Category Archives: Activities

Five Benefits of Playing in the Sand

I think I can officially say spring has finally come here in the northeast and I’m so excited that we’ve been able to spend plenty of time outside. Just last week, I bought some new sand for Rosebud and refilled the sand box. I threw in some buckets, shovels and molds. It keeps her busy for a while. When I… Read more »

Bubblewrap Painting

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Here’s another simple painting activity. I had Rosebud paint the bubblewrap. Then we put the paper over it to get the prints. Rosebud didn’t understand and just wanted to paint on the paper, but here’s what we ended up with. This bubblewrap has different shaped bubbles than what you usually see which is why I wanted to use it. I’ll… Read more »

Ducks in a Row Sensory Tub

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I put this one together several weeks ago. It’s very simple, but it was a big hit because of the water. You can put anything in water and kids will enjoy it. What’s in the tub? Small rubber duckies, Mini rubber duckies, Small cups and scoops, Water and that’s it. We scooped, poured, compared the sizes and colors of the… Read more »

Rubber Ducky Painting

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Here is another simple art activity. Lately, we’ve been using rubber duckies for a lot of our activities. It’s a way of transitioning out of Easter themed activities into spring. I keep hoping that if I act like spring is here, then it will show up. My plan hasn’t worked yet, but there must be warmer weather in our future…. Read more »

Pompoms and Peeps Sensory Tub

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I know Easter has passed, but why not keep playing with eggs and peeps? Rosebud loves all the textures in this sensory tub. What’s in the tub? Plush peeps, Plastic Easter eggs, Regular and sparkly pompoms, Small cups, Mini shovel and spoons. Rosebud made up her own activity. She found a basket and loves to transfer the pompoms from the… Read more »

Ball Painting

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Ball painting is a simple activity with minimal clean up. When I’ve done this project at work, I’ve always used a golf ball, but the golf ball that was floating around the house has disappeared. I found a different ball to use. It’s a little bigger and a lot lighter than a golf ball and I wonder if it made… Read more »

Sparkly Lemon Play-dough

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I am a big fan of play-dough. There are so many things you can do with it and so many ways to make it. I’ve used it for a sensory play activity, to teach numbers and shapes, to build fine motor skills and for pretend play. Also, I love to make homemade versions of things whenever possible. In the case… Read more »