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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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3 fun ways to play with a simple flower sensory bin

This simple flower sensory bin is perfect for summer playtime. These 3 ways to play will give your kiddo hours of entertainment! Flower Sensory Bin I love when a simple play idea develops into much more than planned. When we started this activity we were just going to grab a bunch of flowers and float them …

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Rainbow Bookmarks – Construction Paper Crafts for Kids

Create rainbow bookmarks with your leftover stash of construction paper. This craft is virtually mess-free (aka, no glue required) and makes a great gift for your kids to give. Rainbow Bookmarks As I have stated before, I am a self-proclaimed craft hoarder. So after finishing up our Rainbow Shamrocks, I had some paper scraps I just …

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Toddler Learning Sticks – Shapes, Numbers, & Colors

A little while back we posted some Quick Prep Activities. We had created fun picture puzzles to put on your fridge. While my son (7) still loves those they were a little hard for my daughter (2) to create. She loved the idea of it. Still played with the stick magnets, but I had to help …

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Fall Scavenger Hunt ~ A Fun Free Printable

A printable fall scavenger hunt is an exciting way to get outside and enjoy the season.  So grab a cup of warm pumpkin spice coffee and head out on an autumn adventure with your little ones! Printable Fall Scavenger Hunt The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the pumpkins are sitting on everyone’s doorstep. …

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Printable Activity Dice – Animal Dice Games for Kids

My kiddos absolutely love pretending to be animals.  They are constantly crawling like cats or roaring like lions.  So I created a set of printable activity dice.  It has turned their love of make-believe into fun & interactive dice games that they can play together. Grab your free animal dice! Creating dice games with our …

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How to make a Colored Frozen Bubble: Snow day fun!

Have you ever tried to create a frozen bubble? We’ve put a twist on this winter activity and made the bubbles colored. It’s the perfect snow day activity! Colored Frozen Bubble Yeah, we finally got a snow day!! So after the chili was started and the homemade hot cocoa was simmering on the stove, it …

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How to make a thankful tree for an amazing Thanksgiving tradition

A DIY thankful tree is a fun and interactive Thanksgiving family tradition.  Kids of all ages can help fill the tree and reflect on everything they are thankful for all year long. DIY Thankful Tree When we get into early November it hits me… The year is almost over. This is a great time to …

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