Knock the Balls Down Nerf Target Game - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Here’s a simple Nerf game that you can put together in 5 minutes from stuff in the recycling bin! I recycled the cardboard box from our Pumpkin Patch Counting game and made this fun Nerf target. Shoot the balls and make them fly off the cardboard tubes! We used our lightweight plastic ball pit balls […]
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Make Fourth of July Confetti Popper Rockets! | Alpha Mom
Have you always secretly wanted to blow up your house with fireworks? Here's your chance with these 100% safe confetti popper rockets.
Challenge and Discover: Build a Bridge | Inspiration Laboratories
Challenge and Discover! Each month we will challenge you to complete a specific science activity with your children. This month's theme is: Build a Bridge.
A Little Learning For Two
I loved this post on House Of Baby Piranha about Magic Colour Drinks awhile ago and wanted to try it out as a water play activity. It was finally warm enough today to have a go and it was very popular! Bubble didn't drink her coloured water but had an absolute ball watching the colours and then mixing them together. WE USED: * plastic cups * plastic cutlery * food colouring * tub/bucket of water * small jug A spot of food colouring in the bottom of each cup. I set out a large tub of water…
14 World Music Instruments That Can Be Made From Recycled Materials
How do people around the world make music? In some really amazing, beautiful, and diverse ways! The instruments used to make music around the globe are also quite diverse and often made from uniqu…
Sorting Colours with Cardboard Rolls
Making learning your colours fun with this interactive game using pompoms and cardboard tubes. Placing coloured pompoms into the matching coloured cardboard tube and catching them in a bowl.
Magnetic marble tubes for the preschool classroom
I finally got around to making a set of magnetic marble tubes for my class and boy did my kids LOVE these simple-to-make paper tubes... I saved quite a few paper Christmas wrapping paper rolls just for this activity and the other night, I was
Making a crane
There is a construction site near our house with a huge crane – we like to watch it. I have been thinking about how we could make our own crane... and I finally came up with a solution. I stored up two thick cardboard rolls (from cling wrap packs) – these are very sturdy and do not bend. I also found a narrow box from amazon which is made from thick, strong cardboard. I hunted around for another cardboard roll, this time it needed to be slightly wider (not longer) than the cling wrap rolls…
15 (More) Independent Activities for One-Year-Olds | Imperfect Homemaker
My first post on 15 Independent Activities for One-Year-Olds has been the most popular post on Imperfect Homemaker. I figure there must be lots of other moms who are in the same boat that I am and need something that will occupy their little ones for a while! I decided to round up some more […]
End Of The Week SLP Blues- Pre-school Language Edition
So my new job here in Chicago is at a speech and language pre-school. So far it's been crazy busy, but I'm realizing everyday that it's a really great fit for me. I've always loved working with the little guys and if you can imagine I actually have time built in my schedule for lesson planning (I know, right?!?) Needless to say the lesson planning block is one of the major highlights of my day. I feel like I can really contribute some great ideas during that time. I was perusing Pinterest…
Tipping Tiger Toilet Paper Tube Craft for Family Game Night
We found the basic idea for this game/craft in the book, Gizmos & Gadgets Creating Science Contraptions That Work (& Knowing Why), by Jill Frankel Hauser. We dolled ours up a bit with a printout of a template for a tiger toilet paper tube craft from DLTK-Kids (a site that all parents of preschoolers should visit). It's a craft, that becomes a game, or a science project, or a math activity. And best of all, it's fun for a wide range of ages. If you want to make one, you'll need: A toilet…
90 Easy Crafts for Kids | Fun Art and Craft Ideas For Kids
Find 90 fun and easy crafts for kids that will make your kids happy when they getting bored at home. Best art and craft ideas for kids.