Crafts & Activities

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

One of our favorite activities to do together is taking my little ones on an outdoor scavenger hunt. It's something that I can do with 3 kids of various ages; Josie stays content in the stroller or Ergo while the big kids work on finding everything on their lists. I have noticed that adding a task like this keeps them engaged with their surroundings and typically means we ...

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Paper Plate Craft for Kids: Emoji Masks

Paper Plate Craft for Kids: Emoji Masks

The often exaggerated emotions of an emoji make them a fun way to visualize and discuss feelings with children. And, let's be honest, their cute little dramatic yellow faces oftentimes match the big feelings of my own children ๐Ÿ˜†which I think makes them even more relatable! This paper plate craft for kids is a fun invitation-to-create where children can either recreate their favorite emoji or come up with ...

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Spring Sensory Bin- Mess Free Garden Dirt Dig

Spring Sensory Bin- Mess Free Garden Dirt Dig

If there's one place I know I can find my kids in the spring, it's elbows deep in the dirt in our backyard garden. I'm talking full on showers every time they come inside. So a few years ago I started making them an indoor garden spring sensory bin; it's a perfect solution for those days when the weather isn't the best (which let's face it, in Northeast ...

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Flower Craft for Kids – Celery Stamp Roses

Flower Craft for Kids – Celery Stamp Roses

Here's an easy kids flower craft you can do at home with some leftover kitchen scraps! It turns out that the bottom of a celery stalk makes a perfect rose. All you have to do is make an even cut a few inches from the head (bottom) of the celery stalk to remove the leafy branches and you're left with a cute flower stamp! Dip it in one ...

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Rainbow Colors DIY Sensory Puzzle

Rainbow Colors DIY Sensory Puzzle

I have seen these cute cardboard sensory puzzles floating around social media so I decided to try to DIY my own. I ended up making this one for the kids to sort pom poms into rainbow colors! It is a simple and fun invitation to play that I have kept set up on our kitchen island for them to do in the mornings or while I am making ...

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Valentine Math for Preschool and Kindergarten

Valentine Math for Preschool and Kindergarten

I am all about incorporating holiday themes to make learning more fun! Manipulatives are a hands-on way to learn common preschool and kindergarten concepts. They are also one of the easiest things to swap out for a holiday theme. I made this sweet little Valentine Math Mat to use with conversation heart manipulatives! If you don't have candies, don't worry: you can do the same activities with cut ...

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Playdough Valentine DIY

Playdough Valentine DIY

We have always celebrated Valentine's Day with homemade gifts. I like to keep it simple with something like a handmade heart card (that I usually stay up way too late crafting with doilies, stickers, the whole 9 yards ๐Ÿ˜…). Last year, I also made the kids a set of melted crayon hearts. This year, I'm giving them an "XOXO Dough" playdough valentine! You can find my favorite homemade ...

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Build a Snowman Sticky Window

Build a Snowman Sticky Window

During the winter months I frequently draw inspiration from our favorite cold weather activities and find a way to bring them inside for endless (and warmer) toddler and preschool activities. Your kiddo can build their own snowman over and over (and over!) again with this sticky window snowman activity! For this winter activity, you will need clear contact paper, painter's tape, paper plates, and construction paper. Cut ...

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Snow Sensory Writing

Snow Sensory Writing

Sensory writing is a great way to introduce and practice handwriting skills with toddlers and preschoolers! This snow-inspired writing activity allows kids to use their fingers to copy the snowman flashcard's letter into the shaving cream. This lets little hands practice fine motor coordination and planning without the frustration of holding a writing tool. It is also forgiving and fun to erase which leads to less time spent ...

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Paper Doll Fall Leaf Craft

Paper Doll Fall Leaf Craft

Fall in Ohio sure is showing off this year! We've had absolutely beautiful weather and the most stunning foliage painting our entire neighborhood. Inspired by nature and the beauty around us, I created a simple paper doll fall leaf craft by using a gorgeous variety of leaves that we collected during a nature walk to dress up our paper doll drawings in gorgeous outfits! As you can see, ...

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Remote Learning School Supplies Storage Kit

Remote Learning School Supplies Storage Kit

Like almost everything else this year, getting ready to go back to school in 2020 feels kind of wild. We aren't browsing the Target school supply aisles with a Starbucks in hand. There's no new backpacks or school clothes. Instead we're searching for sold-out desks and comfy child-sized loungewear. We're brushing up on our own study skills as we get ready to take part in our kids' schooling ...

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Paper Roll Firework Craft

Paper Roll Firework Craft

I love this firework craft that I shared last year on Instagram so much that I want to reshare it here. It is such a fun and simple 4th of July activity that kids of all ages will love! Given the Coronavirus hoarding, I know you all have plenty of toilet paper rolls stashed around your house; here's the perfect way to use them this July! We used ...

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