Easy Baby Play Activity

Baby play ideas

When my first was born, I didn’t really know about learning through play or about doing special activities for her until she was over 1. With my second, I knew I wanted to start some simple activities earlier on so that she can be have many different learning opportunities as early as possible. It is [...]

How I Rediscovered Happiness in Motherhood

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    I have been absent from this blog for a long time. The truth is there is a lot that I have been absent from in my life. See, I had my second baby 9 months ago and it has really thrown me for a loop and has caused me to question everything I [...]

Salt Dough Recipe

Salt dough recipe

This is a super easy salt dough recipe. Salt dough is great for making ornaments, handprint or footprint keepsakes, figurines, jewelry, dinosaur fossils, and much more. Ingredients: 1 cup salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup luke warm water food coloring (optional) Directions: Combine your flour and salt Add your water and stir until [...]

Opposite Day {Celebrate the Fun}

Opposite Day

The first Holiday we are celebrating as part of our {Celebrate the Fun} series is Opposite Day! The nice thing about this holiday, and the other holidays that I will be sharing as a part of this series, is it doesn’t matter if you celebrate on the “official” day. You can celebrate Opposite Day whenever [...]

ABC’s of Learning Through Play A-E

Importance of Blocks for Children

A is Art: When children make art they are doing much more then just exploring their creativity. By engaging in art activities, they work to develop communication skills- children can express themselves and their emotions through artwork.  Along with communication skills, art helps children with their social and emotional skills. Children are allowed to explore [...]

Holiday Photo Memories

recording memories of the holidays

“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” -Unknown This was my daughter’s 2nd Thanksgiving and it is amazing how much difference a year makes. As I was pondering how fast the holidays past, I really wanted a way to record and capture some of the memories. I thought that this was [...]

Salt Dough Footprint Christmas Ornament

Salt Dough Footprint Ornament for kids

This is a a cute DIY Christmas ornament made out of salt dough. These are so easy to make and they would make a great homemade Christmas gift! Head over to The Studio and check out how to make it HERE.

{Halloween Activity}10 Little Pumpkins Felt Story Board

10 little pumpkins felt story

  To put our new DIY flannel board to good use, we decided to get in the Halloween spirit with a pumpkin song and pumpkin felt story board. I thought we could use our felt board to practice counting and explore the concept of size. This is a fun fall toddler and preschooler activity! For this [...]

Patriotic Painting with Greek Yogurt Paint

4th of july art activity

  I wasn’t going to do this project because my poor baby has been so sick the last few days. I am glad I decided to go through with it though because it was the first time in several days that she seemed happy. I wanted to do an art and craft with Isabella for [...]

Edible finger paint

Edible Finger Paint

Finger painting is a great way for babies and toddlers to practice their creativity while having a blast. Since they have a tendency to put everything in their mouth, edible and non toxic paint is a must! There are several ways to do this. When Isabella was about 9 months old I put some pureed [...]