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 · science

bird nests

It felt like time to check in with our spring tree! One thing I love about these ongoing projects is their integration of a variety of skills and learning topics, all focused on a central engaging theme. So far we’ve constructed a trunk and branches, painted and attached leaves, and crafted tissue paper spring blossoms. Now… Continue reading bird nests

crafts · science

marshmallow shooters

I did this activity for Jackson. I swear.  With a few basic materials I already had in the house (never EVER throw away paper towel or toilet paper tubes), these shooters came together quickly and were So. Much. Fun. Jackson enjoyed them, too. Tee Hee. I spotted this idea on Simply Learning. To make the shooters,… Continue reading marshmallow shooters

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 · holiday · process art

mother’s day flowers with vegetable stamps

I bought bok choy one time at the store, and Jackson asked if we could stamp with it. I got a crazy look from the lady next to us. Totally worth it. Arts for life people! This has been one of my favorite painting activities to repeat. It comes out different every time, but it’s… Continue reading mother’s day flowers with vegetable stamps