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Sidewalk Chalk Roads

June 10, 2020
Sidewalk Chalk Roads

We love play ideas that are cheap and simple! I love reminding parents that meaningful play doesn’t need to involve a ton of work on their part and that keeping your kids engaged in play doesn’t require buying new toys! There are so many creative ways to use the toys you already have and change up the context to make them exciting and feel new! Check out more ideas in our post MAKE OLD TOYS FEEL NEW One of our…

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Flower Potions STEM Activity

June 2, 2020
Flower Potions

One thing that is always a hit in our household is a magic potion! There is something that kids find so special about mixing and pouring ingredients and getting the surprise of a fun chemical reaction. You can make a potion activity for almost every theme imaginable. We've done love potions for Valentines, spooky witch potions for Halloween and edible lemonade potions. For Flower Week of our free U Ready Kids Camp we knew we needed to add a flower…

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Sensory Lemonade Potions for Kids

May 31, 2020
Sensory Citrus Potion Play Lemonade

My little ones LOVE potion play and what could be better than potion play that you can drink! These lemonade potions were their favorite potions yet. The lemonade potions engaged the senses of taste, smell and touch. This activity uses many different fine motor skills like squeezing, pouring, scooping and peeling. Using kitchen tools teaches practical life skills. There is also a lot of different scientific reactions that can be observed in these potions; ice melting, sugar cube melting/solutions, color…

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Berry Sensory Bin

May 31, 2020
Berry Sensory Bin Water beads Fruit

It’s Fruit Week at our FREE summer camp U Ready Kids Camp. If you haven’t downloaded the Free camp PDF head to my U READY KIDS CAMP post. Each week has a themed sensory bin like this colorful berry sensory bin. This berry sensory bin can be made with any fruit colored sensory bin filler. We used berry-colored water beads but you could use colored sand, play dough, jello, dyed rice, pompoms and more. A heart shaped cake tin worked…

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Flower Monogram Weavings

May 31, 2020
Monogram Flower Weavings

I love incorporating objects from nature whenever I can, so our Flower Week would not be complete without getting outside and interacting with real flowers! The kids had so much fun exploring the backyard and looking for flowers. I was impressed by their observation skills as they found flowers in places that I didn't even notice. Most of the flowers they found were weeds but to the eye of a child they are just as beautiful as any other flower.…

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