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Category Archives: Play

Shaving Cream Sensory Play

messy hands sensory

When I know the girl is going to be home for an extended period of time — summer break, say — I try to have supplies on hand for a few special crafty/sensory activities we’ve never done together before. I know she had played with shaving cream and cornstarch at school , but we’d never done it together, so I ... Read More »

Appreciate the Changing Seasons with a Nature Scavenger Hunt

nature scavenger hunt kiwi crate

There are affiliate links in this post. If you buy something from Kiwi Crate after clicking on one, they’ll send me some cash. Just so you know. The girl got Kiwi Crates for a full year (and I actually just resubscribed after almost a year to get the super-cute time traveler series they’re doing right now) but I found we ... Read More »

An Easy Way to Play: Wooden Pieces

building with wood pieces

The girl’s old preschool closed because her teacher retired. We’re really sad to be away from the only school she had known and friends she’s had for two years, but one good thing about this change is that we got to inherit a bunch of craft supplies and other fun things from the school. One of the things I knew ... Read More »

A Cardboard Castle Art Display {Kid Craft}

found object castle

When you leave things lying around the house where kids can access them you never know what will happen. I have written before about the girl’s found object constructions, and I love that she keeps doing them and it’s completely self directed. This latest one happened while I was still in bed writing my morning pages and she was up ... Read More »

Sound Games with Easter Eggs

guess sound easter egg

I guess it’s not really time — or just barely time — for crafts and ideas involving Easter eggs, but all my spring holiday stuff is in the same storage bag so we’ve had Easter eggs floating around for a while. And the girl likes playing with them in lots of different ways, but commonly it has something to do ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for You and Your Kids

st particks day sensory montessori

I guess I’m just craving green and rainbows right about now, but I’m really feeling the need to craft things for St. Patrick’s Day. My family is pretty darn Irish (and my brother’s name is Patrick) so this is a holiday I celebrated growing up, but we’ve never done much for it with the girl. This may be the year ... Read More »

Win a Dream Kid Craft Space with Kiwi Crate!

I am an affiliate of Kiwi Crate but I also love what they do. Did you know that March is National Crafting Month? It’s the time of year when we celebrate making, and when crafty bloggers like me, who are interested in passing craft on to the next generation, spend lots of time thinking about how we can do just ... Read More »

An Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activity Tray

bead string pattern development

With a snow day looming Sunday night, I knew I wanted to set up some activities for the girl so that she’d have some fun things to work with that weren’t the same things she’d been playing with while snowed in all day Sunday. Because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and we have lots of green stuff in the ... Read More »

Make Your Own Indoor Fairy Garden

fairy garden house decorations

A friend of the girl’s was having a fairy-themed birthday party over the weekend, and I thought it would be fun to make her a fairy garden kit for her present. As I was thinking about it, I knew I needed to make one for the girl, too, because I was sure she would love it. I was right. As ... Read More »

40 Activities to Do with Preschoolers

snow day fun

One of my most popular posts ever is the 64 Sick Day, Rainy Day, Any Day Activities to Do with a Toddler list. I wrote this in March of 2012 for my own amusement. It started out as me keeping track of all the things we did when the girl, who would have been two and half then, was home ... Read More »

The Sacred Weekend

crafty weekend

Sacred is not really a word I throw around, being as I’m not religious at all. But lately it seems like more of my friends and Facebook peeps have been talking about how weekends are sacred at their house, by which they mean that it’s family time and it takes a lot to get one member of the family to ... Read More »

Sparkly Purple Playdough {Iron Craft Challenge}

homemade purple playdough

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was about glitter and sparkle, which anyone who knows me will tell you is not my thing. The girl is a little bit girlier than I am and has been known to sport some sparkle from time to time. I made her a pink and purple sensory tub in honor of her birthday (which I’ll ... Read More »