Dinosaur Sensory Bin

Since J is enthralled with dinosaurs, I decided to introduce R and H to the wonderful world of dinosaurs as well.   They had never shown any interest in dinosaurs previously but perhaps dinosaurs are universally loved by little boys because they were immediately interested in the topic. Read More


Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Lately, J is obsessed with dinosaurs.  Mostly with having his toy dinosaurs EAT and CRUSH things, but I figure that’s probably historically accurate, right?  Now that the holidays are over and things have settled down, I decided to encourage J’s interest with some dinosaur-themed activities.  One of the first things we did was create some dinosaur “fossils” from salt dough. Read More



Fall Sensory Bin

With the arrival of (slightly) cooler fall weather, I wanted the tots to have an opportunity to explore some autumn items.  R and H are 20 months old and still fond of putting things in their mouths, so I chose (relatively) taste-safe items that were large enough for them to explore freely.   Read More


Gooey Ghosts

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After our footprint ghosts, the kids were eager for more ghost art so I decided to try out this Puffy Paint Ghost from No Time for Flash Cards.  Our mixture ended up more like goo than puffy paint, so we dubbed this craft “Gooey Ghosts”.  The kids had a blast and I love how they were involved in every step, from mixing up goo to painting their ghosts to adding googly eyes.  And even though I consider this “process art” (and wasn’t concerned with how the ghosts ended up), I think they turned out awfully cute. Read More