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Do-a-Dot Numbers

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: Here are the Do-A-Dot number pages! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also create number ones. These Do-A-Dot sheets are tedious to make so it took me a while to get […]

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Using a Gravy Separator (and an Introduction to Density)

Gravy Separator (and introduction to the density of liquids) via Shannon's Tot School

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

Intro: This is a super easy practical life lesson with a good dose of science. During the holidays, Sweet Pea saw my gravy separator and wanted to know what it was, so I set up this quick little activity for her on the spot.

Prerequisite: Your tot should be […]

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Thanksgiving Candy Turkeys

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: A couple of years ago, we spent Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house, and she showed us how to make these adorable candy turkeys. I thought they were so cute!

Material:

Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups. (You will need 1 for each turkey.) Ferrero Rocher chocolate candy. […]

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Acorn Cap Jewels

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: I found these beautiful acorn cap jewels at Homemade Serenity.

Material:

Acorn Caps. (Acorn caps by themselves should be fine, but immediately bake whole acorns for 1-2 hours in a 170 degree oven to kill any insects that are hiding inside!) Glue. Colored Markers. […]

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CLOSED: Bob Books (and a Giveaway!)

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: Several people told me that “Bob Books” are fantastic for beginning readers, so when Sweet Pea started showing an interest in reading, I bought the first set for us to try.

Material:

A set of Bob Books.

 

Prerequisite:

Before your child tries to […]

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Berry Basket Weaving

Berry Basket Weaving (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: I loved this beautiful strawberry basket weaving with yarn at Paint Cut Paste, and decided to try let Sweet Pea try an easier version with ribbon.

Material:

Berry basket. Ribbon. Scissors.

Procedure:

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the basket 2 times to […]

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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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Glow Sticks in the Tub

Glow Sticks in the Tub (Shannon's Tot School)

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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