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Painting Shells with Watercolors

Painting Shells with Watercolors

If you are looking for a super simple invitation to create, this is the perfect summer activity for young and older children.  Gather some shells, put on some nature sounds and get painting. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you so much for your support! Start with your favorite watercolor set.  We love this one.(…)

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Reggio Inspired Mirror Nature Painting for Toddlers

Reggio Inspired Mirror Nature Painting for Toddlers

Sometimes an activity is just so beautiful and natural I can’t take it.  Mirror nature painting outside is one of those.  The reflection of the sky or in our case, our lemon tree, in the mirrors was just gorgeous.  This invitation to play for toddlers and young children is a great, open ended art activity.(…)

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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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Rainbow Spaghetti and Meatball Sensory Play for Toddlers

Rainbow Spaghetti and Meatball Sensory Play for Toddlers

Food and play is a hot topic on the internet right now.  So much so that I almost didn’t post our recent rainbow spaghetti play.  Then, I read Tinkerlab’s awesome post about using food in preschool sensory activities  and I decided it is something I feel comfortable with.  I appreciate and respect everyone’s right to(…)

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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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Science Lab for Kids

Science Lab for Kids

I am so excited to share this post with you! Have you visited Animal Jam Academy with your kids yet?  It’s this awesome online platform for kids where you can learn all about animals, be inspired by science and technology and engage in amazing design and engineering ideas.  I am seriously into this site.  I(…)

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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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Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Last week I introduced you to a new fantastic company I’m working with called Animal Jam.  We made medals to honor all the great things are friends and family members do everyday.  This week I was so inspired by Animal Jam’s fantastic free animal games for kids that we decided to make our own little animals(…)

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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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7 Layer Play Dough Birthday Cake

7 Layer Play Dough Birthday Cake

Gigi turned 3 this weekend which means I spent all day Saturday putting together a party with Ev and my cuz over at Design Blahg, Erica, putting together a purple ballerina party from 6:30 am to 4 pm, when the first guest arrived.  Every year Ev and I promise ourselves we’re not going to wait(…)

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