1 year old
For this fun and easy static electricity balloon science experiment you just need a blown up balloon and a head full of hair! Rub the balloon all over your child’s head. This builds up static electricity. Talk about how it feels, and show them how the balloon can make their hair stand on end. Use […]
Make your own handprint stamp, and use all the colors of the rainbow to make this project! As you stamp, you can use the process as an opportunity to talk about differences, working together, and equality. You’ll need A “block” to make your stamp on. We used a piece of linoleum, but […]
We explored the new interactive appbook about a Little Lost Note that was on a mission to find herself. Through this self discovery she has a chance to try on lots of different musical sounds and your kids get to play the instruments she encounters along her way. Such a whimsical story that leaves children […]
We were wanting to make some plates for Mother’s Day gifts this year so we asked Makit if they would help us out with this. They were totally on board! So they sent us the the plate forms and told to go crazy. Ask and you shall receive! :) Here are the first set of […]
Just in time for Valentines Day! Download this free zebra coloring page and color it for your special little someone. Click here to download this beautiful hand drawn zebra coloring sheet!
Repetition is key to learning for young children. To help reinforce the concept of counting and number recognition, here’s a super easy-to-make counting activity for preschoolers. All you need is about 10 minutes to make the counting boards and these supplies: Materials: 5 Sheets of Colored Paper (all different colors) Pompoms in colors matching paper […]
Here are five good reasons you should pay a visit to your local playground more often. 1. You’ll get out of the house. These days, if it’s even marginally nice outside, I bundle everyone up and head for the park. Four walls become exponentially more restrictive with each child you add to the mix, and since […]
Spice up an easy meal by encouraging your kids to really play with their food! Here’s an easy project on a day when you might not really have time to do anything but make dinner. Use pizza toppings (we used pepperoni, green peppers, and tomato) and some little frozen pizzas. Or you can easily make […]
Show your preschooler how primary colors are blended to make secondary colors in this fun and simple color blending activity. You will need play dough in three different colors – red (or pink), blue, and yellow. You can buy dough or make your own. We made this easy soft dough recipe and divided it into […]
It’s always fun to dig in the dirt when it’s not work. Kids love getting dirty and finding little critters to put in their dirt pails. If you’re closing up your garden for the season make sure to let your kiddos dig around a bit for this great sensory activity! Dig, scoop, and move the […]
Next time it’s just too hot outside for comfort, break out the buckets and rags and start a backyard car wash for your preschooler’s riding toys! You will need dirty toys, a warm backyard, a bucket, dish soap, and some old rags. Fill up the bucket with water, add a squirt of soap, and swish […]
Do you ever find yourself scrambling to find a quick, easy, and fun project for your preschooler(s)? This is an idea that fits all 3 requirements! And the best part? It only takes a minute for set up and clean up! It can’t get any better than that! Here’s the few items needed to get […]
I usually cringe when I think of the mess that my preschooler makes when we do projects and activities together because any activity (seriously any activity), she somehow manages to become a mini tornado of destruction. But I came across this pin on Pinterest. After reading the Hands Free Mama’s post the pin led me […]
YAY!!! for warmer weather! Now that spring has sprung and we’ve started shedding our layers of sweaters, jackets, scarves, and gloves, I’ve been on the lookout for fun outside activities for my creative preschooler. While my 3-year-old enjoys painting, all those name brand paints can be a little pricey. So, I scoured the internet […]
Did you know that an Octopus has THREE hearts!?!? That makes this guy the most likely candidate for our Valentines Day creature. :) Just click the image below to download and print this free Valentines Coloring Page!
When I first saw the post for this project I knew it was great project idea that could be adjusted slightly and made simple enough for my preschooler to complete herself. I thought they could also double as a nice, budget-friendly Christmas gift for her preschool teacher or even a neighbor this year. The […]
The gift giving season is quickly approaching. Using the simple 3-ingredient recipe for Cornstarch Clay from this post, your preschooler can mold the clay into intricate shapes to make jewelry, pottery, keychains, or ornaments. Once the clay is ready, let your preschooler’s imagination run wild twisting, squishing, and molding this smooth clay into any shape. […]
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but there’s still time to make a quick and easy memento for your family and friends with your preschooler. Not only will you forever capture your little one’s handprint, you will also have a beautiful card that you can personalize inside with your own words (or your […]
As the weather gets cooler and we stay indoors more, it’s always nice to incorporate natural elements from the outside world into your room. One way to do this is to gather large leaves and have your preschooler(s) make colorful leaf prints, such as the ones seen here. After seeing these, I had to make […]
My kids love to cook, so I’m always looking for super easy, kid-friendly recipes. One recipe that I kept seeing all over the internet was a simple 2 ingredient pumpkin spice cookie made with only a can of pumpkin and a box of spice cake. Of course, I didn’t have the spice cake on hand, […]
I’ve been doing numerous fall activities lately with my preschooler, but not many involve getting outside and actually enjoying the seasonal changes that are taking place right now. So I decided to hand my daughter a bag and take her for a nice outing in search of colorful leaves to make a collage to display […]
I love all things fall. I especially love pumpkins. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin spice lattes. And, of course, pumpkin decorating. For years my son and I have carved pumpkins this time of year. But now that my daughter is old enough to share in the fun, I’ve been looking around for pumpkin decorating ideas that don’t […]
Make a framed painted handprint…just in time for Grandparent’s Day!! National Grandparent’s Day is on Sunday, September 9th. That’s just a few weeks around the corner. Wondering what homemade gift your child can make for them, while at the same time being sweet and sentimental? Why not try this Framed Painted Handprint? It’s quick. It’s […]
Lion and main coloring page designed by Angela Michelle a grown up kid. Create your own coloring page to share and send it to us!
Your kids will love coloring these adorable elephants for dad for father’s day. Be sure to send us a picture or scan of the finished work for our gallery!
Tell your dad HAPPY FATHERS DAY by coloring this plump fish and giving it to him! Don’t forget to send us a picture of your finished product for our photo gallery.
Tell your dad happy father’s day with this free “Happy Fathers Day” coloring page. Just click it, print it, color it, and give it to your dad. AND be sure to send a picture or scan of the finished product for our photo gallery!
Color our I love you dad coloring page and give it to your wonderful dad! Idea: get creative and use paper, noodles, paint, glue, feathers to truly make this a work of art! Make sure you send us pictures or scans of your colored page or even better of you and your dad with […]