This was a quick no sew project. I used three 7FT PVC pipes, duck tape and fabric to construct.
Tweezers or Grabbers- Fine Motor Development
Educational Insights Design and Drill Activity Center
Color Challenge Learning Center
Cranium Cariboo Board Game Expanded Edition Magical Treasure Hunt
Plan Toy Miracle Pounding
Mega Fun Factory
Just a paint job away and my window sill book cases will be complete. This was a quick DIY project sure to spruce up and organize your kids bedroom space! I used wide frame molding and L brackets to build. Total cost was $10.
Start with having them blow the feather on the ground. Then have them blow the feather with a straw. For older ones, it can be a feather race game. Finally, bring out the big blowing guns (hair dryers). Have them blow the feathers across the room. We used dryers with a cool setting.
Check out the deal you get with Oriental Trading. for .51 more you get 4 trays instead of 1. Even better the 4 trays are color suited, as a second function you them for color sorting activities. Oriental has the better buy
Looking for ideas on Birthday decor. This decal took 20 minutes to make. I covered it in clear contact paper so it could last several play sessions. Still need to add his jet pack but love the way it's coming out. My boys are totally into Turbo Snails right now.
Also a good lesson for preschool age children
Teaching sounds can be fun with these vienna sausage cans.
No wonder Pinatas are such a hit at parties. Kids love whacking things. Here's a safer alternative to that dreaded stick used on pinatas. Use Paper towel dowels instead. We duck tape ours with fun colors. Best part is you can hang what ever you want to match the theme of your party/lesson/play date. Use duck tape to suspend all strings from ceiling. It holds up best.
Here's a great recipe for making your own bubbles at home.
This is a must try. It's the simplest thing to make and the kids are totally into it. These anchor socks are played with for a week straight now. I initially created them for our sailing the mayflower activity but they deserve to be highlighted on their own.
How to Make: A sock, stuff with newspaper and tied shut with long string.
They practice throwing the anchor in buckets, they drag the buckets around with the anchors (caught a big fish), they catch each other with the anchors, anchors get landed on square taped to floor with painters tape and anchors get a parade walk. Very surprised by how much action this simple DIY toy gets.
Created these flower magnets for our spring program. They really brightened up the room and the kids love them! They also act as a learning tool to teach about colors and textures.
Here's what you'll need to make them
Metal can from soup or vegetables 12-14 OZ. Remove the lid with one of those openers that doesn't leave rough edges. Use the lid as your base to hold magnets on one side and flower on other side.
Deconstruct the flower and glue each piece back together with hot glue gun. Glue back section first to the lid and rebuild your flower piece by piece from there using the glue. Adhere the magnets to the back using the mounting tape. Cut the tape around the magnet to form the shape of magnet.
Play Date Idea
Looking to host a play date with activities for the kids? Or do you have a shop that runs fun classes for kids? Host or run a Pinterest play date. As a host, have 3 other moms (that should be your cap) bring one activity for all kids attending (2-5). Each mom will chose the kid activity from a Pinterest board. I started hosting these once a month at my house and they are a lot of fun for moms and kids. You can be a tried and tested expert :) As a shop, you choose one activity a week, "Pinterest Activity of the week". It's sure to be a hit. Create a Pinterest under your shops name. It will help you in marketing.
Here are the Pinterest Activities we Tried and Tested
Our 20ft long ABC run. This is a great activity to learn ABC's and get out lot's of energy. You can sing the ABC song slow or real fast. You can also have the kids land on certain letters. This is a simple DIY project: yellow craft paper, abc print outs and clear shelving liner.
Our Apple Tree. The kids will pick apples during their dramatic apple stand pla
Start with a fun set up displaying any dinosaurs you have
Get a big pumpkin, several little pumpkins, tie string to a magnet and then tie to a wooden dowel. And let the pumpkin fishing begin!
Our season buckets. Here the kids learn about the items associated with each season.