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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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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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PETER RABBIT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY

May 7, 2019
Peter Rabbit first birthday party blueberry pie smash

I can't believe we just threw another first birthday party! It feels like just yesterday we were throwing Teddy's first birthday party and now Scottie is one and Teddy is almost three! With Teddy's party we picked the PARTY ANIMAL FIRST BIRTHDAY theme because his nursery was a zoo theme and I wanted to reuse a lot of his decor. It worked out so well and saved us a ton of money so we did the same for Scottie. Scottie's…

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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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DRAGONS LOVE TACOS SLIME RECIPE + FREE PRINTABLE

August 6, 2017

I am excited to be joining two of my favorite blogger moms Days with Grey and The Mama Workshop for their monthly Book Box Series. Every month these bloggers share creative ways to help retell a picture book with your preschoolers. Family food blogger Veggies and Virtue is sharing a book-related recipe and Grace Giggles and Naptime is sharing a kids craft activity. I am sharing a free printable and a fun recipe for totally mild salsa slime!  This post contains Amazon affiliate links…

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