Science Experiments and Activities for Kids

Science experiments for kids

  Little kids are born scientists. From the time they are barely learning to crawl they are putting the scientific method in action. They observe their world and make new discoveries each and every day. When they are babies they taste and touch pretty much everything as a means of learning about their enviorment. As they [...]

Witch Craft for Toddlers

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This is a simple Halloween witch craft for toddlers or preschoolers. My 3 1/2 year old loves witches, she is not scared of them at all but thinks they are super cool! She especially likes ones with green skin, so we decided to make a very simple witch craft.   First she dipped her fist [...]

Halloween Craft for Kids: Creepy Crawlies

Halloween craft

My preschooler is all about painting these days. She loves painting with paint brushes, her fingers, and random items. For Halloween I thought it would be fun to paint with creepy crawlies. This is a simple Halloween craft project idea that is great for preschoolers and toddlers. For this activity you’ll need: Paper Paint (we [...]

Halloween Activity: Rice Monsters

halloween monster sensory activity

This Halloween Monster Activity was one my 3 year old made up herself. We were playing with her mini sensory bin and she dumped the rice out onto the cardboard mat she had under her bowl and was moving it around with her hands. She made little holes for eyes and a hole as smile [...]

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 [...]

Fun Halloween Activities and Crafts for Kids

Halloween Sensory Bin

    This a round up of fun Halloween activities for kids that we have done. Halloween Activities for Kids Witch’s Sensory Brew Gourd Monsters Rice Monsters Halloween Sensory Bin     Five Little Pumpkins Storyboard Craft   Halloween Q-tip Skeleton Craft and the Skeleton Dance Song     Mommy and Me Spider Halloween Handprint [...]

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, [...]

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: [...]

Easter Egg Chocolate Play Dough Activity

Easter Egg play dough activity

This is a fun Easter egg activity using chocolate scented 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 sensory experience First she put it inside the plastic egg to make [...]

Sensory Bin 101

Fruit Loop Sensory Bin

Why are sensory bins important?  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 [...]