Movement (large/gross motor)


Beat the Rainy & Snowy Day Blues with these Fun Indoor Activities!

Fun Indoor Activities for Rainy Days and Snowy Days When the weather outside is frightful, being cooped up indoors doesn’t have to be. Sure, you can do an occasional movie day and snuggle under the covers together, munching on popcorn or homemade trail mix. But, what if you’re stuck inside […]

Fun Indoor Activities the Whole Family can Enjoy! #lessonsandlearningforlittles #rainyday #preschool #homeschool

Creating a calm, peaceful home is easier than you think when you practice yoga as a family! Click through to find out more! #yoga #mindfulness #motherhood #familytime #screenfreekids #teachingtoddlers

Create a calm, mindful home with this ONE activity

  We all want a calm, peaceful home. It’s what Hollywood movies are made about (or the lack of calm and peacefulness in the form of a comedy). It’s what we envision our perfect days looking like and how we thought motherhood would be.   But, let’s be real.   […]


Moms Share All! Tips for Squeezing Exercise into Your Day

What’s the easiest way to fit exercise into our day? Our kids are always watching and learning from us. It’s hard enough to be a mom these days from the pressure to be Pinterest Perfect to the  “get your body back after baby,” idea that we really don’t need one […]

How do toddler moms fit exercise into their day? Find out how REAL toddler moms find and make time for exercise.

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 […]


Spring has Sprung Scavenger Hunt

Spring is a great time to get outside and do a little nature walk! We grabbed some magnifying glasses, treasure buckets (any container will do), a list of things to look for, and some friends and set out on a walk to see what we could find. While it was […]


Balance Beam Fun

Have you ever noticed that kids enjoy walking along things- lines, curbs, etc.? Whenever we go to the open gym at the gymnastics center, Sweet Pea enjoys doing the balance beam, so I thought it would be a good addition to our “toys.”   Fortunately, my dad had some scraps […]


10 Easy Ways to Play and Learn with Boxes

10 Easy ways to Play and Learn with Boxes I’m always looking for ways to get the most out of something (aren’t we all?!), and I remembered that kids love boxes, and we always have some lying around. So, I started saving our boxes and other recyclables so that Sweet […]

STEM activities for toddlers can be super simple to set up AND clean up! Keep your 2-3 year old entertained with open-ended activities using boxes. Great rainy day activity for toddlers and an Earth Day activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Makes for easy clean-up and set-up for busy moms! Find out more at Lessons and Learning for Littles!

Rainy Day Fun and a Great Learning Opportunity

How we made the best of a rainy day, learned about gutters, storm drains, made comparisons, and used our 5 senses. Did anyone else grow up hearing that playing outside was “good for you”? We LOVED to be outside as kids. It was the one time we consistently didn’t listen […]


6 Simple Indoor Party Games for All Ages

  Planning a party doesn’t need to be pricey or complicated! It doesn’t need to be fancy to be fun. Here are 4 easy games you can set up for your next kid party!   Tic-Tac-Toe. These games are a lot of fun and involve throwing accurately (or spinning). While […]


Boredom Buster, Energy Eraser Activity

Getting cabin fever? Need something active, but easy for your kiddos to get some energy out? Try a game! If you don’t have craft sticks, use paper. It need to be usable, not fancy. Kids don’t care about fancy or “Pinterest Perfect.” They are happy that it’s done and they […]