The Dead Sea borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. It is more than 400 meters below seal level and is the lowest point on dry land. It is over 1/3 salt, and this hypersaline water makes floating easy. I love science and thought this fun experiment would be a great way to teach some … Continue reading Dead Sea Salt Experiment – Learn About Density
Christmas is one of my favorite time of year - I think some of my best memories as a child are related to activities I did together with my mom. I wanted to continue this tradition with my daughters, and came up with this activity to make together. I love Advent Calendars, but they can … Continue reading Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!
Water beads are my go-to for many sensory and learning activities. I wanted an activity to visualize the different parts of the human blood, and water beads fit the purpose perfectly. I used red/pink beads for the red blood cells, white for the white blood cells, crush yellow beads for platelets and water with a … Continue reading My Blood & Kidneys – Sensory Learning Activity
This activity has been a HUGE hit with my preschooler - I have been saving random bottle caps from my Body Armor drinks (because breastfeeding, lol) and after months, I had enough to do this activity. I printed out the lower case letters of the alphabet on a sheet of paper (you can print off … Continue reading Alphabet Matching Activity – Upcycled Bottle Caps!
I'm always looking for activities that I can whip up quickly for my busy toddler. Especially those that require minimal supervision that she can work on while I put her little sister down for a nap (two kids with different naptimes is HARD!) I have a large roll of craft paper that I've used for … Continue reading Object Outline Puzzle – Easy Toddler Activity!
I have two young children - the older one is *mostly* pottytrained, but still wears pullups for naps and bedtime. In the past three years I have gone through a LOT of wipes... I liked the hard plastic dispensers and hoped to make a fun activity with them. This activity worked well for both my … Continue reading How to Make Sensory Windows: Diaper Wipe Upcycle
I can't remember buying chalk for a long time, but somehow I have a whole box of it. Another mama suggested turning old sticks into powder and adding water to make your own chalk paint, so that is what I did! I used a cheese grater to turn my chalk into powder. I found the … Continue reading Make Your Own Chalk Paint – Upcycle Old Chalk Sticks!
Kids love to make messes. Slime is messy. Kids love slime. I've made slime a couple times with my toddler now, and I've learned a few things. Buy glue with glitter already in it, if you mix it in later it gets everywhere.Don't use a slime recipe with water, the water eventually leaks out of … Continue reading Slime – Easy Recipe
It's been so hot the past couple of days, like 90's and 100's - it's hard to be inspired to leave the house. I saw a Pinterest activity for dogs where you freeze toys in water for the dog to chew out. I thought a similar activity might be fun, but instead of chewing, a … Continue reading Frozen Bug Smash
One my toddler's very favorite books is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle - one day she "made" me read it about 20 times - it's safe to say we're familiar with it! I was looking at egg carton crafts on Pinterest one day and thought we could make a fun caterpillar out of … Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Egg Carton Craft