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

crafts · science

spring grass haircuts

There is just something about spring. Color and growth and life. Hooray! Jackson and I recently started this gardening project I spotted on Red Ted Art, and it has been a blast! Materials you’ll need: potting soil, grass seed, a pair of nylon tights or socks, a scoop, cups or small pots, decorations for the… Continue reading spring grass haircuts

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spring tree blossoms 

It’s SPRING! I want to plant ALL THE THINGS! Because this can’t happen, we’re going to do the next best thing… add to our playroom tree. When last we left our tree (it really should have a name, shouldn’t it?) it was a good, sturdy trunk with the beginnings of leaves. But now it’s spring (most days),… Continue reading spring tree blossoms