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Great Nature Project + Animal Photography Tips

September 28, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Science, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Science, Preschool, Preschool Science, Toddler Activities, Toddler Science

How would you like to enjoy this weekend’s sunshine, get the family outside and up close with nature, and help set a Guinness World Records title? You’re in luck: National Geographic’s Great Nature Project is going strong today and tomorrow and just by uploading your photo of a plant or animal to Instagram, Flickr, or […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Jan Brett: Annie and the Wild Animals

December 18, 2012 in All Posts, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Literacy

Welcome to December’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 Jan Brett. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). Let’s give a big YAY! for two months in a row that my kids and I really […]

Kids Co-op Playdate #14

August 17, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! We made the most amazing homemade fun this week…I can’t wait to tell you all about it.  Here’s a hint:   And we’ve been enjoying the end of summer and slowing down to enjoy the simpler things…school doesn’t start ’til next week.  What have you been up to […]

{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 Food! Fun With Beans

June 8, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

I don’t care what the so-called parenting gurus say:  food is fun. Fun to eat. Even more fun to play with. This is the second post in a series of Fun With Food! posts for you and your toddler to enjoy!  Check out Fun with Gumdrops! for our first Fun With Food! post. Every year my father […]

{Play} Rainy Day Construction Paper Octopus

March 26, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Sam woke up at the indecent hour of 5:00 a.m., so Jane and I needed something to do on this cold and dreary rainy morning until he woke up from his 7:00 a.m. nap. We couldn’t play outside, but The Crafty Crow saved the day with this great idea from the journey into unschooling.   The construction paper […]