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Hands on Activities: Ready. Set. Action!

This week’s activities… [clockwise from top left] Henry refreshed his preschool skills of counting and fine motor practice at the chalkboard with connect the dot shapes! A great guest post this week with 8 ways get your preschooler ready for school. On It’s Playtime are a few Olympic crafts, including this awesome Olympic Rings craft […]

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Hands On Update: Is Summer Almost Over?

Where did the summer go? It’s already the end of July! Are you getting everything done that you hoped to?     How can you not love the look of amazement on your kids faces? The magic of a Children’s Museum is priceless. If you haven’t been to one, you definitely need to experience it. […]

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Hands On Activities: Cleaning Up!

This week’s activities! [from top, left to right] A homemade geoboard that was even made by Henry using push pins and rubberbands! We’re soothing diaper rashes with some fun bathtime activities. Plus there’s $150 in gift cards that we’re giving away! Stuck in a creative rut? Try a new way to paint! There’s 50 paint […]

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Tackle Diaper Rash: Bathtime Activities

This post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, the effective diaper rash cream that treats and prevents diaper rash with every change. Let’s kick some rash! I’ve been using Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® for four years now [maybe not for me personally...]. Even with a toddler, its still handy to have around and with another baby on the […]

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This Week’s Activities: Splashin’ Around

This week’s activities: Go on, fly a kite! Grab a plastic bag out of your sack stash [we all got 'em!] and run! Get creative yourself and decorate some fabric! I made a butterfly pillowcase for my niece! Super simple toddler activity that promotes fine motor skills. Clothespins. Yep. That’s it. Exploring imaginations on It’s Playtime! […]

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The Hands on Weekly: Hot Enough?

Get 20% off your 1st BabbaBox! Use code: HANDS20OFF Thank you to BabbaCo for sponsoring and the discount! This week’s activities, clockwise from top-left. Alphabet Ball! A very hands on learning activity shared by The Pleasantest Thing that can be adapted for many ages and development stages! We’re thinking positive this week on It’s Playtime! [Butterfly craft, […]

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Friendship, a Flag, and Toddler Activities Galore

This week’s activities, clockwise from top-left. 4th of July! Already? Yep its this week! Get in the spirit with a giant flag, learn patterns and practice counting too! Struggles with toddler activities are quite common, and being creative with them is even tougher. Hence, the 30 creative toddler craft and art projects for inspiration! It’s […]

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Mud, Flowers, Rainbows… and Animals?

[left-right from top-left] Getting good and dirty with some mud. Making prints and tracks in the mud with all sorts of things! Starching coffee filters to give them a 3D effect! This spray starch is so cool to use on crafts! I can’t wait to come up with something else to use it for! Going […]

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Keep Moving Forward through the Summer #readforgood

We’ve already been in summer mode for almost a month now. And I made a rule to myself to make sure we stick to our school schedule of getting out the door by 8 or 8:30 every morning. Just so we don’t find ourselves trapped inside all day in our PJs. So far, we’ve done […]

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Tie Dye, Father’s Day & Play Dough

[above clockwise from top-left] Tie Dye! Its so much fun! Henry and I tie dyed pillow cases and used them as a gift wrap! The boys doodled on a bowl for their Father’s Day gift to Dad. 8 Father’s Day Activities got featured on It’s Playtime! [Shown is an awesome art wrapped candy bar from Domestic […]