THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITY AND HOW TO FOSTER IT

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    Creativity should not be underestimated. Creativity helps teach cognitive skills such as mathematics and scientific thinking. Creative thinking involves imagination, basic use of the scientific method, communication, physical dexterity and exertion, problem posing, problem solving, making interpretations, and using symbols which help with future literacy skills.    1-Creativity promotes emotional development- Creative expression [...]

{Halloween Activity} Witch’s Sensory Brew

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Double, Double Toil and trouble. This is a fun spaghetti sensory bin tailored for Halloween.  Dye the pasta a creepy green and purple color and add some creepy crawlies and you have a perfect spooky Halloween sensory bin! We decided to make this a witch’s sensory brew! For this SPELL you’ll need: Brains and Worms (Spaghetti dyed [...]

Candy Corn Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft for Toddlers

This is a simple Halloween craft for kids that is great for toddlers and preschooler. It helps them with their fine motor skills and can be used to help them learn and practice identifying colors. My daughter was all about this candy corn craft because this year she recently discovered candy corns at Grandma’s house. [...]

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Halloween Pumpkin Craft for Kids

    One of our favorite Halloween/fall books is called The Legend of  Spookely the Square Pumpkin. This is a darling book about a square pumpkin who feels bad that he is different than all the other pumpkins who are  round. The other pumpkins are mean to him and tease him because he is different, [...]

10 Easy Toddler Activities (that take little to no set up)

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  Young toddlers can sometimes be the hardest to entertain. They have short attention spans and are not quite able to keep themselves busy most of the time. This can cause a problem when we are cooking dinner or needing to get something else done. I don’t know about you but the hour or so [...]

Mini Sensory Bin: Creepy Crawlies

MINI SENSORY BIN BUGS

We love sensory bins around here. This mini sensory bin is great for when you don’t have much time to put into a regular size sensory bin or if you would like to contain the mess to the top of table. This mini sensory bin allows for fun sensory play without much preparation. We used [...]

Easy Color Learning Activity for Toddlers

Color Learning activity for toddlers

This is a simple way for toddlers to explore and learn different colors. For this activity you’ll need: Small container or bowl Food coloring plain uncooked rice Spoon First she poured in drops of yellow and we named what color it was.   She then put in each color, once again naming all the different colors. [...]

Birthday Cake Art

Kids Birthday cake art craft

  Birthdays are fun and around here we like to make them into a big deal. It is that one special day that is devoted to celebrating YOU. This easy art project is fun to celebrate a child’s birthday or also makes a very fun gift for a grandparent. What you’ll need: Paper Paint Paint [...]

Apple Play dough Activity

Fall apple play dough

September ushers in fall which means cooler weather, pumpkin everything, and of course, apples! We used this kool-aid play dough recipe to make red and green play dough to make play dough apples! What you’ll need: Play-dough pipe cleaner or another item to act as stems (we used wax strips) After you have your play dough, [...]

Cotton Ball Snowman Craft

Cotton Ball Snowman Craft for Kids

Winter is here! This is an easy and fun snowman craft for toddlers and preschoolers. For this craft you’ll need: paper glue cotton balls foam paper or googly eyes glitter sticker paper or construction paper scissors craft sticks orange paint First I drew 3 large circles on a large paper and we added glue to [...]

Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

Halloween Sensory Bin

I am a big fan of sensory bins and I especially love them for holidays! Last year we did a fun Witch’s Sensory Brew and this year we did this orange rice and black bean Halloween themed sensory bin. Sensory bins are so fun for toddlers and preschoolers and they provide so many great developmental [...]

Toddler Art Name Activity

Art Name Activity

Learning to recognize their own name and the letters that it contains is one of the first steps towards literacy. For young toddlers the key is to introduce and get them familiar with seeing the letters of their name. Here is a simple and fun art name activity for kids. For this activity you’ll need: [...]