This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! [Then you can tear it up and mold into shapes] ... Doing this!

Kitchen Craft: Soap Clouds! {And homemade kiddie tub soaps

A bar of Ivory soap .this is totally genius. And not just for kids! This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!

Paint in Ziploc bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!

I kinda like the mess, but some days this might be a quick and easy way.Mess-free finger painting-Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!

Glowing nightlight lamp with removable glow balls for trips to the bathroom etc... So cool! $20 Perfect for Ave!

Glowing nightlight lamp with removable glow balls for trips to the bathroom, really cool! Glowing nightlight lamp with removable glow balls for trips to the bathroom, really cool!

Another Pinner said: "This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! YAY! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizziness!!... Pretty sure we will be doing this soon!

Colorful Fizzy Fun: Pinner says "This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizzy fun!

Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess! - Glamourization

I kinda like the mess, but some days this might be a quick and easy way.Mess-free finger painting-Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!

chore charts

I like the idea of magnets they can move themselves when they complete a chore! Only thing I might add is photos of the chore to be done. A Lemon Squeezy Home: Chore Charts {diy} So so so so so totally doing this!

Floor beds--perfect for the minimalist in me.

The 5 Benefits of a Floor Bed for Toddlers

Cool whip paint...what a fabulous idea for infants/toddlers!

[fun, but use something other than Cool Whip & food coloring. yucky chemicals] Play At Home Mom LLC:Cool whip paint, Infant play

ABC order

Use the cups as a visual way for child to work on alphabetical order or other language sequencing tasks. Write words on each cup, and stack them in alphabetical order. -just styrofoam cups and a marker

Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, 2nd Edition

Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up, Edition. More like the 500 places to take myself before I grow up


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Check Out These Awesome Toddler Activities

20 Toddler Activities by teachingmama Kids Toddlers Activities Finally some great ideas! No more momma going crazy on the weekends!

Scented Edible No-Cook Fingerpaint Recipe for Babies and Toddlers from Fun at Home with Kids

Scented Edible No-Cook Fingerpaint Recipe for Babies and Toddlers

Scented Edible No-Cook Fingerpaint Recipe for Babies and Toddlers from Fun at Home with Kids uses plain yogurt and kool-aid or food coloring

How many Cheerios can you stack. Do this with bead and add string so they can make their necklaces easier. Then just pull out the noodle.

{Mommy School} Playing & Learning with Play-Doh

how many cheerios can you stack in 30 seconds, etc. Use pink play dough and the pink yogurt cheerios to make this a Valentine's day school class party game

Kesäpuuhaa lapsille

How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. And I'm sure you could put in food dye before its frozen to color it like the ice block in the photo.

Good colour sorting!

Button Sorting Cups - What a brilliant idea for your toddler/preschooler! Adding this to our collection of activities to promote fine-motor skills and color recognition! ≈≈ Great idea for a busy bag party

Pretty sad I'm actually debating paying my kids to help out around here :/

10 Creative Ways to Get Kids to Do Chores

Great idea for a chore chart! Instead of giving kids an arbitrary allowance, they can pick what tasks they want to do and earn as much money as they choose. Dave Ramsey talks about this.

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Homemade finger paints…

Love this homemade finger paint idea! Not only will the kids have fun painting with their fingers you can have them help make the paint as well! Twice the fun!

toddler activity ideas!

Taming the Toddler: Pinterest to the Rescue

Great ideas for keeping toddlers busy! Just tried the pipe cleaner and Easter egg activities with Bella, and they were a hit!

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