This looks better than using mini-marshmallows, they can eat all the grapes when they're done! Kids Food Activities, For Kids, Apartment Therapy, Food Science, Regular Food, Edible Art, Toothpick Sculpture, Kids Food Fun, Art Toothpick
Homemade water wall. Great way for children to play with water in the garden.
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20+ Cool and Fun Water Play Ideas for Kids in Summer . #waterplay #wateractivities #summer #summerfunforkids #DIYcraftsandart Keep your little ones busy. Great for warmer weather fun. Tack PVC bottles and pipes to a wooden post . Add water, get fun! If you've got lots of water in your area - I'm jealous. Unless you're flooded. Then, I'm sorry. http://hative.com/water-play-ideas-for-kids-in-summer/
Homemade water wall. Great way for children to play with water in the outdoor areas, particularly when space is limited.
Water wall. Summer fun for kids. Outdoor play spaces. Pinned by Learning and Exploring Through Play.
10 fun reads for St. Patrick's Day. Picking these up for my preschool and second grader this week!
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10 fun children's books for St. Patrick's Day.
10 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids
75 TV Free Activities for Toddlers - many are no brainers but when you are sleep deprived it's like not having a brain sometimes so these are good reminders when thinking feels impossible :)
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TV Free Activities For Toddlers. Fun!
75 TV Free Activities for Toddlers - many are no brainers but when you are sleep deprived it's like not having a brain sometimes so these are good reminders when thinking feels impossible :) Hello! If you are new here check out No Time For Flash Cards on Pinterest and join our Facebook community for more great ideas. 75 activities for toddlers Toddlers are little explorers and love going from one activity to the next so the more ideas you have in your back pocket the better. All of these are free of any tv or other screen time but I would be the world’s biggest hypocrite if I said my kids never watched any TV as toddlers. This list of TV free activities for toddler is a way to inspire myself as much as you to try some of these simple activities before reaching for the remote. Cook – we use play food with real pots a lot. Toss bean bags into laundry baskets. Paint with yogurt Splash in the sink. Pour and scoop some pasta. Mix some colors. Get dressed in sibling’s clothes. Turn up the music and dance Cuddle. Play with a water table with water or rice. pasta in the winter. Play with a light table Cut a slot in a container lid and drop dried pasta into it. Play dress up – use old Halloween costumes, clothes and hats. Find out will it sink or float? Blow bubbles. Have a toy car wash. Build a block tower. Knock it down. Write on the walls. Draw on the windows. Go for a swing. Go into a dark room and play with a flash light. Go for a walk . Make a tower out of pantry foods. Sing songs. Gather your dining chairs and play airplane. Help put away the dishes. Have a bath just for fun. Play store. Help with the laundry. Visit the pet store and see the fish and hamsters. Play mail carrier . Run. Brush teeth ( don’t knock it both my kids loved this) Take your baby dolls for a walk around the house. Play trains. Make playdough cupcakes, muffins and cookies. Walk the plank. Wear them while you( parent) hike. Call Grandparents on the phone and chat. Wrestle. Pretend to be animals and crawl, hop and pounce on the floor. Play at the playground. Collect rocks on a walk or shells on the beach. Go to the library. Explore a local garden center. Make playdough sculptures with popscicle sticks. Make a craft. Help with chores. Paint with water. Look through family photos. Hammer golf tees into foam. Color the patio. Have snack on a chair train ( in your kitchen) Make and play with discovery bottles. Play ball in the yard. Play with large magnets on the fridge, cookie sheets or like she is above the washer while mama folded laundry. Play with a dollhouse Color. Touch and Smell the fruits and veggies at the supermarket instead of just grabbing what you need. Play Duplo. Look for bugs under rocks. Rip and cut scrap paper. Do a puzzle. Go swimming. Paint. Paint with toy cars. Paint with blocks. Paint with toy animals. Play with instruments ( or just a big pot and a few wooden spoons). Water your plants. Play peek-a-boo. Go on a color hunt. Take every DVD out of the drawers and put them back in. This is completely child led at our house. Follow their play and see where it leads you. These are the kinds of things I’ll get out for my toddler when I’m trying to get something done with my other kids and we’re all sitting at the same table. They are quiet, quick to grab, not TOO messy and don’t require lots of supervision. 5 Quiet Activities to Entertain Toddlers Stickers Make marks on a piece of paper and show your toddler how to cover them with stickers. 5 Activities for Toddlers to do at the Table Rip and Tear! Give pieces of paper and a bucket and show your toddler how to rip off pieces and put them all in the bucket. I cut mine into strips to make them more tempting to tear up. As I mention in this post about art with toddlers – destruction can be VERY satisfying to kids this age. 5 Quiet Toddler Activities at the Table Contact Paper! Now you’ve got a bucket of paper bits, contact paper is in order! Tape down a piece of contact paper sticky side up. Show your toddler how paper pieces stick to the contact paper and let them take it from there. 5 Simple Toddler Activities Treasures After a quick contact paper art piece we grabbed this collection of boxes for a mini treasure hunt. Use any random assortment of Things That Open. In the smallest bin or bag put something like cotton balls and a few “treasures.” Put all of these containers together and let your toddler figure out how they open as they search for the treasure inside. Once they get at it you can ask them to put it into the different boxes, hide it for you and so on. It’s simple, but toddlers love to tote around treasures – toddlerhood is the ‘Load and Tote Phase‘, and whether they are loading up boxes or bags, this game of hiding treasures is a favorite. Mix it All Up Once you’ve exhausted your supply of quiet toddler activities what can you do? Mix it all up! At the end of this play session (during which I was doing a writing lesson with her big brother) I re-taped the contact paper and asked her if the cotton balls would stick to it too. Then I handed her a pen to see if she wanted to draw on her masterpiece. This gave my older son and I long enough to finish up what we were doing before my toddler reclaimed my attention. More Resources for things to do with toddlers when you’ve got to keep them busy: baby play zero to two16 Materials Perfect for Toddler Busy Play Toddler Activity Cupboard (see the link above for great ideas of what to stock yours with!) Tips for Toddler Play When You’ve Got Something Else To Do My Collaborative Ebook – Zero to Two the Book of Play Does your toddler have a favorite activity for independent play? Let us know in the comments, we can all use more ideas!
