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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. […]

Preschool Math Activity: Do-A-Dot Marker Math

August 27, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Technically, I’m on a break here, but I wanted to share our Simple Preschool Addition and Subtraction Do-A-Dot Marker Math Activity published over at Kids Activities Blog today: Do you have any simple preschool math activity favorites at your house? LEARN! Math, counting, numbers, addition, subtraction You Might Enjoy:{Play} Fun With Food! Fun With Beans{Play} Fine Motor […]

{Play} Learning Math With Dominoes

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

I’ve been doing tons of spring cleaning – even though it’s almost fall (that’s how far behind I am on everything in life) – and came across a sweet set of dominoes. Come check out how we did some preschool math learning by playing with tiles from a favorite classic game over here at Quirky […]

{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} Eight Indoor Hopscotch Activities

March 8, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

The game of hopscotch has been around for ages.  We played it as kids, our parents played it, our parents’ parents played it.  It’s fun.  It’s active.  And it’s as much a required childhood activity as jumping rope and patty cake.  But what to do when the weather’s wet, windy, or too cold?  Here are […]

{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} Toddler Twister With Party Plates

May 17, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Even though April showers are supposed to be over by now, we’re still getting our fair share of dreary, drizzly weather.  Not being able to play outside is a bit of a drag, but not if you drag out your paper or plastic party plates from the Rainy Day Construction Paper Octopus project or your Special […]

{Play} Fun With Food! Fun With Gumdrops

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

Goody goody gumdrops! Fun With Gumdrops! is the first post in our Fun With Food! series. Remember gumdrops?! I used to love the sugary, spicy taste of these yummy gummy confections.  My mother always broke them out at Christmastime for our gingerbread houses and just the scent of these candies makes me nostalgic for my childhood. […]