This snowstorm in a jar is such a fun winter science experiment! It's really easy to put together and it looks so cool when it starts "snowing"! With all the sparkly glitter, my kids said it looked like a snowglobe. They had so much fun dropping in the Alka Seltzer and watching the chemical reaction that causes the snowstorm! We're supposed to get 6 inches of snow today. I keep looking at the radar maps and looking out the window (still nothing), like it's some kind of exciting game. When is … [Read more...]
Preschooler and Toddler Activities
These crafts and activities are perfect for little hands! Young children love exploring the world around them and learning through sensory play.
Toddlers and preschoolers will love these simple crafts and activities! With your love and guidance they'll be so proud of the creations you make together!
This northern lights chalk art project for kids is so simple yet so beautiful! There is something so fun about working with chalk on a black piece of construction paper! It's almost magical that the chalk begins to look like a glowing light on the paper! My poor 8 year old was home with a cold the other day and was happy to help me figure out the best way to make northern lights. (Plus it helped me get her away from the TV for awhile.) We sat together on my office floor and tried a few … [Read more...]
I'm not an artist - so trust me - if I can make this painting, it has to be pretty easy! I HAD to try this art project just because it's fun. And cool. And sciency. (My browser is telling me that's not a real word... haha) This salt and watercolor snowflake art project actually teaches you something, and I LOVE that! I'll be the first person to raise my hand and admit, "I can't draw or paint". And trying to make me do either of those two things will make me want to hide my head in … [Read more...]
These coffee filter snowflakes are such a fun craft to make on a snowy winter day! They're really easy to make, they look gorgeous hanging in the window (or anywhere!) and it's a great opportunity for kids to experiment with colour blending. It's a craft and science experiment mixed together in one - and it ends up looking beautiful! Today was one of those mornings where I woke up in the darkness and made my first cup of coffee - because let's be honest, I'm not doing anything until I have … [Read more...]
Want to know the best way to make someone laugh? (Even you.) Give a toddler this sock puppet and ask them to make it talk. Oh my word. It's seriously the cutest thing ever! My 3 year old does an amazing monster voice and it makes me laugh no matter how my day is going! "Would you like a coooookie??" I wish they had blue feather boas at my craft store! Can't you picture cookie monster if this guy was blue!? This easy feather boa sock puppet makes me smile. He just looks so happy. Or maybe … [Read more...]
These coffee filter butterflies are such a classic craft! I love how easy they are to make and how the bright colours of the Mr. Sketch markers blend together to make gorgeous looking butterfly wings! (Don't worry, you can use regular washable markers too). Do you remember Mr. Sketch markers from when you were a kid? I was walking down the craft aisle at Walmart last year and saw them on display -- I was so excited to see that they still make them! I opened up the package, took the lid off of … [Read more...]
Hello! It's Megan from Homemade Ginger again and I'm so excited about today's post! I couldn't believe how easy this play dough was to make and my kids absolutely loved playing with it. You will definitely want to stick around for this post to find out how to make this easy ice cream play dough! A new building has popped up just around the corner from our house. We guessed and predicted what we thought it would be as it took shape. Last week, we finally asked one of the construction workers … [Read more...]
It was another one of those mornings where I heard the birds chirping before I got out of bed. And then BAM, I looked out the window, expecting to see a lovely spring scene, but the ground was covered in a blanket of fluffy white snow. At least 4 inches of it. *big sigh* We had a snow storm last night that took us right back into the cold and white winter weather! I guess it IS actually beautiful, with the sunlight sparkling on the new snow covering the branches of the trees out front. It … [Read more...]
Hey everyone! It's Megan from Homemade Ginger and I have another easy winter kids craft to share with you all today. These little arctic wolves are absolutely adorable and the perfect winter craft for kids of any age! That time between New Years and Valentine's Day might be the most depressing 6 weeks of the year for me. The excitement of the holidays is over, the weather is typically cold and dreary and cold and flu season is in full swing. I know that my kids usually feel the same way - a … [Read more...]
Hi again! It's Megan from Homemade Ginger again and I'm excited to share a fun fall craft that's super easy for little ones to make! Even toddlers can make these pinecones, from finding them in the yard, to adding dots of glue and sticking on the pom poms - they are so easy and fun! It's hard to believe that fall is quickly approaching. We've had a few cool days already and even though I love summer, the thought of crisper days and changing leaves gets me excited. Even though the changing … [Read more...]