Tin Foil River in the yard. Fun! It's the little things they love ... cheap fun ! never would have thought of this...
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Tin Foil River - Fun Water Play in the Yard for Kids (especially boys)
Tin Foil River. Fun! its the little things they love ... cheap fun ! maybe the kids can earn this with behavior?
Tin Foil River in the yard. What a cool idea! And we have the perfect slope to our backyard to try this out. Whatever it takes to get the kids outside....
A TIN FOIL RIVER * A River Runs through it. (in our front yard) * Camo and Bows * A trickle from the garden hose keeps the tin foil in place "as you build it" along the route the water flows! * Kids of all ages will enjoy on a hot day.
Tin Foil River in the yard. Cute idea for a little summer fun for the kids
Bashing baked cotton balls (goggles optional!) ... this entire blog is fantastic for moms of boys!
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Making Boys Men: Bashing baked cotton balls (goggles optional!). Great blog on boy activities.
Bashing baked cotton balls (goggles optional!) ... this entire blog is fantastic for moms of boys!~ DIY fun activities for kids
20 toys to make from "trash" around the home
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Fun and games from recycled household items. Storm trooper out of a milk jug. That is all.
20 toys to make from trash. Some clever ideas!! #DIY #reuse #kids
free DIY toys!
20 Toys to Make From Trash! My favorite is the milk jug storm trooper!
Edible Art grapes and toothpicks. My kids definitely like to eat things on toothpicks. Can actually work on making shapes and then eat them!
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This looks like a fun idea for kids.
Play With Your Food — What To Do This Weekend | Apartment Therapy
Play With Your Food: Science Projects
Edible Art Toothpick Sculpture
Your kids can play with their food. Really, they should. These projects show regular food made magical and will ignite little imaginations. They also all look just plain fun.
kid food fun
Pecan Pie Squares | MyRecipes.com
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Pecan Pie Squares #Recipe from #MyRecipes
Take this bar-cookie version of pecan pie to your next holiday gathering. These squares have a rich, buttery crust and a sweet nutty filling that earned them our Test Kitchens' highest rating. But they only have one-third of the calories and 75% less fat than a slice of traditional pecan pie.
Fingerprint ideas! GREAT!!!
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Group thumb print art project for the class
Cute & Easy Fingerprint Art Ideas for Kids by Ed Emberley
Remember this? Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawings - a great guide/easy art project for grandkids.
Fingerprint art... cute idea for kids
Fingerprint Drawing Book, try making your own characters. No ones finger print is ever the same, a unique piece of art project for the kid in you.
Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawings - a great guide/easy art project for kids
Handprint Turkey Keepsake
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Hand print turkey Thanksgiving craft for kids keepsakes - Found on homedit.com
Share And Remember handprint turkey Thanksgiving craft for kids keepsakes - I like the idea of printing on burlap....
Hand Print Turkey- cute project for the girls! love all the detail
Hand Print Turkey Keepsakes #thanksgiving #kids #craft
food coloring and water to paint in the snow
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Colored water in squeeze bottles for drawing in the snow. Totally doing this this winter... I love doing this! (food coloring or koolaid works and can use a spray bottle or squirt gun)
kid activity for snow days... Colored water in squeeze bottles for drawing in the snow!!
Colored water in squeeze bottles for drawing in the snow. - what a cool idea! @Samantha Williams
Snow paint - Colored water in squeeze bottles for drawing in the snow.
Colored water in squeeze bottles for drawing in the snow. This is a super cute idea for kids!!!
Create snow art with colored water in squeeze bottles! #snowdays #creativekids
Ikea hack....Vintage style play kitchen. Adorable!!
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Vintage style play kitchen - IKEA Hackers - Ikea hack. Used two Aneboda night stands (one for the oven and one for the sink) and an Odda chest (for the fridge).
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Covered can and wood round cupcake holder. Very cute.
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Woodland Fairy Tale Birthday Party -- LOVE the cupcake stand made from a tree and the mushroom cupcakes.
Woodland fairy tale birthday party idea
Woodland party theme: Mushroom cupcake stand
Woodland Fairy Tale Birthday Party cake stand and cupcakes
mushroom cupcakes - Woodland Fairy Party. Get OUT! This is adorable!!! Cupcake stand and all
fun turkey sandwiches!
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Thanksgiving snacks for kids!
Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches
Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids
Super fun food craft project for kids! "Kids Recipe Teeny Turkeys"
Water color xylophone!