These low or no prep backyard activities use household items, are great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Great for play-based learning!

Low or No Prep Backyard Activities for Young Kids

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The snow in our area has finally melted. Honestly, it’s as if a massive weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. And it would seem the parents at school drop-off and around our neighbourhood are feeling a whole lot lighter too. The spring in everyone’s step is palpable. While I do love the excitement […]

Fun Bath Time Activities for a Tear-Free Bath

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My kids absolutely love jumping in the bath and splashing away. Think unabashed dolphins meet a very small body of water and you’ve got the picture. Although bath time is typically a dynamic and gleeful experience, there are times where it just isn’t. There have been a number of factors we can attribute to them just […]

When the weather isn't great, it's so nice to have screen free boredom busters up your sleeve. These screen-free kids activities are perfect for preschoolers to keep busy, play-based learning. Rainy day activities, snow day indoor activities.

Screen Free Boredom Busters for Kids

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If you live in the Northern part of the Northern hemisphere, chances are February isn’t one of the mildest months. In the places I’ve lived, this month is typified by either dark rain cloud or grey melted snow. Though I do believe there is no weather, just bad clothing, February is a month where we spend […]

Promote early literacy and play-based learning with this fishing sight word sensory bin. Perfect for early childhood education, sensory play, developing fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, letter recognition, learning the alphabet and more.

Fishing Sight Word Sensory Bin

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Currently, I’m between a rock and a hard place when it comes to my daughter’s interests, education, and stubbornness. She is very interested in early literacy. She wants to spell, write, and sound words out. However, fine motor skills are not her forte. So, we start off with an activity. I get creative. She gets […]

New Years Kids Activities: Simple ways for fun at home

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  I’m a big Holiday girl. Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, you name it, I get really excited. I immediately get crafting with my kids and envisioning how the days leading up to the Holiday as well as the big day will go. There is a holiday that I’m a bit of a Scrooge, however. And, […]

After Christmas or Birthday parties there is so much gift wrap! Recycle and reuse wrapping paper with these play-based learning kids ideas! Some ideas use tissue paper others gift wrap for these kids crafts.

Kids Activities to Recycle and Reuse Wrapping Paper

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  We’ve already started opening Christmas gifts in waves. Because our family lives far away, presents have slowly arrived. It’s been great. Some of our loved ones have asked that they open their gifts immediately. That way the kids can enjoy the gifts before getting inundated Christmas morning. ALREADY I’m overwhelmed with the wrapping paper. […]

These simple DIY reindeer ornaments are so fun and so easy to make. They are preschooler friendly. Great for Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, Christmas ornaments

3 Simple DIY Reindeer Ornaments

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  My little family couldn’t be more excited that Christmas season is here. Our tree is up. And, we’ve eaten our way through several batches of cookies. Thankfully, I have stocked our pantry with flour, sugar, and food colouring. And, my craft cupboards are teaming with glitter, red, green, and gold everything. And, my kids […]

Learn with Shopkins! These little manipulatives are PERFECT for teaching counting, number recognition, basic addition and subtraction. Don't have shopkins? No worries any miniatures work well. Click through to get your free printable. Play-based learning, learning through play

Learn with Shopkins: Teach Numeracy Using Manipulatives

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  Learn with Shopkins? Rewind to the end of December last year and I would have laughed at this title. It was around that time that I wrote a post about minimizing and organizing toys. In it, I wrote something along the lines of, “I would imagine my daughters Shopkins have a short shelf life […]