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Christmas FM craft

Christmas Tree Fine Motor Craft

Are you are looking for a super simple Christmas craft to do with the kids or for the kids to do on their own? Set up this Christmas Tree Fine Motor Craft! This is a cute craft which is great for toddlers and preschoolers practicing fine motor skills, plus you it can…

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Christmas Tree Sensory Bottle

This Christmas Tree Sensory Bottle can bring the excitement, sparkle and wonder that is the Christmas season to babies and toddlers, while also providing a calming sensory retreat for preschoolers and older children. It is quick and easy to make, even with the help of kids! Read on for instructions….

We've had a lot of fun in the past year with board games! Here are some Awesome Games for 4 & 5 Year Olds that we've enjoyed!

Awesome Games for 4 and 5 Year Olds

Looking for some awesome games for your 4-5 year old? Over the past year we’ve really got into playing games together as a family! We find board games are the perfect activity for the family to enjoy that also encourage learning and screen free fun! Here are our favorite family board…

Drawing with Bath Crayons is a simple play idea for kids to do at home.

Drawing with Bath Crayons

I love having ideas for simple play activities! These are perfect to have in the back of your mind when you need something quick to keep a toddler or preschooler busy! When Emma of Adventures of Adam invited me to participate in the Simple Play at Home Blog Hop I…

Acorns & Leaves Fall Sensory Bin will keep your kids busy for an afternoon and can be used to practice math skills!

Acorns and Leaves Fall Sensory Bin

Are you looking for a simple sensory bin to put together for your kids? This Acorns and Leaves Fall Sensory Bin using plain rice will keep your kids busy for an afternoon! Plus you can use it to reinforce some basic math concepts! This post contains affiliate links. Supplies Needed…

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Jackson Pollock Inspired Process Art for Kids

Last year (2014-2015) we had so much fun participating in the Poppins Book Nook hosted by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom that we decided to participate again! And we couldn’t be more excited because we love book-inspired activities! The Poppins Book Nook is a monthly online kids book club that is completely…

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Nature Exploration Kit

Do your kids love exploring and collecting nature? Mine sure does! Which is why I put together this simple D.I.Y. Nature Exploration Kit for Kids! It has all the supplies we need to go out, observe nature and maybe collect a few items to bring home for further inspection. This…

LEGO Suitcase Hack

LEGO Suitcase Hack

LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site. Planning to travel with the kids soon? Don’t forget to pack the LEGO®! These little bricks are the perfect size to bring in the car, train, plane or however you plan to travel!…

Roll a Shape Jack-o-Lantern Craft

Roll a Shape Jack-o-Lantern Craft

Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschoolers to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities help work different fine motor muscles and hand coordination which is necessary for handwriting. Fine Motor Fridays is all about giving you a bunch of ideas to do with…

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Slinky Sculpture Process Art

Despite my interest in art, my son so far really hasn’t taken an interest in the creative arts. So I’ve decided to introduce him to more art with a process art challenge to explore different art techniques and mediums with other bloggers. Hopefully we will find some artistic way that Caden likes to express…

drawing with chalk on mini chalkboards

Drawing with Chalk Fine Motor Activity

Looking for a simple activity to keep your active kids busy for a while? Drawing with Chalk on mini chalkboards is a great way for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills and practice handwriting! It’s also a fun and simple way for kids to artistically express themselves!  This post…