Q Tip Skeleton Craft As Fun Halloween Art Or Cute X-ray Craft

Both my kiddos really enjoyed a lovely morning of making their very own q tip skeleton crafts. This craft is very easy for toddlers as well as big kids of all ages. This q tip craft always comes out so beautiful and is totally adaptable! We did this activity as one of our Halloween crafts this year but it's also perfect for any x-ray themed learning activity. Check out this post for more ideas on how to celebrate Halloween all month long. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Materials Black Construction Paper ScissorsSchool GlueQ-tipsOptional: white crayon, pencil, or chalkMom hack: bowl…

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How To Make Super Fun Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts For Kids

This mama loves Halloween and making crafts out of toilet paper rolls so, of course, I had to combine both. Making Halloween-themed toilet paper roll crafts is totally the way to go every year at any age! Check out this post for more ideas on how to celebrate Halloween all month long. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts For All Ages & Abilities You don't have to be a pro crafter or have strong scissor skills to do these crafts. There's a lot little that kiddos can do to make a Halloween-themed craft with toilet paper…

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Super Cute Tissue Paper Shark Craft for Preschool Kids That Will Make You Smile

Kids love sharks and kids love crafts. For this activity, we did a shark craft! This shark craft requires some fine motor skills but is great for preschool-aged kids as well as big kids. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Learning While Crafting and Playing You might be surprised to find that crafting and playing are some of the most important ways young kids learn. A preschool-aged child is still developing various skills in their fine motor development, logic and reasoning, patience, and creative expression. Crafting and playing not only boosts mood but it helps children develop these skills. That…

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How To Make An Exciting Kids Eric Carle Inspired Craft

So many of us have been impacted by Eric Carle at some point in our lives. As part of a Kindergarten art lesson, we did a few Eric Carle-inspired texture collage craft activities. * This post includes Affiliate Links. The Freedom to Create Adults often envy a child's ability to be so creative and free and this craft actually brought me back to my own childhood. As I was explaining the first steps in creating this art collage to my kids, they became a bit confused. At 4 and 6 years old, they are already developing a standard form of…

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Fun And Unique Paper Popsicle Craft Activity For Kids – How To Guide

Looking for a fun summer craft? We spend a lot of time making paper crafts over the summer on rainy days or just to avoid the heat. Popsicles are the perfect summer snack for cooling off, but also a fun craft to make and play with. Your family will love this paper popsicle craft! The fun part about this craft is that you can decorate it however you want. And then you can use them to play ice cream shop, how fun! * This post includes Affiliate Links. Paper Popsicle Craft Materials Popsicle sticks Cardstock paper (to make it sturdy)…

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How To Make A Paper Graduation Cap (Fun 10 Minute Craft)

Summer is basically here because it's graduation season! I'm super proud of my kids' academic growth this year. My oldest is graduating from virtual kindergarten so I wanted to do something special and made this fun graduation cap craft for us. I figure we might even make it a yearly tradition. The craft itself is fairly simple and requires materials you'll likely have at home anyway. I've put together step-by-step instructions and pictures below as well as a template. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Materials for Your Graduation Cap Craft Graduation Cap Template (below) Cardstock Paper for Cap (traditional…

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Fun And Simple Turtle Art For Kids Using A Potato Masher

Art with kids is always so much fun. Printmaking is a really fun art technique where you use different objects to transfer shapes and patterns with ink. It's also a wonderful way to show cause and effect. For this activity, we made a simple turtle art piece using a potato masher and the kids were thrilled! * This post includes Affiliate Links. What is Printmaking? Printmaking is a technique for making art by printing, or recreating, the same picture multiple times. This means that you can recreate the same pattern multiple times using existing objects or objects you create yourself.…

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Easy Color Exploration Water Activity That’s Guaranteed To Actually Entertain

Young kids have short attention spans, which makes it hard to keep them entertained for long periods of time. And it's no secret that kids love playing and exploring with water. But playing with plain water can often get boring so why not add a pop of color... or three? In this water activity, your toddler will not only be entertained for a long time but will also be learning color mixing fundamentals! * This post includes Affiliate Links. Benefits of Water Play Not only does water entertain for hours but children gain a range of rich and valuable benefits.…

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Colorful And Unlimited Fun With Easy Dot Marker Activities For Toddlers

If you haven't heard of dot markers by now, you should definitely check them out. There are countless uses and activities for making dot marker art and playful learning with toddlers and that's what makes them so exciting. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Chalkola Dot Markers Dot markers are basically markers but they print big dots. It might sound silly to skeptic but it's actually a great way for younger learners to grasp and tune their fine motor skills. Plus, there are so many things you can do with them that make them exciting for all ages. We also…

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Super Simple Valentine’s Day Dot Sticker Activities for Toddlers

