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IKEA KITCHEN ICE CREAM SHOP HACK

July 17, 2019

Our IKEA Duktig Kitchen hasn't been getting a lot of love lately. Teddy doesn't pay much attention to it anymore, and Scottie likes to open the cabinets and pull out all of the stuff and throw it all over the floor. I thought it was time for a little makeover to make the play kitchen exciting again and encourage more dramatic play. There are so many awesome IKEA kitchen hacks and makeovers on Pinterest, but none were exactly what I…

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BEST OUTER SPACE BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

July 2, 2019

Teddy is fascinated with outer space and the planets. I always try to make an effort to support and expand on Teddy's interests, and a great way to do that is with children's books. It was really difficult finding high quality outer space books. I'm picky with children's books and don't mess with bad cheesy illustrations and then to make sure the books were up-to date (R.I.P. Pluto!) with age-appropriate information seemed like an impossible task. As if an answer…

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BUILD-A-ROBOT PLAY DOUGH KIT

July 1, 2019

Teddy loves his TINKER TRAYS and loose parts play, so I knew I wanted to make something with loose parts for Teddy's ROBOT BIRTHDAY PARTY. I remembered what a hit the play dough party favors were for Scottie's PETER RABBIT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY and how inexpensive it was to make them so I thought I could figure out a way to make some silver play dough to go along with some loose parts. This post contains affiliated links for your…

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Pre-K Scissor Practice with Nature

June 4, 2019
Basket of Flowers + Leaves for Scissor Practice

I don't know about you, but my little one is fascinated with scissors. Probably because kids love anything that is potentially dangerous. He is always asking to cut things so I wanted to build on this interest and incorporate nature by creating a scissor practice basket. We filled the basket with some flowers that were starting to wilt in a vase, but we've also collected leaves and other plants from the yard to use for our scissor practice baskets. The…

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Muffin Tin Monoprints + Circle

June 3, 2019
Muffin Tin Monoprints

This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see Legal. SHAPE TRILOGY The Shape Trilogy by best-selling author/illustrator duo Mac Barnett and Job Klassen is made up of three books about a group of shape friends. The books are named after the three shapes respectively, Circle, Square and Triangle. Each shape has their own unique personality. Triangle is mischievous, always playing sneaky…

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