I just made a list of 50 activities […]

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Outdoor Activity: Rolling Down the Hill

L-O-V-I-N-G this gorgeous March weather. We’re outside playing in it everyday. And we had a first the other day. Henry rolled down our backyard hill! I’ve tried to do this with him a few other times and had no luck in getting him to do it. But this time, he suggested it! [I tried just […]

Block Activity: Build a City

After doing our tape maze of numbers. The maze stuck [yes, pun intended] around awhile. On one of those ‘no-nap’ days, Henry and I kept busy [while George was napping] with blocks and the tape maze and made a Block City! Henry and  I added blocks around the tape maze. The tape posing as the […]