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Rock Easter Egg Hunt

With everything going on with Covid-19, understandably all of our local Easter Egg Hunts were canceled. The boys were pretty bummed, and although we have some egg filled goodies ready for them to hunt on Easter, we wanted to spread some joy to our friends and neighbors. We decided to put on our own little …

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Easter Engineering

Todays Easter Activity is: Engineering! If couldn’t already tell, we LOVE STEAM activities in this house. They are fun and educational on multiple levels. We still had some peeps leftover from yesterday, so we decided to get crafty and build some Easter candy structure challenges. The cool thing about this activity is that you can …

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Edible Peep Playdough

Easter is just around the corner, so this week I’m focusing on fun Easter activities. Today I’ll be focusing on edible peep playdough and slime. The best thing about this activity, is that it covers all the bases: it’s fun, educational, delicious, easy to make, and pretty to look at! Ingredients & Instructions Instructions: Place peeps into …

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Fizzy Paint Art

The kids have been begging to do more “volcano” type activities since making our Lemon-Cano earlier this week. I decided that today we would get a little artsy with them while incorporating our science fun. This is a really versatile activity that you can do multiple ways. We did it two different ways, Finn got …

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Colorful Density Experiments

Today we did 2 fun density experiments, underwater fireworks and sugar water rainbows. I plan on doing more fun density related experiments with them another day, but I thought this would be a fun way to get us started. I let them watch several YouTube videos to kick off the subject about density while I …

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How To Make Lemon Volcanoes

Today’s activity is a great smelling and pretty way to mix up the traditional way of making your standard volcano, let me introduce the Lemon-Cano! Ingredients & Steps Directions: Start by cutting the ends off the lemons so they will stand up. Then cut the lemons in half. Mush up the inside of the lemon …

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Icy Prehistoric Excavations

The awesome frozen dino excavation activity is super simple and an awesome sensory play experience. Ice play in general, is an absolute favourite sensory and science activity for small kids to explore! We have often enjoyed freezing and thawing objects, trying to work out how to release them from the ice blocks and as an …

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Getting Creative With Paint

If you’re anything like me, the mere thought of letting your child loose in the house with messy paint makes your anxiety go through the roof. It’s okay to be anxious! Kids are small scale tornadoes of destruction! There are a few simple ways to contain the mess while still having fun! Below are some …

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Masking Tape Fun

In search of an item that will provide limitless activities to banish your kids boredom? You’ve found it! The solution is tape! It’s cheap, versatile and my kids just love it! Plus tape play is only limited by your imagination. In today’s blog, I’m only showing 3 different ways to incorporate tape play into your daily …

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Playdough & Putty Activities

Today’s activities focus around the fun things you can do with playdough, putty, and slime. The cool thing about these activites, is even if you currently don’t have them, they are easy to make at home, and it’s easy to find things around the house to manipulate the dough/putty with. Benefits Enhances fine motor skill …

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