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{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} 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 […]

{Celebrate} Homemade For The Holidays | Toddler Thumbtack Ornaments

December 22, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

We’ve been having lots of fun making ornaments, like these Recycled Paper Ornaments, these Sequin Ornaments, and these sparkly, painted, and filled ornaments, and we’re still on a roll! I’m sure you’ve seen this stunning thumbtack wreath from Madigan Made Source: via TheOutlawMom on Pinterest  or these thumbtack trees around blogland. As an experiment, I wanted to see if Jane […]

{Play} Painting With Winter Leaves & Needles

December 12, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

  A few weeks back – before it turned really cold (well really cold to a Californian) – we gathered some pine needles and other winter leaves for a painting experiment. At first, Jane wasn’t quite sure what to do when I put out the paint and leaf collection, but she quickly realized she could […]

{Play} Colorful Ice Cube Painting

September 15, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

WARNING:  This project is not for the faint of art! If the thought of messes, stains, vibrant color and irrepressible squealing makes you squirm, stop reading here and hurry over to last week’s post on Water Painting, which is a completely fuss- and mess-free project you and your kids will love just as much as […]