help kids understand diff between city, state, country...
GERM EXPERIMENT...Where do germs grow in your house?
Simply cut out the mesh. Careful to not cut on supporting seams. Add sheets/blankets and you have a toddler bed! The sheet on top is simply held by the mobile that came with it. Extend the life of your Pack n Play and save money. Plus it can be used a a tent or embellish the sides for a cool fort! Graco should produce these!
-Pack & Play repurpose! Cut the mesh from one side, cover the top with fitted sheet, throw in some pillows... reading tent! I LOVE THIS!
So simple and loads of fun for creative little minds!
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Fairies in a jar! Take a jar, glo sticks, and tulle. Place tulle in jar, crack and cut open glo sticks, add to jar, swirling around tulle and jar and shake to use as night light, party light, or experiment. Use immediately before glow wears off - rumour is that placing glo sticks in freezer extends their glow period.
How To Make Glow Jars
Buy a white plate ($1 store) and let the kids make a picture with sharpie pens, then bake @350 for 30 minutes.
File folders for K-12 to hold memorable school items and showcase that years school photo.
Car Ride Activities Set 1...good for quiet time, too.
Building Shapes Math Center
Use zip pouches to organize puzzles instead of bulky boxes. This blog post has several great ideas for organizing kids toys.
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Color coordinated Easter egg hunt. You can only collect your color of egg. Stops one kid from getting all the eggs!- genius
Another "calming jar" idea: your kids shake the bottle and then have to watch it till the glitter settles to the bottom. This one has the advantage of being in non-breakable plastic bottles. Also, you can superglue the lids on, so the kids don't open the bottles and drink the glitter glue while they're "calming down."
Time out bottles! Water, glue and glitter...shake it up. It takes 5 minutes to settle. Watching it settle relaxes them, and you don't have to set a timer.