Babushka Doll Softie

Today we are sharing a softie that is part of a month long softie blog hop, coordinated by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. We had so much fun participating last year and my girls were excited to take part again. See our contribution this year below and then be sure to visit the hashtag #sewasoftie on […]

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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-ended and 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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