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

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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 

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 

ABC · process art · sensory

salt writing 

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 

crafts · process art

crayon rubbings

There is just something about the smell of crayons. And don’t even get me started on the COLORS. Swoon.  My boys love drawing with crayons. I originally planned this project to focus on found items from our walks outside. We collected pine needles, leaves, and blades of grass.  Jackson has been all about letters and… Continue reading crayon rubbings

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name caterpillars

This project was a born from a major obsession with Eric Carle. LOVE his work. I’ve been trying to think of a fun way to display the boys’ names in the playroom, and our Very Hungry Caterpillar magnets (I told you I was obsessed) showed me the way. For this (and many other) projects, I used… Continue reading name caterpillars