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Cupcake Tin Bug Prints

June 11, 2020
Cupcake Tin Bug Prints for Kids

I love printmaking! Printmaking has always been one of my favorite art forms to do with kids because any kid can be successful no matter their level artistic ability. The process of printmaking and pulling the print is like a big surprise to kids and give an added excitement factor. One of my favorite printing techniques is printing with back of a cupcake tin or muffin pan to make a series of evenly spaced circles. I thought this technique would…

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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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UREADYKIDSCAMP June || Free At Home Summer Camp for Preschoolers

May 31, 2020
UReadyKidsCamp

Calling all parents and caregivers of kids age 2-7... are you wondering what the heck to do with your kids this summer? Traditional summer camps canceled? Still working from home and nervous to send your kids to camp or daycare? Just looking for some fun ideas to entertain kids on evenings and weekends? You have come to the right place my friend and you are definitely not alone! I have created a FREE virtual summer camp for kids that includes…

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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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