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Halloween Treats: Easy Oreo Spiders

October 10, 2012 in All Posts, Bake, Fun With Food!, Preschool, Toddler Activities

Boo! Here’s an eensy weensy super easy Halloween Treat that you and your kids can make together … or why not surprise them with this sweet Oreo Spider tucked in their lunchbox.  Just make sure they’re safely secured on their tuffets! Ingredients Oreos Candy laces Candy eyes  If I had edible candy eyes, I would have […]

{Play} Science Experiment for Kids: Celery Capillary Action

July 12, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

For some reason, this experiment stands out as one of my favorites from childhood.  I’m not sure if it’s because I thought Celery Capillary Action was magic or that my mom had magical powers. It was probably more of the latter, which is why it was so exciting to recreate this “magical” absorption experiment for the […]

{Play} Fine Motor Skills & Sensory Play With Rainbow Rice

April 23, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

We’ve really been getting mileage out of our first batch of Rainbow Rice, which we used to make Magic Rainbow Rice Letters.  The opportunities for play and learning are endless with this material, which makes it one of our favorites, even though it’s a hassle in terms of clean up. Here are some of the […]

{Play} Fun With Candy! Easter Candy Math

April 5, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

If you don’t already,  you know you’ll have an empty egg carton and leftover Easter candy in a few days.  This is a great way to get a second life out of that carton and keep -at least some of- all that candy out of your kids’ bellies. Materials We just used a 30-egg carton […]

{Play} Magic Rainbow Rice Letters

April 4, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Making Rainbow Rice has been on my play to-do list since we saw these beautiful images and tutorial at Share & Remember.  (She also inspired our Painted Toast Activity). If you noticed, I did say “my” list, and not “ours,” because frankly, sometimes my own desire to participate in cool preschool activities overtakes any goals […]

{Play} Valentine’s Day | Fun With Jello!

January 17, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

In the middle of all our Valentine’s Day crafting madness, both kids came down with their first stomach bug, so the posts have been slow as of late.  The good news is that we discovered a new sensory play activity for our Fun With Food! series. Ingredients 2 packets of Jello water 13 x 9 […]

{Play} Fun With Food! Marshmallow Snowflake Craft

December 19, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Jane is too young to cut out intricate paper snowflakes (trust me, we tried).  So we tried to have some snowflake fun another way:  with marshmallows and toothpicks! Materials Mini-marshmallows Toothpicks How To This is similar to our Gumdrop Sculptures activity, except instead of standing the sculptures up on their own, we just made little […]

{Play} Fun With Candy! Making Candy Patterns

November 9, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

I’ve heard from a lot of my mom friends that they’ve instituted one-week and two-week Halloween candy rules, as in, you can eat all you want (or one piece a day) for a week and then it’s all getting thrown out.  In our house, I instituted a one-hour rule, because really, does a 2.75 year […]

{Play} Fun With Food! Fun With Toast

September 29, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Fun With Toast! is our latest installment of the Fun With Food! series. Some mornings I just need more time to myself.  Share & Remember inspired this fun painting activity that gives me  a few extra minutes to shower, blog, eat or have a cup of tea in peace. Materials toast milk liquid food coloring bowls paintbrush Step […]

{Play} Fun With Pasta! Pasta Necklaces

August 18, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Fun With Pasta! is our latest installment of the Fun With Food! series. What do you get when you mix pasta + paint + a toddler?  Painted pasta necklaces and a whole lotta messy fun along the way! Here’s what you’ll need to make your pasta jewelry (think bracelets, headbands and crowns, too): Materials paint […]