It’s Playtime! : Gardening

My Mom, Henry and I planted our garden last week. I’m curious how Henry will react when he sees the first seedlings of peas. Or when the pumpkins are large enough to carve! And when we can make cucumber salad with fresh, from the garden, cucumbers. The experience ofgrowing a garden to a preschooler has […]


It’s Playtime! : Big Art Edition

Creating Art while sitting just doesn’t do it in this house. To get Henry the most involved [and happy while doing it], I come up with ways to make art that gets him moving as well.The best way to do this? Make the art big! The It’s Playtime posts that catch my eye the most […]


It’s Playtime! : Upcycle before Recycle

Recycling versus Upcycling? I’m still unsure of the differences, so I had to look it up and found this article from Intercon. How I understand it is to upcycle means you give new life to or reuse items without degrading it. Recycling degrades the item and turns it into something new again.So my advice: Do […]


It’s Playtime! : Sensory Activities

We don’t set out to find ways to play with textures and do sensory activities. Usually, they find us in our own everyday play – whether you know it or not, your child is exposed to sensory type play every time he touches, eats, smells, or makes a mess with something! This week alone, Henry […]

It’s Playtime! : Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, Henry and I created a fun and very playful bouquet of flowers together for my mom and for his late Grandma. Here’s a sneak peak. [Full post here!] Play based ideas preschoolers can do for Mother’s Day: Clean the house, preschooler style [very appreciated by mom]. Make the Yarn Circle Garland into a bouquet of […]

It’s Playtime! : Move That Body!

Science@Home had a great post linked up to last week’s It’s Playtime: Body Games! These games are played with just your body! They all really encourage play in children of all ages! We are very active in this house and do many of these games on a regular basis: Running! Wrestling! Tickling! Some games that I’m most excited to try: Rolling […]


It’s Playtime! : Come to the Playdate!

Please join our playdate! [hosted by] Quirky Momma, The Imagination Tree, and hands on : as we grow And please give our new host Messy Kids a big welcome to the playdate! Can I first tell you all how utterly pleased I am with last week’s playdate party? We had 90+ posts join our playdate! [can you imagine if […]


It’s Playtime! : Show off your fun!

I am so excited to be collaborating with some wonderful bloggers that I’ve met in this huge blogosphere! Rachel from QuirkyMomma, Anna from The Imagination Tree and I  have some fun things in store. First up is a weekly playdate party to share all things play-based and creative! I’m so excited to see what new […]