Sensory Bin Fun: Magnets, Measuring, and More

Sensory bins are a great way for kids to destress while practicing fine motor skills! This past week I put together some sensory bin fun with magnets and measuring that both two-year-old Anna AND her three older siblings enjoyed! Note: this post includes affiliate links to products used for this activity. Purchases made via these […]

Quick and Easy Toddler Activity: Sticker Scenes

Like most toddlers, two-year-old Anna is very curious and she likes to explore her world. I have a nice collection of simple activities that help her explore the world that in ways that don’t create chaos! Making a sticker scene is a quick and easy toddler AND big kid activity that all of my kids […]

A Fun Way to Learn Letters and Spelling

My kids love using sand on trays to learn letters and spelling, and they recently discovered that chopsticks make excellent writing utensils! Eight-year-old Emma enjoys writing out her spelling words this way, while six-year-old Johnny and five-year-old Lily enjoy practicing their handwriting. Even two-year-old Anna enjoys practicing her fine motor skills with a chopstick in […]

Toddler Fun: Discovering Animals

Eric Carle is this month’s author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids, and his frequently animal-themed books have led Anna and I to do a lot of fun toddler activities about discovering animals! We adore Eric Carle’s classics (affiliate links) – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. […]

Montessori-Inspired Toddler Play

21-month-old Anna really enjoys Montessori-style toddler play activities! I often find her creating pouring and transferring activities on her own, and so when we had an empty gum container I handed them to her along with our pom poms to play with. She really enjoyed pushing the little pom poms through the small opening – […]