2012-05-027

Lots of Water Activities this Week! Plus more!

[above, left to right, top to bottom] Henry’s imagination has been in full gear lately with tons of stories. He’s been pretending to drive tractor and go to work, all on our couch. George got into some water and bubbles! Soapy bubbles are his favorite! The boys couldn’t get enough of this water activity and […]

Kid Activities

This Week: Sorting, ABCs, & Things that Go!

One of the simplest and oldest activities. Letting the kids rummage through the tupperware drawer. This time we did some sorting and matching with lids and tubs. A learning maze for the order of the alphabet. Check out the movie of Henry driving through it! Learning colors activities are featured on It’s Playtime! This clothespin […]

Activities & Crafts and Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Week of Activities

[clockwise, from top-left] Our Mother’s Day gift that the boys and I made. A yarn wrapped vase to make it complete. We always seem to make flowers for Mother’s Day. So I collected 10 Flower Ideas for Mother’s Day! We’ll have plenty of inspiration for next year. In honor of Children’s Book Week, I featured […]

Me & the Boys

Play Dough, Painting, ABCs & Hunts

[above, clockwise from top-left] I set out some play dough and the boys added their construction equipment and they were busy, for literally hours, creating a complete play dough construction site. A learning scavenger hunt! Matching up letters and numbers to their corresponding counterparts after they’ve been found. George tried a little water painting on […]

Creating Learning and Playing

Creating, Learning & Playing this Week

[above, clockwise from top left] We are on top of things this year and already have [part] of our Mother’s Day gift ready for Grandma. The boys absolutely loved creating these watercolor coffee filter flowers. Learning with Legos! We did two activities with Legos: Henry patterned with Legos, as well as measured objects using his […]

George in bathtub

Lots of Activities this Week!

[from top, left to right] Henry had a birthday last weekend! He’s 4! And he had a semi truck birthday party, complete with semi cake and activity. Toddler activities I think are the hardest to come up with. So I put together a list of 50 activities that are just for toddlers. I’ll be coming […]

A week of hands on activities for the kids

A Fine Motor Learning Week of Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] It was a Fine Motor Learning week it seems… Using egg cartons for play! Add pipe cleaners to the mix and we had a fine motor activity, and made a train to play with! Pipe cleaners again! I cut them up small to be used as sprinkles. Little fingers put […]

Activities

This week’s Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] We’re getting outside as a family this month and set a few goals for ourselves. I’m also challenging you to do the same. Are you up for it? Henry and I really got into making some paper egg decorations for Easter. We used some resist art techniques, but mostly really […]

Hands on Activities for Kids

Our Week of Hands on Activities

Keep the kids busy with a simple activity with ribbons. Go get something done! Another very simple activity with some newspaper! Throw balls in the house! A collage of tissue paper on contact paper – cut into a cross just for Easter. A great suncatcher made by both of the boys. Features on getting creative […]

Handprint Art

A week of Hands on Activities

Another request for an experiment brought about this “What Dissolves in Water?” experiment. Great activity for predicting and observing what happens. Henry learned a little with his wooden blocks by sorting by shape and size. And building as he did it! Speaking of blocks, I found 40 ways to play with wooden blocks, Legos, and […]