Dinosaur Swamp Sensory Bin Activity

There are a few things my 2 year-old son can't get enough of: dinosaurs and playing outdoors.  Seriously.  Dinosaurs are a big deal to him, so I wanted to find an easy activity that involved these very two things to keep him occupied. And because we've been all over sensory play lately, I decided to take some inspiration from a dino lagoon idea I found and create our very own dino sensory activity using a few simple items we had in the yard and house. Here's what we used A handful of small plastic dinosaurs Small/medium size storage bin Few cups of water Green food … [Read more...]

Sparkler-Inspired 4th of July Craft

Although I don't really consider myself a crafty person, I couldn't resist the urge to take a stab at a DIY project with my 2 year-old, especially as the 4th of July draws nearer. He's been all over arts and crafts ever since we enrolled him in a toddler program for a few weeks. We didn't have much of an art supply in stock but I decided to just go with it and experiment with whatever we could use.  (You should do the same if your kid has the urge to try something new...all it takes is a little creativity!) I really wanted to make use of all those left-over paper towel rolls lying … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Jello Pot of Gold Sensory Activity

I've been searching the web for a fun and age-appropriate activity my almost 2 year-old toddler can partake in, especially as St. Patrick's Day draws nearer.  Although there are so many cute and crafty activities out there for kids, many of them require a bit more skill that comes with age. That's why I was so happy to find some inspiration in a St. Patrick's Day sensory activity that didn't involve glue, scissors or paints...just Jello and some creativity!  I thought jello would be the perfect substance to work with considering it was edible and easy to clean up.  I decided to put my own … [Read more...]

Easy Bubble Art Activity for Toddlers

If there's one artsy activity my little guy enjoys more than anything, it would definitely involve bubbles! He has always been fond of tracking bubbles with his eyes or trying to blow bubbles from very early on. So I knew I had to try my own version of all those painting with bubbles activities I had read about here and there. They just looked like such fun! Most activities with bubbles I found involved food coloring or actual paints, but I wanted to try something a little more toddler-friendly like Kool-Aid...just in case someone was keen on tasting the activity (as normally … [Read more...]

How to Create An Indoor Play Gym for a Toddler to Burn-off Energy

It's been quite a winter here on the East Coast, with blizzard after blizzard trapping families indoors with stir-crazy kids looking for things to do.  And I know moms all over the place have tried tons of games and activities to keep their kids busy...ahem, I have been one of them! I even posted a few ideas of entertainment that have helped keep my little one active for quite awhile during these storms! This post contains affiliate links. But still, with a toddler boy who can't help but run around the house and find trouble at every corner, I've been trying to come up with more creative … [Read more...]

4 Summer Activities for Mommy & Newborn Baby

Having a newborn baby around in the summertime can make things a little bit tricky when it comes to getting out.  Infants can't be exposed to direct sunlight until about 6 months of age -- the age at which they are cleared to wear sunblock.  It's also even harder to get away without stressing, if you are nursing and feeding on demand.  But that doesn't mean a new mother should be trapped indoors all season!  There are many summer activities that baby can partake in, you just have to be a little savvy about it. Here are 4 simple activities mommy and baby can enjoy during the sizzling summer … [Read more...]