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{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 […]

{Play} Segmented Coffee Sleeve Snake & Paper Roll Puffy Caterpillar

March 14, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

I’m what you might call an upcycling hoarder.  I can’t throw out anything that might have a second – or third or fourth – life.  If it can be repurposed, it will be stored.  Somewhere.  Regardless whether we have room for it.  I’m always glad when I pick through my stash to find something I […]

{Play} Butterflies and Binoculars | More Paper Roll Ideas

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

I guess we’ve been on a “roll” lately. Last week was telescopes, this week it’s butterfly finger puppets (and room decor) and binoculars. Butterfly Finger Puppets Materials toilet paper roll tubes (or paper towel roll tubes cut in half) construction paper or coffee filters (the cone type) pipe cleaners crayons (or markers, paint or stickers) […]

{Play} Paper Roll Telescopes

June 11, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

For some reason, every tube or hole Jane can spy through she pronounces a “telescope.”  There are variations, like the spy scope, the super scope or the pirate scope. So a perfect idea for a recent rainy day was to break out my teeming stash of toilet paper and paper towel rolls to make some […]