Toddler Action Art! Painting with Toys

Toddler Action Art! Painting with Toys and Making Cards

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PEPper Prepper Party : Like a cookie exchange but with waterproof matches.

I do love a theme! The disaster preparedness party idea started this summer when one of parents in our PEPs group shared an article on being ready for 9.0 earthquake in our near future (remember time is relative). In my last professional position, disaster preparedness was one of my bailiwicks, and I must have just […]

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Toddler Tried It: Bread in a Bag

Have you seen the video in your newsfeed about making bread in a bag with your kids from Leigh Anne over at http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com? Well, we tried it and it was a success. Save for the age-appropriate (18 month) yet periodic and unexpected emotional outbursts of unknown origin – the baking show went on. Granted kneading […]

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This week’s food inspiration: fresh, mostly local

beet carrot radish salad coriander

My garden is not going gangbusters but I am enjoying a new CSA we are trying this summer, Growing Washington. Having so  many colors and options to play with makes the peak of summer a great time to prepare food. Mixed in you might also find ways to integrate food from the larder to make way for […]

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Paper Bunting Activity

Buntings are an easy and versatile way to decorate. There are so many great kits and pre-cut products out there. This version using poster board and dot paint markers. I did this as a shower activity but had some left over bunting pieces and we did more painting together. My toddler-guy likes the dot markers […]

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DIY Sensory Mat Tutorial – Bits Baubles Glittery Goop

contents blue baby oil glitter sensory mat pompoms rubber bands beads foodsaver sealed giant google eyes

Plenty of tutorials out on the inter webs for sensory mats, so nothing too revolutionary here BUT what makes this one different is I used my food saver to seal in the gloopy glittery beautiful mess. Nothing wrong with just sealing and taping a zip locking bag or ironing to seal but using the food […]

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