Fun with Vinegar & Baking Soda

Fun with Vinegar and Baking Soda

Today I want to share two activities with you that you can do with toddlers to school age children using vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar & Baking Soda Fizzy Fun My almost three year old loved this first activity which was an experiment to see how baking soda would react to vinegar. Here are the supplies we used. Baking Soda Vinegar Food Coloring a Pan with … [Read more...]

DIY Velcro Craft Sticks

Velcro Popsicle Sticks

A few weeks ago I was looking for some activities to keep my youngest two children entertained during their older brother's ball games. I stumbled across an idea for making Velcro craft sticks at Mama.Papa.Bubba which led me where she originally found the idea at Tot Treasures. Since I only had thin craft sticks and no Velcro dots I improvised. My kids loved them and they were a hit … [Read more...]

Toddler Time: Pom-Pom Fine Motor Activity

Toddler TIme Pom Pom Fine Motor Activity

My toddler is very into counting right now, so I wanted to come up with an activity that would foster her love of counting and enhance her fine motor skills at the same time. A recycled lunch meat container and some pom-poms were all I needed to make a fun activity that met those needs. I first cut a hole in the lid and applied duct tape to make sure that the edges wouldn't cut my … [Read more...]

Toddler Time: Typing on an Old Keyboard

Toddler Time Typing on an Old Keyboard

My kids have always loved imitating my husband and I by talking on the phone like we do (My two year old plays on an old phone and says, "Yes, hello." every time.), or trying to type on the computer like we do. If you have a toddler who likes to type on the computer keyboard I recommend getting an old keyboard for them. Simply cut off the cords right at the base, make sure there are no … [Read more...]

Toddler Time: Beans & Pom-Poms Sensory Bin

Beans & Pom Poms Sensory Bin

Sensory bins can provide lots of fun and learning for little ones. However, when I look at some of the sensory bins bloggers post about I often don't have the same materials. Yet, this shouldn't keep me from providing my child with a sensory bin. With a few simple materials my 2 1/2 year old was entertained for almost an hour by the sensory bin I set up for her this morning. The first … [Read more...]

Toddler Time: Learning to Identify the Letters of the Alphabet

5 Ways to Encourage Toddlers to Learn the Alphabet

My two year old (almost 26 months) is really into learning her letters right now. She can recognize them out of order pretty easily. A few weeks ago she surprised me when she started naming letters in words. Here is a short video I took of her naming most of the letters on our sock monkey jack in the box (affiliate link). If you are reading this post in a reader or via email you may need … [Read more...]

Toddler Time: Singing

Toddler Time: Singing

My children have all loved music but maybe none so much as the two pictured above. As an infant often the only thing that would calm my now 8 year old son down was music. He still loves to dance and sing and was happy to sing with his little sister last week I wrote a post about music and singing, as it pertains to babies, and even shared a video of me singing to Janna. :) Well, now that … [Read more...]