Spring Play

8 Activities Using Plastic Easter Eggs!!

1. Water Play All you need is plastic Easter Eggs, water and a couple kitchen Utensils for an easy and engaging water play set up!¬† The Eggs are such a fun addition, they float and bob around, they are perfect for scooping up with a ladle or large spoon, split open they can be used… Continue reading 8 Activities Using Plastic Easter Eggs!!

Spring Play

Easter Treats…No Sugar Added!

I'm sure most of you would agree, the fondest childhood memories usually come from waking up on Holidays to see what surprises were waiting.  Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas, and it will always be my favorite family holiday...but I also remember Easter mornings being So. Much. Fun!  As a kid, the idea… Continue reading Easter Treats…No Sugar Added!

STEM/Science Activities

Absorbing Hearts: a Valentine’s Day STEAM Activity!

You've likely heard of STEM activities which incorporate learning across Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics. When we talk about STEAM activities we add the Arts into this mix. In this case we learned about science principles like absorbtion and saturation through creative play! The bonus is that both my 2.5 year old and 8 year… Continue reading Absorbing Hearts: a Valentine’s Day STEAM Activity!

Everyday Play, Winter Play

3 Ways To Play Using One Set of Loose Parts!

When it comes to planning activities and invitations to play, you don't have to re-invent the wheel every single time just to keep your little ones engaged.  In fact, children can actually benefit from repeated exposure or revisiting the same materials in a variety of ways.  Today I wanted to show you how I used… Continue reading 3 Ways To Play Using One Set of Loose Parts!

Winter Play

7 Quick & Simple Holiday Activities

Hey mama! I see you over there, working your butt off to make the holidays special for your family! I know your to-do list is already a mile long, so I am here to give you some quick activity ideas to entertain the kiddos using supplies you likely already have on hand! These activities are… Continue reading 7 Quick & Simple Holiday Activities

Winter Play

Holiday Playdough: 3 Ways to Make your Playdough Festive!

Playdough is a go-to activity for us all year round! You can add different colours, scents, textures, loose parts, cookie cutters, you name it! Below I am sharing three ways to spruce up your homemade playdough to make it a little extra special this holiday season! Christmas Tree For this version, I added green food… Continue reading Holiday Playdough: 3 Ways to Make your Playdough Festive!

Fall Play

Pumpkin Resist Art

Is it even Fall without a pumpkin craft? I am a big fan of process art vs. structured crafts, and this is an example of an easy project with a big impact! My absolute favourite part is that while they all look like perfectly round pumpkins, you can see how each child made it unique.… Continue reading Pumpkin Resist Art

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Who is The Playful Mama: 10 Things About Me

Hello friends, I am so glad you are here! Let me start things off by telling you a few things about me! 1. First and foremost, I am a Fianc√©, a Mom and a Stepmom. I have a stepdaughter who is 8YO and two boys, aged 2YO and 5mos. These 4 are my favorite humans… Continue reading Who is The Playful Mama: 10 Things About Me