One of my tot's favorite things to carry around the house is her frilly pink Easter basket that we bought from the dollar store. At any moment, you'll find something different inside. Yesterday, she toted around a plastic horse and a few bouncy balls. Today, she's filling it with clean socks from the laundry basket. Who knows what we'll find in there tomorrow, but as long as she's happy, life is good! :)
Cookie cutters are useful tools for so many child-friendly activities. At my house, we use them while playing with Play-Doh, making fun snacks (check out my Frozen Yogurt Shapes), crafting that involves tracing, and (of course) baking sugar cookies.
While browsing online, I came across Simple Fun For Kid's Glue Star Suncatchers, and I thought that they would be a perfect activity to welcome spring! (Living in the Northeast US, we're ready to "catch" all the rays we can this time of year!) I decided to embellish upon this idea by adding some unique decorations for visual color and texture. My daughter just loved this craft, and I hope that this activity can bring some joy to your little ones, too!
Whether you're a child or a grown-up, there's just something special about a hot pancake breakfast. Let's be honest... homemade pancakes are so much tastier than the ones from a box. My daughter excitedly devours these warm, sweet, fluffy, rounds of goodness with no complaints. They are her very favorite breakfast food, and I'm more than happy to serve them to her on a regular basis because they're made with wholesome, healthy ingredients.
Is it spring yet? (I write this as my yard and driveway are piled high with mounds of snow, and the white stuff is STILL falling from the sky.) I can't speak for everyone else, but I've got some major spring fever! To those who live in a warmer climate- please go outside and soak up some sun for the rest of us Northerners! :)
Believe it or not, spring IS on the horizon, and it's time to start decorating for the season! Bye-bye snowmen and mittens. HELLO flowers, bunnies, peeps, and sunshine! Let's get your little one's hands a-shakin' with this fantastically fun Easter egg craft! This one is great for both toddlers and school-aged children, and it promotes following directions and creativity.
With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I thought it'd be fun to experiment with some toddler-friendly craft ideas. Whether you're Irish or not, everyone can take pleasure in the festivities that come along with the holiday! PLUS, since it's the dead of winter and many of us longingly await the green grass and warm sunshine, there's an added bonus of decorating your space with a little taste of spring!
Care to be entertained by my inspiration for this craft? Gravity. No, really! That darn bag of mini marshmallows kept falling onto my head every time I opened the kitchen cabinet. (You know it's happened to you, too!) Enter shamrock idea. I suppose it literally hit me in the noggin! I'm just glad it wasn't the canned fruit! :)
Welcome! My name is Katie, and I'm an elementary teacher turned stay-at-home mom. This is my little space for sharing crafts, learning activities, thoughts on parenting, inspirations, and healthy snacks and recipes for tots. I'm so glad you're here!
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