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Birthday Cake Art

birthday cake art

 

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 brush Glue Glitter Assortment of fun items such as beads, pom poms, string,

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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

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Cotton Ball Snowman Craft

Winter is here! This is an easy and fun snowman craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

Cotton Ball Snowman Craft for Kids

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 the inside of

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Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

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 benefits as well.

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Toddler Art Name Activity

Art Name Activity for Kids

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:

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Candy House Spring Activity

Spring Family Activity

I ran across this Easter Bunny House Kit for a few dollars while I was grocery shopping. I thought it was super cute, I had never even thought about making something similar to a gingerbread house for other holidays. It opens up a whole new door. Halloween candy house? I think

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Easter Sensory Bin

Easter Sensory Bin

For this activity you’ll need:

Colored rice Shredded easter paper Plastic Easter eggs Easter container Assortment of Easter themed toys and decorations ( I got all mine at the Dollar store)

This activity:

promotes learning through all the senses builds fine motor skills builds language and vocabulary skills Builds pre-math skills Teaches about Easter concept

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Easter Egg Chocolate Play Dough Activity

This is a fun Easter egg activity using chocolate scented play dough.

http://www.loveplayandlearn.com/category/play-dough

For this activity you’ll need:

Chocolate play dough Pom poms Pipe cleaners Beads Plastic Easter Egg (Optional)

This Activity:

develops fine motor skills builds creativity Great for hand-eye coordination teaches Easter concepts great

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Shape Art Activity for Kids

This is a simple art project for kids that helps children learn about shapes.

Shape art activity for kids

For this project you’ll need:

Paper Paint Sponge shapes (I bought mine at the dollar store but you could also make your own out of foam or sponge)

This activity:

Builds fine motor skills Teaches shapes Teaches colors Builds creativity

We decided on 4 shapes to

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Sensory Bin 101

Why are sensory bins important?

sensory bin 101

Young children learn about their world by exploring and experimenting using their senses. By observing a young toddler exploring their environment you will see this in action. They look at, touch, smell, and taste just about anything they come in contact with- this is how they learn. When their senses are stimulated, messages are sent to

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