Camp Mom: Resource for Summer Activities, Tips, and Ideas

Camp Mom is an awesome resource filled with simple and fun activities, tips, and ideas to help make your summer fun and educational with your little ones. My kiddos are big fans of the activities and I am a huge fan of the planners and lists inside the pack. Check it out! Click here   […]

Simple Salt Dough Shark Teeth and Dinosaur Bones Activity

My kiddos LOVED this activity!!  My son wanted to make “a million more shark teeth and dinosaur bones” and my daughter was begging to make guinea pigs, bunnies, puppies, kitties, well… if it breathes and is an animal…she wanted to make it!! We started with a simple salt dough recipe, baked the pieces, let them […]

Simple Sensory Writing Bag

There are numerous ways to make sensory writing bags.  You can use shaving cream, hair gel, or even water beads to make the sensory experience more authentic.  For this particular sensory writing bag, my kids and I used hair gel. You will need: hair gel; food coloring; Q-tip; duct/masking tape and a large ziplock bag. […]

Treasure Ice Eggs

Treasure Ice Eggs are fairly simple to make and awesome to watch as your little ones discover the “hidden treasure” inside the ice. You will need: small plastic figures (we used these), coins, marbles (also these); water; balloons; freezer; and small tools to chip at the ice. 1.  Stretch the balloon open and insert the small figure, marble, […]

Educational eBooks for Ages 1-Preschoolers

Are you looking for engaging, educational material and ideas geared toward young children? The following eBooks provide educational ideas, lessons, activities and more for children ages one through preschoolers.  Check it out! There are four eBooks of 5 weekly plans of activities each that are perfect for ages one through preschoolers. Fun ways to get the kids moving, […]

Painting with Bubbles

There are many ways to paint with bubbles.  The following is a basic technique, but you can vary it.  For example, you can use a large tray of bubbles to cover the whole sheet. Alternatively, you can use several small bowls of different colored bubbles and print them one at a time on the same page to create […]

Painting With Marshmallows Activity

Have you ever painted with marshmallows?  If not, you have to try it!  It is so much fun and offers multiple educational benefits. You will need: marshmallows (large and/or mini); paper (we used this); paper plates; paint (we used these); and toothpicks (optional). 1.  Squirt paint into small piles onto the paper plates. 2.  Place marshmallows […]

Sensory Building Blocks Activity

Sensory play provides an opportunity for every child to succeed.  Exposing children to sensory play helps them develop and refine the use of their senses; encourages children to use descriptive and expressive language; develops prewriting skills; inspires their eagerness to learn and experiment; teaches cooperation and collaboration; provides open-ended opportunities; and promotes creativity. Children need to use their senses and be […]

Sensory Spray Chalk Activity

My kids and I love being outdoors, especially when it involves outdoor learning and activities. Parks, beaches, nature trails, playgrounds…anywhere…as long as we are together! Spray chalk is an awesome outdoor (summer!) activity.  There are many recipes for spray chalk.  This is a generic recipe, so play around with the measurements until you find a consistency […]

Sensory Sorting Activity

Young children act a lot like scientists when they learn through their senses.  Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates young children’s senses: smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses benefits children on multiple levels. You […]