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26 Sensory Activities That’ll Keep Kids Busy and Engaged

These sensory activities are a great way to have the kids be busy and also having fun. Before you spend hours searching for loads of fun ideas, check out these great kid-friendly activities here. There are so many great ideas to keep the kiddos entertained.    Sensory Activities If you’re looking for super fun ideas …

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How to make simple number rocks for educational fun!

These number rocks are perfect for making math fun! Use them in the classroom or as a boredom buster at a restaurant. Number Rocks Sitting around for any length of time with little ones, when they need to be quiet, can be a challenge. Waiting for your food at a restaurant, sitting in a doctor’s …

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Beginning Shapes, Colors, & Counting – Dice Games for Kids

It’s time for a new free printable! We have found our readers really love dice games for kids. Our first printable dice were such a hit we wanted to come up with a second set to keep the fun going! These dice are great for working on shapes, colors, and numbers with your kiddos. We …

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How to make Valentine’s Day cards while practicing scissor skills

Create these simple Valentine’s Day cards while practicing scissor skills with your kids. This craft is perfect for preschoolers. They can make something they are proud of and master their cutting skills. Scissor Practice Valentines Day Cards Creating more construction paper crafts for kids in our archive is high on our list of things to do! …

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How to make colored salt snow art with your kids

This Colored Salt Snow Art is the perfect addition to our winter art for kids. It is a process art project that kids of all ages will enjoy! Grab some snow and let’s start creating! Colored Salt Snow Art Ever since co-writing The Undeniable Power of Play I have realized just how often play-based learning …

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5 Christmas Boredom Busters – Easy Kids Activities

We have come up with 5 Christmas Boredom Busters for you! These are quick and easy kids activities that you can pull out anywhere! They are fun for kids and are a great way to pass the time this holiday season. Whether you are expecting to be at an airport or have a few holiday dinners …

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Fun with Robots Crafts & Activities for Learning

We fully believe that play-based learning is the best way to teach your young children. As we write about in our book, The Undeniable Power of Play, we really encourage you to set up fun activities to let your child explore and develop through play. We have gathered some great Robot Crafts & Activities for …

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How to make a spider craft with pipe cleaners

This easy spider craft with pipe cleaners is the perfect non-scary Halloween craft for preschoolers. Plus we sneak in a bit of fine motor skill-building. Always a plus! Spider craft with pipe cleaners There may only be one thing that I like better than a fun craft that my little one can help with. That …

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Button Tic Tac Toe – DiY Magnet Game

My fridge is always covered. Between magnets, pictures, and notes there is always plenty to help distract my youngest while I make dinner. We have a new addition that I wanted to share with you today, our button tic tac toe magnet game. Now my youngest doesn’t really get tic tac toe quite yet… But, her toddler learning …

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How to make fun moon sand with coconut oil

This simple moon sand recipe uses coconut oil. We then scent it with taste safe ingredients. It’s the perfect sensory activity for kids of all ages, even toddlers! What is moon sand? Whether you call it moon dough, cloud dough, or kinetic sand; moon sand is a fun sensory experience for kids of all ages. …

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5 Household Items That Inspire Learning Through Play

We’ve been talking a lot about play-based learning.  Between our regular kid’s crafts and our new eBook, we have been exploring all the different ways kids can learn through play.  While it might seem intimidating to some, there are several household items that inspire learning through play. 5 Household Items that Inspire Learning 1 ~ Water.  The possibilities …

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