There’s something irresistible about pompoms, isn’t there!? For children and adults alike, those soft fluffy yarn balls are as fun to look at as they are to play with. Even the word “pompom” is fun to say! We use pompoms as a crafting material, as manipulatives for learning activities (counting/sorting/etc.), and with this project we turned them into homemade jewelry and put together this how-to so you can too!
We have many friends and family members who live far away, and we don’t get to see them often. Let’s face it, with young kids, even our friends and family who live within walking distance don’t see us that often. Can you relate? 🙂 We decided to “send hugs” to some of our loved onesContinue reading “Sending Hugs”
I love this craft idea because it’s super simple, is a fun way to learn about root vegetables, and with Easter only a month away, it’s the perfect way to kick-off our holiday themed crafts. 🙂 Here’s what you need: Two paper plates (one cut in half) Paint: brown and blue Construction paper: orangeContinue reading “Carrot Patch Craft”
I’m always on the lookout for new activities for my daughter, especially ones that are easily portable and can offer entertainment on-the-go. My daughter is a huge fan of Daniel tiger, so I was pretty excited when I found this printable Daniel Tiger Mix and Match game on the CBC website. I printed the sheets, cutContinue reading “Daniel Tiger Mix and Match Game”
My daughter is currently into everything rainbow, so we were delighted when our recent Kiwico Koala Crate arrived and the theme was Rainbows. If you aren’t familiar with Kiwico, they offer a subscription service focused on science and art for kids 0-16+. We’re really big fans! Our Rainbow Koala Crate came with three great artsContinue reading “Rainbow Art – Tissue Paper Bleeding”
We’re currently going through a major “everything rainbow” phase in our house – ever since we got our rainbow themed Kiwico Koala Crate in February, my daughter has been obsessed with rainbows. I love themed crafts, and who doesn’t love rainbows, so I’ve embraced the obsession (from breakfast to bath and bed time) and thisContinue reading “3D Paper Rainbow (with bonus science experiment)”
Flossing is tricky to teach to a toddler, so I wanted to find a fun way to help my daughter understand how to do it properly and practice. Here’s what we used: Construction paper (pink for the mouth and red for the tongue) Scissors Black marker Glue (I used a glue gun, but white glueContinue reading “Dental Hygiene Part 2: Flossing”
It’s one thing to teach kids about the importance of brushing our teeth morning and night, but helping them grasp how to do it properly can be challenging. As my daughter wants to be more and more independent, she’s no longer so keen to let me brush her teeth for her, so I found myselfContinue reading “Dental Hygiene Part 1: Brushing”
Make a 3D aquarium out of a cereal box. See post for full instructions.
Taste-safe recipe for sensory play rainbow pasta