Category Archives: Parenting

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 »

When Plans Get in the Way

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I think of myself as organized and like to think things through. I prefer to stick to my routines until I get bored out of my mind and then I’ll finally switch it up. I usually prefer familiarity over adventure. Although I’m not opposed to trying new things, it sometimes takes some convincing. I like to think of myself as… 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 »

Hatching Chicks Sensory Tub

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Yesterday, my brother set up an Easter egg hunt for Rosebud so there were plenty of eggs to use for a sensory tub. She’s been playing with these eggs all day so I wanted to find more interesting things she could do with them. In my house, it’s never been Easter without Peeps so I figured why not put these… Read more »

Baby’s Bath Time Sensory Tub

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As I’ve mentioned before, Rosebud loves to play in the water. Even when she was a newborn, she enjoyed baths. So, I know that if I can’t think of anything else and won’t mind a bit of clean up, I can entertain her with water. This time, I decided to go with a bubble bath theme. She got excited when… 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 »