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activities, ideas, expressions, and creativity all for the children -- learning and growing.

Shawna Daniels
Out on the playground
teacher thoughts
Rooms can be beautiful!
small motor development
large motor development
dramatic play
Blocks Blocks Blocks
Counting & Measuring (Math)
Science and Sensory
Art is more than crafts (but they're still fun)
Reading and Writing (Language)
Infants and Toddlers

Out on the playground

They want wind chimes.give them windchimes.Tin can wind chimes Garden Projects, Projects For Kids, Art Projects, Garden Crafts, Garden Ideas, School Projects, Kids Crafts, Easy Crafts, Kids Diy

Easy Kids’ Garden Projects: Gardening

Looking for ways to get your kids outside and away from the TV or computer screen? Here are a few fun, quick and easy projects they can make outside on their own that require some creativity (instead of a game controller).

camping # kids outdoor activities My hubby wants to camp out in backyard with the kids. I think this is an awesome idea to make a attractive and fun tent for the kids! Oh the projects are lining up! The sewing machine will get some attention again ; Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Outdoor Fun, Outdoor Decor, Outdoor Sheds, Outdoor Playhouses, Teepee Kids, Diy Teepee, Teepee Party

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Shoots and Giggles - vinyl gutter parts ( & ( flexible spouts ( and brackets ( Paint with plastic primer and enamel spray paint. Outdoor Play, Outdoor Living, Play Yards, Sensory Table, Water Walls, Little Diva, Outdoor Classroom, Garden Fun

Shoots and Giggles Under $50.00 all at LOWES LowesCreativeIdeas.com/Extras

reclaimed wooden blocks as outdoor kids' toys.would let them paint 'em too. Outdoor Play Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Backyard Play, Outdoor Playground, Backyard For Kids, Outdoor Games, Playground Ideas, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Learning

Giant reclaimed wooden blocks

Some of our neighbours down the street have been landscaping, and as part of this somehow they dug up some dirty chunks of wood. I have no ...

A backyard tipi playhouse for the kids Here's how to make a colorful backyard playhouse (no sewing necessary) Make it for your little girls in pinks fit for a princess- Click ahead for the step-by-step photos and instructions. Outside Playhouse, Backyard Playhouse, Build A Playhouse, Playhouse Kits, Outdoor Playhouses, Teepee Kids, Teepee Tent, Teepees, Backyard Projects

How to Make a Kids' Teepee

Here’s how to make a colorful backyard playhouse (no sewing necessary)

Colorful garden fence-Cute idea for your veggie garden in the backyard Sarah Cruz. Dream Garden, Garden Art, Garden Design, Fence Design, Fence Garden, Kid Garden, Gravel Garden, Garden Boxes, Farm Fence

Colorful Backyard Decorating Ideas

With easy-to-please green as your backdrop, be bold and add a dash of color here and a splash of color there to take an outdoor space from dull to dazzling.

Love these DIY painted rock garden markers by Lu Bird Baby! Crafts 14 Garden Crafts for Kids Kids Crafts, Garden Crafts For Kids, Garden Projects, Craft Projects, Craft Ideas, Garden Kids, Project Ideas, Veg Garden, Garden Plants

Our Veggie Garden!

I’ve always loved the idea of having a veggie garden. Tasty, healthy, vegetables right in my front yard. Yes please! The only problem is I do not have a green thumb in my body. I’ve killed every plant and flower I have ever received. My husband’s grandma who is an excellent gardener says it’s because I give them too much love and attention. I think she’s just trying to be nice. Anyways, when we moved a few months ago it just so happened (actually it was totally intentional) that we moved…

Our Alternative Learning project - making learning fun! The Learning Landscape is a scalable, tyre grid system for primary education built using old tyres and bright paints. Children are asked questions and must find the tyre with the correct answer - simple and effective! Outdoor Education, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Play, Fun Learning, Bright Paintings, Old Tires, Primary Education, Play Spaces, Grid System

Our Alternative Learning project - making learning fun! The Learning Landscape is a scalable, tyre grid system for primary education built using old tyres and bright paints. Children are asked questions and must find the tyre with the correct answer - simple and effective!

teacher thoughts

Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota - A dynamic forum for collaborative inquiry, exchange and advocacy Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Behavior, Play Based Learning, Learning Activities, Teaching Ideas, Reggio Documentation, Reggio Emilia Preschool, Central Elementary School

Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota

Reggio-inspired network of Minnesota-a social networking group from MN with some wonderful resources to explore on documentation and more.

Rooms can be beautiful!

