Coconut Scented Writing Tray for Kids

coconut scented writing tray for kids

Do you remember that coconut L&L’s Oma brought for us? Well, it just keeps giving and giving. Who knew one coconut could equal so much fun and learning?? Today we’re sharing the coconut scented writing tray for kids we made!! It is so fun to use for writing and drawing practice and it smells

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Penguins – Play & Learning!


Welcome to The After School Party cohosted by Parent Teach Play, The Educators’ Spin On It, and Little Wonder Days. Be sure to check out our After School Pinterest board for lots of great activities for kids ages 5+. Thanks to all who shared at the After School Party last week! Be sure to

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Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

dr. seuss activities for kids

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up next month, so now is the time to start getting your Seuss activities for kids lined up! When I saw Debbie of Rainbows Within Reach was hosting a blog hop to celebrate, I just had to jump in. We are big Dr. Seuss fans here!! I am so

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Mosaic Rainbow Art for Kids

mosaic rainbow art for kids

It’s St. Patrick’s Bath Week!! Brought to you by In Lieu of Preschool / Parent Teach Play and Growing a Jeweled Rose / Bath Activities for Kids. If you missed our Tricky Leprechaun Bath earlier this week, be sure to hop over and read about that bath first, because that is where a little

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Nascar Adventure

nascar adventure

I am so excited to be joining up with The Educators’ Spin On It and Little Wonder Days to bring you the After School Link-Up each Sunday!! The After School Link-Up is THE place to share your posts for school-aged kids, ages 5 and up! You can share any fun and learning you did

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The Coconut Volcano Science Experiment

coconut volcano science experiment

This is a continuation of the Wash & Learn series by In Lieu of Preschool and Bath Activities for Kids. You can read part one of our Dinosaur & Volcano Small World Play here. After the kids had painted and pieced together a volcanic eruption and played with their dinosaurs a bit, I set

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Chocolate Play Dough Activities

Valentine's Day Chocolate Play Dough Activities

We have been baking up a storm for Valentine’s Day…well, pretend cooking that is!!! I may not be much of a real chef, but I can whip up some mean play dough treats!! My kids enjoy it, too! 😉 I wanted to share with you all the fun chocolate play dough activities we’ve been

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ABC Rock Fun

abc rock

Being a lover of all things Montessori, I have always wanted a moveable alphabet to use with the kids. If you’ve not heard of a moveable alphabet before, quite simply it’s individual letters that kids can manipulate to practice making words. To buy, Montessori moveable alphabets are fairly expensive, so I’ve never purchased one.

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

st. patrick's

St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it! While it’s sort of a “little” holiday in the grand scheme of things, it’s one of my absolute favorites to celebrate with the kids!! It might have something to do with my affinity for rainbows… To help you prepare this year, here’s a round-up

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Play Dough Candy Pops for Valentines

play dough candy pops for valentines

My kids love playing with play dough and so I am always looking for fun new activities to encourage their imaginations. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we tried our hand at making heart shaped play dough candy pops! They were easy to make and turned out really cute! Here are our play

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