Sensory Toddler Christmas Ornament Craft

Crafting during the holidays is one of my favorite things to do to celebrate the Christmas season. I have really grown to love crafting with my 6 year old daughter, but I really wanted to find some ways that my toddler could be involved in the Christmas creating! I decided to let her make her own sensory toddler Christmas ornaments.

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Toddlers love feeling things that have different textures and that make different sounds. They love discovering things with their senses! These sensory Christmas ornaments are a fun way for toddlers to be able to discover their senses, while making a treasured keepsake to hang on the Christmas tree! [Read more…]

Camping Hunt Preschool Activity and Backyard Campout Ideas

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. All opinions are my own.

Backyard Campout Ideas for Familes

I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge camper. Since being married, we have camped annually at a family reunion and that has been about the extent of my camping adventures for the past eight years. Last summer, we wanted to try camping in our backyard before family reunion came around so that our four year old could get used to the idea of sleeping in a tent. Family reunion was her first real camping experience and we wanted to be totally prepared for it. I have heard of people taking their camp trailers to camping locations close to their home for the first time each season as kind of a trial run for the year. I loved that idea! It is a great way to make sure you have everything you will need when the time comes to actually go camping.

Backyard camping is the perfect solution for our family right now. We are still a pretty young family and are still getting the hang of things in the camping world. Since our first backyard campout, it has become a favorite of ours. There are a few things that can make backyard camping special. [Read more…]

Autumn Scavenger Hunt Preschool Activity

 

By now, you have probably noticed that we really love doing simple scavenger hunts around here! I think they are a great way to let toddlers and preschool aged children take a moment to really pay attention to the world around them. My daughter loves doing hunts with me, so I continue to make them for each season. It is another reason for us to go “hunting” together! These are perfect for preschool or joy school settings as well.

To add to the collection, now there is an Autumn Scavenger Hunt!

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Summertime Finger Painting Ideas

Now that summer is officially upon us, kids seem to think they need to be busy all of the time! My daughter is 3 years old and even though she isn’t on a summer break from a normal school routine like a lot of kids are, she still seems to get the summer boredom. That is so hard on moms! I love to let her play outside, but sometimes it is too hot to play outside.

I like to have a few backup activities that can be done inside on the days that are too hot to go outside. One of these activities is finger painting! I feel like finger painting is something that children of many ages can enjoy. It brings a whole new level of creativity for kids when they can get their hands dirty! To stick with a summer theme, I came up with two different summer finger painting ideas that are pictures your kids can create.

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Teaching Computer Skills to Preschoolers

This post is sponsored by HP Sprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My mom used to be a teacher’s aid in a developmental preschool class. I would substitute teach in the class every once and a while and I was always in awe of just how much children that age can learn and how eager they are to learn more! Now that I have a preschool aged child of my own, I am even more in awe because I am able to see her learn and grow each and every day. One thing she absolutely loves to try is to use the computer. With both of her parents working on the computer a lot, she is bound to have some interest in technology too! I think it is really important to let your kids discover the computer at an early age. It helps develop fine motor skills, they learn to problem solve, and they will be able to adjust to new technology as it is introduced throughout their lives. Thankfully, I have a husband who is a certified teacher and currently is a technology coach for teachers. He has really helped me teach our daughter computer skills that are just right for her age. You can teach computer skills to preschoolers too!

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Summer Hunt Preschool Activity

This post is sponsored by HP Instant Ink. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I remember when my family got our first printer. It was really big and we had to use the printer paper with the holes in the sides of it that were all connected together in order to use it. The thing I remember most about it was how loud it was! It was loud and it seemed to take forever to print anything in black and white. Printers have come a long way since then. I love having the ability to print in color, at my house, without fancy paper, and in seconds! Technology is a beautiful thing! The only thing that has kept me from printing a lot of the things I would like to is the ink. I hate going to the store to buy more ink! It is an unexpected expense that I seem to have to make a special trip to the store for. There have been numerous times that I have wanted to print something, but decided against it because it would use too much ink. Have you ever found yourself saying things that you know that your own mother said word for word? I remember my mom telling me I couldn’t print something because it would use too much ink. These exact words seem to escape from my lips every, single day with my daughter.

Well, guess what? I will NEVER run out of ink again and it is a beautiful thing! HP Instant Ink is a program that HP created that you can sign up for and your printer can instantly tell HP when it is running low on ink. The ink shows up on your doorstep and you don’t ever even have to order the ink. It saves you up to 50% on ink and saves you a trip to the store!

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Watch the video all about our HP Instant Ink journey and how it will change everything for us now that we will never run out of ink.

To celebrate the ability to print out whatever we want, I made a fun summer hunt preschool activity printable!

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I don’t have to tell my daughter that printing out activities would take too much ink anymore! She has loved printing out her games that she plays online and I have loved printing off different preschool activities for us to do together, like this summer hunt.

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Color Hunt Outdoor Preschool Game Printable

Color Hunt Outdoor Preschool Game Activity Printable

I created my color hunt preschool activity and had fun in the sun with Banana Boat as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver

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I love finding fun activities that can be turned into something that is educational too. My three year old is at a pretty crucial age for learning. Thankfully I have an awesome teacher husband who can give me suggestions of different preschool activities I can do with our daughter each day that will be best for her particular stage. He mentioned that having activities where preschool aged children can match up different things and solve simple puzzles is great. He suggested doing some sort of preschool scavenger hunt with her where we could implement colors too. That is where the color hunt preschool game printable was born! [Read more…]

Easy Toddler Braided Hairstyle

I love finding easy hairstyles that are easy to do on my daughter. Toddler hairstyles are fun to try out and this braided updo has been absolutely perfect. This toddler braided hairstyle keeps the hair out of her face, it is fast to do, and she gets complimented on it all day long!

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Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Details and Free Printables

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It is hard to believe that my little girl is finally three years old. She is sassy and full of life and is so ready to take on the big 3! To celebrate her birthday, we had a Minnie Mouse themed birthday party! This little girl loves everything Minnie Mouse. I hope that by sharing some of the fun details about her Minnie Mouse birthday party, it can inspire you when you are planning a Minnie Mouse party of your own!

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Beddy’s, the best invention ever GIVEAWAY!

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I have found my most favorite invention ever… BEDDY’S! Have you ever heard of Beddy’s? It is bedding that has zippers on both sides so that the bed is super easy to make. It makes making the bed easier than ever. Which is perfect for my toddler who is just learning to make her own bed.  [Read more…]