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Simple Sensory Color Hunt

I am all about the simple supplies, set up and clean up! I love when I can throw an activity together in 5 minutes top and my little one is happy and content for 30 plus! Magical. Today my little one was begging to do play dough, but I often get it out and she… Continue reading Simple Sensory Color Hunt

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Play Soup – my answer to little kitchen helper drama

 My girls are always in the kitchen helping my husband and I to make food. Pancakes, lemonade, rolls and waffles are some of their specialties.Naturally they and why it is think of themselves as great chefs…but in reality they think combining flour, milk, carrots and sprinkles is a perfect recipe. Their sweet daddy let them make that… Continue reading Play Soup – my answer to little kitchen helper drama

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St Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

I am so bad at planning holiday activities AHEAD of time when I am not teaching preschool! But this year I have a 2 year old who is OBSESSED with coins. We got her a little leapfrog cash register that counts when you put the money into it and she loves counting the coins at… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

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Three ways to teach your kids to LOVE learning

 My mom taught at Montessori Preschools for a little while, and I remember her talking about how they teach the students to love learning by teaching them through subjects they are already interested in.  This idea has really stuck with me.  Here are three easy ways to do this with your own kids. 1. What… Continue reading Three ways to teach your kids to LOVE learning

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Calling all firemen, policemen, garbagemen, and construction workers!

We LOVE community helping trucks and workers in our house!  There are so many easy activities that are fun and great ways to teach our kids about our communities.  This activity took 20 minutes to set up, and I really think most of you would already have everything in your homes.  Both my 3 year… Continue reading Calling all firemen, policemen, garbagemen, and construction workers!

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Valentines Day Toy Picnic-Conversation Hearts Sensory Play

I am a sucker for beauty.  Therefore, these little guys are one of my favorite parts of February. Not to mention the cute little messages of love on each one, I mean…can you get a cuter candy?  Valentines Day, you are my favorite holiday (although my husband calls me a holiday floozy because I say that about every… Continue reading Valentines Day Toy Picnic-Conversation Hearts Sensory Play

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Salt Tray Painting

If you know anything about me my favorite, last minute, activities are EASY to set up. Here is one of my favorite sensory, learning AND creative activity. I love this activity because it can be as fun or educational as you want it to be. Looking for a simple 20 minute playtime? This is your… Continue reading Salt Tray Painting

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Cranberry Sensory Bin

Here is a lovely seasonal sensory bin. I have done this multiple times and it is always a big hit. I think because those lovely little cranberries float instead of sink. The children always highly enjoy it! Some tool ideas: nets, tongs, whisk, noodle getter outer (yup thats its name), Handy Helper tool, baster, measuring… Continue reading Cranberry Sensory Bin