Activity Roundup · Tot Play

Solar System Theme Play

I’ve added a new feature to the blog and have become an Amazon affiliate! Please note: This post contains affiliate links to Amazon products and I may receive a small commission for providing links to these products. Space is probably my favorite theme for tot school! It was really fun with Calvin this year because… Continue reading Solar System Theme Play

Activity Roundup · Tot Play

Construction Theme Week

A couple of weeks ago I brought home a new set of construction vehicle toys for Calvin and he was totally into them. I had been in kind of a rut with planning Tot School themes, so I decided to run with his newfound interest.Β Here are some fun construction-ish themed activities we did! When we… Continue reading Construction Theme Week

Art Projects · Tot Play

Popcorn Pear Tree Craft

When I spotted this popcorn cherry blossom tree craft from Glued to My Crafts on Twitter this week I was like, we have to do this! It fit all my craft project criteria: Easy [check]. Seasonal [check]. Developmentally appropriate for at least one of my kids [check]. Safe for Henry [check]. I already have all… Continue reading Popcorn Pear Tree Craft

Art Projects · Tot Play

Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft

The other day we pulled out Β our little collection of insect toys and made a Play Doh and Duplo garden for them. We talked about how the bees and butterflies would be looking for flowers, we did some little bee dances as we pretended the bees were flying back to their hive. And we talked… Continue reading Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft

Art Projects · Uncategorized

Marble Jar Painting

Some days this mama just does not have the strength for a messy art project. Which is why I’m so glad I found this idea for mess-free marble painting from Sunny Day Family! The inspiration for this particular art project was my dad’s birthday. I wanted to make him a handmade card from myself and… Continue reading Marble Jar Painting

Activity Roundup · Holiday Activities · Tot Play

6 Ways to Play with Conversation Hearts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We got our cards mailed out to C & H’s grandparents yesterday. Hope they arrive in time!! This year I was being really stingy about spending money on Valentines toys or craft supplies. So I bought two bags of conversation hearts for $1 each, and I set out… Continue reading 6 Ways to Play with Conversation Hearts

Sensory Play · Tot Play

Textured Finger Paint

I had to really give myself a pep-talk before doing this activity with my kids because I was having a sensory aversion moment imagining the mess that could ensue from this brilliant, crazy idea! As I was brainstorming tactile sensory play, trying to think of new ways I could get the boys exploring different textures,… Continue reading Textured Finger Paint