It’s crazy how quickly we overthink the simple materials that can actually be so entertaining and used for educational purposes. Dot sticker activities are exciting for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids too! This dot sticker activity was very simple for me to set up for my 4 year old and it made her so happy. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Homeschooling with Multiple Kids is Exhausting Like a lot of moms these days, we've been doing virtual schooling and homeschooling, and let me tell you, it's exhausting! My son has classes on Zoom in the mornings and then I sit…

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Teach Diversity with Beautiful Diversity Craft For Kids – MLK Day

Schools and many businesses are closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day. This year, we decided to be proactive and discuss the importance of diversity and the history behind Martin Luther King Jr and finished our conversations with a cute diversity craft for kids. We started our discussion and activity in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day but it is also perfect for introducing black history month in February. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Deciding to Teach About Diversity to Toddlers It's 2021 and there is still a lot of hate in this world. We live in a…

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Simple Penguin Craft for Kids and Toddlers – Paper Handprint Activity

My kids and I have been super into doing crafts lately. But simple is always the best way to go to make things easier for me to set up, clean up, and for them to feel like they can do it all by themselves. This winter-themed penguin craft for kids is the perfect activity to do together. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Back to School Penguins Lesson With school back in session this winter, my son was learning about penguins in school. We've been doing virtual classes at home so my daughter and I can participate too and we…

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Easy DIY Bowling Game to Improve Motor Skills for Kids

When you're stuck indoors for so long you start to get a little creative with what you have. This fun and simple diy bowling game uses toilet paper rolls, a ball, and tape. With two semi-uncoordinated toddlers bowling could go either way but we gave it a shot anyway and it was a lot of fun for all of us. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Playing Games to Improve Motor Skills and Coordination Playing games and introducing sports are always a good way to work your mind and your body as well as to improve motor skills and hand-eye…

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How To Make Tear Free Bubble Foam For Kids

My kids love exploring with their hands so I set up a fun sensory activity for them, tear-free bubble foam. Who doesn't love a great sensory play activity? * This post includes Affiliate Links.This activity is so simple and fun that there really are no limits to how you can play. We mostly just felt the textures, played with mixing colors, and did a little splashing. You can also add toy figures and a toothbrush and pretend to clean them off. For more ideas on fun activities to do this summer, check out How To Survive Social Distancing With Kids…

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How To Survive Social Distancing With Kids

It's already been two months and things are just starting to reopen. We are one step closer to normal. But it will be a long time until things will truly go back to our regular way of life. With a new normal headed our way my family will continue social distancing as much as possible this summer. So how will we, as parents, stay sane while we continue social distancing with kids this season? Some of the major things we've all taken from these crazy times is to take things more slowly, value the essentials, and spend time with our…

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Outstanding Free Resources For Kids While Social Distancing

Right now we are all struggling to maintain new lifestyles of social distancing. With kids, it's a whole new ball game. We're all looking for resources and ideas for keeping the kids entertained while continuing their education from home. For us stay at home moms, it's not much different than our usual routines, but now we can't take the kids anywhere. We can't take them to the store for a free cookie while we grab our groceries, we can't take them to the park to meet their friends, and we definitely can't take them out to eat at a restaurant.…

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70+ Fun Kids Activities You Need At Home Right Now

Parents are always running out of ideas for keeping their kids busy and entertained. Compiled below is a list of the best toys, games, and fun kids activities on Amazon for toddlers and preschoolers at home. For us stay-at-home moms, these are our everyday tools while staying sane. It's not easy to find time to do things like showering, cooking, or cleaning. But I've managed independent playtime with the best tools and now we're cycling through all of them as well as enjoying some outdoor fun, family activities, and some play-based learning. I hope this list helps you find a…

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The Truth About Tinkergarten, Our Favorite Mommy and Me Activity

We recently discovered Tinkergarten and have fallen in love. Tinkergarten is a program for educating children in the natural environment through outdoor play-based activities. Initially, I signed up for a free trial class with the kids and it was so much fun. It was wonderful being part of a tight-knit community, getting dirty and exploring nature with the well-designed activities.  So we signed up for Tinkergarten's summer session. At our first class, I started to realize how much we are benefiting as a family from this program. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource…

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50 Easy and Creative Pool Noodle Activities for Toddlers You Need to Try

Living in the 21st century, pool noodles are no longer as exciting for their intended use. People have gotten more creative with this amazing invention, particularly when coming up with pool noodle activities for toddlers. There are tons of creative ideas for pool noodles nowadays. They're so affordable and easy to find in the summer, only $1 at the dollar store or in bulk online. When cut into smaller strips, the opportunities for their use become endless. With one main tool, the pool noodle, we can have loads of fun with exciting and educational toddler activities. In this post, I've included…

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