Category Archives for preschool activities

Fizzy Water Fun

Did you know you can make your own carbonated water without dry ice?  It’s so easy.  All you have to do is mix water, juice, or any other drink, and add equal portions of baking soda and citric acid.  We mixed it with Tang a few months ago and it was tasty.  It changes the […]

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Water Fun

About a year ago I created a PVC Pipe Activity for the kids, which has become a favorite toy.  Recently we purchased a small pool for our kids to play in and we invented a new use for the pipes.  Hey, they are actually made for transporting water, so we gave them a chance to […]

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Psst! It’s okay to celebrate after the holiday.

I had many grand plans for celebrating Easter, and Easter came and went.  Sure, the kids got to go to an egg hunt, and most importantly we had a great Sunday at church and at home, talking about the true meaning of Easter.  But the Easter Bunny missed our house somehow, and in this context, […]

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Fun with cardboard boxes

When we recently visited my in-laws for the weekend, they had a special surprise for my children.  Three large cardboard boxes from the local appliance store!  Each one was cut differently to make a play house, and the children loved it.  We lay down a painting tarp for a make-shift carpet.  On this side you […]

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Once there was a snowman…

We were recently inspired by a local creative snowmen artist to get out there and make a snowman after our recent blizzard.  Although we are not as creative as the man in the article, it was fun to come up with something for our snowman to do- read the newspaper.  Here’s the challenge: No more […]

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Straw Snakes

My husband has been making straw snakes with the kids lately.  The straws are neon colored, and they came from the dollar store.  He folded the straws on one end, and then pushed it in as far as he could into the open end of the next straw.The coolest thing about the finished product is […]

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Nature Walk

“Tamsyn, GO OUTSIDE!” My mother must said these words a thousand times.  I was a bookworm, and I spent much of my youth practicing as well.  Granted, there were many hours spent in trees, hiking, and in playgrounds, and whenever I was outside I loved it.  It just wasn’t second nature to me to say […]

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Search and Find

The next time your children spill wheat all over the floor and you don’t want to eat it or waste it, try making your own search and find toy like we did.  Although my little children like to look for individual items, this is more of a novelty item that our guests like to play […]

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Dinosaur sorting

I am the oldest of 11 and for Christmas my younger brothers completed a sewing project that they got from Washington Online, which they gave to my son for Christmas.  My children have had a lot of fun with this toy.  It has reinforced color and sorting.  We have talked about big and small, and […]

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Crayon Rubbings

Recently I took my children to the playground and noticed that the kid table had built-in pictures and the ABC’s, designed for crayon rubbings. Placing the blank sheet of paper over the pictures and rubbing a crayon on its side is the perfect activity for this environment.Before the weather becomes to cold, I am going […]

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