Spring is coming! In some places, it may not feel like it (Midwest, get with the program), but I promise, it’s coming. It makes me get all excited for outside play! My kids are finally at the age where I can send them outside to play without needing to go with them.Continue reading
STEM activities are activities that work on science, technology, engineering and math. They are very prevalent right now because these are where our careers are headed. This is where most of the jobs will be in the next 10 or 20 years.Continue reading
Do you ever find yourself asking the question “what is a sensory bin?” I’m sure you see them all over Pinterest and Google but you really have no idea what they are and why people use them. Well here is a post for you – I’m going to break it all down for you and even show you how simple it is to make sensory bins home.Continue reading
It’s almost fall time! When I taught, I liked to add items to sensory bins that went along with the season. I put together a list for you of fall sensory bins and what you can add into them. Leave me a comment if I left some out!Continue reading
Pom poms are very versatile little toys! They’re easy to find and come in tons of colors. I’ve compiled a list of pom pom activities for toddlers you can do at home and what skills you address with them. This is a post about activities for toddlers but stay tuned for the older kiddos!Continue reading
Infants need play! That’s where infant play comes in. A lot of people don’t realize how much you can actually play with your infant. There are tons of activities to do with your infant and they don’t require spending tons of money on fancy toys! I have put together some simple ones with stuff you probably already have at home.Continue reading
Working on scissor skills does so much more than just plain scissor skills – if that makes sense. It helps strengthen fine motor skills which in turns help with shoe tying, writing, drawing, etc. I know it seems scary to allow a child to have a pair of scissors and a piece of paper, but I’m here to help you see that it really isn’t!
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Sensory play is one of our favorite activities around here. Sensory bins are right up there as something we do frequently. My oldest is often thinking of his own sensory bin fillers, so we made a quick list for you to check out for yourself.
Summertime is full of tons of playtime opportunities. Sometimes it’s nice that those playtime opportunities are right in your front or backyard. Sidewalk chalk games are a great way to keep your kiddos thinking during the summer months and also keep them active! You can even do these sidewalk chalk games in the Spring time when it starts to get a little nicer out!Continue reading
Play dough mats are a great way to manipulate dough into shapes and also learn a little bit during the process. They’re a great activity for kids who like to learn with their sense of touch. Here is a printable for you with letters of the alphabet and numbers!
I don’t know about you, but my kids love play dough. They love to push and pull the dough to manipulate it into shapes they like. I think most of the time they don’t even have an end game in mind and that’s ok!