Toddler Activity : Tissue Paper Bag

I let George loose with a paper bag full of tissue paper left over from our DIY Wrapping Paper that Henry and I made. George explored the tissue paper for probably a good half hour. It kept him fully entertained. What came to my surprise, was that I had an empty tub in the room […]

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It’s Playtime! : Happy Birthday George!

Happy Birthday George! You’re 1 year old today! A celebration to you here on It’s Playtime! A virtual birthday party from some of our playdate friends! So happy to see that someone brought the cake and cupcakes to the party! Thanks to Create with your Hands for bringing the play dough cake and the pom pom mini cupcakes were […]

Outdoor Activities : Yet to do this Fall

With the weather getting cooler each day, I’ve found that we’re not getting outside nearly as much as we were this summer. The weather is still plenty nice to play all day outside, just with a jacket on instead. [Though that jacket seems to have bugs crawling in it or something, Henry just doesn't want […]

Art: DIY Wrapping Paper from Tissue Paper

George is turning 1…tomorrow!   Henry and I got creative by making some of our own wrapping paper for George’s present. A simple art technique with tissue paper and water, that I learned about from The Little Red Hen. Henry started with ripping different colors of tissue paper into small pieces.     We then arranged […]

Unwanted Behaviors : Acting Out

Henry acting out? No…. That never happens.Ha. I wish that was a true story. Henry whizzed through the terrible twos with just a lot of energy, not really being terrible. The threes have been another story. It has been very common to see a full-blown tantrum over the tiniest thing. What I have come to […]

Baby Play : Baby Food Jars

Baby food jars and lids.  Simple entertainment for a baby. And it’s something almost every mom has on hand. Henry asked to get these his ‘grain bins’ back out and George can’t stop playing with them. [Henry hasn't been the happiest about that either.] Ignore the numbers on the jars and lids, those were for […]

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It’s Playtime! : Play for Boys

Now to be fair and unbiased, there are many ways to play that both boys and girls like. And dressing up and art are for the boys, too. But there are some things that every boy loves. Cars, vehicles, dirt, to name a few. I’m always on the lookout for things to do with boys. […]

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Pipe Cleaner Activity to Keep Kids Busy

I know Henry’s fine motor skills have never been his strongest trait. So, I do sneak in some fun here and there that works his fingers, such as the Dandelion Hat and Colored Vinegar and Baking Soda Experiment. But this activity was not intended for Henry at all. I set out this colander and some pipe […]

Pretend Play : Play Dough Pizza Bites

After sharing 34 ways to create, pretend and learn with Play Dough last week, I stumbled upon Play-Doh’s website and came across Play-Doh Playdates! A bunch of pizza ideas! I loved the Pizza Play Dough idea that I shared from The Imagination Tree, so I thought Henry would love to make his own and have […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Gender Awareness

More of those Unwanted Behaviors have been answered! This time its a pretty touchy topic but one definitely to be aware of. Is your child becoming a little too aware of his/her private parts, or worse, others? These hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers to help deal with or accept those unwanted behaviors […]