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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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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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Rhyming Cups

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Allison from No Time for Flash Cards shared this great way to teach your tot about rhyming words.

Material:

A list of 5 simple words plus 4 or 5 words that rhyme with each of them. Here are some options: bug: hug, jug, mug, plug, rug, drug, […]

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Pastel and Watercolor Castles

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Sweet Pea loves princesses and castles so when I saw Deep Space Sparkle’s Kinder Watercolor Castles, I knew Sweet Pea would be super excited to make one.

Material:

Several small bowls of diluted liquid water colors (or food coloring). Oil pastels. (We used a box of my […]

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Colored Salt (or “How I Didn’t Make Homemade Glitter”)

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: When I saw this “Do-It-Yourself Glitter” recipe all over pinterest (originally from this Sprinkles and Sequins tumbler page) I couldn’t wait to try it. I thought, “This looks awesome! Cleaning up salt will be so much easier than real glitter and I won’t have to worry about […]

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Personal Spelling Dictionary

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

 

From: Sweet Pea has been (relentlessly) asking us how to spell certain words. My husband mentioned that one of his teachers had created a personal dictionary for each student and that we should try making one for Sweet Pea.

Material:

Any notebook with at least 27 pages […]

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Snowflake Silhouette with Masking Tape

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Sweet Pea was 3 years old.

From: I saw this fun winter art project on Valerie’s Frugal Family Fun blog.

Material:

3 colors of craft paint. (I preferred to skick with the wintery blues and purples, but you could let your tot choose.) Small bowls for the paint. Canvas paper (or card stock, but […]

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Introduction to Scientific Observation: Dancing Raisins

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

 

From: I have been looking forward to getting a lab kit for Sweet Pea so I was very excited when I found a Primary Science Set that was suitable for preschoolers. The kit included 10 activity cards and this “Dancing Raisins” activity was one […]

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Annual New Year’s Interview

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

Sweet Pea requested a “big girl bike” from Santa.

From: I’m so glad that we have started doing a yearly interview with Sweet Pea. It is always so much fun to look back at all her old answers. I originally saw this great idea at Teach Mama.

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Memory Matching Game with Hershey’s Kisses

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This easy activity was from The Activity Mom. (Her site has a whole bunch of fantastic ideas and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet.)

Note: We used simple Christmas words for this activity, but you could also draw shapes for younger tots, use […]

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