About hands on : as we grow

Hands on : as we grow is all about hands on activities for hands on moms. Email: [email protected] Blog : hands on : as we grow Facebook : hands on : as we grow Pinterest: hands on : as we grow [Jamie] Twitter : @handsonaswegrow Hands on : as we grow is focused on the activities I [Jamie] do with my […]

It’s Playtime! : Paper Play

Last week on It’s Playtime, I featured all about colors. This week, its all about paper. Sometime to do with both paper and colors: A Color Collage! I’m over at Mama Pea Pod today sharing about this fun learning activity! As for some play ideas with paper? My play pals punch, fold, rip, glue and […]


Conflict Resolution : A Mommy Fun Fact

Guest Post by Jill’s the wonderful mom behind the blog, A Mom With A Lesson Plan.  Jill approached me to do a guest post swap on our blogs. I had to take her up on the offer, I absolutely adore her blog! [Read as: check out her blog asap!] Today, I’m over at A Mom […]

American Heart Walk : Ellie’s Story

Ellie Jo. Ellie happens to be my husband’s cousin. She also happens to only be [almost] 4. That makes her one of Henry’s best friends.  Keep reading to learn a little about Ellie’s life. [Inserted throughout are quotes from Ellie’s Mom, Heidi.]   Ellie Jo. Every year, the Heart Walk for the AHA lands right […]

It’s Playtime! : Colors

Henry has learned his colors long ago. He has also learned the different shades of green, blue, pink, purple and other colors. We’re just learning what happens when you mix two colors together. [I do think he has what blue and yellow make together figured out though!] There are lots of fun ways to implement learning about […]

Preschool Technology : Keyboard Lesson

Opening a Word document and letting Henry have free reign with the computer keyboard. Never thought a preschooler could have so much fun. And learn a thing or two in the process! Getting comfortable with a QWERTY keyboard is new to Henry. The letters aren’t alphabetical like his toy laptop. Finding letters was somewhat of […]


It’s Playtime! : Playing Favorites

The Best of It’s Playtime!   The posts that you liked the best, by heading over to their blogs or liking them on the linky. These are your favorite play posts: Jada Roo Can Do’s camping sensory bin! With rice, noodles, pine cones and so much more… Sensory galore! Spaghetti Towers! Practice patterning and giving those […]

Crafty Art : Eric Carle Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is probably the most well-known, and popular, of his books. At least it is to me. I asked Henry if he’d like to make a caterpillar out of tin cans. He jumped at the chance and wanted me to read the book constantly while he painted. Tin cans […]

It’s Playtime! : Animals

Animals. Cow. Learning animal names. Moo. Learning animal sounds. Its a big part of the beginning stages of talking for a toddler. Flying. Learning animal movements. Nests. Learning animal habitats. For a preschooler, animals become part of their world. This week, Kate at An Amazing Child is celebrating Eric Carle. We checked out a few […]

Kid Talk : Construction Site

During some outdoor play after supper, Henry got his big backhoe out and started digging on the hillside. When I asked what he was doing, the following is his answer. I’m tearing down a building. A bakery. A building that a bakery was in.   And I’m going to put a farm there. And over […]