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EASTER EGG DYEING WITH BUBBLE WRAP

April 10, 2019
bubble wrap easter egg dye technique

I can't believe Easter is almost here! I just finished making the kids fun and practical Easter baskets and now its almost time to start dyeing our Easter eggs! Some of my favorite egg dyeing techniques are marbling with shaving cream, shaking the eggs in rice, dyeing with paper towels but this year I wanted to try a fun new twist to dyeing Easter eggs! I've been saving a bunch of bubble wrap for some printmaking projects, but I thought…

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FUN + PRACTICAL EASTER BASKETS FOR TODDLERS

April 3, 2019
Toddler Easter Basket Gifts

What do you get for the toddler who has too much? I love holidays but hate when they mean we end up with a ton of random crappy toys that clutter up our house! The best gifts are both practical and fun. I like to use a variation of the holiday gift-giving strategy "something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read." I do "something to play with, something they need, something for learning and something…

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I WANT MY HAT BACK STORY BASKET

March 11, 2019
i want my hat back story retell props

We love reading books OBVIOUSLY. I mean, we love children's books so much we have a blog about them! I read books to Teddy everyday and he is starting to show interest in trying to "read" by himself. He's two-and-a-half so he can't read yet, but he is starting to memorize some of his favorite books and can recite them almost word for word. He especially likes to read aloud to himself while sitting on the toilet lol. Sure, pretending…

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ST. PATTY’S DAY TINKER TRAY

March 6, 2019
St. Patrick's Day Green Tinker Tray

If you've been following U Ready, Teddy? You know I love Tinker Trays! Tinker trays are also called Loose Parts tray and are typically found in a Reggio Emilia Learning environment. They are inexpensive, versatile and promote open-ended creativity. The Valentine's Day tinker tray we made was a huge hit, so I decided to make a green tinker tray for St. Patrick's Day! (If you want to be even more festive throw in some rainbow colors and gold coins!) Darling…

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14 DAYS OF HEART ART FOR TODDLERS

January 31, 2019
Heart art for toddlers for Valentine's Day 14 different art projects

Valentine's day is almost here and you will start to see oodles of cutesy heart crafts all over Pinterest and coming home from your kid's preschool. As a former art teacher and a museum professional, I have a little bit of personal disdain for holiday crafts. Mostly because I value the arts so much and understand how beneficial the arts can be for children. For holidays, like Valentine's Day, it is understandable that most people look for a specific holiday-related…

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