Archives for January 2014

Science for Kids: Exploring the Surface Tension of Water with Paperclips

Science for kids is one of our favorite topics, and this science activity is a fun one! Kids will have fun predicting how many paperclips they can fit in a full glass of water, and actually trying it out for themselves. This science experiment exploring the surface tension of water always seems to surprise the kids! […]

9 Children’s Books to Read Year Round

Here are our favorite children’s books to read year round! Exposing children to both fiction and nonfiction stories about the year can help them develop an understanding of days, weeks, months, and seasons! With the start of a new year, I’d love to share our  books that we have by our nature table and seasonal […]

9 Valentine Crafts and Activities for Kids

We have been having so much fun with valentine crafts for kids this year! Keep on reading to discover 9 of our favorite valentine activities for kids from homemade valentines to sensory activities for toddlers! Follow our Valentine’s Day for Kids Pinterest board!   I’m so excited to share our favorite valentine posts from Buggy and […]

11 Penguin Crafts and Activities for Kids

Kids always love learning all about penguins! Be sure to check out this roundup of 11 penguin crafts and activities including songs, art, and sensory play! Last week’s Discover & Explore linky was all about polar animals. There were so many creative posts linked up~ polar bears, ice science, children’s books, and even puffins!  Lately […]

Our Favorite Art Supplies for Kids

Here’s a list of our absolute favorite art supplies for kids. If you’re only wanting to start out with purchasing a few quality items, this is where I’d start! Many readers have had questions about the art supplies we use for our art projects and crafts. Where do we buy our art supplies? Which art […]

Playdough Snowman Factory Winter Sensory Play

Having some winter activities for kids on hand can be great on those snowy or rainy days. Here’s one of our favorites using homemade playdough ~ a snowman factory! Children will have a blast creating all kinds of playdough snowmen! Follow our Winter Play and Learning Pinterest board!     I thought the kids would have tons […]

Sensory Play: Decorating Cherry Play Clay Hearts

This invitation to create with cherry play clay was an absolute hit with my toddler! Make some cherry play clay, grab a few simple materials, and you’re ready to set up this fun sensory play activity perfect for Valentine’s Day! (This post contains affiliate links.) Follow our Sensory Play Ideas Pinterest board!     Sensory Play: Decorating […]

Homemade Valentines for Kids to Make

If you’re looking for easy valentine crafts for kids, here’s a really simple and open-ended activity they’ll love. Grab some crafting materials and set up this invitation to create homemade valentines! Follow our Valentine’s Day for Kids Pinterest board!   Even after making our butterfly pencil valentines and heart collages, we’ve still been in the mood to do […]