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Tape Maze

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This is a variation on the traditional Montessori “Walking on the Line” activity.

Material:

A roll of masking tape.

Procedure:

Tape a very long piece of masking tape to the floor. Place several other long pieces of masking tape on the floor that cross […]

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Beautiful Marbled Eggs

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Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

NOTE: Are you looking for an edible version of this activity that can be used with real eggs? Read my Beautiful EDIBLE Marble Egg post!

From: I love the look of marbled Easter eggs and decided to try our marbled paper technique to create […]

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Homemade Fingerpaint

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Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: I found this homemade fingerpaint recipe at Not Just Cute.

Material:

Printer friendly version of this fingerpaint recipe. (This is a .pdf file and requires Foxit or Adobe Acrobat for viewing.) Stove. Saucepan. 3 TBS sugar. 1/2 Cup cornstarch. 2 Cups cold water. Containers for holding the […]

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Sidewalk Water Painting

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Sweet Pea is 38 months old.

From: This is a very fun and easy outdoor activity that I saw on the excellent Teach Mama blog.

Material:

Pleasant weather. An old paintbrush. Bowl of water. Concrete, wood, rocks or any other object that can be “painted” with water.

Procedure:

Bring your materials […]

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Father’s Day Card

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Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: The Crafty Crow featured a cute Father’s Day card from No Time for Flashcards and I decided to do something similar for Sweet Pea’s Grandpa.

Material:

A white piece of paper or card stock. A blank card or colored card stock cut and folded into […]

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Mother’s Day – Clay Bead Necklace

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I was planning on having Sweet Pea make clay votive holders for Mother’s Day gifts, but the Crayola Air Dry Clay I was going to use specifically says, “Do not mold into candle holders or other like items for use around flame.” So we went to […]

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Contact Paper Collage

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I saw this really fun contact paper collage at What Do We Do All Day?

Material:

Contact paper. Scissors. Masking (or other removable) tape. Several bowls or baskets Different types of materials appropriate for sticking on a collage. (We used scraps of paper, pom poms, wooden […]

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Interview with Elmo’s Mom

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: Back around New Year’s, Amy posted about her yearly family interview on Teach Mama and then I recently saw something similar from Nicole at Tired Need Sleep.

Material:

Pen or pencil. List of interview questions. (Amy has a down-loadable one here or you […]

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Audio Books

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: A friend recommended the young-adult book The Lovely Bones. I figured that the young-adult categorization meant it was practically a children’s story so I began listening to the audio-book version of it. In the car. With Sweet Pea strapped into the back seat. 67 seconds later […]

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My First Book of Cutting from Kumon

Sweet Pea is 34 months old.

From: We have had great luck with Kumon’s “My First” series of books, so I decided to order Kumon’s My First Book of Cutting from Amazon.

Prerequisite: If your tot hasn’t worked with scissors before, I suggest you try the Introduction to Scissors – Cutting Play-doh activity […]

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