Rolling Pin Art for Toddlers

Big Art for Toddlers using a rolling pin

    Creativity at our house majorly suffers during the winter months, mainly because I don't want to clean up big giant messes in my house (I know, I know, I'm horrible).  Thank goodness that with warmer weather comes more creative projects...which can easily be washed away with just rain or the water hose.   Little Sister created her first "big art" using a rolling pin … [ Keep reading… ]

DIY Treasure Chest for Toddlers

DIY Treasure Chest for Toddlers

  Today is Day #2 for "A Very Toddler Summer" series with Toddler Approved!  We decided to create our own DIY Treasure Chest for Toddlers using a baby wipes container and baby food lids to kick off our first activity.  And I just happened to have some gold spray paint leftover from our Solomon's Temple blocks to make our makeshift "treasure chest" and gold coins a little more … [ Keep reading… ]

Giant Dot to Dot

Gaint Dot to Dot Long Image

  My three year-olds are intrigued by dot-to-dot puzzles, but struggle with the fine motor skills required to draw the line from one dot to the next. They often can’t tell what the picture is when they are done and are starting to lose interest in them. Dot-to-dot puzzles are a fun way to practice number and letter sequence as well as fine motor skills, so I really wanted to encourage them … [ Keep reading… ]

A Very Toddler Summer Series

very toddler summer-1

  Summer is here!  Woo-hoo!  I LOVE summer...the laid back days, going to the pool, and having TONS of time to do activities with the kids!  And this summer I am super excited about partnering with my friend Kristina from Toddler Approved for a new series called "A Very Toddler Summer".   Kristina and I will both be sharing activities specifically for toddlers--I will be … [ Keep reading… ]

Shortening the Distance Between Their Suffering and Our Comfort

Shorten the distance between their suffering and our comfort

*This post isn't really about teaching our children...but then again, maybe it is.     My heart is heavy as I write these words.  This might explain my blogging absence as of late.  Try as I might, I just can't seem to find the motivation to blog about science experiments and kindergarten readiness while reflecting on the suffering around the world.   These are … [ Keep reading… ]

5 Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make in 5 Minutes (or less)

Mothers Day Gifts Kids Can Make in 5 minutes

  Talk about waiting until the last minute...whew!  In case you are running behind like I am, I thought it would be helpful to compile a couple SUPER CUTE Mother's Day gifts kids can make in 5 minutes (or less)!     1.  Personalized Pot Holders All you need for this cute project is a plain-colored pot holder and some good-quality fabric … [ Keep reading… ]