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Origami for Kids: Simple Dog

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I am a bit of an origami nerd. I will often make an origami crane to amuse Sweet Pea and lately I have been showing her how to create her own animals.

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and […]

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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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“Laser” Obstacle Course with Yarn

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I got the idea for this fun activity from this picture on pinterest, but I can not find the original source. (If you know where it came from, let me know so I can give credit.)

Material:

Yarn. Masking tape. A hallway or other long and narrow […]

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Sidewalk Paint

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I have seen sidewalk paint recipes everywhere: Mom’s Crafty Space, Disney’s Family Fun magazine, river-girl, pink and green mama, and Meet the Dubiens.

Material:

1.25 cups Cornstarch (or even 1.5 cups. Most of the above recipes call for a 1:1 water and corn starch ratio, but […]

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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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20 Ways Your Preschooler Can Help In The Kitchen

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I call 5:30pm the “Witching Hour” in our house because I am usually up to my elbows in raw hamburger, my husband is texting me that he will be home late, the dog is scratching at the back door to be let out, and Sweet Pea is invariably whining about some article of […]

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Scientific Prediction and Observation: Sink or Float?

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: “Sink or Float” is a common activity in Montessori classrooms, but I also found a ton of examples on other blogs : No Time for Flash Cards, The Activity Mom, Skip To My Lou, and Living Montessori Now.

Material:

A large clear jar or bowl filled with […]

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Corn Syrup Painting

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This beautiful corn syrup painting idea from eighteen25 has been on my to-do list for over a year.

Material:

Corn syrup. 3-4 Small bowls. 3-4 colors of liquid watercolors or food coloring. Crayons. Paper. Paintbrush. Smock for your tot. Damp Sponge for clean up.

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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!

Material:

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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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