Play Dough Noodle Threading Activity

Playdough is still Henry’s favorite go-to activity. In need of new ideas for activities, I posted a discussion on the we teach : bodies to move board to link up your favorite fine motor skills activity. Nicole [The Activity Mom] linked up her Spaghetti Noodle Lacing activity that caught my eye. To start, I made a few playdough […]

Cardboard Box Ramps: Trial & Error

Henry [along with most preschool boys] loves things that move. These cardboard box ramps were no exception.   The ramps are leftover cardboard box flaps [from the Box Flap Bridges] that I hot glued inside another cardboard box. I cut a square hole in the lower end of each box flap for the ball to fall through, […]

It’s Playtime! : Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, Henry and I created a fun and very playful bouquet of flowers together for my mom and for his late Grandma. Here’s a sneak peak. [Full post here!] Play based ideas preschoolers can do for Mother’s Day: Clean the house, preschooler style [very appreciated by mom]. Make the Yarn Circle Garland into a bouquet of […]

Craft an Airplane : from Green Kid Crafts

Here’s a simple, quick airplane craft from Green Kid Crafts. I was pretty excited when Penny from Green Kid Crafts contacted me about reviewing her products – the only subscription-based, earth-friendly craft kits in the states. I was even more excited when I got the crafts! They were sent to me packaged in completely recyclable materials: […]

Free Play Activity : Stirring and Mixing

Henry is sometimes all business and no play. He thinks a lot of things are ‘his job’. As he often says, ‘It’s my job’ in his bestman’s voice. This day was no exception. [His facial expressions in all of the photos show exactly his seriousness of the day. No smiles.] Time for some free play.  I set […]

It’s Playtime! : Move That Body!

Science@Home had a great post linked up to last week’s It’s Playtime: Body Games! These games are played with just your body! They all really encourage play in children of all ages! We are very active in this house and do many of these games on a regular basis: Running! Wrestling! Tickling! Some games that I’m most excited to try: Rolling […]

Exploring Baby Food

Last week on It’s Playtime! I featured some baby things to do. The pudding fingerpaint [from Girl in Air] stuck in my mind. A friend of mine commented on Facebook about using baby food, too! That’s just what I did. George was fussy one afternoon while Henry was napping. After failing all attempts to make him happy […]

Stacking : Trial & Error

As we were playing the other day,  I looked over,  and saw Henry building this: I was quite impressed! Those are skinny blocks and they stood as tall as him! I’m not quite sure what they are exactly, or where we even got them. But this could easily be done with any kind of box.  […]

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

A few of the family kids [all boys!] got together on Easter  and did a quick egg hunt in the back yards. It was great to get outside. I have to ‘fess up and say I didn’t make the Outdoors in April challenges. This last week has been hectic with Easter at the bakery and the […]

Painting Easter Eggs : Feature by Mama Pea Pod

I just recently found Jane’s blog, Mama Pea Pod, through our weekly party It’s Playtime.   Jane has two small girls so her crafts and playing seem like a breath of fresh air to me. Her Princess Pea just recently had a Rainbow Birthday Party that looks like it was a lot of fun!   But, what caught my eye […]