Smashing Balls (baked cotton balls)
I saw these awhile ago on Kiboomu and then was reminded of them again while I was poking around at Play Create Explore (seriously, such a...
A PiRatE PaRRrtY!
Over the holidays my 3 year old turned 4. Yes. A VERY busy time of year for us! I have really had to make a point of acknowledging this kid's birthday where it lands itself in the middle of the BiGGesT holiday of the year (4 days before Christmas). And although it feels hectic and crazy getting it all together, I don't want to ignore his special day. It's not his fault his parents are stupid and didn't plan ahead! This year the little man decided on a PiRAtE PaRrrtY. So we invited our…
Creating An Outdoor Play Haven
We’ve been enjoying 70 and 80 degree weather here in D.C. It’s time to start thinking about cleaning up your home’s outdoor spaces so that the kids can spend as much time outside as possible.We keep going back to Lowe’s Creative Ideas website for some fantastic home projects. This backyard play area is perfect for those with limited outdoor space. You can create these play areas by picking up supplies like PVC pipe, a caulk gun, and a water heater drip pan.
SIGHT WORD bean bag toss
Another fantastic sight word game. Fun, easy and low pressure game for teaching your kids the words that will help them read.
Sensory Activities That Help Growing Brains | Creekside Learning
Why Are Sensory Activities Important? Sensory activities are all over the internet, including Pinterest and many terrific kids activity blogs. But what’s the real advantage to setting up sensory activities for kids, other than a way to keep them occupied? When a child takes in information via touching, tasting, smelling, and hearing different things, her brain is creating new neuro-connections and pathways. These same pathways are then used for learning other things like reading and solving…
Water Table Play Props
Do you have a water table in your yard? Kids love them and you can make a simple one by filling a large bin with water and elevating it on a table. Water tables provide a sensory experience for kids while keeping them cool. Did you know that you can use items you already have at home to make water table play more fun and encourage learning? Read on to see how to do it and when you done have some more water fun with the kids with this Cup and Water Race. You will need: This post contains…
Gardening For Letters - Alphabet For Starters - No Time For Flash Cards
This simple gardening for letters activity allows little ones to practice identifying the alphabet while enjoy some time digging in the dirt.
Alphabet Activities for Kids
There are so many fun ways for kids to learn and review the alphabet . Here, you will find a collection of letter crafts and activit...
Easy Sponge Printing. - Picklebums
Try this fun sponge printing process art activity, and make your own easy DIY peg and sponge painters, perfect for little hands.
Put out the FIRE! - Toddler Approved
We went to Legoland last week and watched the Fun Town Fire Safety Show a few too many times. My little guy is now OBSESSED with firemen, fire trucks, fire, etc. I am so happy that we've moved beyond the bowling obsession (I was getting so bored with it). Today we channeled all of hisContinue Reading
Last week I made some "safari" binoculars out of foam and felt, and I got a great idea. Wouldn't it be fun to set up a backyard safari for my boys? It was a simple idea, but it was a blast! Here's how I did it: 1) I found a package (with 5 identical sheets) of safari stickers. I took one sheet, and attached the stickers to paper plates. 2) I took the sheets of matching stickers, and I gave one to each of my boys. I also gave each boy a clipboard and a sheet of paper. 3) I went into the yard…