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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:

Paper Paint Alphabet dough cutters or cookie

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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 use. We chose a

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{Virtual Book Club for Kids} Dr. Seuss’ One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Activity

one fish two fish red fish blue fish snack

I am so excited to be a part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids this year. I am joining with 40+ other bloggers in highlighting a new children’s author each month. We will be showcasing one book from that month’s author and providing an activity, craft, recipe or project to go along with the book. This is such a

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Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Sensory Activity with Edible Dirt

dinosaur excavation

I am so excited to share with you our last activity as part of Dinosaur Week on Love, Play, Learn. It had been fun, I hope you have enjoyed it. This is my favorite one so far and it was my daughter’s favorite thing we have ever done. She was so excited about it and played with it forever! In preparation for this activity we made Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Sensory Activity with Edible Dirt Read More >>

{Dinosaur Week} 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Field Trips

Tips for field trips with kids

To enhance and expand on what we have been learning about dinosaurs this week, we decided to take a field trip to our local Natural History Museum. I thought that this would help my daughter’s interest and understanding of excavation since we are going to do a dinosaur excavation sensory project later in the week with the dinosaur fossils we made.

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Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur week would not be complete without making dinosaur fossils! This is an easy and fun way for children to learn about fossils.

fossils

For this activity you’ll need:

Salt dough (recipe found here) Small dinosaur figurines (mine were bought at the dollar store)

First prepare your salt dough and then roll it out to about 1/2 inch thick. You can use a cookie cutters or just

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Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin

Valentine's Day Sensory Bin

We took all our items from our Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt and made this fun Valentine’s Day Sensory bin.

For This You’ll need:

Plastic Container Rice Shredded red paper Valentine’s Day items I used a box, heart shaped bracelets, heart shapes, and a balloon.

This activity helps:

Promote learning through all 5 senses Build fine motor skills Teaches Valentine’s Day themes Teach colors,

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ABC’s of Learning Through Play

ABC's of Learning Through Play

Welcome! I am so excited about this week. Myself and several other bloggers have banded together to bring you the ABC series. We each have a specific topic and we will be posting A-Z everything you will need to know about the topic.

My topic is Learning Through Play. I am so excited to share with you the A-Z of learning through play

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DIY Christmas Memory Match Game

DIY Memory Matching Game Christmas

DIY Memory Matching Game Christmas

This is a super FAST and EASY DIY memory game! Use your left over foam Christmas shapes that we used in the Christmas Candy Counting and the Stocking and Tree Decorating.

For this game you will need:

2 pairs of each foam shape set. I used the trees, stocking, gingerbread, and snowman. Construction paper or

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Christmas Candy Counting

Snowman Chocolate chip Gingerbread M&M's christmas counting

Snowman Chocolate chip Gingerbread M&M's christmas counting

I bought these gingerbread men and snowman foam shapes from the dollar store.I have been trying to think of the many different way you can use these foam shapes to try and stretch the dollar. I will be bringing you several activities involving these foam shapes, so make sure to check back this month.

The

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