Counting blocks while building towers using the ABC mat

Counting Blocks While Building Towers

Haul and then counting blocks to their corresponding numbers on an ABC mat. Learning to count can be fun if you follow the interests of the preschooler.

Preschool Activity : Building Structures

Guest Post by    This post is written and shared by Emma at Science Sparks.  A simple, fun activity to do with a variety of ages and skill levels.  And you probably have everything you need right in your pantry!   When I brought out the spaghetti and marshmallows I think my children thought we were having […]

It’s Playtime! Science Experiments for Preschoolers!

After doing our lava lamp experiment, I’ve been on the lookout for more fun with science! Especially experiments that my preschooler will find fun to do! Here are a few experiments I found just on last week’s It’s Playtime! from my playdate friends! [Science Sparks: What's Heaviest?] A great experiment from Science Sparks. Find out what’s heavier! This is […]

Melted Crayon Art with crayon shavings

Melted Crayon Art: Crayon Shavings

I’ve seen various ways to make melted crayon art around, so we wanted to make one ourselves using crayon shavings. Henry, Grandma and I made some pretty art with crayon shavings! And it was fun to do! The crayon shavings are what makes this art so pretty, but it also gave Henry some time to […]

Parenting: Be your Child’s Advocate for a Better Education

Guest Post by    A post written and shared by Melissa at Imagination Soup. Melissa shares a few tips and strategies of what worked for her on how to handle being her child’s advocate for a better education. See what Melissa recommends to do. It started with preschool, but I made excuses. Then, it happened in […]

A Snow-Themed Week of Activities

We’ve been focusing on snow activities this week. We hadn’t had any until this week, and now we’re having some fun with it. Seriously 32 snow-themed activities. Now that its snowed. Let’s really get in the mood!   Another “Make it Kid Friendly” Idea. This one is a beautiful geometric garland with ideas for the […]

Toddler Activity : Fine Motor Skills with Pom Poms

Toddler play with pom poms! Grabbing, pinching and poking at these little items are great for fine motor development! Henry never got into the little things, he was always too busy and on the move. George gets into it a little bit more and loves to put objects in things. [Believe me, I find stuff in […]

Collaborative Heart Project Fundraiser

I am putting together a collaborative fundraiser between bloggers. This is a heart project because all proceeds from this fundraiser are going towards the American Heart Association [AHA]. If you are a blogger and would like to participate, please read through the details below and email me with your interest at handsonaswegrow(at)gmail.com. This is Valentine’s […]

It’s Playtime! More Snow Activities!

We’re getting snow tonight! Time to get busy with some of those snow activities I posted about yesterday! And here’s five more snow themed activities! So, now you have 37 snow ideas for the kids to do! The It’s Playtime! players have been getting creative with their snow activities since no one seemed to have […]

Snow Activities for Kids

32 Snow Theme Activities For Kids this Winter

Making snow, snowflakes, and snowmen are great winter activities for a snow theme! I love the idea of snow! Snow! Its winter and we still have grass in Iowa! No snow! However, I’m in the mood for snow. So we’re going to have a little fun with some snow activities! Get crafty! Get creative! Learn a […]