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{Simple Classics} Winter Activity: Cotton Ball Snowman

December 10, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Art, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art

We’re back with another Simple Classic: the Cotton Ball Snowman! Remember these from back in the day? I love that the concept is so simple and so representative of crafty winter fun. Materials Construction paper Cotton balls Glue stick Scissors How To Step 1 Cut out your snowman.  I folded a piece of white construction […]

Creative Christmas Countdown: 24 Children’s Activity + Craft Ideas

December 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

It’s time – once again – for one of my favorite projects: the Creative Christmas Countdown! Alissa from Creative with Kids spearheaded last year’s inaugural virtual crafty advent calendar for kids (check out all 24 ideas again for more inspiration).  And she’s back this year with Maggy of Red Ted Art showcasing 24 more awesome crafts and […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Tomie dePaola: Haircuts For The Woolseys & The Cloud Book

November 20, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities

Welcome to November’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). I’m so excited that we have come to a month featuring an author whose books both my […]

Learning About Fall Colors + Free Color Sorting Printable

November 8, 2012 in All Posts, Colors, Toddler Activities

My favorite season finally feels like it’s here! It’s been like one crazy long summer season here in Northern California, but the air is getting slightly crisper and I smell Pumpkin Spice Lattes in my future, with Peppermint Mochas on their heels.  Homemade Peppermint Mochas, of course! To get your toddler into the autumn mood, […]

Leftover Halloween Candy Activities

October 29, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities, Toddler Math

Wondering what to do with all of that deadly sinful Halloween candy? Don’t let your leftover Halloween candy go to waste … or to your or your kids’ waists! Instead, hone your little goblins’ MEMORY skills in this fun Find The Candy Under The Cup Game! Join us over at Kids Activities Blog to see […]

Announcing the Perfectly Pumpkin Contest

October 15, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Halloween, Preschool, Toddler Activities

I think you all know I love Halloween…so I’m thrilled to be co-hosting the Perfectly Pumpkin Contest this October with a dozen other blogs all led by the amazing Krissy of B. Inspired Mama! From now until October 30th you’ll have a chance to link up your favorite Pumpkin Recipes; Pumpkin-Related Kids’ Activities; Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Ideas; […]

Halloween Themed Science: Witches’ Brew Color Mixing Activity

October 11, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Science, Toddler Activities, Toddler Science

Double double, toil and trouble… We’ve been mixing up batches of Witches Brew for some Halloween science! Join us over at Kids Activities Blog and see how you can mix up a dash of learning and a pinch of play for some Halloween-themed color mixing fun! LEARN! Colors, sensory play, dilution, science You Might Enjoy:{Live} Hanging Out With […]

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 […]

Preschool Art & Math With Strawberry Baskets

October 5, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities

Preschool art and math activities don’t need to be complicated: you can turn ordinary objects in your home into fantastic learning tools for your kids if you just look at them in a new light. Do you have any leftover strawberry baskets from this summer?  Then you have almost everything you’ll need for Strawberry Basket […]

Simple Classics: Pom Pom Transfer Activity

October 3, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

We’re back with another simple, classic play activity that requires barely any setup time and is just as fun as any newfangled game or activity on the market.: transferring pom poms with kitchen tongs. Materials All you need are baskets (bowls or trays – even a shoebox – will do) + pom poms + kitchen tongs. […]