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Learning About Fall Colors + Free Color Sorting Printable

November 8, 2012 in All Posts, Colors, Toddler Activities

My favorite season finally feels like it’s here! It’s been like one crazy long summer season here in Northern California, but the air is getting slightly crisper and I smell Pumpkin Spice Lattes in my future, with Peppermint Mochas on their heels.  Homemade Peppermint Mochas, of course! To get your toddler into the autumn mood, […]

Simple Classics: Mirror Play

August 13, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

I love a simple, classic play activity, like playing with a mirror, that requires little or no setup time and is just as fun as any newfangled, intricately creative, modern game. Mirror Play is not just for babies; your toddler or preschooler will really get a kick out of it, too. Materials A mirror (handheld, […]

{Bake} Quick Fourth of July Recipe: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes

July 4, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

Another Fourth of July quickie for you today: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes! All you need is box mix, food coloring + your imagination: As is always the case when we do side by side projects, mine was more organized in layers and Jane’s was wildly creative with splatters of color. It doesn’t matter how […]

{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} Kids Co-op Playdate Linky #2

April 13, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! It’s been a slower week for us around here – maybe due to the weather.  But, we managed to make some Tissue Paper Flowers to brighten up our house, and had fun in the bath with an Egg Carton Boat that we made for Tinkerlab’s Creative Challenge. There were so many […]

{Around The World In 12 Dishes} Sweden | Swedish Pancakes

April 10, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Welcome to Around The World in 12 Dishes! In March, we – and 12 other amazing bloggers and their children – began our culinary adventure around the world to explore 12 different countries in 12 months by cooking one dish from one country each month with our kids.  This month we’re learning about SWEDEN! Swedish […]

{Play} Tinkerlab Challenge #9 | Egg Carton Boat

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

It’s that time again.  Time to raid your recycling bin and get busy creating for Tinkerlab’s Creative Challenge #9: Egg Cartons For the last challenge, we had a lot of fun making a Paper Bag Fan and I knew we’d have fun trying to create something out of an egg carton. The difference this time […]

{Play} Easter Egg Dye Crayon Resist Art & Kids Co-Op Playdate Linky

April 6, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Welcome to The Kid’s Co-op Weekly Playdate! This is my first week as a hostess and I’m thrilled to be bringing you an opportunity to share your best play ideas from the week and a place to browse for new inspiration. Since this is our first playdate together, I don’t have any highlights from last week’s […]

{Play} Magic Rainbow Rice Letters

April 4, 2012 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Making Rainbow Rice has been on my play to-do list since we saw these beautiful images and tutorial at Share & Remember.  (She also inspired our Painted Toast Activity). If you noticed, I did say “my” list, and not “ours,” because frankly, sometimes my own desire to participate in cool preschool activities overtakes any goals […]

{Bake} Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

March 27, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

The other day while Sam napped, Jane and I were watching a bit of “What Will Martha Teach Us Today” – more popularly known as “The Martha Stewart Show” – and Jane was inspired to make oatmeal cookies.  After watching Martha stir up a batch, she squealed, “I LOVE oatmeal!” followed by, “I love cookies!” […]