Still Playing School: January 2015

Outer Space Activities for Kids

These crafts and activities to teach kids about outer space are out of this world! We are showcasing some great ideas for learning about planets, the moon, and rockets.

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Toothpaste Slime for Dental Health Month

We created slime that looks just like toothpaste for Dental Health Month. It is the perfect material to invite kids to explore for fine motor, sensory, and pretend play!

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Nursery Rhyme Letter Writing

You and your kids probably know several nursery rhymes by heart now. But what happens after the story is over? This kid writing prompt encourages creative thinking and character study as the children put themselves in the story to write a letter after the nursery rhyme!



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Web Cam Zoo Keeping Project for Kids

We love animals but we live a bit too far from the zoo to visit on a regular basis. Instead we used the technology of web cams to study the science of zoology with our kids who then recorded the math data and analyzed it! This made the perfect STEM activity for kids!
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LMNO Peas Soup for Kids

We made a delicious alphabet vegetable soup to go with the book LMNO Peas by Keith Baker. Our preschooler loved cooking this soup all by herself.

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Edible Play Dough Recipes

Play dough is the perfect first sensory experience but what if your little one is still tasting everything? We have the very best edible play dough recipes for you!


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Groundhog Finger Puppet Craft

Groundhog's Day is coming up soon so we created a fine motor groundhog puppet craft to celebrate! These are fast, easy, and economical to make with a whole classroom.


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Melt My Heart Valentine's Day Art

We already broke hearts to celebrate Valentine's Day but this time we're melting them! We used special paper and a heat tool to try melted crayon heart art.

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Baked Cotton Ball Snowman Craft for Kids

These baked cotton ball snowman crafts are perfect for Winter creative play! We loved making them together and they look so cute in a window, as a fridge magnet, or in small world play!

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We Love Nouns Kid Writing with Free Printable

We've been learning about nouns and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to list the people, places, and things that we love! We even created a free worksheet printable for you to use for homeschool, as homework, or just a fun writing prompt full of gratitude. 

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Waterproof Sand Sensory Play

I have got to say that waterproof sand (or aqua sand or space sand) is one of the most fascinating sensory materials my kids and I have ever touched! We used it to build hearts underwater for Valentine's Day!

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Breaking Hearts Fine Motor Play

Do you have a little heartbreaker at home? We have the perfect activity for kids to break hearts this Valentine's Day!


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Polar Bear Crafts & Activities for Kids

Polar bears are fascinating arctic animals! We've gathered the best polar bear themed crafts, games, and activities for kids for you to have all the ideas you need in one place.


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Elsa Gloves for Frozen Inspired Pretend Play

The Frozen obsession continues at our house so we created DIY Elsa gloves for Frozen inspired gross motor and fine motor pretend play!

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Valentine's Day Math Busy Bag

We made a Valentine's Day Busy Bag that would be the perfect quiet time activity for your kids! We love hands on math ideas! This invitation to play is adaptable for patterns, counting, number order, addition, and subtraction.

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Winter Crafts & Activities Using Cotton Balls

We love all sorts of winter crafts, activities, and sensory play to keep kids busy when the days are cold and drab! Here are wintry play ideas that all use cotton balls in some way.


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Fine Motor Rainbow Ball Game

We love playful ways for our preschoolers to learn colors! Scarves in a ball create an irresistible fine motor game for kids! We made it even more interesting by adding all the colors of the rainbow into our play.

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Winter Mirror Box Play

An invitation to build with Winter inspired loose parts in the mirror box is a whimsical way to explore symmetry while working on fine motor skills!

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Color Gross Motor Games for Kids

We incorporate colors into most of our gross motor and active play ideas. We'd love to share our colorful ways to get kids moving as they learn!

A ton of gross motor active play games for kids to learn colors! This is perfect for toddlers and preschool inside and outside!

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Activities for Kids to Play with Real Snow Inside and Outside

Do your kids love to play outside in the snow? It's a completely free sensory play material that no one can resist! We've collected the most creative ideas and activities for kids to explore the snow both inside and outdoors.


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Orlando Stroller Rentals at Walt Disney World

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One of our favorite memories from the past year was our family's very first trip to Walt Disney World. Our vacation was made even easier and hassle free by using Orlando Stroller Rentals!

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Active Games for Kids: Fun Gross Motor Ideas from A to Z

We all need active play ideas for kids! Whether it's to burn energy during cold or rainy days or to work on gross motor skills for indoor recess, we have a collection of activities and games to get children moving.

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