Category: kids

20 Ideas for Toddler and Preschool Easter Fun

Toddlers and preschool kids are the perfect age to get excited about decorating eggs and having egg hunts, but there are so many more ways to create toddler and preschool Easter fun for your young kids. I’ve gathered 20 of the best activities and crafts for toddlers and preschool kids to help you celebrate Easter with your little ones. BONUS: Did I mention the $1500 GIVEAWAY? That’s right, 3 winners will each get $500 a piece to make their spring a little hoppier and you can enter at the bottom of this post.

20 Ideas for Toddler and Preschool Easter Fun

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Kid Art: Painting with Plastic Wrap Two Ways

Kid Art Painting with Plastic Wrap Two Ways for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Art play is a great way to get your kids creating and expressing themselves. We love to try new painting techniques in our home preschool, and found two different way to paint with plastic wrap as part of a month long Painting Challenge. With this challenge, it is all about the process of kids creating art, not a Pinterest perfect finished product. We had so much fun and the kids really loved the reveal after peeling off the plastic wrap at the end. Read below to find out what we did, and visit the Painting Challenge page over at Messy Little Monster to find 34 other fun painting techniques to try with your kids.

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A Preschool Water Experiment to Teach about Moses and the Red Sea Using the Jesus Storybook Bible

God Makes a Way Moses and the Red Sea - A Preschool Water Experiment to Teach the Power of God through the Jesus Storybook BibleThis week we read the Jesus Storybook Bible version of Moses parting the Red Sea during our home preschool, and got the kids involved in a little water experiment to help bring the story to life. Our Moses and the Red Sea preschool activity is part of the Jesus Storybook Bible Activity Series. Kid Blogger Network writers are sharing a different interactive activity to go with each story and you can find them all here.

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Preschool Read & Play ~ Reading The Giant Staircase to Heaven: The Tower of Babel from the Jesus Storybook Bible & Building with Blocks

Preschool Read and Play with the Jesus Storybook Bible The Giant Staircase to Heaven and a Block Building ActivityWe love to combine our favorite books with fun activities to enhance learning through play in our home preschool. One of our favorite books is The Jesus Storybook Bible. I’ve shared before how we use it in my post Simple Ways to Bring Jesus in to Your Child’s Daily Life. Today I’m joining in with a group of great Kid Blogger Network folks for The Jesus Storybook Bible Hands On Activities Series. Visit the main page over at My Mundane and Miraculous Life to find activities to go with every story in the book. Read on to find out how we used a block building activity with the story The Giant Staircase to Heaven: The Tower of Babel.

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Exploring Mickey’s Magical Arts World with Preschool Kids #DisneyImagicademy


Exploring Mickey's Magical Arts World with Preschool Kids from Disney Imagicademy AppWe are so excited to tell you about the new Mickey’s Magical Arts World app from Disney’s Imagicademy because we are BIG Disney fans and love apps that allow kids to be creative while learning rather than just entertained. The new apps from Disney Imagicademy combine favorite characters with a curriculum designed to meet early learning needs and encourage creativity. The kids and I explored the app together, and were instantly enthralled. Mickey welcomes kids in to a world of creative arts where they can draw, design, create, and make music, all with the help of their favorite Disney characters. Best of all, the app is FREE to download, and has corresponding apps for learning math skills and for parents.

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Five Free Field Trips for Kids Under 5 + Fabulously Frugal

5 fun free field trips for kids under 5Sometimes you just need to get the kids out of the house, right?! With 2 little ones, cabin fever set in with this winter weather and our usual neighborhood walks and nature hikes become slightly less appealing. We have to get creative to get the kids out and doing something fun without the budget taking a hit. Here are five of our favorite free field trips for kids under 5 to give you some inspiration and get you out of the house. Bonus: If you are a blogger, link up your latest frugal post to the Fabulously Frugal Link Party at the bottom of this page. You can find more of our frugal living ideas here, and our fun for preschool kids here.

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Taste Safe Chocolate Cinnamon Scented Sensory Dough

Taste Safe Chocolate Cinnamon Scented Sensory DoughWe love sensory play at our house, and we’ve been experimenting with new ideas for sensory dough. My daughter puts everything she plays with in her mouth, so I love making taste safe sensory dough so I don’t have to worry about her. Today I’m sharing a fun recipe for taste safe chocolate cinnamon scented sensory dough perfect for toddlers and up to engage your kids’ senses. This recipe is perfect for pretend play and sensory exploration. Find more fabulous Sensory Dough ideas at 12 Months of Sensory Dough.

Making Pretend Cupcakes with Taste Safe Chocolate Cinnamon Scented Sensory Dough

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Indoor Play Ideas: 10 Bad Weather Boredom Busters


Indoor Play Ideas 10 Bad Weather Boredom BustersWe are blessed to have a few glorious sunshiny days during the winter here in Texas, but we still have our fair share of nasty weather that makes it impossible to play outside. With two very active kids I’ve had to get creative to keep us (me) from going stir crazy. Today I’m sharing 10 ideas we use as bad weather boredom busters. Hopefully they will help you keep your sanity, avoid cabin fever, and have fun with your kids.

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Create a DIY Play Tent and Reading Nook

DIY Play Tent and Reading Nook that is easy to store and set up.Kids love a tent to play in, and curling up in a reading nook is so much fun. For those reasons we decided to give our kids a sweet little play tent for Christmas this year. We had two requirements. It needed to be cute and easily stored. I didn’t want something huge and ugly in my living room, and I wanted to be able to take it down and set it up in seconds. Today we’re sharing how we created our DIY play tent and reading nook as part of the Fort Building Challenge from Building Blocks and Acorns. Be sure to check out all the other inspiring forts all month long here as well as our recent pillow fort here.

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Four Easy Ways to Entertain Kids with a Cardboard Box

Four Easy Ways to Entertain Kids with a Cardboard BoxIt is a parenting truth almost universally acknowledged that kids prefer empty boxes to almost any toy. All those expensive and beautifully designed toys we so lovingly picked out for our children have all been tossed to the wayside in favor of a giant empty box that once held our new toilet. We are revamping our bathroom, and after installing the toilet Christmas came all over again for my kids. They have been playing with the large empty box for DAYS. This is nothing out of the ordinary at our house. Any time a package arrives, the Bear asks if he can have the box. Use their interest to your advantage and try these four easy ways to entertain kids with a cardboard box.

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