This simple straw and stick construction activity is a fabulous STEAM building challenge that kids will love! Use these simple supplies to encourage kids to use their creativity, problem solving skills, spatial awareness, and fine motor skills all while building these cool sculptures! My two boys had been home together for a few days thanks […]
I love setting up fun little play-scapes for Noah. At four and a half he is just bursting with subjects that he is interested in and it’s easy to grab one of those ideas and create an invitation for independent play. But as much as I love it, I don’t want to spend hours setting […]
Christmas Imaginative Play
Noah’s obsession with all things Christmas continues. He recently discovered that our Christmas tree was not real, and he was quite disappointed. He has asked about ‘real’ Christmas tress almost every day since, so today I took him to see a real Christmas tree… one of the enormous pine trees that grow in a forest […]
12 Simple Collage Ideas
Gluing, cutting and pasting, sticking…whatever you call it, collage is one of the easiest, open-ended, art activities you can offer your child. All you need is some glue (here’s an easy recipe to make glue at home) something to stick on to (cut up cereal boxes work great) and something to stick (here’s a list […]
Change the Drawing Paper.
Noah loves to draw, but he also loves to watch TV. Recently I’ve noticed his TV hours have been creeping up, directly correlating with how overwhelmed I’ve been feeling. Now there is nothing wrong with a bit of TV, and I am not ashamed to admit that sometimes the downtime it affords me and my […]
Experimenting with Things that Smell.
“I want to do sperimenting” Noah said one afternoon. “You want to do what??” I asked, not understanding his unusual four year old pronunciation. “Sperimenting, like we did the other day… sperimenting with the dwoppers!” Ooooh… he means experimenting, like when we played with some eye droppers and coloured water a while back I love […]
Glow Stick Play Dough
I had half an hour free, and I needed to do something to connect with my four year old. I’ve been putting some effort into connecting with my three big kids while they were home over the holidays and while Noah loves having them around, I knew he’s missed out on the one on one […]
Eye Dropper Activity Tray
Eye droppers are fabulous tools for kids. They work the small muscles in their hands, which they need to develop for writing, plus you can do so many fun things with them! My ten year old helped me set up a surprise for her little brother and together we created this fun eye dropper activity […]
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