Halloween Activities for Kids — Pumpkin Chalkboard

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that I have a slight pumpkin obsession.  I didn’t realize it until somebody at the farmer’s market pointed out how many I’ve been buying over the weeks.  My grand total (so far…) — 21.  But that also includes gourds.  And most of them are small. So I’m not […]

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Art for Toddlers — Watercolor Painting

It’s important to have art materials readily available for your child — something that I have always struggled with because I HATE MESS!!!  However, if you simply accept the fact that mess is going to happen and teach your child to clean it up by herself, it’s a lot less stressful! L loves to paint, […]

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Fall Crafts for Kids — Leaf Suncatchers

I’m not a huge fan of doing pre-planned “crafts” with kids — they usually include a ton of prep work, and then most of the actual crafting ends up being done by the adult because it’s too difficult for chubby toddler fingers.  But this is one craft that we have done over and over again […]

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Art for Toddlers — Scissor Cutting

Remember how I was hesitant to offer L a glue stick?  Well, then I gave her SCISSORS!  I know, crazy mama over here.  But if you teach your child the right way to use things, they won’t experiment and cut off all their hair [hopefully]. To set up this work, I put a pair of […]

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Art for Toddlers — Gluing

I’ll admit it, I was hesitant to set L loose with a glue stick.  Then I remembered that I did it in the classroom all the time when I was teaching, so why couldn’t I do it with my own child?   L always likes looking at the grocery store ads that come in the […]

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