Wooden Peg Bunnies

These Wooden Peg Dolls are great for creating characters. See how we used these to make bunnies for imaginary play. I primed the dolls with a coat of gesso first so the paint would adhere and withstand playtime by my girls. We painted them with acrylic paint and then let them dry. We used paint pens […]

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The Best Toys and Gifts for Encouraging Creativity and Imagination

The toys that get the most use in our house are the ones that are open-endedand encourage creativity and imagination. It’s frustrating to see my children play with a toy that does just ONE thing and then they are bored with it shortly after. These one and done toys just create clutter and chaos. If […]

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Corn and Straw Sensory Bin

Do your kids have a room full of toys that never get played with? Me too. I try to toss, donate, and pack up for the attic on a regular basis but we somehow still wind up with SO.MUCH.STUFF. There’s birthdays, Christmas, Easter, party favors from friend’s birthday parties, cheap prizes for rewards, random gifts […]

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Invitation to Play: Flower Station

“Nowhere in nature can you find purer color than sunlight passing through the petal of a flower” – Larry K. Stephenson Every now and then I will set up an “Invitation to Play”, an activity of unstructured or open-ended play for the girls to do independently while I try get a little work done around […]

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Birdseed Sensory Bin

My oldest, Lila, is almost 5 so I have seen these sensory bin ideas on Pinterest for a while. I have always wanted to do one but the idea of dried rice and beans all over my floor was enough to keep me away since I have a hard enough time keeping my house tidy as […]

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