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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 24, 2017

12 Benefits of Marble Runs

      Marble runs are great for open-ended building. They’re an example of a STEM toy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). And, they’re a lot of fun, both for the kids and the adults. But, what are the benefits to marble runs, besides fun the whole family can enjoy?   […]
January 22, 2017

3 Simple Playful Learning Activities to do RIGHT now!

You know that look on a child’s face light up when he/she discovers something new and exciting? Playful learning activities help achieve that! Or when suddenly, something they’ve been trying for a while finally works? Isn’t it such a great thing to witness, especially after they’ve been concentrating or working […]
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