My inspiration for this fantastic activity was a similar activity that was posted on the Keepers of the Cheerios Blog on Facebook - I decided to make it more specific to Papilio homerus, or the Jamaican swallowtail, is the largest butterfly in the Western Hemisphere. First I made a pattern that mimicked what this butterfly … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Reflection 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!
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
Summertime is the perfect time for sitting outside on a warm evening and look at stars. Of course for my toddler, this is WAAAAAYYYY past her bedtime and as she is almost three and sporting that threenager attitude, I won't risk such crazy activities. But I saw this fun project that can be a fun … Continue reading Marshmallow Constellations – FREE Printables!
Anybody that has kids knows two main things about toys - they seem to multiply and can be quite expensive, which is frustrating when your kids seem to tire of them after a few hours or days. As the weather is warming up, many retailers are selling pool noodles. If you are lucky, you can … Continue reading Pool Noodle Interlocking Discs
As spring approaches, my toddler wants to be outside more and more. This year she has noticed the birds, asking me what kind they are. This little project uses an old milk carton and can be made in a matter of minutes. First you'll need empty washed milk cartons - allow to dry first too. Cut … Continue reading Milk Carton Bird Feeder
I love activities that can be created with recycled items or with minimal expense. I find myself at Home Depot often for projects I do around the house, and with a little Pinterest inspiration, this easy activity only needs a few household items! First get a few paint swatches at your local home improvement store. … Continue reading Paint Swatch Matching Activity