Sweet Pea is 5 years old.
From: I found these beautiful acorn cap jewels at Homemade Serenity.
Acorn Caps. (Acorn caps by themselves should be fine, but immediately bake whole acorns for 1-2 hours in a 170 degree oven to kill any insects that are hiding inside!) Glue. Colored Markers. Dry rice [...]
Sweet Pea is 43 months old.
From: Simple. Messy. Fun!, Sycamore Stirrings and Our Crafts -N- Things all had variations on this activity.
Washable markers. 5 – 10 coffee filters. Spray bottle. Jellyroll pan, a plastic tablecloth or some other way to cover the work area. Towel. Smock or bib (optional).
Sweet Pea is 42 months old.
From: Here is an easy activity from Pink and Green Mama and A Bit of This and A Bit of That.
Styrofoam block. (We got ours from Micheal’s.) Golf tees. Marbles. (For some reason, I had difficulty finding marbles. I ended up buying them from the [...]
Sweet Pea is 39 months old.
From: I found this fast and fun idea at What Do We Do All Day?
Large sheet of paper. (We used a big roll of butcher paper from Sam’s Club.) Washable markers.
Make sure you are on a hard washable surface. Vinyl is [...]
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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.
Sweet Pea is 35 months old.
From: Erika from Confessions of a Homeschooler often posts an individual Do-A-Dot letter worksheet when her tot is learning a particular letter (P for example), but I had trouble searching her site to find all of the letters. I also searched the web, but was surprised that I [...]
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 [...]
Sweet Pea is 29 months old.
From: I had a comment from Barkey’s Mommy on my Kumon Let’s Color post recommending something like this. I also saw this entry describing how to create re-usable workbooks at Teaching My Little Bookworm.
Kumon My First Book of Tracing (or any other appropriate workbook). [...]
Sweet Pea is 27 months old.
From: This was inspired by my desire for a set of Montessori Insets, which are a bit out our price range right now. (The Montessori Primary Guide has a good description of how to use insets in the Montessori style.)
Any sort of plastic or metal stencils. [...]
Sweet Pea is 27 months old.
From: I got the idea for making a life-size portrait from this tot school post on The Shafer Family blog.
A large sheet of paper at least as long as your tot is tall. (I suggest using a roll of craft paper or butcher paper, but [...]