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Craft Stick Christmas Tree and other Simple Winter Crafts your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love to do

Craft Stick Christmas Tree and other Simple Winter Crafts your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love to do

Ah, December. Winter. Christmas. Clocks starting to resemble fans. Anyone else feel like the world just starts flying by this time of year? I am not a fan of the rush of the holiday season and try to be mindful of slowing down and enjoying all the beauty and fun winter and Christmas time hold. I took my family on an evening trip to see a huge light display because that’s what matters – fun, family time and memories made. So here I am with another simple toddler or preschooler seasonal craft, a fun craft stick Christmas Tree! I have […]

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Make a Thankful Tree with your Child this Thanksgiving

Make a Thankful Tree with your Child this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving (and really, the entire month of November) is a great time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. I’m trying to teach my little one to think about being thankful, though that isn’t an easy concept for him to grasp as he just turned 3. I thought we’d do a little activity and talk about gratitude. You know I love trees and using fall leaves in a craft, so I expanded that concept to make a Thankful Tree. Making a Thankful Tree Supplies: Large white paper or posterboard for background (I used leftover packing materials) […]

Posted November 16, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , / 0 Comments
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Thanksgiving Activities to Entertain your Kids While You Eat + Download a FREE Worksheet

Thanksgiving Activities to Entertain your Kids While You Eat + Download a FREE Worksheet

Thanksgiving is a day to get together with family, share a wonderful meal, and talk about gratitude. But little kids may want some more activities to do since they won’t be sitting around and eating all day like us (lazy) grown-ups. So here I have collected a few fun activities kids can do to partake in the celebration without getting bored.   Thanksgiving Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers I have a Thanksgiving printable I have been given to share with you! Click the image to download the full-size. Preschoolers will work on focus and fine motor skills with this Thanksgiving-themed maze […]

Posted November 15, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , , / 3 Comments
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Five Tips to Include More Veggies in Your Kid’s Diet

Five Tips to Include More Veggies in Your Kid’s Diet

If you are struggling with adding more vegetables onto your kid’s plate, you are not alone. Many if not most children find veggies unappealing. In all fairness, they have good reasons. Unfortunately, they still need quite a lot of them in order to stay healthy. Besides, having your kids eat more veggies when they’re young helps make it a habit, which will continue to benefit them as an adult. So how to include more non-potato vegetables into your kid’s diet? What can you do to make sure your kid get those much-needed vitamins, nutrients, and fiber? Read on to find […]

Posted November 1, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Fun Math & Fitness Activity for Preschool

Fun Math & Fitness Activity for Preschool

Today I have a great learning activity to share. What I like about this activity is it can be adapted for one child or a playgroup. You can do it with numbers, shapes, colors, and any combination you can think of. Just a bit of chalk and let the child who is just learning the names of these shapes or numbers run around and burn some energy while learning. Run Around the Numbers Preschool Activity Get ready to play with numbers outdoors! Your child will actively build a strong math foundation while playing outdoors. This game is also an excellent way […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on your List + Giveaway

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on your List + Giveaway

Are you already thinking about the holidays? I’ve got quite a few gift guides I’m putting together and some great ones I have put together in the past.  I’ll highlight some great goodies from all the lists here and point you to where you can see more ideas! Please note that I may be compensated for sharing some items on my gift guides, but opinions and the decision to feature the items are my own! Affiliate links are used to share these products with you, providing me a small compensation should you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. […]

Posted October 20, 2017 by Julie in Gift Guides, Giveaways, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Fall is so much fun and opens you up to a ton of great activity ideas, so I decided to try a quick and simple craft for Halloween with my toddler. I picked spider as our theme since he loves the song “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and I figured it would be an easy craft to make. We actually did this one when he was home sick one Monday, as it helped cheer us both up. I love all things Halloween, so getting a bit silly and crafty with my son is perfect and fun for both of us.   […]

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Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Primrose Schools; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Somewhere I must have blinked because my toddler is blossoming into a preschooler who soaks up everything around him. It is amazing to see all he can accomplish on his own, and now we can interact with him in new ways and even have a verbal exchange. Taking my toddler to daycare has been wonderful for his socialization and development, and now he is ready for more structured learning. We are enrolling our son in Primrose Schools after we […]

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10 Adorable and Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

10 Adorable and Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

I have always loved Halloween growing up, and even more so as an adult. Now that I have a kiddo who can play and enjoy this best holiday ever, I plan to raise him right and enjoy Halloween together! If you’re looking for something fun to do with your toddler this fall, check out this roundup of adorable and easy Halloween crafts for toddlers.       Simple Halloween and Fall Toddler Crafts     Ghost crafts This Puffy Ghost craft is such a great idea. It seems super simple and cute. These Ghost Balloons look like fun too. Ooh […]

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Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft for Toddlers

Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft for Toddlers

Fall is such an exciting time, and Pinterest is overflowing with cute toddler crafts. I just had to try to create a fun craft for my toddler and me to enjoy the fact that temperatures are starting to drop from the sizzling heat of Texas summer, and the leaves are also starting to turn. My toddler and I collected some of the leaves we found on the ground, and I had an idea of a fun thing we could quickly make together one evening after we got home from work and daycare.   The toddler and I collected a bunch […]

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