“Paper Towel Dip“: a water absorption experiment for preschoolers and toddlers. Over the years, we’ve done many water absorption experiments here in my daycare. Paper towels and coloured water are great for teaching kids about water absorption. Coloured water really lets kids see the absorption process, and depending on the nature
A Homemade Play Dough Activity that combines Play dough with Mr. Potato Head! Homemade Play dough is one of those classic activities for kids. We almost always have several batches on hand here in my daycare; the hooligans never tire of it. I like to come up with fun and creative
Homemade puzzles made from cereal boxes… At noon today, I was looking for a simple activity to keep the toddlers busy while I made lunch. When we came into the kitchen, I spotted a couple of empty cereal boxes on the counter. My wheels started turning, and in less
Our 13 Most Popular Posts of 2013: With the New Year just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to look back through my blog and highlight our 13 most popular posts of 2013. Most of these activities are for kids, but there are a couple crafty-mom
Homemade Paper Dolls with fabric scraps, buttons and ribbons… The hooligans and I have been working on an ongoing project for the past week or so. We’ve been making a set of homemade paper dolls, using scraps from my fabric bin. Making paper dolls is a great way
I Spy Bottles – beautiful discovery bottles in a rainbow of colours… Every year, here in my daycare, we make a set of I spy bottles or discovery bottles. The hooligans love the process of making these bottles. It’s a great combination of water-play, fine-motor development and colour
Set up a cloud dough bake shop with 2 basic ingredients and a handful of house-hold items: Today, I’m sharing one of our favourite sensory materials. Cloud Dough: a silky, moldable dough that crumbles into a fine, soft powder when you run your hands through it. Pop over to
Looking for some easy-to-make musical instruments? We have 5 ideas you’ll love! All of our instruments are made from simple materials you likely have around the house or in your recycle bin! Pop over to CBC Parents to see how we made ours!