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}10 Little Pumpkins Felt Story Board

10 little pumpkins felt story

  To put our new DIY flannel board to good use, we decided to get in the Halloween spirit with a pumpkin song and pumpkin felt story board. I thought we could use our felt board to practice counting and explore the concept of size. This is a fun fall toddler and preschooler activity! For this [...]

{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 [...]

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 [...]

Science Experiments and Activities for Kids

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  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 [...]

Halloween Skeleton Craft and Song!

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  My preschooler loves Halloween. She is constantly asking to do Halloween crafts, watch Halloween movies and listen to Halloween music on Youtube. One of her favorites is The Skeleton Dance which you can view at the boom of the page. I really like the song because it actually is a learning song which teaches kids [...]

Fun Halloween Activities and Crafts for Kids

Halloween Activities for Kids

    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 [...]

Top Disney Park Tips for What to do and What NOT to do

Disney Park Tips

You may not know it from these pictures where we all look like we are having a great time but this trip was an object lesson in whatever can go wrong, will. Let me give you some back story. I love Disney, I am one of those weird people that dreamed of taking their kids [...]

Fall Leaf Art Activity for Kids

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One of my favorite things about fall is the color changes of leaves on the trees. We have a family tradition where at the end of September or early October we go for a drive in the mountains and look at the leaves and all the beautiful colors. This is a easy fall leaf art [...]

Fall Book Review and Activity

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  On our most recent trip to the library we picked up a book called Sophie’s Squash. This book has been a big hit with my 3 year old and she has had me read it over and over. The book is about a little girl who picks out a squash with her parents to [...]

How I Rediscovered Happiness in Motherhood

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    I have been absent from this blog for a long time. The truth is there is a lot that I have been absent from in my life. See, I had my second baby 9 months ago and it has really thrown me for a loop and has caused me to question everything I [...]

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 [...]