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It’s Playtime! : Autumn Leaves

Henry and I have been gathering leaves and other nature items on our walks each day. In hopes to make or do something exciting with them. Not really sure what yet. But we’re collecting them in the meantime. Autumn is in full swing here in Iowa and so is It’s Playtime! Your autumn posts are […]

A First Birthday Celebration

Happy 1st Birthday George! We celebrated with friends and family this past weekend. I try to provide entertainment for the kids, not activities or crafts that I have to lead. I set out open-ended items that I think the kids can use themselves and not get bored with. I always swap out my rug for the ABC play mat. […]

Zoo Animal Puzzles: Eric Carle Art Activity

Art Activity : Zoo Animal Puzzles

A counting book called 1, 2 ,3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle inspired this creative art and activity.  The book is a counting train of zoo animals!  Henry really enjoyed this book and loved counting each zoo animal. A great way to learn to count to ten. We decided to bring these zoo animals to life […]

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New this month! I’m starting a newsletter to highlight some of my favorite posts, along with highlighting some of my other favorite blogs! You don’t want to miss this! There may also be some sneak peaks of the upcoming month, as well as a way to tell me what you want to see more of! […]

Unwanted Behaviors : Repeat Questions

Why?Why?Why? … Why? Experience that in your house?Repeat. Ha. Okay. I won’t be the one with the repetitive questions.Its probably your kids. There’s the ‘why’ stage that we’re currently in. [Which I think I'm pretty good at answering... for now.]But, I’m sure the nagging repetitive questions will be coming soon in full force.At times, Henry does ask […]

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 […]