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
cardboard and contact paper. this one is good for the soul. we took the slowest. walk. ever. and we paid attention.
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
A friend posted this idea on my Facebook page, and I had to try it! Originally from Learning 4 Kids on Pinterest (whoa social media), this activity uses cardboard tubes to make fireworks. How fun for the Fourth of July! Prep was simple: cut slits (of the same length) around one side of a cardboard tube and… Continue reading
Oh bubble wrap. I love you. The boys and I decided to add jellyfish to our ocean, and I wanted them to be AWESOME. Lots of texture and pattern and color and movement. These things are all that and more. To start, I cut a bunch of paper plates in half. Jackson decided he didn’t… Continue reading bubble wrap jellyfish
Today the boys and I painted an ocean for our next wall scene! “Look mama! My hands are the OCEAN!” Rollers and brushes, different shades of blues and greens, and another water table clean up! Now on to the creatures!
we’ve been talking a lot about love and hate and kindness and peace lately
The cashier at the grocery store probably thought we have a major bug problem. Actually, we have a painting addiction. This one should really be done outside. Really. You’ve been warned. THWAP! *giggle* THWAP! THWAP! *giggle giggle* This project was messy, and crazy (wind!), and awesome! We rolled out a huge piece of paper… Continue reading thwap painting
Ok folks, there’s no sugarcoating this one. It gets messy. But it’s a BLAST! And there are a few things you can do to contain the paintornado (see what I did there?). Let’s do this. My kids are at very different places right now – developmentally, emotionally, physically. They got very different experiences out of this… Continue reading marble shake painting
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that bring the most joy around here. Actually, most of the time. This activity came together quickly and with materials that most people probably already have in the house. Let your little one guide where this goes and you’ll be amazed. Pour salt into a tray (or baking sheet…… Continue reading salt writing