Yesterday we were constructing with styrofoam. It was a completely open-ended activity that ended up being WAY bigger and better than I’d imagined it would be! Don’t you love it when that happens? Recently Jamie from hands on: as we grow wrote about the fun that her boys
Potato-head play-dough – two classic activities in one! It was rather chilly here this morning, and we needed something to do inside for an hour or so while the temps warmed up, so I decided to combine two classic kid’s activities into one, and we came up with Potato-Head
Building structures with styrofoam, craft sticks and drinking straws: The Hooligans got down to the business of building styrofoam structures today. Miss Mess preferred to call hers a robot. Call it what you will, they were constructing, and it was serious work. I cut some “blocks” from a
Learning to spell with a homemade name puzzle: A homemade name puzzle is easy to make and fun to play with. Not only will this activity help to teach your child to spell his or her name, fine motor and cognitive skills will be challenged as well. You can
Water beads for amazing sensory fun! My water beads arrived in the mail yesterday! I ordered them online from rainbowwaterbeads.com. They were really reasonable: I got 5 colours for 8 dollars. Shipping was free from the U.S. to Canada on orders under $20, and they were at my door
Exploring colour and light on our homemade light box, using ordinary household objects: We’re loving our new DIY light box, and this week we’re combining colour and light to make things interesting. A couple of weeks ago, I made a very inexpensive and easy light box for the Hooligans.
Create a spa or salon for pretend play, using items from around the house. affiliate links have been added to this post for your convenience Here’s an activity that’s inexpensive and easy to pull together, and kids LOVE it. We call it “the spa“. Find your case or container: