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Halloween Themed Science: Witches’ Brew Color Mixing Activity

October 11, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Science, Toddler Activities, Toddler Science

Double double, toil and trouble… We’ve been mixing up batches of Witches Brew for some Halloween science! Join us over at Kids Activities Blog and see how you can mix up a dash of learning and a pinch of play for some Halloween-themed color mixing fun! LEARN! Colors, sensory play, dilution, science You Might Enjoy:{Play} Toddler Twister With […]

Preschool Halloween Art: Shaving Cream Swirled Pumpkins

October 9, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Art

Ever since seeing this shaving cream Eric Carle seahorse from I Heart Crafty Things and this shaving foam leaf from Little Wonders’ Days on Pinterest, I have been dying to try out some preschool shaving cream art with my preschooler. I don’t remember doing this as a kid – do you? This is a super fun way […]

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. […]

{Play} How to Set Up Successful Sensory Play Activities

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

The first rule in setting up a successful sensory play activity: DON’T do what I did. I’m half-joking and you’ll see my fail in a minute, but let me back up to something really basic and define what sensory play means. Then I’ll let you in on my big secret on how to set up […]

{Play} Absorption Experiment for International Mud Day

June 29, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Did you know…it’s International Mud Day today! So, I thought it would be appropriate to bring you a post on playing with mud. You’re thinking: why would she write about kids playing with mud?  Kids and mud are like celery and Bloody Mary’s or Louboutin’s and red soles. Let them play in it and that’s […]

{Play} Sensory Activities For Little Piggies

May 28, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Remember that sensory play post I told you about a few weeks back that I wrote for Childhood Beckons? Well, here it is in full! At our house we have a lot of fun with sensory activities, like playing and learning with rainbow rice, baking, and kneading playdough. Most of the time, we are concentrating […]

{Play} Sensory Play For Feet

May 2, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Need sensory play ideas for your little ones’ little toes? Head over to Childhood Beckons, where I’m guest posting about squishy, fun ways to get your child’s little piggies involved in sensory Pedi-Play! You Might Enjoy:{Play} Best of Kids’ Rainbow Art, Eats & Activities Blog Hop{Play} Kids Co-op Playdate Linky #5Fun With Ice: Dinosaur Excavation […]

{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 […]

Kids Co-op Playdate Linky #3

April 19, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! We finally got a break in the rain and we’ve been out enjoying the fabulous weather: Haven’t posted much this week since we’ve been going on adventure hikes, pretend fishing in creeks, digging dirt in the garden, playing with slugs and snails, and just plain old running around […]

{Play} Toddler Tissue Paper Spring Flowers

April 11, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

It’s a bit rainy, but it’s still starting to feel a bit like Spring! We’ve been busy planning for my mom’s birthday party – which Jane insisted be rose-themed. To make our table a little more festive, we made these cute, scrunchy “roses” to attach to the chairs – basically the toddler version of these […]