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Cloud Dough

Cloud Dough (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea was 5 years old.

 

From: Many people have blogged about Cloud Dough, but I first read about it at Tinkerlab. Cloud Dough is a mixture of flour and oil that creates a really interesting substance. It is somewhat powdery, but easily clumps together when pressed. It is like wet sand, […]

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Bubble Dough

Dish Soap + Corn Starch = Super Fun Bubble Dough

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

 

From: I saw this very cool and super easy Bubble Dough recipe from Creative Playhouse and couldn’t wait to try it!

Material:

Mixing bowl. 1 cup Cornstarch. 1/4-1/2 cup Liquid dish or hand soap. (We used Dawn.) Dry cloth and a damp sponge for clean […]

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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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Golf Tee Marble Balance

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Sweet Pea is 42 months old.

From: Here is an easy activity from Pink and Green Mama and A Bit of This and A Bit of That.

Material:

Styrofoam block. (We got ours from Micheal’s.) Golf tees. Marbles. (For some reason, I had difficulty finding marbles. I ended up buying them from the […]

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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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Button Outline Matching

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Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this great post full of ideas for buttons at The Activity Mom.

Material:

A bag of plastic craft buttons. (We got ours from Micheal’s.) A thin tipped marker A piece of paper.

Procedure:

Select several different shaped buttons. Use the marker to draw […]

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Matching Color Shades

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Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: I saw this on Giving Up on a Clean House, Crunchy and Green, and Chasing Cheerios. Also, the Montessori Color Tablets, Box #3 exercise is a somewhat similar activity.

Material:

Paint sample cards. Select 2 identical sheets for each color you want to use. Clothespins. Scissors. Glue. […]

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Gem Balance on a Popsicle Stick

Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: I found this quick little activity on ABC and 123 and The Shafer Family.

Material:

Popsicle or craft sticks. Flat glass gems (We found ours in the floral section at Micheal’s) Bowl (to hold the gems). Tray (optional).

Procedure:

Put the gems in the bowl […]

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Sound Eggs or “A Descent into Hysteria” – Part 2

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: This activity is based on the Montessori sound cylinders work. It is a great way to use some of those plastic eggs that are laying around after Easter and I’ve seen it in a ton of places (most recently on Giving Up On A Clean House and […]

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Sticker Shapes

Sweet Pea is 34 months old. (Oh, I groan every time I have to increment this. How bittersweet.)

From: I found this idea on the very useful Confessions of a Homeschooler blog. We originally used the shape tracing template (.pdf file requires Foxit or Adobe Acrobat) from Coloring Castle.

Material:

My shape outline […]

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