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…

Monster truck pretend play

Monster Truck Pretend Play

You know what my kids love? DIRT. And also anything that involves dirt- Tractors (move dirt), bugs (live in the dirt) mud (that’s just a given). Monster trucks just naturally fit into this area, too. But there are actually days that I don’t want them to go play in the dirt. This activity was made…

Make jack-o-lanterns with play dough and pattern blocks!

Play Dough and Pattern Block Pumpkins

This is yet another example of an activity made up by my boys! While we’ve done pattern blocks and play dough before, this invitation to create turned out unique just because we switched the color of the play dough to orange! Supplies Orange Play Dough Pattern Blocks My kids had jack-o-lanterns on the brain because…

A fun preschool activity that would coordinate great with 10 Apples up on Top!

Apple Stacking Activity

I love sitting in the afternoons and planning home preschool activities. This week I have been pinning tons of apple activities, many which were inspired by the book 10 Apples up on Top (this paint stick activity from Mom Inspired Life is one of my favorites!) And since there is a special place in my…

Animals Should Not Wear Clothes Activity

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links} Have you read the book Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing  by Judi Barrett? It’s one of my favorite classic books! The illustrations are funny (my 3 year old laughs through most of the silly scenarios in the book!) and the text is simple. For older children…

Pattern Blocks and Play Dough

{For your convenience, this contains affiliate links}     If you follow Munchkins and Moms on Instagram, then you might have seen a sneak peak of this post a couple weeks back. It was totally unplanned and I was caught off guard with how much both of my boys really enjoyed it!   Supplies: Play dough…

Homemade Play Dough Recipe (with a coloring guide)

{This post contains affiliate links}   This is it. I’ve tried MANY play dough recipes before, and I’ve even thought that I already found the best one (see my Galaxy Dough recipe). While that recipe is a great no-cook option, it pales in comparison to this one. This play dough is softer, smoother, and lasts for months without feeling…

S.T.E.M. Activity with Salt Dough and Blocks

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}     It’s no secret that I love incorporating literacy opportunities in play. Actually, I’ll incorporate literacy in almost any activity, including eating! (see our Letterpress Toast) But I am admittedly less gifted in incorporating STEM activities into our daily repertoire (STEM activities include science, technology, engineering, and…

Galaxy Play Dough

My son asks to play with play dough every. single. day. It absolutely never gets old, so I’ve been making it regularly with different colors and scents. But this last time while I was experimenting with different coloring techniques (I was actually trying to make a 4th of July color variation), I ended up with…