Archives for October 2013

Learning Activities Inspired by Nature

I think last week’s nature themed Discover & Explore linky has to be one of my favorites! There were so many interesting and fun ideas for kids to do with natural materials. This week I decided to feature some learning activities inspired by nature! I strongly believe you can find learning opportunities everywhere you look~even outdoors! […]

Science Activities for Kids: Mirrors and Reflections

Today I’m sharing one of our favorite science activities for kids- exploring reflections in mirrors! This is super easy to setup and children are always so intrigued with their discoveries! Are you following our Science for Kids Pinterest board?   Science Experiments for Kids: Reflections in Mirrors I am a huge fan of science experiments for kids! (We have […]

40+ Toy Car Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you have a Hot Wheels or toy car loving child, you’ll want to check out this round up of over 40 toy car activities! It includes ways to create your own car mats and play areas, all kinds of activities, learning and art you can do with Hot Wheels, and even some ways to […]

Art Projects for Kids: Oil Pastels & Watercolors

In need of a quick, easy, and fun art project for kids? Here’s one of our favorites using watercolors and oil pastels! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.) Art for Kids: Oil Pastels & Watercolors Materials Oil pastels Watercolors Watercolor paper Paintbrush Cup of water Directions 1. Draw any design or picture you’d like […]

Art Projects for Kids: Creating with Plastic Canvas and Pipe Cleaners (Reusable!)

I love being able to provide different art projects for kids whenever I have the chance. Here’s a simple invitation to create for kids using just some plastic canvas and pipe cleaners. And the best part is the materials can be used over and over! (This post may contain affiliate links to Amazon.) Recently Lucy […]

7 Creative Ways to Learn with Dinosaurs and Fossils

Last week’s dinosaur and fossil themed Discover & Explore linky was full of all kinds of dinosaur fun! Since I’m always a huge fan of integrating learning opportunities into play, especially when using a topic that children are so interested in, I’m featuring some brilliant ways of learning using dinosaurs and fossils!     7 […]

8 Simple Ways for Children to Create with Natural Materials

Kids love creating with natural materials! Here’s a mini roundup of ways we’ve created with nature here on Buggy and Buddy. Are you following our Outdoor Play and Learning Pinterest board?   It’s so important to involve nature in our daily play and creating. Encouraging children to explore our natural resources is such a wonderful opportunity to […]

DIY Bat Costume for Kids: Bat Wings and Bat Ears

Here’s a simple DIY bat costume you can make from just a few materials. The felt bat wings and headband ears are a perfect Halloween costume or can be a fun prop for imaginative play! Follow our Halloween for Kids Pinterest board!     A few weeks ago I made some monarch butterfly wings from felt. I had […]