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Cooking with Kids: Banana Ice Cream

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

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


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 […]

Cutting Snowflakes from Coffee Filters

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found these easy coffee filter snowflakes at Art for Little Hands.


Coffee Filters. (You can use plain paper, but the coffee filters are a great size and shape for this activity.) Scissors. (Maped Koopy Scissors are our favorite.) Glitter Glue (optional).


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Spin Art Leaves

Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: Lid spin-art has been all over the blogosphere lately (putti prapancha, Let Kid’s Create and Teach Preschool) so when I saw these No Mess Leaves (from Moments of Mommyhood), I immediately wanted to put my own “spin” on them. 🙂


Several colors of kid’s craft paint. […]

Introduction to a Ruler

Sweet Pea is 46 months old.

From: This activity was in John Bowman’s book Montessori at Home.


Ruler. Table knife. 1 can of Play-Doh (You can also make your own, but a Play-Doh is very cheap so I don’t think it is worth the trouble.)


Start by explaining to […]