Creative Art for Easter

It’s Playtime! A Creative Easter

I’m finally getting into Easter mode. After making a collage cross with the boys, and working on the weeds outside. It’s made me realize that Easter is just around the corner. Easter has a lot of craftiness to it for some reason. So I thought I’d share a few ways to get really creative and […]

Outdoor Activities for Kids

It’s Playtime! Outdoor Activities

We’re outside all the time all of a sudden, and I feel so unprepared! I don’t have any activities in my mind yet for outdoors! Gotta start making a list I guess. So today I’ll start with some from It’s Playtime! Its crazy that this March weather has let us play outside everyday, and without […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Playtime! Time to Recycle!

I’ve been on the lookout for some fun ways to get some use out of our recycling. The 34 Recyclables to Upcycle is only the beginning of what can be done with recyclables! Its so fun to see what everyone comes up with to do with stuff that most find as trash! Above, clockwise from […]

It’s Playtime! Get Moving Indoors!

  This time of year… Even though its been a mild winter in Iowa. We’re still itching to get outside more and run! We’re finding creative ways to burn off energy in the house. And so our some of our It’s Playtime playdates! I love the ideas that you guys have been coming up with to […]

It’s Playtime! The Heart Project Features

  The Heart Project has been kicked off great. A week into it and we’ve raised well over our initial goal over $1,000 for the American Heart Association. We’ve now re-evaluated our goal, and lifted it to $2k, will you help us make it? The Heart Project is a book [The Heart Book] full ofheart […]

It’s Playtime: Some Favorites

Sometimes I just like to look through It’s Playtime and find some great ideas to bookmark [on Pinterest] for the kids to do. Okay. Most of the time. That’s what I do. Here are a few that I’m pinning to do with the boys in the near future. [Lessons Learnt Journals: Paperclip Number Match] First of […]

It’s Playtime! Activities for My Toddler

This year is the year for George. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. He’s 16 months right now. So he still can’t do a lot of the activities that Henry and I get into. We have a lot of time to ourselves, just the two of us. Some nice Mommy and Me […]