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Exploding Ivory (Bonus: “How to Make PlaySnot┬« – A New Sensory Material”).

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

From: This quick little activity is from Our Best Bites.


A brand spanking new bar of Ivory soap. A plate. A microwave.



Put the bar of Ivory soap on the plate and put the plate in the microwave. Set the timer for […]


Dice Stamp Addition

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: This came from Housing a Forest, but it did not go as planned. lol.


Dice Paint Salt Paper Felt Paper Plate



Pour some craft paint on a plate and sprinkle on a little salt. Let your tot stir the paint and […]



Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: Have you heard of Twig? Sweet Pea has recently outgrown a lot of her toddler things so I have been looking for some new preschool toys. I had seen a lot of great reviews for Twig, a unique building block set, so I was thrilled when I […]


Take 2 – Design-A-Mug: Worst Gift Ever

(Sorry if you saw an unfinished version of this in your rss feed earlier. This is the finished post.)


I found this cute “Design-A-Mug” kit at Micheal’s and thought it would make a great Father’s Day craft for Sweet Pea.


Design-A-Mug kit which contains a mug and several “permanent” markers.




Crayola Stampers

Sweet Pea is 34 months old.

From: I saw these Crayola Stampers on sale at Target and thought they would be a lot of fun for Sweet Pea.

Crayola Stampers. Paper.

Observations: These are supposed to be like markers, but with a fun shape on the tip, so you can stamp a […]


Snowflake Counting with Milk Cap Numbers

Sweet Pea is 33 months old.

From: After creating the milk cap numbers, this was the first activity I devised to go with them. We did not have a whole lot of luck with these worksheets, but I wanted to post them because I thought that they might be useful for other […]


Removing Clothespins from a Basket

Sweet Pea is 24 months old.

From: This simple idea was inspired by the excellent book Teach Me To Do It Myself by Maja Pitamic. I found a slightly more detailed explanation at Shu-Chen Yen’s On-Line Monntessori Albums. I decided that having Sweet Pea clip the clothespins to […]


“Sound Eggs” or “A Descent into Hysteria”

Blissful Moments [Link Removed because the blog is now private.] had a great idea for tot school of using plastic Easter eggs as a sound matching activity. I had seen something like this a while ago and was interested in the idea of using the eggs as containers. I was pretty enthusiastic […]