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Spin Art Leaves

Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: Lid spin-art has been all over the blogosphere lately (putti prapancha, Let Kid’s Create and Teach Preschool) so when I saw these No Mess Leaves (from Moments of Mommyhood), I immediately wanted to put my own “spin” on them. 🙂


Several colors of kid’s craft […]


Rubbing Plates

Sweet Pea is 38 months old.

From: A couple of months ago, we tried to make our own rubbing plates out of hot glue and cardboard, but they did not work very well. When I saw a set of Roylco ready-made rubbing plates at Hobby Lobby, I thought we would give them […]



Sweet Pea is 30 months old.

From: When I was younger, I was crazy about Zoobooks, which is a high quality children’s magazine about animals. I thought I might subscribe, and happily discovered that the Zoobooks company now makes a magazine for younger kids called Zootles and one for toddlers called Zoobies. Our […]


Planting a Flower

From: My mother suggested this activity.

Procedure: We bought plastic sandbox tools from Babies R Us for $1 each and a marigold plant from the local grocery store. My mom had a couple of terra cotta pots and a small watering can.

We gave Sweet Pea one of the pots and showed her how […]