Recent Posts

Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits

These Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits are the perfect way to introduce children to the concept of simple circuits in a fun and playful way! Did you know that playdough can conduct electricity?!?!  In this fun activity for our #HandsOnChristmas series, we are exploring the concept of simple circuits using playdough and Christmas trees! The first activity in this post is best for ages 5 and up but I have also included a modified version ...

Read More

Sight Word Christmas Tree Printable

Practice basic sight words in a festive way with this Sight Word Christmas Tree Printable!  A blank version is included as well if you would like to practice specific words instead of the ones I have included!     My daughter has been busy practicing her kindergarten sight words!  Memorizing sight words is just one method to include in the teaching toolbox of a balanced literacy program.  Other aspects include phonemic ...

Read More

Sick Kit

When a family member gets sick, having a 'Sick Kit' on hand makes life (and cleanup) so much easier!  Head to the store and throw together your own kit so that you will be prepared next time sickness hits your house!     'Tis the season for holidays, preparations, family togetherness...and stomach bugs!  Ever since having children, it seems like someone is always sick at a family gathering, which means that inevitably everyone gets ...

Read More

Christmas Trees for Toddlers

Toddlers and Christmas trees are often a precarious combination.  These Christmas Trees for Toddlers are the perfect hands-on alternative to pulling all the ornaments off the big tree!     When it comes to Christmas Trees, toddlers are almost as bad at pawing and pulling off ornaments as cats (or so I hear).  :)  Over the years, we have tried lots of incentives and distractions to keep the under-2 crowd in our home away from the ...

Read More

Process Art Ornament for Toddlers

Even toddlers can join in on the ornament-making fun! This Process Art Ornament for Toddlers offers your little one the chance to make a super simple Christmas ornament while moving and shaking! It's Day 4 of our #HandsOnChristmas series with Toddler Approved! I am the first to admit that it can be exhausting to craft with a toddler. I remember when my oldest was not even two years old, I wanted so badly for him to create his first ...

Read More

Grinch Christmas Sensory Bin

Don't be a grinch...be a Cindy Lou Who! Make this Grinch Christmas Sensory Bin for the favorite littles in your life! With peppermint-scented rice, this is sure to be a hit with children of all ages! One of my very favorite classic Christmas books to read to my kids each year is How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. This year for our #HandsOnChristmas series with Toddler Approved, we decided to make a Grinch-themed Christmas Sensory ...

Read More