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Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale

Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   Are you looking for a quality holiday toy for a little one? Checkout Coco Village . Here is their Instagram page. They have something for babies all the way to adults. We discovered Coco Village about 2 years ago when I was searching for a birthday present for my daughter’s first birthday. I saw a post for a Coco Village kitchen bundle and I bought it. I’m so glad I did, because my daughter has loved playing with it. To date it is her favorite toy to play with and I love how it inspires her imagination.                    Coco Village gifted us these fire station toys. I love that these items are high quality, so I know that they will last for the years to come. They are high quality wooden toys. These toys ar

Scooping Activity for Toddlers

Scooping Activity for Toddlers We have completed a similar activity before, Sensory Muffin/Cupcake Tin Activity . I don't know about your toddler, but recently my little one has really enjoyed scooping and dumping items. To encourage this skill I collected a few items from around the house and completed an  activity. Items You Will Need: Bucket Muffin tin Golf balls (we live on a golf course so we have many of these) A big spoon for scooping.  This activity is great, because the supplies are minimal and items that you probably have laying around the house, and it provides a window of engagement. It may seem like an easy enough activity, but your little one will be getting a lot out of it! Look at the list below to see what skills your child will be working on.                                                    Skills: Fine motor skills Coordination Dexterity Gross motor skills Determination/Grit Attention Span My little one enjoyed this activity and I hope your little one will as w

Oobleck Activity

Oobleck Activity: Perfect For Toddlers & Older Children "Oobleck", Have you heard of it? Oobleck is an interesting substance. It’s not a solid, but it’s not a liquid. It has properties of both. It moves like a liquid, but you can break it and hold it (like a solid). The recipe for oobleck is simple: Mix two parts cornstarch to one part water. I added food coloring to the water to make a Fall inspired activity. I like to play around with the consistency, but it’s about 1/2 cup of cornstarch + 1/4 cup of water.                                              What you’ll need: -Water -Food coloring, if using -Cornstarch   * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! I had my 16 month old complete this activity in her high chair. Needless to say, it’s a messy activity! I’d like to have her do this ac

Spider Handprint & Song

Spider Handprint & Song Happy October 1st everyone! To start the month off we decided to make a handprint spider. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it looked too cute. It was simple and I had almost all of the materials on hand.  As an added bonus you can sing the nursery rhyme, "The Incy Wincy Spider." This is the perfect arts and crafts activity for your little one!  My little one enjoys music and crafts. So finding an activity that I could expand to check both boxes was exciting.  Being a former kindergarten teacher I know the importance of nursery rhymes. I know they may sound simple and not so important. But, research has shown us that a child's awareness of rhyme and the ability to sing songs supports their language development and early literacy skills. Everyday at school I would work on nursery rhymes with my students. They enjoyed learning new rhymes and throughout the year I saw an improvement in their literacy skills. The Incy Wincy Spider Lyrics: Th

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Spider Web Tape Resist Art

Spider Web Tape Resist Art * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   I have been seeing a lot of tape resist art on Pinterest and wanted to try it out with my little. Art projects that allow us to re-use items and use items that we already have at home is a huge win in my books! What is Tape Resist Art? Tape Resist art is a fun and easy art process for kids of all ages. It's done using blue painters tape, which is easy to peel up. Let's get creative today! Materials This activity is so simple and uses a lot of items that you probably have laying around your house. The great part about this activity is that the setup and cleanup is so simple and it is a lot of fun! Here are some items that you will need: Cardboard or card-stock paper Washable paint of your choice Container to hold paint, we use

Jello Dig

Jello Dig Sensory Activity I have recently been looking for new ways to entertain my little one. I feel like she has been playing with the same toys for over 5 months. She seems to feel it too. I do try to rotate her toys so she has a variety to play with. But, I decided it was time to go on Pinterest to search for a few activities I could complete with Maci. I searched for activities that had little prep and possibly things that I already had at home. Each week I would like to complete a new activity. Not only is this fun for Maci, but for me too! Our first activity we tried was the Jello Dig. This is a great sensory activity for children 6 months to 5 years old. Here are some of the supplies you will need: throwaway aluminum tin (purchased ours from the dollar store), package of gelatin, a few of your child's favorite plastic toys (I used Maci's pacifier, four different shapes from her shape sorter, one of her spoons, and teething carrot), apron/bib, digging utensi