Get messy with your kids in this Mommy and Me Muddy Playdate!

Mommy and Me Muddy Playdate

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Simple Green. All opinions are my own. MUD Have you ever heard the phrase that boys are noise with dirt on them? Ya, that almost describes my boys….but it would be more accurate to say they are noise with MUD on them. They are always in…

Dinosaur Mud Play- a great preschool sensory activity for our dinosaur theme!

Dinosaur Mud Play

Do your kids love playing in the mud? Mine do. Without any hesitation, they’ll run right outside bare-foot and (usually) bare-butt ready to jump in the first muddy puddle they see! I know jumping in puddles and slinging mud is a great unstructured activity, and that’s usually just what they do, but occasionally I love…

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…

Kids love this messy Muddy Animal painting activity!

Muddy Animal Painting

Yesterday we used these little Safari Ltd. animal pets in our “What Pet Should I Get?” activity, today we are using them in muddy painting process art! OK, I should clarify we aren’t actually using mud, we’re using brown paint, but my kids loved it none the less! We are big fans of muddy play…

DIY Father's Day gift idea~ Let kids paint a picture of them with their daddy for a perfect gift from kids of any age!

Father’s Day Art Project

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Simple Green. All opinions are my own. Father’s Day is coming up and that means finding the perfect gift for dads. I don’t know about you, but that can be tricky in our house. Dad is such a laid back guy who doesn’t seek material gifts…but…

Make beautiful watercolors art with a foam numbers puzzle! Preschoolers and toddlers do great with this!

Watercolor Numbers Art

You know what I love? When one of our preschool supplies can be repurposed for several different activities (like these Ikea Torsby Frames, or even regular old pencils)- it makes my frugal heart happy AND it pumps up my creative juices! 🙂 So last week when I shared our Googly Eye Math (modeled after our…

Use marshmallows for these 30+ fun activities! Great summer ideas for kids!

30+ Clever Activities that use Marshmallows

  By a virtual show of hands, who here *loves* marshmallows?!? If you could see through the screen, you would NOT see my hand raised. Nope. Not here. I am an absolute sugar fiend, but I just don’t like marshmallows…well…I don’t like eating them, at least. We happened to have a bag of them in…

Beautifully Simple Nature Activitiesyuiu

Beautifully Simple Nature Activities

This post contains affiliate links I love doing nature inspired preschool activities with my kids! Mostly, that comes in the form of playing in the mud or planting a garden, but this spring we also incorporated a few (beautifully simple) nature activities that were a hit with everyone. Here’s a list of some if the…