Tag: Toddler Activities

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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Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

As a military family, I’m always curious to see what others are doing to recognize Veterans Day. My son is just getting to the age where he can start understanding what it means that Daddy is in the military, and I think it helps to do activities to help in learning. I collected a list of these fun Veteran’s Day crafts and activities you can do with your children too.   Veteran’s Day Activities Here are some lovely activities to recognize Veterans Day from a fellow blogger in my tribes, Babies to Bookworms. I love the camouflage sensory bin idea! I […]

Posted November 7, 2017 by Julie in Military, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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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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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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10 Fall Activities to do with Toddlers in Houston and Austin

10 Fall Activities to do with Toddlers in Houston and Austin

The fall season in Texas is an interesting beast. The temperatures are a bit cooler but still warm. Leaves are still green for the most part. But we enjoy the same fall activities as everyone else, just maybe without the heavy coats and mittens.   Fall Activities Bucket list with Toddlers Finding things to do with toddlers in the fall can be as simple as going outdoors. Collect leaves and pinecones Jump in piles of leaves Go to a pumpkin patch Take a hayride Visit a petting zoo Take a walk through a giant maze Attend a local festival Dress […]

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Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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