Toddlers

Toddler Masterpiece Canvas Art

Toddler Masterpiece Canvas Art

My youngest, D, turned two yesterday.  In ways she’s grown up so fast and in others, she’s still such a little baby.  I was looking through some old pics and found these beautiful shots of some canvas art she made over a few weeks last fall.  I’m sure Gigi helped with it here and there but(…)

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Make a Clay Bird’s Nest

Make a Clay Bird’s Nest

Hey Everybody.  I’m so excited to be contributing over at Hello, Wonderful this week.  If you’re not familiar with this gorgeous resource for everything creative and crafty, please check them out.   Hello, Wonderful puts together a beautiful space of inspiring arts and crafts projects for all ages.  The pictures are gorgeous and you can save your(…)

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Make a Washi Tape Mural – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Make a Washi Tape Mural – Easy Art Projects for Kids

You know those days where you don’t have a plan and somehow you fall into the best thing ever and you and your partner are high fiving all day thinking “Hey, maybe I’m a pretty good parent after all.”  Well, Saturday was like that.  We started out at Peets, aka my lifeline, for my large(…)

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BEST. PLAY DATE. ACTIVITY. EVER.

BEST. PLAY DATE. ACTIVITY. EVER.

Seriously, BlogMeMom is a genius! If you are not familiar with Suja’s amazing blog, please oh please check it out immediately.  You will find countless amazing, gorgeous, super fun and engaging science and art activities.  I’ve tried a bunch of them and am always super pleased with how they turn out. But this, THIS ONE(…)

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8 Back to School Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

8 Back to School Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

It’s Back to School time, which means a lot of cheers from parents everywhere and a lot of excitement from teachers and students.  I’ve been part of an amazing series called Preschool Book Club for the past few months.  Being part of this fantastic group of women who truly care about literacy has given me the(…)

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Tar Pit Slime and Dinosaur Play for Toddlers

Tar Pit Slime and Dinosaur Play for Toddlers

Did you know that Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s best and most important sources of Ice Age fossils?  Yup.  Pretty cool huh?  We love science around here and are always looking for new and interesting ways to bring more science into our lives.  The La Brea Tar Pits got(…)

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10 Art Secrets Every Parent Should Know

10 Art Secrets Every Parent Should Know

I was recently hired to help convert a family garage into an art space for 3 children ages 4 to 10.  It got me thinking about why every parent doesn’t just dive right into art activities with their children.  After all, it’s so much fun.  Here’s what I came up with.  A lot of parents don’t want(…)

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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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Temporary Heart Tattoos Inspired by The Kissing Hand

Temporary Heart Tattoos Inspired by The Kissing Hand

Yay! The Preschool Book Club Series is back in full swing for Back to School.  This time around it’s especially meaningful for me because my oldest, Gigi, is starting preschool in a few weeks.  She is super excited and a little nervous as well.  The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, is the perfect book to(…)

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Temporary Mosaic Art

Temporary Mosaic Art

Oh my gosh.  Temporary mosaic art is so easy and happy and fun I had to post it immediately! I am a huge fan of mosaic art.  It was the first after school class I ever taught, fresh out of college and I fell in love.  There are so many ways to do mosaic art(…)

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