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For The Mom Who Is Discouraged By Art and Craft Projects

Life, like finger painting, is messy business. We learn as we go – from the experiences we have, the knowledge we choose to retain or dismiss, and the mistakes we make along the way. Over time, we figure out how to dip our fingers in the paint without getting it all over our clothes; glide […]

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Kids in The Kitchen | Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

  This one is for my little blue-eyed blueberry thief (see the photo in the top right hand corner ). A carton of blueberries will disappear from the fridge if I turn my back for two seconds while preparing a meal.  They’ve been my little guy’s favorite treat since he first popped one in his […]

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Play | Recycled Egg Carton Boats

This Project Teaches: The Concept of Recycling Basic Science Skills This Project Encourages: Creative Learning Through Play Recommended for ages 12+ Months I’d intended for this to be an Earth Day project, but it’s better late than never, I suppose.  Besides, I’d like to think that any day is a good day to recycle while […]

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Indoor Chalk Painting

It’s been a cold winter here in the desert, which means we’ve been spending most of our time indoors. Fewer outings to the park can make for one stir-crazy almost-two year old, and a Momma who’s already counting down the weeks to Spring-time 😉  Thank goodness, then, for activities like Indoor Chalk Painting that help […]

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Sidewalk Chalk Painting

  Chalk on the sidewalk reminds me of breezy summer evenings when I was a kid.  Barefoot.  A piece of chalk in one hand, a drippy Popsicle in the other.  Carefree.  Happy.  Everything childhood should be. Add a little water to the mix, and you’ve got magic on the pavement. Sidewalk Chalk Painting What You’ll […]

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Rainbow/Color Wheel Fruit Pizza

This project teaches… Basic Color Theory The Color Wheel Primary Colors Secondary Colors Complementary Colors   This project encourages… Helping in the Kitchen Color Wheel Fruit Pizza is a yummy and creative way to introduce your little ones to the colors of the rainbow while also squeezing an impromptu introduction to basic color theory.  They just might […]

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