I’m not inventing the wheel here, painting rocks is probably as old as paint, but it doesn’t make it any less fun. Here is a project where kids can wear their creative hats and paint their own Tic Tac Toe pieces on rocks.
Make some gorgeous rainbow paints for outdoor creativity using this oh-so-easy glitter sidewalk paint recipe! So much fun on long summer days outside and washes off easily with water when finished, so what’s not to love?
When we allow children to explore their environments with their bodies, their brains are being stimulated in specific ways, which is important to their overall physical and mental development. Find out why messy play for littlies ...
JOSEPH: Get kids outdoors no matter the weather Heritage Newspapers “Children are safe to play outside in most kinds of weather barring the extremes," said Lindsay Legendre, manager of the National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There movement.
It’s been a while since I posted a messy play activity, but this is a great one (and not too messy!) I was inspired by this post by JDaniel4′s Mom on Flip Flop Painting. I loved the idea and knew I wanted to try it with Emily.
Dr. Michele Borba share her secrets for discipline problems, behavior troubles, school issues and much more! Parenting advice, tips, and articles for raising happy, healthy children from conception to graduation.
Mary-Ann Hounsell's insight:
Play is so important for kids - just let them be kids and entertain themselves!
We have checked out a ton of books recently. One of them called Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni lead to a wonderful summer craft I am calling Fish Flop Painting. I love it when a book immediately lead to my coming up with a fun craft.
Another activity that was introduced during our week long study of fish was this simple-to-prepare but kind of complex-to-put-together rainbow fish puzzle… I had lots of these sparkly sticker foam sheets left-over and decided to cut them up into...
We recently made the softest, almost silky play dough recipe. My kids love to mold and create with play dough but this would also make a great gift idea. This is the EASIEST play dough recipe because it is no cook play dough. It only uses two...
Of course, no matter how fantastic the end product of craft projects (and the 'flying saucers' we're about to make really are fantastic!), the real benefit here to your child's development is in the process.