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VALENTINE TINKER TRAY

January 10, 2019
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WHAT IS A TINKER TRAY? A tinker tray is a tray filled with loose parts or found objects. They are commonly used in the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Tinker tray materials can be used for a variety of activities or art making projects. I love tinker trays because they promote open-ended art making, critical thinking and process over product. They can be used with children from toddler age (as long as they are well supervised or loose parts are…

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WHY WE LOVE KINETIC SAND

January 10, 2019
kinetic sand, cookie cutters valentine you're buckets of fun toddler daycare preschool

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. WHAT IS KINETIC SAND? Kinetic Sand is a sensory play and building material that feels just like wet sand, but is held together by magic polymers that keep the sand sticking to itself. We prefer the beach sand version, because it has a little more texture than other play sands. It can…

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VALENTINE KINETIC SAND ACTIVITIES

January 10, 2019
kinetic sand valentine activities for toddlers

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. WHAT IS KINETIC SAND? Kinetic sand is my favorite sensory play material. Mostly because I love playing with it and I love that it is easy to clean up. You can use it just like Play dough but it won't ever dry out because its made with sand mixed with magic (or…

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KINETIC SAND VALENTINES (FREE PRINTABLE)

December 31, 2018
Valentine Sensory Toddler Activity with Kinetic Sand + Pattern Hearts

There is something about Valentine's Day that gets me in a super crafty mood. I love doing Valentine crafts with the kids and making Valentine treats and I especially love making Valentine gifts for their daycare and preschool classes. Their classmates love getting something cute that they will actually want to play with and the parents love when they come home with a gift that isn't candy or some piece of plastic junk. Last year, Teddy brought these BEACH BALL…

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ARTIST-INSPIRED VALENTINES

May 9, 2017

ARTIST INSPIRATION Have you ever heard of the American Pop Artist Jim Dine? Your kids will love this artist's bright colors, childlike paint quality and fun textures! This artist's colorful hearts are a great inspiration for a variety of different Valentine's Art Projects. Kids of all ages can paint on a piece of paper, blending pinks, reds and purples together and then cut them out into heart shapes or if they are too little to use scissors they can help you cut them with a…

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