Super Soft 2-Ingredient Play Dough

Super Soft 2-Ingredient Play Dough made with Johnson's® Baby Lotion #JohnsonsBeautyHack


 

Feed the Shark Alphabet Game for Kids

This week we are having ocean themed fun every day!! Today we are sharing a simple shark alphabet game that all three of my kids (ages 6, 3, 1) enjoyed. They even helped me adapt it so that it worked for all of them. My favorite ocean animal is a shark! I have loved studying about sharks since I was little and so I was really excited to discover that my toddler is also a big fan of sharks!! Recently Harper Collins sent us Clark the Shark Dares to Share by Bruce Hale. My preschooler has loved listening to the story but my toddler is the one who is obsessed with the book. He isn't able to sit and listen to the whole thing yet, but he loves to carry the book all around the house and look at the photos. He even learned how to say, "shark!" The book talks about Clark the Shark's experience as he learns about sharing at school. At first he is really confused, but then as he meets different characters he learns more about how to share. Our favorite part of the book is all of the silly character names! Since we've been obsessed with sharks lately we created our own cardboard shark and used it to play a simple alphabet and color game! Materials Needed: large piece of cardboard scissors white cardstock cut into shark teeth shapes tape colored cardstock (cut into fish shapes) marker Directions: To get started you'll need to cut a shark head out of your piece of cardboard and then cut a mouth out of the center. Next tape some shark teeth around the whole mouth. Turn the shark over and then use painters tape to secure it in place up against a table, box, or anywhere else that will allow the shark to stand up and still have some space behind it. Next you'll need to cut out some fish shapes from cardstock and then add numbers, letters, or sight words on each fish. My 6-year-old did lots of cutting for me for this activity. I did alphabet letters for my preschooler, sight words for my kindergartener, and then just left some blank for the toddler fish so we could work on color words! Once all of the fish were cut we put them next to the shark and then I let the kids just explore and play!! My toddler started stuffing the fish in the shark's mouth immediately while my other kids looked at the letters and words on the fish first. I loved watching how my daughter would stick a fish in the shark's mouth and just randomly talk about the alphabet letters she was finding while she explored. While she explored letters my toddler explored colors. Every time he put a fish into the shark's mouth I would tell him the color. After a little while he started telling me the colors of each fish that he picked up. Sometimes he was right, sometimes he was wrong, and I just kept using the right words as he talked... and by the time we were done, he was mostly saying the correct words for the color letters. He even did some color matching! My toddler enjoyed this activity the most out of all of my kids. He just loved dropping all of the fish into the shark's mouth and then once they were all in, bringing them back around to the front of the shark and dropping them in again... and again. I love it when I created an activity that is not only teaching something, but it also really fun for the kids to play! I was actually surprised at how much they enjoyed this activity and how long they played with it... considering how simple it is. Do you have any other favorite ocean themed crafts or activities you could share with us? Head on over to our Ocean Week landing page to see the other activities we've shared this week. Also, don't forget to head over and enter to win a PaddlePak backpack for your little explorer!! There are nine different paddlepaks to choose from and all of them go along perfectly with our ocean week theme!! Disclosure: Thanks so much Harper Collins for sending along a free copy of Clark the Shark Dares to Share by Bruce Hale for us to review and enjoy together.


 

50 PERFECT Crafts for 2 Year Olds! - How Wee Learn

50 simple crafts for 2 year olds! These easy crafts focus on the process and are meant for two year olds to do all on their own. So many fun toddler craft ideas!


 

Digital Download Easter Bunny Handprint & Footprint Art, Toddler Handprint Art, Handprint Craft, Mama Don't Blink

Easter Bunny Handprint & Footprint Art DIGITAL DOWNLOAD This item is a digital download! No need to wait for creative production and shipping time!! This digital download will be emailed to you within 24 hours! Once you receive the digital file, I would recommend printing it on card stock, putting the precious child's prints on it (paint and brushes not included!), and frame it for a beautiful elegant display of those precious prints! No paint or paint brushes are included in this kit due to the digital nature. Mama, Don't Blink also offers Fun & Done Canvas Kits which include all materials (painted canvas, paint, and paint brush). Check out our shop if you desire a ready-made kit. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MamaDontBlink Who are digital downloads ideal for? *last minute shoppers who don’t have time to wait for creative production and shipping *someone who prefers the look of framed art as opposed to canvases *someone who already has all supplies needed (paint, brushes, etc.) ••• PRINTING ••• - Print out on your own computer upon receiving digital file or take it to your local print/photo shop or have it printed online. - You are welcome to print as many copies as you like for Personal Use only! - Recommended paper type would be Matte Stock Paper. Please keep in mind that colors may vary based on color variations among different computer monitors. If you are not happy with your digital download, please feel free to contact us!


 

Easy Toddler Spring Art - The DIY Village

Creating custom toddler artwork can be both fun and rewarding and the end results can be stunning worthy of even the fanciest fireplace!


