How to Make a Lava Lamp Without Alka Seltzer

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Have you ever wanted to know how to make a lava lamp without Alka Seltzer tablets? I often find myself without those on hand! We've made lava lamps in the past using Alka Seltzer tablets. We actually just did it again with Louis for the first time. It was fun to see his reactions! But, the fun didn't last long... I ran out of Alka Seltzer fast (I only had 2 tablets to begin ...

Earth Art Designs for Kids to Make

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We all know it's good for our kids to be outside in nature. And today, I am excited to share one of the most addicting nature activities with you. Earth Art is one of my go-to activities with the children in my nature classes and camps as well as with my own two kids (2 and 5). Children are mesmerized as they watch me transform a pile of items from nature into marvelous ...

A Sample Weekly Plan of Gross Motor Activities

A week of simple gross motor activities to do with the kids!

Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday. I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the "My Child This Week" sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly. With each of my kids’ interests, I ...

Flour Sensory Play for Toddlers (& Being Okay with the Mess)

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A wonderful go-to busy activity, not to mention a fun sensory activity for toddlers, is to set out a tray for flour play! I recently challenged my newsletter subscribers to three very simple activities (get on the list to get the challenges!). I love these challenges and often find that they even help myself get out of a rut. One of the three activities was this one, set out a ...