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DIY Sugar Sand Kids Activity

DIY Sugar Sand Kids Activity

Homemade sugar sand is a fun sensory activity to do with your kids. Easily make your own sugar sand in any color or fragrance, using basic ingredients you have in the kitchen!

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

Homemade finger paint is easy to make. Kids can even pick their own colors! Try these two different recipes using flour and cornstarch.

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids. Anyone can do it, using items you already have at home! Sensory bins are great for homeschool, preschool, tactile learning and just for fun! All you need to create an awesome sensory bin is a sensory medium such as play sand, small toys and an assortment of tiny decorative accents. Learn how to create a discovery experience using these simple steps for how to make a kids sensory bin!

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Preschool Tracing Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Preschool Tracing Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Teach preschool kids the basics of coloring and tracing with these interactive preschool tracing worksheets and coloring pages. Designed for kids ages 2 to 5, these printable worksheets help kids practice tracing numbers, letters and shapes.

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

You can easily do preschool with your child at home and encourage their love for learning at a young age. These preschool workbooks and activities are very helpful to keep a 3-year-old busy!

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

Playing with playdough is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. You can easily make a batch of this soft salt dough and kids can choose their favorite colors to mix in! We’ve made playdough many times. This is the best homemade playdough recipe that results in soft, moldable dough that’s not too salty or drying. I’m also happy to share some of my creative tips for making vibrantly colorful dough and minimizing the mess of mixing in the food coloring. The next time you are looking for an interactive kid’s activity, try making this homemade playdough recipe!
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Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Need a creative kids’ project? Edible marshmallow play dough is simple to make at home. Mix in your favorite colors and add sprinkles to customize this sensory kids’ activity.

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. This crafty potato stamp painting activity is fun and creative. All you need is a paper bag or paint paper, several potatoes and craft paint!

How to Be an Everyday Princess

How to Be an Everyday Princess

My girls love being a princess. Everyday they dress up as a ballerina princess, a fairy princess or just a regular princess. The life of a princess is more than just dancing and singing along with birds. My princesses go on adventures, try new things, learn life skills, read lots of books and practice being respectful and kind. Here are some important things we teach our girls about being an everyday princess.
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Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Glitter cloud dough is soft and fun to stretch and mold. You can mix in sprinkles, confetti, tiny treasures and more! Easily make this fluffy homemade dough for your kids using cornstarch and hair conditioner!

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Teaching science to kids can be creative and fun! It’s easy to make school at home interesting and interactive to inspire a love for learning. Here are a few projects we’ve enjoyed to mix up our daily homeschool routine.

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

How would you like to see yourself and your kids grow this year? Personally, I’d like to practice more patience with my kids and contentment within mommy life. I’d like to see my kids grow in cheerful obedience, respect and kindness. Each day in our home offers opportunities for me and my kids to grow. I’ve found it’s easier for my kids to stay on task and be respectful if they know what their job is throughout the day. I start our day by explaining everyone’s jobs. My job is to take care of the kids and my kids’ job is to listen and obey. Defining jobs goes a long way towards enjoying a productive day with young children.

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STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

My girls love doing all sorts of creative activities. These fun sensory and STEM toys encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.

Fun Stuff For Active Kids! Animal Blankets, Glitter Slime & More

Fun Stuff For Active Kids! Animal Blankets, Glitter Slime & More

My kids love playtime activities that are interactive and creative! Kids can dress up with Wild Things Animal Blankets, play with homemade glitter slime or create art on a chalkboard table to make the shortened fall days a little more interesting.

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Do you sometimes struggle to come up with creative activities for the kiddos? My kids often have extra energy on days they can’t go outside. This means we get to do creative projects, make a DIY sensory bin, or practice learning new skills through play. Did you know kids learn something new from practically everything they do? Think about it. When kids ride a bike they practice balancing. When kids color they are practicing motor skills. When kids eat lunch they are discovering favorite foods or possibly trying new foods. Every day is like a maze of exploration for kids, which I think is fun! Here are some imagination-inspiring activities for kids to do on a rainy day.
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