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Easy Homemade Play Town

February 27, 2015 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Kindergarten Craft, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

Glitter, upcycling, and independent play:  these are a few of my favorite things. When we received a box brimming with Glitter Glue, Painters Markers, School Glue and Glue Sticks from Elmer’s last weekend, I knew EXACTLY what we would do – get our craft on and create a homemade play town with items straight from […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Lois Ehlert: Oodles of Animals Inspired Paper Collage Activity

September 17, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

Welcome to September’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 Lois Ehlert. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). Amazon.com WidgetsWe are very fortunate to have a dedicated Children’s Library nearby, so we were […]

Fun With Ice: Dinosaur Excavation Activity

August 22, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

I’m always making pie crust promises here on the blog … I’ll show you this activity or that birthday party or this cake. This time I am NOT showing you what I promised (again), but I am going to share a super fun game we played for my son’s Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party this July. […]

{Craft} Quick Fourth of July Craft: Red, White & Blue Berry Basket

July 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

After strawberry picking and visiting our abundant local farmer’s market, we had both a stash of organic blueberries and lots of leftover strawberry baskets: So, although we have been so busy that we haven’t done much in the way of Fourth of July crafting this year, this Red, White & Blue Berry Basket  helped us […]

{Play} Kids Co-op Playdate #9

June 8, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! The kids were hit by a particularly nasty virus this week on top of all the busyness of late. I haven’t had much time for anything, but taking care of them, so there are about 30 one or two month old activities I have in backlog that I […]

{Play} Tinkerlab Challenge #10 | Flower & Bead Wire Bracelet

June 4, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

It’s time for Tinkerlab’s Creative Challenge #10! Rachelle‘s challenge this time around was all about flowers. I had envisioned a contact paper flower collage or some kind of glued flower medley, but as things normally go around here: I am not in charge. So, I followed Jane out to the “garden” with some scissors 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 […]