Creating Learning and Playing

Creating, Learning & Playing this Week

[above, clockwise from top left] We are on top of things this year and already have [part] of our Mother’s Day gift ready for Grandma. The boys absolutely loved creating these watercolor coffee filter flowers. Learning with Legos! We did two activities with Legos: Henry patterned with Legos, as well as measured objects using his […]

George in bathtub

Lots of Activities this Week!

[from top, left to right] Henry had a birthday last weekend! He’s 4! And he had a semi truck birthday party, complete with semi cake and activity. Toddler activities I think are the hardest to come up with. So I put together a list of 50 activities that are just for toddlers. I’ll be coming […]

A week of hands on activities for the kids

A Fine Motor Learning Week of Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] It was a Fine Motor Learning week it seems… Using egg cartons for play! Add pipe cleaners to the mix and we had a fine motor activity, and made a train to play with! Pipe cleaners again! I cut them up small to be used as sprinkles. Little fingers put […]

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This week’s Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] We’re getting outside as a family this month and set a few goals for ourselves. I’m also challenging you to do the same. Are you up for it? Henry and I really got into making some paper egg decorations for Easter. We used some resist art techniques, but mostly really […]

Hands on Activities for Kids

Our Week of Hands on Activities

Keep the kids busy with a simple activity with ribbons. Go get something done! Another very simple activity with some newspaper! Throw balls in the house! A collage of tissue paper on contact paper – cut into a cross just for Easter. A great suncatcher made by both of the boys. Features on getting creative […]

Handprint Art

A week of Hands on Activities

Another request for an experiment brought about this “What Dissolves in Water?” experiment. Great activity for predicting and observing what happens. Henry learned a little with his wooden blocks by sorting by shape and size. And building as he did it! Speaking of blocks, I found 40 ways to play with wooden blocks, Legos, and […]

Hands on Kids Activities and Crafts

Our Hands On Activities

[top left to right, bottom left to right:] 10 Hurdles to overcome so you can be hands on with your kids. Creating some flowers to get us in the mood for spring. Using 3 easy art techniques. 7 St Patrick’s Day activities and crafts that we’ve done. All rainbows and shamrocks. Shamrocks were the star […]

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! […]

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The Kids Activities this week.

Henry had his first bit of homework for his 100th day of school. We made an activity out of it and made sand sensory art, indoors! I found these neat crayon paint samples and used them for a color matching and sorting activity! A simple setup of lines of tape on the floor can provide […]

The Heart Book: Win the Printed Version

The Heart Project¬†is coming to an end…. Today is the last day of the giveaways for The Heart Project.¬†There are still many in progress, so be sure to check them all out [there's a list at the end of this post]. The Heart Book will be available for donation through the rest of February, so […]