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Condensed Milk Puffy Paint

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I first saw this easy painting activity at ECE Made Easy and kept it in the back of my mind. When I found myself with half a can of leftover condensed milk, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Material:

Condensed milk […]

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Dice Stamp Addition

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: This came from Housing a Forest, but it did not go as planned. lol.

Material:

Dice Paint Salt Paper Felt Paper Plate

 

Procedure:

Pour some craft paint on a plate and sprinkle on a little salt. Let your tot stir the paint and […]

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Glow Sticks in the Tub

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I have seen variations on this in a few places: The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Play At Home Mom and Meaningful Mama.

Material:

Glow Sticks. (I found a tube of 15 bracelets in the Target Dollar spot for only $1 and Micheal’s Craft Store sells […]

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Cooking with Kids: Banana Ice Cream

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I first saw this cool (ha!) and extremely healthy snack idea at The Kitchn.

Material:

Very ripe bananas. Cutting Board. Table knife. Small ziplock baggie. Milk (optional). A food processor, blender, magic bullet, etc. Toppings & Mix-Ins: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 2 TBS chocolate chips, 1 TBS […]

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Rain Painting

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: A couple of years ago, I read about this project in one of MaryAnn Kohl’s fantastic art idea books (either First Art or Preschool Art). Almost immediately, I bought powdered tempura paint (which is a great low-cost paint option if your family does a lot […]

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Origami for Kids: Simple Dog

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I am a bit of an origami nerd. I will often make an origami crane to amuse Sweet Pea and lately I have been showing her how to create her own animals.

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and […]

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Sorting Coins (& U.S. Coin 3-Part Cards)

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: Sweet Pea is very interested in putting money into her piggy bank so I thought she would like to learn more about coins. I found this coin sorting activity at the Activity Mom.

Material:

A variety of different coins. Coin cards. (I created my […]

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“Laser” Obstacle Course with Yarn

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I got the idea for this fun activity from this picture on pinterest, but I can not find the original source. (If you know where it came from, let me know so I can give credit.)

Material:

Yarn. Masking tape. A hallway or other long and narrow […]

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Cooking with Kids: Peanut Butter Balls

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I found this very kid friendly (and almost healthy) recipe in Family Fun Magazine. I have modified the recipe a bit for clarity and because I thought that original size of the peanut butter balls was too large.

Material:

Peanut butter ball recipe. […]

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Sidewalk Paint

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I have seen sidewalk paint recipes everywhere: Mom’s Crafty Space, Disney’s Family Fun magazine, river-girl, pink and green mama, and Meet the Dubiens.

Material:

1.25 cups Cornstarch (or even 1.5 cups. Most of the above recipes call for a 1:1 water and corn starch ratio, but […]

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