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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 using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

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 with tracing numbers, letters and shapes. Kids can also practice their coloring within the lines.
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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!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Kids love sensory activities. Anything they can squeeze, squish, mix and even taste is often an instant win. When I mix up a batch of homemade play dough, my kids want to help choose the colors and stir the dough. We used marshmallows to make edible marshmallow play dough for the kids to play with one afternoon. Edible play dough easily resembles moldable fondant and it’s simple to make with a few ingredients. If your family is anything like ours, you probably have a bag (or 2) of old gummy marshmallows sitting in your cabinet — which is perfect for this DIY kids’ activity!
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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

Everyday 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.

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

My kids love sensory activities. We often do creative kids projects after school, such as making DIY cloud dough. Glitter cloud dough is soft and fun to stretch and mold. It’s not salty like playdough and it won’t dry out kids’ little hands. You can make this fluffy homemade dough with just two main ingredients!

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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

Teaching young kids unselfish habits is so helpful to make daily routines go smoothly. When I give my kids special jobs throughout our day, it’s easier for them to stay on task, be respectful and have fun at the same time!

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

My girls love creating and doing all sorts of crafts and activities. They love building forts, playing with color, helping me cook in the kitchen and designing their own crafty creations with paper. Here are some toys my girls received for the holidays that encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.

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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

Stuck inside? Colder weather or rainy days often create lots of opportunities for creative activities and imaginative play. We love to create a DIY sensory bin, design kid-friendly art, and practice learning new skills through play.

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

In our house, preschool and kindergarten feel a lot more like structured play time than educational lessons. Sure, my 5-year-old does a few pages of her phonics and math workbooks and my 3-year-old traces her letters, but anyone who has kids knows their attention spans aren’t long. I try to mix up our school activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

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