Get messy with your kids in this Mommy and Me Muddy Playdate!

Mommy and Me Muddy Playdate

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Simple Green. All opinions are my own. MUD Have you ever heard the phrase that boys are noise with dirt on them? Ya, that almost describes my boys….but it would be more accurate to say they are noise with MUD on them. They are always in…

Play Food and Foil Fine Motor Activity

Do you use foil in preschool activities? Foil has been a staple in our activity repertoire since we first introduced it three years ago in this Foil and Toys fine motor activity. Foil is an amazing sensory supply because it is so crunchy and provides lots of sensory feedback (auditory, tactile, and even visual stimulation). Crunching…

FREE printable playdate cards for moms! These would be super convenient on the playground!

10 Must-Know Tips for the Best Playdates!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Simple Green. All opinions are my own. Playdates are kind of my thing. Being a stay at home mom, mommy group leader, and preschool co-op coordinator, I’ve hosted a fair share of playdates in my life. From the simple “Why don’t you come over and our…

We love our Magna-Tiles! These are some creative ways I never thought to use them, though!

10 Unexpected Places to Use Magnetic Tiles

Do your kids love magnetic tiles? Ever since we bought our Magna-Tiles, they have been one of the most used toys in our house. They get played will all the time and in all different ways! If you aren’t familiar with Magna-Tiles (also sold as Picasso Tiles and Magformers), they are plastic, translucent shapes that are…

Water pouring is a great practical life skill that toddlers and preschoolers enjoy practicing!

Preschool Pouring Tray

Can your preschoolers pour without spilling? The other day we had a preschool co-op meeting centered around kitchen skills. The particular skill we were working on that day was pouring. I feel like my kids are ALWAYS spilling, so pouring practice felt like it was just a fancy way to say “spilling practice,” but it…

Dinosaur Mud Play- a great preschool sensory activity for our dinosaur theme!

Dinosaur Mud Play

Do your kids love playing in the mud? Mine do. Without any hesitation, they’ll run right outside bare-foot and (usually) bare-butt ready to jump in the first muddy puddle they see! I know jumping in puddles and slinging mud is a great unstructured activity, and that’s usually just what they do, but occasionally I love…

What is this new trend that is taking over Instagram? Learn more about #BookfaceFriday and what it's all about here!

What is Bookface Friday?

Have you heard of #bookfaceFriday?!? If you are as addicted to Instagram as I am, then chances are you’re going to start seeing this hashtag pop up in your feed more often…well- more often on Fridays at least 😉 #BookfaceFriday You’ve heard of #ManCrushMonday, #WomanCrushWednesday, and #ThrowbackThursday…but now there’s a new day-of-the-week hashtag to watch…

Give the gift of imagination with these Dramatic Play Gift Ideas!

Dramatic Play Gift Ideas

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. The sweepstakes prize is provided for the winner free of charge from Lakeshore. Kids learn through play. Preschoolers and toddlers, in particular, need ample opportunities pretend play. Through…

The magnetic tiles hack you need to know about! (this is great! my kids love playing with Magna Tiles!)

Magnetic Tiles Hack!

This post contains affiliate links Do your kids own a set of Magnetic Tiles (Magna-Tiles, Picasso Tiles, Stick N Stack)? My kids have been in love with our Magna-Tiles since the day we bought them- and that was over a year ago! With Magna-Tiles, one of the lessons we learned early on was the importance…

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