Mess Free Paint Bags

Mess Free Painting Bags are a fantastic educational activity for kids of all ages!

Recently it has been bitterly cold outside and my boys have been bouncing off the walls. I have always parented with the philosophy that if you remove the walls kids cannot bounce off of them, but our weather here just does not want to cooperate. This has left me in desperate need of activities that will engage both of the boys (9 months and three years old). The versatility offered in Mess Free Painting Bags has been the perfect solution to get the two of them exploring and playing safely together!

Mess Free Painting Bags are a fantastic educational activity for kids of all ages!

For this activity, we worked on both color mixing, letter recognition, pre-writing skills, and sharing!

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Beaded Candy Cane Ornament

This beaded candy cane is SIMPLE enough for me to do with the kids!

The Beaded Candy Cane Ornament one of the easiest crafts you can make with your kids and one of my favorites that I remember making as a child. This Christmas ornament is great for teaching basic AB pattern along with building some of those fine motor skills. This is a super simple activity that your family is sure to love!

This beaded candy cane is SIMPLE enough for me to do with the kids!

Some of the things that I love about this beaded candy cane ornament is that it doesn’t require much. Set up is simple and once made these ornaments are pretty indestructible. Considering that my two year old has been at war with our Christmas tree since it went up (and after the three or four times it has gone back up…) Christmas ornaments that aren’t going to shatter glass everywhere are pretty important for us.

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Peppermint Sensory Writing Tray

This peppermint sensory writing tray is an awesome way to work on sight words while getting some sensory exploration!

When it comes to the holidays, peppermint is one of my favorite scents. Just one whiff and it is an instant magical trip back to the land of Santa and Rudolph and snow. Never fails, like a great glass of hot coco, peppermint will always remind me of this time of year. Because of that when it came time to work on our writing tonight I couldn’t think of any excuse to not make a Peppermint Sensory Writing Tray…tis the season 🙂

This peppermint sensory writing tray is an awesome way to work on sight words while getting some sensory exploration!

Sensory writing trays are an excellent way to make challenging tasks for your child fun! These can be used from basic working on fine motor skills to sight words to even math problems! We love using sensory trays in our home!

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Star Wars Galaxy Slime

This Star Wars Galaxy Slime is out of this world AMAZING!

It’s no secret that in our home sensory bins are a pretty big thing…anything that can entertain us til’ nap time is a pretty big thing. We love our sensory bins because they are just so easy to throw together and they entertain kids in open-ended play for hours. This week my kids have turned their focus to everything and anything Star Wars. Their excitement for the upcoming movie is near unbearable. So of course it is only logical that we do some Star Wars activities such as this Star Wars Galaxy Slime!

This Star Wars Galaxy Slime is out of this world AMAZING!

This slime was simple to make, a ton of fun, and a bugger to photograph…

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How to Train Your Dragon Slime

My kids are LOVING this How to Train Your Dragon Slime...or as they call it Toothless Kisses!

Have ya’ll seen Race to the Edge on Netflix? My son LOVED “How to Train Your Dragon” and has absolutely adored this show. We had in the past made this How To Train Your Dragon Slime for the movie. Just recently we revisited this activity after discovering Dragons of Netflix. The photos on this Toothless Slobber turned out so stunningly pretty I couldn’t resist updating this post. So if you are coming over from Pinterest — you are on the right post. It just has new images 😉

My kids are LOVING this How to Train Your Dragon Slime...or as they call it Toothless Kisses!

Every time Toothless slobbery kisses Hiccup the air in my home fills with laughter. It never ceases to amuse my kids…or the hubs for that matter.

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