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Spray Painting Snow

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I saw this fun activity was on Rockabye Butterfly last year, but we had to wait a very long time for it to snow enough for us to try it. I’m happy we finally got a little bit of snow this year before winter was over!

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Cutting Snowflakes from Coffee Filters

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

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

Material:

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

Procedure:

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Paper Weaving

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found this quick little activity from lilla a (site is in Swedish) via pinterest.

Material:

3 or 4 sheets of colorful paper. Tape. Scissors.

 

Procedure:

Cut a 1 inch strips all the way across one sheet of paper, but leave about 1 inch uncut […]

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Writing in Jello Powder

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This very fun sticky finger writing activity from Teach Mama has been on my to-do list since I first saw her post about it.

Material:

2 packets of gelatin dessert mix (Better known as “Jello”). Jelly roll tray. Foil. (Optional, but helps with clean-up.) Milk cap letters. […]

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Watercolor Spray Painting with Stencils

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I was inspired by this fun watercolor spray paint idea over at Creative Connections for Kids.

Material:

Food coloring or liquid watercolor. (Discount School Supply has their really great Dollar Sale going on right now. Liquid water colors are only $1 per bottle when you use […]

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Teaching Your Tot To Tie A Knot

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I was getting ready to show Sweet Pea a sewing activity (which I will post about next time) when she surprised me by saying she knew how to tie a knot. Her preschool teacher had shown her this very simple method and in delightful reversal, Sweet […]

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Scrubbing Appliances

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: One day when I was cleaning the kitchen, Sweet Pea begged to help me. I found a spray bottle and a cloth and showed her how to wipe down the appliances.

Material:

Cloth. Spray bottle of water.

Procedure:

Show your tot how to aim the spray […]

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Cherry Pitting

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Given the opportunity, I think I might be able to eat my weight in cherries. They happen to be in season around here right now so when I saw this cherry pitter at the grocery store, I thought cherry pitting would make a great activity for Sweet […]

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Painting on Salt

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: The Crafty Crow (a wonderful collection of children’s art ideas) featured this fun idea from A Bit of This and A Bit of That.

Material:

Half-sized sheets of dark colored paper or card stock. Glue. 2-3 Tablespoons of salt in a small bowl. 1 Extra sheet of […]

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Collecting Pom-Poms

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: When Sweet Pea began to tire of the Tape Maze, I extended it with this activity.

Material:

Masking Tape. A handful of pom-poms or cotton balls Small bucket or bowl.

Procedure:

Set up a tape maze as I described in the Tape Maze activity. Have […]

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