Fall Invitation to Create

Combine fall colors and elements with child-centered creativity, and you've got this Fall Invitation to Create. Encourage little ones use their imaginations and get creative! I love preparing an Invitation to Create because they are completely open-ended and leave all the creativity and imagination up to the child. Gathering the materials together and placing them [...]

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Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

It's fall y'all! We are settling into the fall spirit in our house by whipping up a big batch of pumpkin spice play dough. It's simple sensory fun that smells delicious! Miss O has recently started preschool and I'm the resident play dough maker for the classroom (a job I volunteered for because I love [...]

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Frozen Water Bead ABCs

Frozen Water Bead ABCs are a great way to help toddlers and preschoolers learn about the alphabet. It provides them the opportunity for hands-on play and sensory stimulation. Firstly, hi! It's been a while. I took some time off (almost a year to be exact) while pregnant with my second child. We welcomed a baby [...]

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Facial Feature Story Stones

Facial Feature Story Stones are a great way to teach toddlers about different emotions and to develop emotional intelligence! They are also a wonderful tool for teaching about the similarities and differences between their own faces and those of others. As toddlers become more self-aware, they begin to notice their own facial features and those [...]

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Rainbow Invitation to Play

I love rainbows, and this Rainbow Invitation to Play is no exception! Our Rainbow Invitation to Play is a wonderful open-ended activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Providing children with loose parts to create anything they dream of, gives them the chance to express their creativity and imagination. Open-ended activities help to build confidence and cognitive development [...]

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Fizzy Numbers (S.T.E.A.M. for Toddlers)

Fizzy Numbers are a great way to introduce S.T.E.A.M. concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to toddlers. This hands-on activity gives young children an opportunity to experiment and observe baking soda numbers becoming fizzy after dropping colored vinegar on them! The colors and reactions make this a very engaging activity for toddlers and preschoolers.  [...]

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Popsicle Stick Color Sort

This simple Popsicle Stick Color Sort activity is perfect for teaching toddlers and preschoolers all about sorting objects by color. Sorting is an important skill to start teaching young, because it's a foundational skill for math later on. Objects can be sorted and grouped according to their characteristics, and this is a skill that will [...]

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Paper Plate Frog Mask

Ribbit! This cute Paper Plate Frog Mask is a super fun and easy craft for kids! I love using paper plates for crafts because I always have them lying around the house and they're so versatile. This one is simple enough for toddlers to make too! This craft was inspired by the book, "Froggy Gets [...]

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