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 […]
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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 […]
One bright spring morning earlier this year, I was driving in to work when I looked up and saw the most magnificent full arch rainbow in all its bright technicolor splendor. At the same time, Lionel Richie was playing on the radio in the background. Like Cher in Clueless, I realized in that moment that […]
This toddler activity is an old favorite from my own childhood. Nothing like some good ol’ fashioned potato stamping fun, or “playing Juicy,” as Jane calls it. It’s so simple, you have no excuse not to try this. Unless, of course, you’re planning to serve the potatoes for dinner. Step 1 Cut a potato in […]
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 […]
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. […]