Preschool Memory Game: What is Missing?

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As my younger children napped, one of my preschoolers and I grabbed a bunch of little items and played a game of “What is missing?”  using our used Easter Egg casings from the weekend’s festivities. . . . . . . . . How to create your own “What is Missing?” Game: We used Easter […]

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How to Make Foamy Bubbles: Great fun for kids of all ages!

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Does your preschooler love foamy bubbles?  Last year my kids and I went to the town square where the kids were amazed to have discovered a prank (here’s a picture of the Quirky kids with Bubbles).  Some kids (I’m assuming) dumped soap suds into the fountain and there were bubbles everywhere!  Since then we have […]

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Mixing the Colors Yellow and Blue: St. Patrick’s Day Snack

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Are you looking for a quick, interactive treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or another celebration? Combine vanilla pudding with M&M candies for green goodness kids will gobble up happily. This is a fun way for a younger toddler or preschooler to learn about colors and color mixing. Thanks Julia for inspiring us to have […]

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Make Your Own Moon Sand – Aka Moldable Mess!

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Combine play sand with cornstarch and you get lots of sand fun!  What is great about this mixture is that unlike regular sand, it cakes together when slightly damp.  Almost becoming hard, but smashes back into sand.  All of my kids enjoyed playing with there new “outdoor only” tub!  I will warn you though, they […]

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Painting Pancakes: Modern Art You Can Eat

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Super easy and super fun! This is a really easy edible art project… Painting Pancakes Instead of boring plain old syrup on your pancakes, why not paint them! I was surprised by painting their pancakes the kids actually used less syrup than when they drizzled their pancakes or dipped bites in a syrup puddle.  This […]

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Make Your Own Granola: Perfect Toddler Cooking Activity

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I got this idea from chatting with Kellie, from Chicks With Kidz, she had a great idea/suggestion to include my kiddos in making our own variations of trail mix.  We eat granola regularly for breakfast, but I have always been the one mixing it up!  With her encouragement my one year old now has a […]

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Painting with Shaving Cream: Frugal Crafting

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This is my preschoolers favorite way to paint!  Basically, it is what it sounds like; shaving cream mixed with paint.  We usually mix the shaving cream with tempera paint as it has the smoothest consistency and is the cheapest!  We have three tubs of primary colored paint: red, blue and yellow that we mix to […]

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Stop and Go: The Perfect Rainy Day Preschool Activity


This is a super simple activity I remember playing when I was a kid.  Basically, we created a stop/go sign and one person got to be “in charge”.  When the sign said go we ran around like crazy banshees!  When it said stop, we’d stop.  Super simple!  Kept them entertained for quite awhile.  I even […]

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Texture Tubs, Touch Testing and a “T” Hunt: I Love Preschool Learning

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My kids and I enjoyed learning about our sense of touch yesterday.  We started with a hunt for different feeling “items”.  We then tested them on our arms and practiced feeling vocabulary.  A letter hunt for “T” items to find in a tub of beans and playing with a variety of textures finished out our […]

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Preschool Fun: Outlining our Bodies


We really enjoy our Chalkboard/Refrigerator, and this week it made the perfect canvas for making body outlines.  The kids had so much fun outlining themselves, I think we must have done it a dozen times!  We used the bathroom mirror, a cardboard box, butcher paper and shaving cream in the tub. … My 2 year […]

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Easy Preschool Caterpillar Craft


So simple and one of my childhood favorites.  This craft was able to be done almost completely without adult “interference” by my (just about) 3 year old. … Material Needed – egg carton (the cardboard kind is easier to decorate) 1 carton = 2 caterpillars – pipe cleaner (1/2 per caterpillar) – paint, markers or […]

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