Hand Puppets: Bunny Rabbits!

Easy, fun activity for toddlers. This craft can be done for any animal but with Easter coming up, a bunny design is great for little ones excited for Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. Total Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Activity Time: 20 minutes Design #1-Brown Paper Bag Material Brown Paper Bag Cut Felt Construction Paper for Bunny Ears and Nose Googly Eyes Cotton Balls for Tail Instructions: Using construction paper cut out shape of bunny ears and a full rounded heart shape f

Find the Egg: One game, three ways to play!

I love being able to re-purpose items. I’ve had these eggs and basket since my son's first Easter egg hunt, and re-use them each year. I decided to pull them out and create a fun game for him to learn his alphabet. This game can be played three different ways. Find the Egg (no alphabet) Place eggs in the yard or around the house and let your child find the egg. You can place confetti, candy, fruit snacks, or any other item of your choice inside the egg, or nothing at all. Onc

15 Ways to save money with a growing child

Having a baby is an exciting time. For new moms, we want to buy EVERYTHING! The clothing is tiny, inexpensive, and cute, and we think we need every new gadget on the market. When I was pregnant, my best friend warned me of the cost and expense of having a child. Initially, my main concern was the cost of diapers. My friend warned me of the cost of “buying things because the items are cute” is even worse. She was right! I soon realized my son was growing out of sizes before h

Shape Sorting

Quick, low cost activity to learn shapes and colors. The shapes used are: Star, Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Diamond, and Square. Each shape is a different color. You can print out the shapes and laminate them to use multiple times or you can use regular paper and draw the shapes. Index cards are used to write the name of the shape. The way we use this activity is I ask Teddy to place the index card on the shape that is for example, yellow. I hand him the index card to place

Lemon Volcano Experiment

Instead of using the tradition ingredients for a volcano like hydrogen peroxide, decided to go this route with the lemon and baking soda. It does not make a huge "explosion" but it is just enough for a toddler to get excited. Also, using different and fun colors help as well. Ingredients used: Lemon Lemon juice Food coloring Dish Detergent (not required) Baking soda Paper towels Old grocery bag Flat tray How to do this experiment: Cut bottom of lemon so it can sit flat on tra