Category: For the Kiddos (page 2 of 4)

DIY SENSORY TABLE

I’ve been wanting to get Gio a sensory table for soooo long! I  wanted a nice, sturdy wooden one like the one I had in my classroom as a preschool teacher… but those run upwards of $200 & I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that knowing I could probably DIY it for much less… […]

DIY MOONSAND

This activity is super easy, super fun & only takes TWO INGREDIENTS– flour & baby oil! The ratio is typically 4:1 four to baby oil but I didn’t measure this time, I just did it “by feel.” I’m such a rebel, I know. Haha. I poured in the flour & Gio squeezed in the baby […]

DIY SIDEWALK CHALK | JUMBO SIZED!

I’m just going to jump right in with this recipe/tutorial, so here we go! What you’ll need: Cardboard tubes (I used toilet paper & the roll from my wax paper) Wax Paper Tape Scissors 1 1/2 cup Plaster of Paris Paint Disposable cups/utensils (optional) 3/4 cup water What I did: Toilet paper tubes are about the size […]

“WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” 1ST BIRTHDAY!

My baby is 1?? Wasn’t he just in my belly?! Be right back, I have to go take him to get his driver’s license… Haha, just kidding (; What better way to celebrate my little “wild thing” turning 1 than with a Where the Wild Things Are themed party? I used a lot of things I already had […]

POTATO STAMPING ART

Got a potato? Check out the adorable penguin & moose/reindeer crafts we made during our “Winter Animals” week using a potato as a stamp! What you need: Potato, cut in 1/2 down the long side Fork Construction Paper- black, orange, & whatever color background you want Wiggle eyes White paint on a tray or plate […]

HALLOWEEN HANDPRINT/FOOTPRINT ART

I love tracking Gio’s growth through handprint & footprint art. It’s a simple & adorable way to remember how tiny he was at the time! I do something related to each holiday or season, so for Halloween this is what I came up with. I obviously couldn’t decide which design to do, haha. I cut […]

LIFE CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY

One of my favorite activities for Spring is learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. Here’s what we did last year- Day 1: Colored noodles!  Each noodle type represents a different stage in the life cycle: Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis & Butterfly.  What I used: Uncooked pasta- Ditalini (egg), Rotini (larva), Mini Shells (pupa), Farfalle […]

ST. PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES

Here are some activities I did with my class last year during the week of St. Patrick’s Day (: I found a bag of “gold” in our art supplies closet that I put in our sensory table along with tons of  gold glitter, bowls & spoons. Glitter makes everything pretty magical (; We made pots […]

SILHOUETTE TREE ART PROJECT

Here’s an easy tree silhouette picture we made that you can make, too! What we used: White construction paper (or whatever color background you want) Black construction paper Different shades of blue watercolor paints (you could use any type of paint) Scissors What we did:       First, we painted the white construction paper […]

PLAY DOUGH SNOW PEOPLE

Check out our cute little snow people we made with play dough!  I do a no-cook play dough. It’s so easy the kids always help make it. Here’s the recipe I use: 2 Cups flour1 Cup salt3/4 Cup warm water (plus food coloring, if any)1/4 Cup vegetable oil Just mix everything together with a spoon […]

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