Ways Kids Can Use a Slide (Other Than Sliding Down It)

Fun ways kids can use a slide -- other than just sliding down it.

I am so relieved that lovely weather is arriving so my preschoolers can move their gross motor activities outside. The snow was fun in November and December, but come January (not to mention February, and March) I was over it. We managed to find some fun indoor gross motor activities to get us through the coldest of the winter days, but now we can take those activities where they ...

A Sample Weekly Plan of Sensory Activities

A week of simple sensory motor activities to do with the kids!

Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday. I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the "My Child This Week" sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly. With each of my kids’ interests, I ...

How to Make a Lava Lamp Without Alka Seltzer

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Have you ever wanted to know how to make a lava lamp without Alka Seltzer tablets? I often find myself without those on hand! We've made lava lamps in the past using Alka Seltzer tablets. We actually just did it again with Louis for the first time. It was fun to see his reactions! But, the fun didn't last long... I ran out of Alka Seltzer fast (I only had 2 tablets to begin ...

Earth Art Designs for Kids to Make

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We all know it's good for our kids to be outside in nature. And today, I am excited to share one of the most addicting nature activities with you. Earth Art is one of my go-to activities with the children in my nature classes and camps as well as with my own two kids (2 and 5). Children are mesmerized as they watch me transform a pile of items from nature into marvelous ...