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Learning Shapes with a Ball for Toddlers

This is a fun shape learning activity for toddlers, that George kept asking to come back to and play all day. I taped a bunch of shapes onto the floor in an area. I didn’t really pay attention to where I put them, or in any certain order [mostly because I didn't have a plan […]

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Make Your Own Puzzle with Blocks!

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 […]

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Shape Activity: Sorting Blocks as a Graph

We’ve sorted blocks as a shape activity in the past. But it was pretty ‘informal’. Not that this is really that structured of an activity, this one just has a place to put each shape of the blocks! To create the ‘graph’ to sort shapes on, I taped a large piece of paper to my […]

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Make Your Own Telescope Craft for Kids

The boys and I made this super simple telescope craft out of a recycled International Delight creamer bottle. I’ve said it many times, but raiding the recycling bin has so much potential and so much fun that’s free! I have a Upcycling Recyclables board on Pinterest that I keep handy to find new stuff to do with my recycling! We saw […]

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Simple Activity: A Tape Road

To me, a tape road is a no-brainer simple activity to do. With all boys in the house, we’re always doing ‘things that go‘. And roads are built constantly. Whether it’s from train tracks, drawing roads, making roads from blocks… there always seems to be roads involved. Making a large tape road for the boys […]

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Birch Tree Art & Help Reforest for Arbor Day

Since it’s too cold still in Iowa to plant a tree for Arbor Day, we’re making tree art by painting a tree! Also for Arbor Day, Murphy’s Oil Soap is sponsoring this post and doing a fun repinning contest on Pinterest! The details are below on how to enter and what you could win! This […]

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A ‘Spy Game’ Scavenger Hunt

A fun and easy way to get the kids moving. Go on a ‘spy game’ scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are always a hit here. It’s an easy way I can get the boys moving without little effort on my end. And they love, love, love them! A couple of ones we’ve done recently: Rainbow Scavenger […]

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Gross Motor Activity: Tape Jumping Game

A very silly and fun gross motor activity to get the kids moving with a simple jumping game! This is so simple. So, so simple. I taped out 6 lines [after Henry defeated the 6, we upped it to 8] on the floor that are roughly a foot apart. Probably not quite. I numbered them, […]

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Valentine Art for Toddlers: Scratch, Roll, Resist

A Valentine art project for toddlers includes three methods of painting! Pick one, or do all three with your toddler! Since George keeps wanting to paint hearts, I’ve been trying to come up with different ways to make some Valentine art for toddlers that’s not the same ol’ finger painting over and over again. I think […]

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13 Ways to Get Creative with Tape Resist Art

I have a thing for using tape in activities, and tape resist art is a fun way to be creative with it! I love using tape resist art as a cool way for toddlers to do an art project and actually make something out of it. Its easy for them and beautiful in the end. […]