For the toddler

sensory activities for summer
Sensory activities for the summer Here is an Homemade beach dough recipe for a fun fine motor, sensory and nature play with a big splash of summer theme. To make beach dough you will need. I used the 4 minute no cook play dough recipe as a base. 1 cup Play Sand 1 cup Flour 1tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 tbsp Cream of tartar 1/2 cup-3/4 cup...
sensory activities with paint
Icy Fruit Painting Fun outdoor ice activity for the summer. We are finding ourselves doing more kids activities outdoors or in our backyard. It's warm and it is great to be out of the house. With my 4 year old away at school, it was a great day to have some one on one with my toddler in our backyard. Beat the heat,...
fruits sensory activities
Sensory activities with fruits Sensory activities if used judiciously can work as that perfect kids activity when dealing with kids from multiple age groups. It all started when my 4 year old mocked my 2 year for mistaking peeled and chopped pears for apples. In my toddler's defense the two crucial elements she needed to identify an object were removed.  Apple- big, round...
icecream shop
What do you prefer? Doing chores around the house, working at an office all day or playing with your kids? I'd almost always choose "playing with my kids" and I guess so would you, except when the kids are super cranky of course. I get that! But do we all find the time to get down and dirty with...
tin can roll painting
This entire tin can painting idea was spurred after I came across Hands on: As we Grow's post on a tin can art activity. With two kids in different age groups, only art activities seem to work well when it comes to tandem hands on kids activities. Open ended art activities seem to get the best response from my...
blogmemom my garden book activity
Entertain your child with this easy Kevin Henkes' book inspired spring craft with simple materials. With my preschooler away at school all mornings I want to make the best use of the available mornings with my toddler. A one on one with my younger one seems really necessary because when big sis here, well you all know how it is...