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…

Bring your preschoolers and toddlers inside for this fun pumpkin patch hopping activity!

Indoor Pumpkin Patch Hop

This post contains affiliate links My boys are ACTIVE. They love to ride scooters, bicycles, and basically run amok all day long. I’m always desperate to find on the lookout for great products to continue promoting their gross motor skills (especially as the weather turns and their energy is all concentrated indoors!). Ever since I…

No need to ever buy another can of store play dough again- this recipe gets it right!

Perfect Homemade Play Dough

If there is one activity my kids can do every single day, it’s play with play dough. It never gets old. We combine play dough with toy cars, animal figurines, alphabet stamps, dough tools, etc. etc. etc. My kids are always thinking up new ways to create and play pretend with it! If your kids…

Play with a parachute man and get in alphabet practice at the same time! This fun Parachute Man Alphabet Activity is just too fun!

Parachute Man Alphabet Activity

I think every kid should have a chance to play with parachute men. They’re right up there with blocks and kites- they never go out of style. But I’ll be honest and say this is the first time we have ever bought one for my kids! I didn’t mean to deny my kids the pleasure…