Fruit Person Activity for Kids

Fruit Activity

I have been so impressed with my preschooler’s creativity of late. She has had some great spontaneous ideas lately when we have been doing activities and I have kind of just been following her lead. This is one of the activities that she came up with all one her own. This is a fun activity [...]

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 [...]

Beach Pirate Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt Ideas for kids

Ahoy Matey! Summer be endin soon but me be wantin to get in some last minute beach fun. We were heading out to the beach for a family trip and I was thinking what would be fun for the little ones on the beach when they need a break from the water. What kid doesn’t [...]

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  Click here for [...]

Tell a Fairy Tale Day with Magic Fairy Wand Craft

Fairy Wand

Once Upon a Time, There once was a mommy who loved her family more than anything in the world. Sometimes she felt the day-to-day monotony could put a damper on her and her family’s mood. To overcome this, she became determined to bring some fun and whimsy into their everyday lives. One way she did [...]

Once There was a Snowman Felt Storyboard and Song

Snowman Felt Story Board

Once There was a Snowman is my daughter favorite song to sing and act out right now. I thought is would be fun to use our DIY Flannel Board and make some fun snowmen to act out the song. I am joining with several other bloggers to bring you a winter blog hop. At the [...]

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 [...]

{Raising Tots} How to Encourage Creative Play

Raising Toddlers- parenting advice

This week on {Raising Tots} we welcome Varya from Little Artists! She shares her tips on encouraging creative play. *************************************** For a growing toddler the world changes literally every hour and every day: there is so much he learns and discovers that it can at times be overwhelming and constant mood swings can put some [...]

{Thanksgiving Craft} Hand Print Turkey Puppet

Turkey Hand Print Puppet Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

You can’t get by Thanksgiving without making the quintessential Thanksgiving craft for kids- The Hand Print Turkey. This simple and easy turkey can be made in a variety ways and can be simple or more elaborate. For my 18 month old I knew she wouldn’t sit still while I applied different color of paint to [...]

{Raising Tots} Little People Bath

Raising Tots

I am thrilled to welcome Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing as this weeks guest poster for {Raising Tots} Mom to Mom Parenting Series. This week she shares a fun activity that any toddler is guranteed to love. Read below for her activity. ******************************** On a recent family trip, we found a stash of Little People [...]

{Raising Tots} Fall Pretend Play

eye like nature

I am excited to welcome Leslie from Cute and Peculiar as this weeks guest poster for {Raising Tots} Mom to Mom Parenting series. She shares how her and her kids got into the fall spirit. Read on for her fall leaves game. ************************** With fall just around the corner, I was excited to start basic [...]