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October 23, 2018
Discover a fun and simple way to paint pumpkins without making a mess! Great for toddlers and preschoolers and for teaching about the colors. #fall #halloween #paintedpumpkins

Mess-free Painted Pumpkins

Fall is such a fun time of year, especially with little ones. But, carving pumpkins is hard and messy with little ones, especially the toddler and preschooler crowds.   We’re often told to paint pumpkins instead, but sometimes, we just don’t want the mess of paint, or we want to […]
October 15, 2017
Fun fall toddler activities, Halloween activities for toddlers and preschoolers, #toddler #halloween, Making the most of fall festivals for toddlers, back to basics for toddlers, teaching toddlers at home

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 […]
July 2, 2017
Have you thought about doing science with your toddler? It turns out there are MANY reasons why you should do science as one of your regular #toddleractivities. Click through to find out more and how you can easily do #toddlerstem at home with your toddler or preschooler. #stem #preschoolstem #stemactivities

9 Benefits of Toddler Science Activities

9 Benefits of Toddler Science Activities   The thought of “doing science” can be intimidating. After all, most of us probably didn’t like science class when we were in school (personally, I despised my science classes and struggled with many of them), so why do science now?  Benefits of science […]
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 […]
May 25, 2017
Taste-safe sensory play for babies and toddlers, ,simple science experiments for toddlers and preschoolers

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 […]
April 9, 2017

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 them […]
March 17, 2017

Magnifying the Moment

I’m just like any other parent of two little kids. I’m trying to keep up with the day-to-day life, trying to make sure my kids are behaving and doing what they’re supposed to be doing, while simultaneously trying to make sure they are prepared for their futures- both socially and […]
March 14, 2017

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 […]
March 6, 2017
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!

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 […]
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