St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

My kiddos have been drawn to this shimmery, shiny, glitter-filled playdough like moths to a flame. And how could they not be?!  There is truly something magical about this ultra sparkly St. Patrick's Day playdough. It lets kids' imaginations run wild. We made two...

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Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Activity for ages 3 and up. This amazing smelling green apple playdough recipe uses only two ingredients and makes a soft, stretchy, silky dough your kids will love. The no cook playdough recipe is great for kids to make from beginning to end - no...

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Fine Motor Super Pack

Fine Motor Super Pack

Activities for ages 3 to 5. When my three year old looked at me with his big blue eyes and asked for help, "writing like his daddy", I immediately launched into super mommy mode - pulling together 18 motivating games that would develop his hand-eye...

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Peanuts Movie Activities

Peanuts Movie Activities

My kids love the Peanuts movie so you can imagine their joy when they snagged these adorable, FREE Peanuts trick-or-treat bags at Safeway. Two of their favorite things bundled into one reusable bag?! Smile-worthy! I am proud to be a Safeway compensated...

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Autumn Spiced Salt Dough

Autumn Spiced Salt Dough

Pumpkin spice, cinnamon apple, and mulled cider - we love the scents of fall and just couldn't get enough of this warm and cozy autumn scented salt dough recipe.  This dough takes a mere minutes to mix up and is the perfect, no-fail recipe for little chefs to...

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The Stages of Block Play

The Stages of Block Play

Activity for ages 1 to 7. Block play is a huge deal at my house. My kids adore building with blocks and I love their enthusiasm because blocks are so open-ended and grow with children, not to mention they are an excellent toy that encourages fine motor development. My...

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Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards

Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These free pumpkin count and clip cards are a fun way for preschoolers and beginning kindergarteners to practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, counting and fine motor skills. And they're a perfect addition to any Halloween or...

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Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

This apple pie playdough recipe will have you craving a slice of warm ooey-gooey apple goodness. With my oldest going off to Kindergarten, I was not looking forward to the end of summer, but this sweet and spicy smelling apple pie playdough recipe had me...

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Pirate Themed Playdough Kit

Pirate Themed Playdough Kit

Playdough kits: I'm addicted to making them and the kids are addicted to playing with them.  For an upcoming family trip to the beach, I decided to surprise the kiddos with an ocean themed playdough and a bounty of pirate themed items to play with during the...

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Free Apple Playdough Mats

Free Apple Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 2 to 5. We love playdough recipes and activities! With fall just around the corner, it's the perfect time to whip up a batch of oh-so-yummy green apple playdough and get some hands-on number practice. These free apple playdough mats are a...

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Fine Motor Water Activity for Toddlers

Fine Motor Water Activity for Toddlers

Activity for ages 2 to 5. With the summer heat coming on in full force, it's time to cool off with a fun fine motor water activity designed specifically for toddlers! It's a simple, easy prep, engaging fine motor project toddlers will love. Even with the summer...

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Ice Cream Playdough Recipe

Ice Cream Playdough Recipe

Ice cream playdough recipe for ages 3 to 6. This simple, two-ingredient ice cream playdough recipe looks and smells good enough to eat. Well, guess what?  You can! My kiddos have never been more excited to get their hands on the dough as they were this homemade...

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Free Alphabet Printables

Free Alphabet Printables

Activities for ages 3 to 5. These free alphabet printables are perfect for young learners! Help children identify beginning sounds, lowercase letters and uppercase letters with a colorful alphabet chart, clip it cards and letter matching puzzles. Snag your set below...

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Sun Ripened Strawberry Playdough

Sun Ripened Strawberry Playdough

Summer is arriving and so are strawberries picked straight from the garden.  This sweet smelling strawberry playdough recipe will have you craving those delicious little berries.  So make sure you have a few on hand, because your kiddos will be...

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Number Playdough Mats

Number Playdough Mats

I pull out playdough A LOT. It's such a playful way to learn so many different skills at once. And these number playdough mats are no exception! They're a hands-on way to work on number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence AND fine motor practice. Snag...

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15 Clever Counting Cards

15 Clever Counting Cards

Counting cards are an easy prep, fun way to help kids practice number sequence, one-to-one correspondence, number recognition and {of course} counting! These 15 counting cards are our favorite freebies from across the web. They're creative, engaging and...

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4th of July Bracelets

4th of July Bracelets

Activity for ages 3 to 6. My recently turned four year old loves to get glammed up by making her own jewelry, and with the 4th of July approaching, we thought making some patriotic patterned bracelets, which is such a great fine motor activity, would be...

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Clip-On Paint Chip Names

Clip-On Paint Chip Names

Activity for ages 3 to 5. My almost 3 year old is obsessed with his name so, to help him practice spelling it, I headed to my local hardware store. With just a few supplies, I quickly whipped out this paint chip clothespin name activity.  Its a good thing...

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Calming Homemade Playdough

Calming Homemade Playdough

Activity for ages 2 to 6. Emotions have been running high for both my 3 and 5 year old, so I decided to whip up a few different calming homemade playdough recipes that would help calm raging tempers and lift our spirits.  My kiddos were transformed from...

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