Fall Leaf Collage made with Bubble Wrap Art

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I feel like a successful hands on mom when my preschooler runs to me with bubble wrap in his hand and says,  "We have to save this and paint with it later!" That's how this fall leaf collage came about. We made bubble wrap art prints first in beautiful fall colors. Henry started with dumping red, yellow and orange paint onto a sheet pan. Then pressing his saved bubble ...

Simple Obstacle Course for Crawlers

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Louis is mobile now and almost walking, so he's crawling like a maniac, and stairs are not an obstacle anymore...so its time to have some fun! Creating an obstacle course seems kind of crazy to do with a baby... but it really isn't! It's a great way for babies to work on their already building gross motor skills! While this is a very basic obstacle course, it seems like ...

Slimy Spaghetti Sensory Activity for Toddlers

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Sensory activities are always fun for toddlers to do. They get to explore, and there's never a right or wrong way to do it. A spaghetti sensory activity is perfect for Halloween because it's oh-so-slimy! We turned The Imagination Tree's bug slime spaghetti (eww!) into a sensory activity especially for Halloween with just a few colors! I simply cooked up a package of spaghetti ...

Beginning Letter Sounds Sort Game

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I normally just wing it when it comes to doing learning activities with Henry. Just basing it off what I know he already knows and what I think should come next. Henry has most of the beginning letter sounds down, so I rarely touch on it at home. We have here and there, but not a lot. Since starting Kindergarten, we now get a list of weekly 'tasks' to do at home (all very ...