Engineering with Mud Bricks. Preschool STEM activity for spring.

Engineering with Mud Bricks

April showers bring…mud play!! We’ve had a few days of rain this week which means we have an abundance of mud to play with (hesitant about muddy play? Check out our Tips on Playing in the Mud post here!). Playing in the mud is a great sensory experience for kids and we are dedicated to…

Tips for Playing in the mud with kids

Tips for Playing in the Mud

This post contains affiliate links Let’s play choose your own adventure 🙂 Ready? Here goes: It’s been raining all week and you and the kids have been cooped up indoors. You seized the opportunity to focus on spring cleaning tasks- wiping walls, freshening upholstery, scrubbing tile grout- the whole nine yards. The kids have played…

mud kitchen food

Mud Kitchen Food

Spring rains have come our way and that means two things in our house- 1. I’ll be on a steady diet of mud pies from now until summer and 2. I’ll be continuously asking “Is that mud, chocolate, or something else?!” to my boys twenty times a day. No joke. This post contains affiliate links…

Plastic Bag Kite

Cheap. Ridiculous. Embarrassing. Be honest with me, were those the first thoughts that ran through your head when you saw this idea?  Well, I will totally embrace those terms then, even with their negative connotations (but let it be known I prefer the frugal, creative/industrious, and silly :-)) Playing with kites is a classic activity-…

Jr Hero Run

“Villains have invaded the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont and are currently planning world domination!”   What ever is the world to do?!? Send out our heroes, of course!!       What kid doesn’t love dawning a cape and a squirt gone to save the world? The Jr. Hero Run was the perfect…

How To Make: Pizza Box Easel

Last night we had pizza for dinner and I was in the mood to get a little bit crafty…so when my hubby picked up our order I asked him to bring me home an extra large (clean) pizza box. He lovingly obliged 🙂 I had a great plan for that little pizza box… Fast forward…