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Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

It’s that time of year again.  You know, when you have to prep your children over and over that the things they are about to see are not real!  We’ve had more talks about bones, witches and monsters than I can count.  I’m happy to say  my prep talks have worked for the most part and my(…)

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Veggie Printmaking for Preschoolers

Veggie Printmaking for Preschoolers

I love printmaking with young children.  We’ve been doing a ton of it around here lately.  Check out our styrofoam prints here.   Printmaking is a fun, simple process art activity that kids love.  This week we used veggies for vegetable printmaking and it was a mega hit from toddlers to preschoolers to older kids.(…)

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Recycled Cardboard Animal Drop Box

Recycled Cardboard Animal Drop Box

If you follow  my blog regularly you know there is almost nothing I like better than a fresh roll of duct tape.  You also know that I am a huge fan of National Geographic Kid’s awesome website Animal Jam.  I love when two of my favorite things get together.  Such fun can happen.  We made(…)

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Fairy Soup Water Play Activity for Kids

Fairy Soup Water Play Activity for Kids

I don’t know about you, but my girls are way into fairies and ballerinas.  They just can’t get enough of either.  We’re either in tutus or fairy wings every minute, or a combination of the two.  It’s getting really hot here in Southern California so I’m trying to come up with new ways to enjoy(…)

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Water Balloon Painting Art Activity for Kids

Water Balloon Painting Art Activity for Kids

I can’t help but post way too many pics from this amazing balloon painting play date.  This was so much fun and so gorgeous.  We have never painted with balloons before.  Have you?  We’ve painted balloons, but big ones with air in them.  That was cool, but painting with water balloons is a whole other(…)

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Spin Art Rocks for Kids

Spin Art Rocks for Kids

Sometimes when I’m doing a project intended for a post it turns out to be a pretty epic fail.  Other times, when I put little to no thought into it, something magical happens.  That’s what happened here.  My family went to the beach this weekend and had a fantastic day building sand castles, playing in(…)

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How to Make Edible Paint for Babies and Toddlers

How to Make Edible Paint for Babies and Toddlers

We are always being asked how to make yogurt paint so I thought I’d show you just how we do it around here.  Making baby safe paint is super easy using two ingredients, yogurt and food coloring.  We use it weekly for art play group.  The colors always come out beautiful and vibrant and did(…)

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Make Your Own Sensory “Bean” Bags

Make Your Own Sensory “Bean” Bags

A few weeks ago, I made an alphabet bean bag toss game based on the book Chicka Chick Boom – Week 4 of the Preschool Book Club Series I’m a part of.  It was a really fun literacy extension of the book.  On the fly I made some sensory bean bags made from rice, a ziploc(…)

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Happy Mother’s Day – Art and Connection

Happy Mother’s Day – Art and Connection

In honor of Mother’s Day this year, I want to pay tribute to my mom, Libby Goldstein.  The mom that taught me to be an artist.  The mom that came to every single volleyball game.  The mom that brought me fresh lunch from the deli everyday to school (I know, crazy right?) The mom that(…)

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Bean Bag Toss

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Bean Bag Toss

I am so excited to share the second installment of our Preschool Book Series.  Last week I joined a few fabulous bloggers to create literacy activities for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.  This week we are reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.  I love this book! It’s so happy(…)

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