Make Your Own Puzzle with Blocks!

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On a whim, we found a way to make our own puzzles! On 'one of those days' I needed something to have Henry do to get out of his slump I started putting painters tape down on the floor... Not really sure what to do with it though. I made squares. Henry decided they were fields and 'harvested' these fields, then put up wooden cylindrical blocks for bins. Getting those ...

Self Portraits for the Kids First Day of School Outfit

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To get Henry excited to head back to school, we went on a shopping trip for a new outfit for his first day back, and [taking Susan's tips for prepping for preschool, it still applies for kindergarten] let him pick out his own backpack! Getting Henry excited to do any shopping really isn't hard. He loves it. It's a treat whenever we go. Usually its an all day event since we live ...

34 Things to Make & Do with Playdough

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Playdough will never be boring again! I always wonder what thing can we make from playdough now? It really does take creativity so it doesn't get too boring. [Otherwise we're always making tracks in our playdough.] I now have no excuse to not break out the playdough [and neither do you]! Whether we want to learn with playdough, create something or play pretend ...

Finger Painting for Toddlers to Make Tape Resist Art

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Finger painting for toddlers is a great sensory activity, along with a great beginning art activity for them. As George is getting older, it's getting more interesting to keep him entertained during activities with Henry. Especially art activities. Because he's usually stuck in his high chair with nothing to do. To solve this, I included George in the activity this time. I ...