Everyday Play

5 New Ways to Play with Puzzles!

My boys have been super into puzzles lately! In an effort to go off of their lead and follow their interests while still keeping things challenging, I have tried to make use of our puzzles in a variety of ways. With my youngest, who is 22 months, we are really focusing on his language, communication,… Continue reading 5 New Ways to Play with Puzzles!

Spring Play, STEM/Science Activities

Rainbow Skittles Experiment: 2 Ways!

With Spring and St. Patrick's Day around the corner, tis the season for all things rainbow! Here is a fun experiment (or rather 2 experiments) using these colorful candies that is sure to wow your little ones. The best part...it only takes two ingredients! Before starting the "experiment" part of this activity, squeeze in a… Continue reading Rainbow Skittles Experiment: 2 Ways!

sensory play, Winter Play

Valentine’s Day Playdough 3 ways!

Playdough is a go-to activity for us all year round. It is perfect with a tray of loose parts and cookie cutters with custom colours to go with every season or holiday! If you haven't made your own play dough yet you need to check out our cooked play dough recipe here! It turns out… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Playdough 3 ways!

Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day Countdown: 14 Days of Valentine’s Play!

Our Playful Holiday Advent Calendar was such a hit with the kids, so I knew we needed to recreate it for Valentine's Day! They loved the idea of opening up a surprise activity every day, and I loved the idea of having 24 days of activities ready to go! For our playful Holiday Advent Calendar,… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Countdown: 14 Days of Valentine’s Play!

Creative Play, Everyday Play

DIY Art Journals: The perfect way to honor your child’s creativity!

As a Kindergarten teacher and mom of 3, there are two things I know for certain...first that kids love to create...and second that loose papers everywhere drive me a little bananas!! I know it can be hard to balance the desire to keep every single piece of artwork and also wanting to keep the clutter… Continue reading DIY Art Journals: The perfect way to honor your child’s creativity!

Fall Play, Uncategorized

7 Easy Halloween Play Ideas

7 easy activities to inspire some Halloween Fun! *This post contains affiliate links* 1. Ice Monsters This one was a huuuge hit with my 3 year old! The ice Monsters are just food colouring, water and googly eyes frozen in an ice tray, super simple to make! For this set up, I chose to mix… Continue reading 7 Easy Halloween Play Ideas

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!