DIY Activities


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 […]

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

How do I make it easier to do fun, but messy, activities with my toddlers and preschoolers? Find out my exact system to make setting up, doing, and cleaning up activities easier and more enjoyable! #toddleractivities, #messyplay

Tips for Successful Toddler Activities from a Teacher Mom

How do I make setting up and cleaning up activities easy with two toddlers?   It sounds great, in theory, to do all these fun activities with your toddlers, and we know it’s good for our kids and fun, but the thought of doing something messy or involving lots of […]


A Super Simple but Meaningful Valentine’s Tradition

  It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of holidays. But, our kids don’t know about that. They just know Valentine’s Day is a day they get Valentine’s from their friends and maybe something from their family. Oh, and sweets. Lots of sweets and pink stuff…errr… hearts everywhere. […]

Valentine's Day is a great time to spread #kindness and do activities that show how much (and why!) you #love your kids. This simple #tradition is something you can do each #Valentine'sDay and will only take about 20 minutes to do. Click through for all the details in this super simple new tradition from Lessons and Learning for Littles!

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Go Back to Basics this Fall with 21 Fun Toddler Activities

It’s easy to get caught up in everything going on this time of year. After all, we don’t want to miss out on anything, from pumpkin patches to trunk or treats and fall festivals, and we certainly don’t want our children to miss out on all the fun. So, how […]


How to EASILY Make Over 60 Busy Bag Activities for $12

Busy Bags for Toddlers and Preschoolers are Simple AND Fun!   What can we do with $12 in items from a dollar store? Lots! 😉 But, we’ll focus on busy bags for toddlers and preschoolers today*. 🙂  What are “busy bags?” They’re portable activities that keep little ones “busy” or […]

Busy bags are easy activities for toddlers and they're fun activities for preschool too. Busy bags can be simple and easy to set up, if you have the right materials. They're great for fine motor skills practice for 2 and 3 year olds and incorporate lots of creative play and STEM for toddlers and preschool STEM, plus alphabet activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn how to make over 60 activities from $12 worth of stuff from a dollar store. Easy DIY activities and easy set up. Great for road trips, airplane rides, and anywhere else you need to occupy your 1 year old or your 2-3 year old.

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. […]


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 […]

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.

Looking for a healthier alternative?

Fruitsicles- Healthy Summer Treats!

What’s a fruitsicle??    Fruit + popsicle = fruitsicle   But, a fruitsicle is ONLY fruit. No added sugar or sweeteners or fancy food coloring, so it’s healthier than a traditional popsicle, making it the perfect summer treat. And, that’s what makes it PERFECT for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kids! Add […]


Frozen FunPart 2

A little more Frozen Fun…   Ice is something we often overlook as something for our babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to play with and have fun with. But, it’s actually quite fun for them to play with. It’s a great sensory experience (temperature and how things feel) and it’s taste-safe. […]

Ice play for toddlers is a great sensory activity. Ice play is an easy preschool sensory activity as well. Taste safe sensory activity for babies too!

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Frozen Fun (Part 1)

Rising temperatures are the perfect excuse to get outside and have some fun!   But, let’s put a little sensory twist on it and use something common, that requires almost no preparations or preplanning for the adults, but is something that kids enjoy. Ready for it? Ice. Yup. It’s that […]


15 Things to do with Easter Eggs (besides finding them!)

  Easter is almost here, and there’s a lot more we can do with eggs than “just” find them! Here are some other things to do with the eggs: 1. Match them (same color/design, same part of the egg, same size). 2. Stack them (and knock them over). 3. Sort […]