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SECRET DECODERS WITH MAGNA-TILES

February 10, 2022
Magna-Tile Secret Decoder

Who didn’t love those secret decoder glasses with the red lenses as a kid? There was something so fun about pretending to be a spy, searching for secret messages or pictures. Like most of my ideas, this Secret Decoder Magna-Tiles Activity was inspired by observing my kids at play. My daughter was hiding little drawings between Magna-Tiles and she noticed how parts of her drawing disappeared when certain color Magna-Tiles were on top. This gave me the idea to create…

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SNOW PAINTING ACTIVITY WITH COOKIE CUTTERS

February 1, 2022
snow painting cookie cutter stencils

Need a quick snow day activity for when its too cold to go outside to play? Bring the snow inside and try this quick and easy snow painting activity. Fill up a bin or a pan with snow, grab the watercolors and let your little ones do some snow painting. To extend the fun add some cookie cutters to create fun shapes to paint. Kids can use them like a stencil or pack the snow inside the cookie cutter to…

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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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