ABC · crafts · science

sun prints

An easy science experiment for kiddos that is also a great ABC activity and a diy puzzle! Just spell a name (or any word) on construction paper and leave it in the sun for a few hours. The kids LOVE taking the letters off. It’s like magic! Once these are done, you can set out… Continue reading sun prints

ABC · crafts · fine motor · sensory

light table 

We are LOVING our diy light table. There is just something about the light quality. For this activity, I put a bit of paint in a ziploc bag and duct taped it shut. That’s it. The kids loved these things! We used them on and off all day.  Some of our favorite ways to use… Continue reading light table 

crafts · fine motor · process art

basket weaving 

So on second thought, using our laundry basket during potty training week may not have been my smartest mama move but we’ll make due. And this one was worth it. Jackson LOVED this. One of our neighbors wandered over and it became a collaboration as she incorporated a completely different weave pattern.  Great fine motor… Continue reading basket weaving 

ABC · crafts · play · sensory

buried alphabet 

My boys love rice. And surprises. I buried the letters from an alphabet puzzle in a bin of rice and J went on a letter hunt. This is great for sensory input, letter recognition, and puzzle practice. Not so great for mess, but that’s what outside is for (or a blanket). J was most engaged… Continue reading buried alphabet 

crafts · fine motor · process art · science · sensory

fizzy chalk ice

A sweet summer activity! There are a bunch of different ways to do this (just google/pinterest “chalk ice” or “chalk paint”). This is our version.  I LOVE the colors of our chalk so I decided to use that instead of food coloring or liquid watercolors. I grated chalk and put it in muffin tins. You… Continue reading fizzy chalk ice

crafts · play · science

hot wheels

My family LOVES hotwheels and we’ve been on a major kick this week. Here are a few of the ways we’ve been using them… color sorting The little guy and I made our very own hotwheels bar graph. This simple activity took no prep or money and gave us some awesome teaching moments. Sorting, color… Continue reading hot wheels