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Memory Matching Game with Hershey’s Kisses

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 […]

Microwave Puffy Paint

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I think I saw this first on One Crafty Mumma and then later found some variations at Housing a Forest, Mommy Labs, and Making Memories with Your Kids.


1/2 cup Self-rising flour (If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can substitute 1/2 cup all-purpose […]

Tea Party (and a Tea Giveaway!) (CLOSED)

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Sweet Pea loves a good tea party, however, I partly posted about this activity so I could give away a bag of vanilla tea. 🙂


A tea set (real, toy or imaginary).


Help your tot set the table (or floor) for their tea […]

Cherry Pitting

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 […]

Painting on Salt

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.


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

Spice Grinder

Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: I found this cute little cinnamon and sugar grinder at the grocery store and thought it would be a great practical life activity for Sweet Pea.


Spice grinder. Thinly sliced apples.


Show your tot how to hold the grinder upside down over the […]

Portioning Nuts

Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: I love these new Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds and I bought a huge tub of them from Sam’s Club. However, if I let myself eat them straight out of the jar, I could devour my entire days worth of calories in one sitting. Faced with such […]

Rainbow Toast

Sweet Pea is 33 months old.

From: I found this really fun idea at Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds. I had never seen something like this before and couldn’t wait to try it.


Several slices of bread. Milk. Food Coloring (I highly recommend the gel type instead of the liquid drops that […]

Cereal Punch Board

I got this idea from the 1+1+1=1 Tot Trays site. You punch a few holes in an empty cereal box and then provide some dry pasta for your toddler to punch through the holes. It was super easy and Sweat Pea loved it. She played with it for 30 minutes […]