Outdoor Play : Scavenger Hunt

It has been a while since I made a scavenger hunt for Henry. This time I wanted Henry to be more self-sufficient at it. So I made a scavenger hunt guide with pictures [as well as the word]. [Super easy to make, I just used Word, inserted some clip art of the items, and added […]

Raising Kids is Tough : At the Dinner Table

I announced the Raising Kids is Tough [RKIT] series on the blog and asked for your toughest questions.  Each Monday for the month of August, I’m going to focus on the battles of eating that every household has at one time or another. Very generously, the hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers […]

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Ice & Water Activities: 38 Ways to Beat the Heat

Have you gotten enough ideas to Beat the Heat?  Here are some [thirty-eight, by the way] icy cool activities and art that I gathered up to share with everyone. Whether you got a water bug in your family, or an artist at your hands. There’s lots of exciting ways to keep cool in this scorching […]

It’s Playtime! : Beat the Heat

I realize that we’re not the only people going through a heat wave these past few weeks. I’ve noticed in many posts linked up to It’s Playtime lately, especially last week, that my playdate pals have found creative ways to beat the heat too! [Come Together Kids, using the heat like an oven to melt crayons: Hot […]

Sensory Play : Frozen Excavation

In order to Beat The Heat last week, we froze some berries and excavated them out! Using tools to find hidden treasures is thrilling for a preschooler! Henry was so excited to dig out his buried treasure. We got started by making the buried treasures together. We had some leftover fruit in the fridge: blueberries, […]

A Mom with a Lesson Plan : Spotlight

Are you organized and have a lesson plan? I don’t. But, thankfully, Jill from A Mom with a Lesson Plan does! Head on over and check out the new sponsor on the blog, A Mom with a Lesson Plan! There’s Lesson Plans for every theme imaginable and it keeps growing! Just last week, Jill added […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Ask the Experts

  Raising a Kid is Tough. Teaching your children to become responsible adults is a lot of pressure for teachers and parents. To lend a helping hand, experts are here to lend you an ear along with their advice. The Raising Kids is Tough Series is a series of posts dedicated to help take the tough […]

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It’s Playtime! : Fine Motor Skills

Gross motor skills, Henry has down. He was an early walker, and always ahead of the curve for all the big milestones. Those tedious fine motor skills though, Henry has a little trouble with. Henry’s not the most patient little boy, so sneaking in some practice can sometimes be tricky. We have found a few […]

11 Preschooler Clean Ups

Cleaning is a part of life, unfortunately. Why not start at a young age? I like to include clean up as part of the activity we’re doing. Making it fun makes it seem more like something we get to do, rather than have to. Henry usually goes with my ideas and generally loves the clean […]

Toddler Activity: Pots & Pans

Baby Busy Play: Pots & Pans

Awhile back, I posted about a cause and effect activity for some learning baby play, while knocking over block towers. This time, George made some noise! I got out the pots and pans and a few utensils. George set out to explore these new objects. He did hit the pots to hear their noise a little, […]