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds-information about schema theory Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Learning Spaces, Learning Environments, Learning Centers, Early Learning, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Design, Reggio Emilia

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Author: NAEYC, Name: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Length: 6 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2013-09-01

small motor development

Pool Noodle Stringing Busy Bag: A toddler fine motor and hand/eye coordination activity Sensory Activities, Infant Activities, Preschool Activities, Toddler Fine Motor Activities, Indoor Activities, Summer Activities, Family Activities, Sensory Play, Toddler Play

Busy Bag Idea: Pool Noodle Stringing | Money Saving Mom®

The Pool Noodle Bead Stringing Busy Bag was a very simple idea and it went over well. Just cut up some pool noodles (you can probably find them on clearance at this time of the year!) into one-inch sections and put them into a ziptop bag along with a piece of thick string or rope.

large motor development

Physical Games & Activities for Groups - tons of great movement games and ideas! -I like to move it week Physical Education Activities, Youth Group Activities, Primary Activities, Movement Activities, Team Building Activities, Student Games, Adventure Kids, Games To Play With Kids, Parent Board

Physical Games & Activities for Groups

Free descriptions of physical games & activities for groups, focusing on exercise, fun, and personal development.

dramatic play

Creative and Easy DIY Furniture Hacks Turn an Old Cabinet into a Kid’s Play Kitchen: Make a fantastic play kitchen out of an old cabinet for your kids with the instructions. The post Creative and Easy DIY Furniture Hacks appeared first on Best Shared. Diy Furniture Hacks, Repurposed Furniture, Furniture Makeover, Furniture Stores, Furniture Plans, Furniture For Kids, Refurbished Furniture, Vintage Furniture, Wood Furniture

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Creative DIY projects for Kids It’s time to have super fun time with your kids by making these DIY projects, they are fun, creative, intriguing and easy... - Emma Mia - Google+

Blocks Blocks Blocks

Counting & Measuring (Math)

Ring the Bottle: A Math Carnival Game. This can be used to practice addition, subtraction, or multiplication. - Use cheap plastic bracelets for the "rings" Multiplication Activities, Math Activities For Kids, Activity Games, Math Games, Games For Kids, Preschool Math, Word Games, Fun Math, Maths

Ring the Bottle: A Math Carnival Game | Activity | Education.com

Nothing chases the blues away like a trip to the boardwalk. Bring the fun home with this do-it-yourself version that sneaks in some math practice.

Science and Sensory

Grow Crystals in Your Fridge in Just a Few Hours: These epsom salt crystal needles form within a matter of hours. You can grow clear crystals or color them with food coloring.i migtht do this if there is ever a science fair. Science Fair Projects, Science Experiments Kids, Projects For Kids, Epsom Salt Crystals, Diy Crystals, Sugar Crystals, Kid Science, Learn Science, Science Centers

Grow Crystals in Your Fridge in Just a Few Hours

Grow a cup of needle crystals using Epsom salts in your refrigerator. It is quick, easy, and safe. The crystals grow in just a couple of hours.

How To Make Self-watering Seed Starter Pots. We are excited to share with you this recycling project. It is truly green and fun. You do not only recycle those plastic water bottles, but also make self-watering seed starter pots for you to start your herb Herb Garden, Garden Plants, Indoor Plants, Home And Garden, Diy Garden, Garden Art, Container Gardening, Gardening Tips, Indoor Gardening

Why Didn't I Think of That? Wednesday

Some of my favourite finds from around the world wide web. Things that, as soon as you see it, you say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

Art is more than crafts (but they're still fun)

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Reading and Writing (Language)

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Infants and Toddlers

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds-information about schema theory Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Learning Spaces, Learning Environments, Learning Centers, Early Learning, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Design, Reggio Emilia

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Author: NAEYC, Name: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Length: 6 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2013-09-01

Make your own Rube-Goldberg Machine! Add velcro dots to the back of recycled toilet paper and paper towel tubes! Give kids the opportunity to remake the marble wall. Reggio Emilia, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Toddler Activity Board, Nursery Activities, Rube Goldberg Machine, Paper Towel Tubes, Preschool Classroom, Early Childhood Education

What a colorful and creative pom-pom run (cardboard tubes, egg cartons, pie tins, baby food snack containers, ribbon spools. Many hours of exploration and fun!

Sensory Activities for 1 Year Olds (Over 65 Ideas!) Tons of sensory activities for 1 year olds including sensory bags, sensory bottles, sensory bins, edible sensory play and more! Edible Sensory Play, Sensory Bags, Sensory Bottles, Sensory Activities, Infant Activities, Preschool Activities, Family Activities, Sensory Rooms, Elderly Activities

Sensory Activities for 1 Year Olds (Over 65 Ideas!)

Tons of sensory activities for 1 year olds including sensory bags, sensory bottles, sensory bins, edible sensory play and more!

