Fall Sensory Bottle Activity

Fall is here and we are enjoying all the fall activities! Nature treasures have been a big hit in our house and I am a fan. I am enjoying the children connecting with nature and not being as consumed with materials. It has been rewarding to watch the kids collect items they find captivating andContinue reading “Fall Sensory Bottle Activity”

Fall Inspired Nature Activity

Fall has arrived, inspiring me to pull out comfy boots and sweatshirts while enjoying pumpkin everything! The crisp air has arrived and it still seems surreal we have reached September of 2020. Mentally I am stuck back in spring. It is safe to say this has been the longest yet fastest year. To introduce theContinue reading “Fall Inspired Nature Activity”

The Simple Joys of Nature

Nature Lauren has become an ongoing joke on my instagram stories because I am truthfully not the most outdoorsy person. I gave myself the name Nature Lauren on one of our outdoor adventures where we got lost on a trail and ended up going a lot further than anticipated. Wearing only flip flops and havingContinue reading “The Simple Joys of Nature”

Mystery Fizzing Colors

Even when my daughter is under the weather but she is always up for an experiment. I look for an activity that is low key and also easy to set up. We limit screen-time but while she is sick that is lifted a bit to keep our high energy girl resting. To switch things up,Continue reading “Mystery Fizzing Colors”

Easy Preschool Activities

Do you ever stock up on Target dollar spot items and then think, what am I going to do with these? On a recent trip to Target I grabbed a couple of classroom banner sets and I will show you three easy activities that are perfect for preschoolers and easily adaptable for toddlers. Some daysContinue reading “Easy Preschool Activities”

Life Cycle of a Bee Sensory Play

Water beads are one of our favorite sensory bin fillers and if you haven’t experienced them yet, head straight to amazon and order some. Water beads never seem to amaze me with their growth. The photo on the left is of water breads directly out of the pack and the photo on the right isContinue reading “Life Cycle of a Bee Sensory Play”

DIY Story Stones

Story time is so magical as a child, so easy to get lost in a tale. My four year old especially loves when we tell stories, not just read them in books; it has always been part of our bedtime routine that she pick a character and theme and then we make up a storyContinue reading “DIY Story Stones”

Loose Parts: Seasons

In the world of open ended play, loose parts are so exciting. We love to incorporate our Grapat Mandala loose parts into so many of our activities but they have become a favorite for simple math; there are so many options for counting and creating patterns with the color variations. For those unfamiliar with theContinue reading “Loose Parts: Seasons”

Naturally Dyed DIY Playdough

Playdough is a great fine motor activity to build muscles in children’s hands. These muscles are important for things like gripping writing utensils, dressing themselves, and manipulating small items. I have also found playdough time to be a calming and creative outlet for my spirited girl. The focus helps to slow her breathing and theContinue reading “Naturally Dyed DIY Playdough”

Cardboard DIY Popsicles

We recently started a special “late night Friday” with our four year old daughter. We noticed she was craving solo time with us and a special night would give my husband and myself an opportunity to engage in age appropriate activities with her without the concern of our our one year old while doing so.Continue reading “Cardboard DIY Popsicles”