Arts and Crafts

December 12, 2017
Christmas crafts and activities don't have to be complicated to be fun! Click through to see easy crafts and gifts you can make with your toddler or preschooler! #Christmascrafts #toddlerChristmas #holidays2017

Christmas Crafts and Activities for Children

What a wonderful and magical time of year! There’s so much to do and see and our kids are only this age once, so we have to do everything, right? No. No, we don’t. But, if you’re looking for some activities that you can do with toddlers, check out these […]
November 22, 2017
How can you make this Christmas magical for your toddler? Find out in this article from Lessons and Learning for Littles, including lots of FREE resources. #holidays2017 #toddlers #Christmas #Christmascrafts

Everything you need to know to have a magical Christmas

Everything you need to know to have a magical Christmas We all want a magical Christmas, the kind we see in pictures or on movies with just the right amount of snow to look good, but not so much that we’re stuck and freezing cold. We want the presents to […]
October 31, 2017
The thought of painting with your toddler might seem a bit daunting. But, it doesn't have to evoke fear! Learn how to make it much more manageable (and fun!) with these #momhacks from Lessons and Learning for Littles. Click through to learn how to make #toddlerart and #painting less messy and more fun! #preschoolart #toddlerartactivity

Painting 101: Tips for Making it Easier to Paint with your Child

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that they don’t paint with their little one because it’s too messy or too much work, I’d have a nice start to Sweet Pea’s college fund. Seriously. So, as someone who paints often with a little one, here are […]
July 2, 2017
What is a toddler activity kit? How do I make a toddler activity kit? What else should I get a 1 year old for a birthday present or Christmas? Gift ideas for Big Brothers or Big sisters when a new baby arrives too! Could be used as a preschool activity kit too!

How to Make a Toddler Activity Kit

Do you have a Toddler Activity Kit? First, what is a Toddler Activity Kit? A Toddler Activity Kit is a collection of supplies and “stuff” to use for toddler activities. It can be a bin, box, bag, etc. And, everything in a Toddler Activity Kit would work for a preschooler too. […]
June 13, 2017
It's easy to paint rocks with kids and makes for a great diy kid project. You can paint rocks for the garden, to look like animals, for games, or even gifts! Painted rocks makes for a great toddler craft and it's easier to paint with toddlers and preschoolers than you might think.

Doing Painted Rocks the Right Way

Painted Rocks   Painted, whaaat? Yup. Painted rocks. My littles LOVE to paint rocks. So, why not give it a try? First, why paint? It allows children to express themselves and be creative. It’s fun. It provides a safe and fun way for children to experiment and think through various […]
June 8, 2017
How to make using crayons and markers more fun

Art with a Twist

Now, I don’t know about you, but markers and crayons can get pretty boring for me (which is the reason behind art with a twist). Fortunately, my kids seem to enjoy them. One loves actually “drawing” with them while the other is more interested in taking the caps off, but […]
May 25, 2017

8 Hacks for Including Baby into Activities at Home

But, I have a baby too! How am I supposed to do activities with my toddler or preschooler? Having more than one little one AND trying to do an activity can be a bit challenging. But, it doesn’t have to be! Find out how to simplify this by following my […]
March 20, 2017
Toddler art activities are lots of fun, but can also be used to make cards or make gifts, even if it's process-based art.

Two Easy Ways to Use your Child’s Art

Paintings, drawings, coloring, and other art “projects”… My, oh my, how it all adds up! What can you do with it all?!   One option is to use it to make greeting cards and gift wrap.   We’re all about process-based art, which means letting the process be the main […]
February 5, 2017

8 Tips for Teaching Scissor Skills

The thought of giving a 2-3 year old scissors can be just a TAD scary! Here are 8 tips to get you started. 8 tips for helping your little one with scissors 1. Thumb up! Always. 2. Wrist straight. 3. Help them by holding the paper taut or using thicker […]
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