LEGO Duplo Shape Sorter

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  Several years ago we created our own shape sorter using wooden blocks and a can of formula.  In honor of LEGO week, we decided we would make a shape sorter for Little Sister using LEGO Duplos.     Toddler Approved shared a similar idea which includes a fun color sorting twist!  Be sure and […]

LEGO-Stamped Gift Wrap

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We’re participating in LEGO week with several of our blogging friends!  This weekend our boys were invited to our neighbor’s birthday party and they gave him a LEGO set, so we thought it was only fitting that we created some LEGO-stamped gift wrap!   It is so simple and so easy, but the boys had […]

27 Ways to Learn with Ping Pong Balls

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Ping Pong balls have quickly become my favorite learning manipulative.  They are cheap.  They are great for kinesthetic learners.  They are easy to customize.  And did I mention they are cheap?!?!   Seriously…you can buy a bag of 144 white ping pong balls for about six or seven bucks here.  This one pack would probably […]

Clip the Color Activity for Toddlers

Clip the Color Toddler Activity

 I have just about every “subset” of young children:  a school-aged child, a preschooler, and a baby.  I don’t currently have a toddler at home, however, but I recently came across these colorful clips at the Dollar General and knew they would make a great (and simple) color activity for toddlers!     This activity is also […]

Personalized Character Alphabet Book

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  Little Brother is slightly character-obsessed.  He loves characters from various cartoons/movies, so I wanted to put that “passion” to good use by helping to reinforce letter names and sounds by creating a character alphabet book for him.  We don’t watch a ton of TV in our house (typically less than an hour a day, […]