Still Playing School: April 2015

Egg Carton and Cupcake Liner Dinosaur Craft

Aren't all kids crazy about dinosaurs? We read the book Dinosaurumpus then made a Triceratops craft using recycled items including egg cartons and cupcake liners for this month's Book Club Play Date!

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Seashell Ladybug Craft

We love colorful crafts for kids! We dyed seashells rainbow colors to make ladybugs. They are the perfect loose parts for play and learning!

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Grape Sparklers

This may be our favorite Cooking with Kids recipe yet! We almost couldn't stop snacking on these delicious treats to take a picture. This recipe gives grapes a bit of crunchy sweetness from a secret ingredient: Jello!

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Marble Color Mixing Discovery Bottle

Sensory play doesn't have to be messy or expensive! You can even use a recycled jar for play in this discovery bottle that contains the mess. Try this to experience color mixing in a unique way!

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Outside Water Play Ideas for Kids

We LOVE to play and learn with water! It's a natural sensory material that is absolutely a blast to explore outside while kids cool down in the summer! 

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Sand Castle Puffy Paint Art

We made lovely puffy paint sand castle art with a new recipe we created ourselves! It's the perfect summer sensory craft!

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Underwater Sound Experiment for Kids

Sound carries differently through a solid, liquid, and gas. We investigated how sound waves travel under water with this simple science experiment for kids!

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Clean Mud Gem Dig

We made clean mud sensory dough for the first time! It smelled amazing but my kids weren't too taken with the texture until I hid gems inside to invite them to a fine motor treasure hunt!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Activities and Ideas for Kids

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! We read, learn, and count with them. We also bake and eat them of course! Enjoy this yummy collection of chocolate chip cookie themed activities and crafts for kids!

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Make Way For Ducklings Book Club Play Date Ideas

We love hosting Book Club Play Dates with our friends! We read a book that we love then share a snack, craft, game, and sensory play idea that goes along with the story. Each child leaves with a busy bag to extend the playful learning at home! This month we read Make Way for Ducklings.

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Fine Motor Color Sorting

We had everything we needed around the house for this fine motor color sorting invitation for kids! What a fun way to discuss the colors of the rainbow!


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Peanut Butter Bars

Do you love chocolate and peanut butter together as much as we do? You'll love our dessert recipe for Peanut Butter Bars!


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Photo Finger Puppets for Kids

 Use your child's photo to create a personalized finger puppet for hours of fine motor fun! This homemade puppet is super simple to make and sure to make your kids laugh!

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If You Give a Mouse A Cookie Counting Activities

We're back with the Virtual Book Club for Kids series and this month we're reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. We used chocolate chip cookies to inspire lots of counting fun for our kids!

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No Mess Painting in a Bag Earth Craft

This week's Playful Preschool theme is our lovely home the Earth! If you are looking for a quick and easy Earth Day craft for kids then this mess free Earth craft is perfect! 

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DIY Glowing Scratch Art Paper

We love everything that glows! We created DIY scratch art paper that glows when you draw! This homemade craft supply is fun to make and beautiful to use for kids' artwork, too.

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Duck Snack for Kids

This adorable duck themed snack is perfect after reading Make Way for Ducklings! The best part of all is that our kids made it completely independently, too!


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Passport to the Planets: A Science Writing Prompt for Kids

My preschooler is fascinated by space. She loved when we created our recycled plastic lid solar system and studied moon phases on the felt board. Now we are creating a passport for our solar system by writing a bit about each planet!

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