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DIY Cloud Dough with Cornstarch & Conditioner

DIY Cloud Dough with Cornstarch & Conditioner

DIY sensory cloud dough is easy to make with two ingredients and super fun for kids play dough party favors! Kids can help choose the colors and pour in glitter to make sparkly sensory cloud dough!

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

School doesn’t have to be boring! I find my kids learn faster when they are having fun and doing activities they enjoy. I try to mix up our preschool activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

A large part of my job as a mom involves keeping my kids entertained with an indoor kids activity. My kids do their schoolwork in the morning and we often read books in the afternoon. Other times we have a tea party or play out in the yard. My kids love playing on our swing set, which is not as fun if it’s cold or rainy outside. An indoor play structure is a great solution for helping kids burn off some energy.

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How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

It’s easy to encourage kids to enjoy art by regularly planning kid-friendly creative projects. Make a beautiful butterfly sun catcher, mix play dough to create new colors, and let your kids design their own seasonal art projects!

10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

DIY slime seems to be fairly popular for kid’s sensory activities. What’s not to love? It’s squishy and colorful, and you can mix it up using ingredients you have at home and watch the magical chemistry transformation take place. Here are some fun glitter slime recipes to inspire your kids’ next science project.

Creative Outdoor Kids Activities

Creative Outdoor Kids Activities

Stay-at-home moms know it can be challenging to entertain kids during the summer, school breaks, afternoons and evenings. My kids often ask me to play with them or give them an idea of something to do. We limit our kids’ screen time and we encourage them to play together independently. These simple kids activities are creative and engaging for a variety of ages.

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Teach Toddlers New Skills Through Play

Teach Toddlers New Skills Through Play

Pom poms are a fun, basic toy for kids to play and learn with. No matter what age your child is, pom poms can be used for many fun interactive and educational activities!

Liquid Sensory Glitter Slime (No Borax)

Liquid Sensory Glitter Slime (No Borax)

Easily make this fun no borax liquid slime as a fun afternoon activity for kids! You can make sensory glitter slime in all colors and themes.

Interactive Kids Yard Activities

Interactive Kids Yard Activities

These kids yard activities are fun and imaginative ways to fully enjoy your yard! My kids can’t wait to go outside as soon as the weather gets warmer. We live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which experiences all the seasons. My kids occasionally play out in the snow, but in warmer weather they love spending time outdoors. They play on our swing set, jump on our trampoline, and have backyard snack picnics. Even if your yard is small, you can find ways to do many interactive activities.
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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!

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Turn the backyard into a wonderland with an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Encourage your kids to come up with their own games, play “keep away”, and make soup with good old garden materials.

Spokane Children’s Museum Interactive Activities for Kids

Spokane Children’s Museum Interactive Activities for Kids

Looking for something to do with kids in Spokane, Washington? The first time we visited Spokane we were impressed by the many splash pads available at the city parks and fun attractions such as the city carousel and family-friendly Manito Park filled with seasonal flowers. I’m excited to share our recent visit to the Spokane Children’s Museum and highlight some of the other fun activities to do in Spokane for families with kids.

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Homemade Salt Playdough for Kids

Homemade Salt Playdough for Kids

Homemade salt playdough is super easy to make and lots of fun to play with. You can jazz up basic playdough with fragrance, glitter, and even tiny beads for extra fun sensory sculpting.

6 Summer Treats, Crafts & Sensory Activities

6 Summer Treats, Crafts & Sensory Activities

Summer with kids can be super fun if you keep the kids active and engaged with sensory activities. Here are some fun preschool activities for keeping kids busy during the summer.