This past weekend, we celebrated our sweet boy's third birthday. It was a perfect day filled with everything Wesley loved: family, friends, balloons, diggers and of course birthday cupcakes. The smiles and giggles were in abundance. When I first asked Wesley what kind of birthday party he wanted to have, I thought for sure he … Continue reading Warning: Birthday Zone Ahead.
I heart paper plates.
Full disclosure. I am about to openly confess and discuss my love for paper plates. But no judgement please, because I'm fairly certain you'll want to join me in my love affair after reading this post. Especially if you have little ones at home. 🤗❤️😍 Paper plates have SO many uses in the world of … Continue reading I heart paper plates.
a very messy adventure.
Story time is such a positive experience you can share with your little one and is one of the most important aspects of early literacy. When you read aloud to your child, there are so many things happening.Your child's listening/language skills are blossoming, his vocabulary is growing, and his imagination is soaring (just to name … Continue reading a very messy adventure.
After my son's birthday, we had a TON of left over balloons. What to do with them all!? Ice marbles (for lack of a better description, they were basically frozen water balloons with food coloring). Sounds fun, right!? It was! But VERY messy to prep. First things first. We gathered a few balloons, stretched them … Continue reading ice marbles.
change is good.
When you think about change, what does it mean to you? What about in terms of re-purposing an item or changing an item altogether so that it can be used as something completely different? While I'm usually not one for change (ask anyone that knows me) I absolutely LOVE re-purposing materials and items to make … Continue reading change is good.
Sensory exploration is an important part of child development. Not only does it expose your little one to different sights, sounds, smells, textures and colors, but also teaches them about the world around them. The benefits of sensory play are huge: it boosts creativity, promotes higher order thinking, hones in on fine motor skills and … Continue reading sensory 101.
reduce, reuse, recycle.
Time for some simple activities to keep the kiddos busy today. And guess what? You don't need to spend a dime. #Winning. Cardboard boxes, toilet paper rolls, bubble wrap. They're all treasures in the eyes of a toddler. The activities don't need to be crazy either and something as simple as painting will do. But … Continue reading reduce, reuse, recycle.
ooey, gooey, fun.
Who's ready for some colorful, glittery, ooey, gooey fun? Today the boys and I tried our luck with DIY rainbow slime and it was awesome! This has sensory exploration written all over it. The kids LOVED touching it, poking it, and squeezing it through their fingers. So fun! Ours didn't come out too slimey, and … Continue reading ooey, gooey, fun.
rainbows and sunshine.
There's just something about this rainbow craft that makes me smile. It's so colorful and reminds me of the warmer spring days ahead. This activity is pretty toddler friendly and only requires a few materials: paper streamers, glue, a paper plate, scissors, cotton balls and maybe a toddler or two. 🤗 Next, cut the paper … Continue reading rainbows and sunshine.
green glitter for days.
Hi all! With St.Patrick's day behind us, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the fun activities and crafts the boys and I did over the last few weeks. Don't worry, theres still plenty of time to take out the green glitter, gold coins, and shamrocks...March is a LONG one! My toddler … Continue reading green glitter for days.