 

Homemade Valentines not only make the perfect keepsake for the grandparents or mommy and daddy, but they can be so much fun to make. There are a ton of cute homemade Valentines that are perfect for your toddler that involve something as easy as handprint art to some gorgeous watercolor artwork. Homemade Toddler Valentine’s Day Crafts …


 

EASTER HANDPRINT CARDS

Easy Easter handprint cards that are the perfect Easter handprint crafts for kids. A handprint bunny, sheep and chick tutorial included!


 

10 Ball Games for Kids - Ideas for Active Play Indoors! - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Here are some active ball games for kids that are perfect for playing indoors! Save these ideas for the next bad weather day! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Back in the fall, I bought a package of 100 ball pit balls on a whim on Walmart. They ended up being an excellent purchase. There …


 

Flower Prints from Soda Bottles - Inner Child Fun

Another rainy day here, and the girls were starting to go through a bit of “messy art withdrawl”. We made flower prints using empty soda bottles! In our case, they were empty seltzer water bottles, but you get the idea. Clara really got into the painting today! She could hardly contain her excitement! To make …


 

15 + Handprint Toddler Crafts

These are some awesome handprint toddler crafts that are perfect for the whole family. We've also thrown in some footprint craft ideas too. We hope you enjoy our collection of footprint and handprint toddler crafts and hope that they brighten up your day!


 

Brillant Toddler Finger Painting Craft! Painting Made Easy for Children

Looking for an indoor activity for your child? Engage in sensory play and create a canvas masterpiece with this brilliant finger paint craft. Keep your toddler busy and try this EASY toddler finger painting craft.


 

Toddler Wand Craft

It can be hard getting the balance just right when planning crafts for Toddlers to enjoy. This is THE perfect craft that all toddlers will love making and creating (whilst getting COVERED in glitter of course).


 

Rainbow Paper Craft for Kids - Live Well Play Together

This rainbow paper craft is a fun and easy rainbow craft for preschoolers (or toddlers) that teaches color recognition and sorting skills to kids! Free template available for print!


 

50 Fun & Easy Kids Crafts - I Heart Nap Time

An awesome round up of our favorite easy crafts for kids. These fun easy crafts will keep the kids (and you) busy all summer long.


 

Seasons and Weather Sensory Bottles

This set of sensory bottles captures something special about each season.


 

Coffee filter butterflies

Time: 20 minutes Age: Little kids to Tweens Difficulty: Intermediate


 

Over 40 Painters Tape Games and Activities - A girl and a glue gun

oh! Guys! This is the funnest roundup ever! Grab some painter’s tape and whip up some amazing activities, crafts and games with these fun hacks! Canvas Finger Painting Jumping Course Jump! Marbles Painting Craft Car Obstacle Course Target Toss Painters Tape City Spider Web Walking Jump Boxes Police Station Roadway Indoor Bean Bag Toss Floor …


 

Homemade Paint | How to Make Paint | TinkerLab

Make your own squeezable homemade paint from salt, flour, and water. Add a little food coloring or liquid watercolors to create the color you desire.


 

smART Class: Search results for handprint


 

Simple Finger-painted Monsters for Toddlers

Simple Finger-painted Monsters for Toddlers inspired by Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley


 

For the month of May we have been learning all about bugs. If you have figured out by now, I love arts and crafts. Since my kids are still little the easiest, and super cute, crafts are made out of…


 

Handprint Strawberry Craft

Looking for a super cute and simple handart project for kids? This Handprint Strawberry Craft is the cutest summer craft for kids you've seen!


 

Smiling Cloud with Rainbow | Fun Family Crafts

Create an adorable cloud and rainbow using construction paper and googly eyes. It’s so easy to do and really brightens …


 

Paper Handprint Giraffe - Kid Craft

Inspired by April the Giraffe, check out our Paper Handprint Giraffe kid craft tutorial! Make it in honor of the world's fascination right now!


 

Handprint crafts are a wonderful way to memorialize our kids when they are young. Here are some creative ways to use your children's hand prints in artwork. These 25 Precious Handprint Art for Toddlers are a wonderful way to save memories of your little ones for when they get bigger. They make great keepsakes and grandparent gifts. Plus, these ideas will inspire you for other handprint projects you might want to try with those chubby little fingers. Have fun making artwork, DIY gifts, keepsakes, homemade pieces and handprint crafts. It is best to use non-toxic & washable tempera paints. Be


 

Homemade Paint | How to Make Paint | TinkerLab

Make your own squeezable homemade paint from salt, flour, and water. Add a little food coloring or liquid watercolors to create the color you desire.


 

Wooden Block Prints

Are you ashamed of the blocks gathering dust in a box in the hall closet? Ever since iPads happened, blocks probably aren't the first option. Here's an opportunity to dust 'em off and put 'em to good use in a fun and colorful way.


 

Outer Space Crafts: Alphabet Spaceship Craft • The Inspired Home

This alphabet spaceship craft is another of my dollar store supply outer space crafts. It incorporates colours, the alphabet and so much more!


 

20+ Super Easy Activities for 2 Year-Olds - The Incremental Mama

Need to keep your toddler occupied at home? Check out these 20+ easy activities for 2 year-olds that are simple and mess free!


 

Shape and Color Sorting Caterpillar

This shape and color sorting caterpillar is a great way for preschoolers to practice color recognition and shape identification. It's a fun spring activity!