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Hands on Activities: Ready. Set. Action!

This week’s activities… [clockwise from top left] Henry refreshed his preschool skills of counting and fine motor practice at the chalkboard with connect the dot shapes! A great guest post this week with 8 ways get your preschooler ready for school. On It’s Playtime are a few Olympic crafts, including this awesome Olympic Rings craft […]


Hands On Update: Is Summer Almost Over?

Where did the summer go? It’s already the end of July! Are you getting everything done that you hoped to?     How can you not love the look of amazement on your kids faces? The magic of a Children’s Museum is priceless. If you haven’t been to one, you definitely need to experience it. […]

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Hands On Activities: Cleaning Up!

This week’s activities! [from top, left to right] A homemade geoboard that was even made by Henry using push pins and rubberbands! We’re soothing diaper rashes with some fun bathtime activities. Plus there’s $150 in gift cards that we’re giving away! Stuck in a creative rut? Try a new way to paint! There’s 50 paint […]

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This Week’s Activities: Splashin’ Around

This week’s activities: Go on, fly a kite! Grab a plastic bag out of your sack stash [we all got 'em!] and run! Get creative yourself and decorate some fabric! I made a butterfly pillowcase for my niece! Super simple toddler activity that promotes fine motor skills. Clothespins. Yep. That’s it. Exploring imaginations on It’s Playtime! […]


The Hands on Weekly: Hot Enough?

Get 20% off your 1st BabbaBox! Use code: HANDS20OFF Thank you to BabbaCo for sponsoring and the discount! This week’s activities, clockwise from top-left. Alphabet Ball! A very hands on learning activity shared by The Pleasantest Thing that can be adapted for many ages and development stages! We’re thinking positive this week on It’s Playtime! [Butterfly craft, […]

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Friendship, a Flag, and Toddler Activities Galore

This week’s activities, clockwise from top-left. 4th of July! Already? Yep its this week! Get in the spirit with a giant flag, learn patterns and practice counting too! Struggles with toddler activities are quite common, and being creative with them is even tougher. Hence, the 30 creative toddler craft and art projects for inspiration! It’s […]


Mud, Flowers, Rainbows… and Animals?

[left-right from top-left] Getting good and dirty with some mud. Making prints and tracks in the mud with all sorts of things! Starching coffee filters to give them a 3D effect! This spray starch is so cool to use on crafts! I can’t wait to come up with something else to use it for! Going […]

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Tie Dye, Father’s Day & Play Dough

[above clockwise from top-left] Tie Dye! Its so much fun! Henry and I tie dyed pillow cases and used them as a gift wrap! The boys doodled on a bowl for their Father’s Day gift to Dad. 8 Father’s Day Activities got featured on It’s Playtime! [Shown is an awesome art wrapped candy bar from Domestic […]


Hands on Weekly: Dirt Patch

A couple of quick announcements this week! [Something new and different, huh?] I’m teaming up with BabbaCo this month. And I just want to quickly announce that they’re having a giveaway for their Annual BabbaBox Membership! So hop over to their Facebook page and enter really quickly. [Read more about the BabbaBox memberships.] Also! Yes! […]

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A Relaxing Post-Holiday Week

[from top to bottom] Upcycle a cereal or cracker box into a puzzle. Make two of them by utilizing the back as a number counting puzzle! It’s Playtime! Yahoo! More activities for Things that Go were featured! [Shown is Having Fun at Chelle's House, playing in the dirt!] My sister-in-law shared some craftiness for Mom […]