Creative and Easy DIY Furniture Hacks Turn an Old Cabinet into a Kid’s Play Kitchen: Make a fantastic play kitchen out of an old cabinet for your kids with the instructions. The post Creative and Easy DIY Furniture Hacks appeared first on Best Shared. Diy Furniture Hacks, Repurposed Furniture, Furniture Makeover, Furniture Stores, Furniture Plans, Furniture For Kids, Refurbished Furniture, Vintage Furniture, Wood Furniture

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Creative DIY projects for Kids It’s time to have super fun time with your kids by making these DIY projects, they are fun, creative, intriguing and easy... - Emma Mia - Google+

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds-information about schema theory Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Learning Spaces, Learning Environments, Learning Centers, Early Learning, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Design, Reggio Emilia

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Author: NAEYC, Name: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Length: 6 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2013-09-01

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds-information about schema theory Play Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Learning Spaces, Learning Environments, Learning Centers, Early Learning, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Design, Reggio Emilia

Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Author: NAEYC, Name: Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds, Length: 6 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2013-09-01

Pool Noodle Stringing Busy Bag: A toddler fine motor and hand/eye coordination activity Sensory Activities, Infant Activities, Preschool Activities, Toddler Fine Motor Activities, Indoor Activities, Summer Activities, Family Activities, Sensory Play, Toddler Play

Busy Bag Idea: Pool Noodle Stringing | Money Saving Mom®

The Pool Noodle Bead Stringing Busy Bag was a very simple idea and it went over well. Just cut up some pool noodles (you can probably find them on clearance at this time of the year!) into one-inch sections and put them into a ziptop bag along with a piece of thick string or rope.

Make your own Rube-Goldberg Machine! Add velcro dots to the back of recycled toilet paper and paper towel tubes! Give kids the opportunity to remake the marble wall. Reggio Emilia, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Toddler Activity Board, Nursery Activities, Rube Goldberg Machine, Paper Towel Tubes, Preschool Classroom, Early Childhood Education

What a colorful and creative pom-pom run (cardboard tubes, egg cartons, pie tins, baby food snack containers, ribbon spools. Many hours of exploration and fun!

Sensory Activities for 1 Year Olds (Over 65 Ideas!) Tons of sensory activities for 1 year olds including sensory bags, sensory bottles, sensory bins, edible sensory play and more! Edible Sensory Play, Sensory Bags, Sensory Bottles, Sensory Activities, Infant Activities, Preschool Activities, Family Activities, Sensory Rooms, Elderly Activities

Sensory Activities for 1 Year Olds (Over 65 Ideas!)

Tons of sensory activities for 1 year olds including sensory bags, sensory bottles, sensory bins, edible sensory play and more!

Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota - A dynamic forum for collaborative inquiry, exchange and advocacy Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Reggio Classroom, Classroom Behavior, Play Based Learning, Learning Activities, Teaching Ideas, Reggio Documentation, Reggio Emilia Preschool, Central Elementary School

Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota

Reggio-inspired network of Minnesota-a social networking group from MN with some wonderful resources to explore on documentation and more.

Ring the Bottle: A Math Carnival Game. This can be used to practice addition, subtraction, or multiplication. - Use cheap plastic bracelets for the "rings" Multiplication Activities, Math Activities For Kids, Activity Games, Math Games, Games For Kids, Preschool Math, Word Games, Fun Math, Maths

Ring the Bottle: A Math Carnival Game | Activity | Education.com

Nothing chases the blues away like a trip to the boardwalk. Bring the fun home with this do-it-yourself version that sneaks in some math practice.

Physical Games & Activities for Groups - tons of great movement games and ideas! -I like to move it week Physical Education Activities, Youth Group Activities, Primary Activities, Movement Activities, Team Building Activities, Student Games, Adventure Kids, Games To Play With Kids, Parent Board

Physical Games & Activities for Groups

Free descriptions of physical games & activities for groups, focusing on exercise, fun, and personal development.

Grow Crystals in Your Fridge in Just a Few Hours: These epsom salt crystal needles form within a matter of hours. You can grow clear crystals or color them with food coloring.i migtht do this if there is ever a science fair. Science Fair Projects, Science Experiments Kids, Projects For Kids, Epsom Salt Crystals, Diy Crystals, Sugar Crystals, Kid Science, Learn Science, Science Centers

Grow Crystals in Your Fridge in Just a Few Hours

Grow a cup of needle crystals using Epsom salts in your refrigerator. It is quick, easy, and safe. The crystals grow in just a couple of hours.

How To Make Self-watering Seed Starter Pots. We are excited to share with you this recycling project. It is truly green and fun. You do not only recycle those plastic water bottles, but also make self-watering seed starter pots for you to start your herb Herb Garden, Garden Plants, Indoor Plants, Home And Garden, Diy Garden, Garden Art, Container Gardening, Gardening Tips, Indoor Gardening

Why Didn't I Think of That? Wednesday

Some of my favourite finds from around the world wide web. Things that, as soon as you see it, you say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

They want wind chimes.give them windchimes.Tin can wind chimes Garden Projects, Projects For Kids, Art Projects, Garden Crafts, Garden Ideas, School Projects, Kids Crafts, Easy Crafts, Kids Diy

Easy Kids’ Garden Projects: Gardening

Looking for ways to get your kids outside and away from the TV or computer screen? Here are a few fun, quick and easy projects they can make outside on their own that require some creativity (instead of a game controller).

camping # kids outdoor activities My hubby wants to camp out in backyard with the kids. I think this is an awesome idea to make a attractive and fun tent for the kids! Oh the projects are lining up! The sewing machine will get some attention again ; Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Outdoor Fun, Outdoor Decor, Outdoor Sheds, Outdoor Playhouses, Teepee Kids, Diy Teepee, Teepee Party

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Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.