Category Archives for "Play Activities"

{Wash and Learn} Letter Building Alpha-Bath!

wash and learn

This is the first week of Wash & Learn: Turning Bath Time into Learning Time, a collaboration between Growing a Jeweled Rose and In Lieu of Preschool where we will each be sharing fun and educational bath times for preschoolers focused on a particular subject or skill.    This week our focus is on the […]

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Painting WITH Pumpkins: Art Exploration with Preschoolers

Remember last week when I told you we spent a whole afternoon painting WITH pumpkins?  Well I was so excited then to tell you about the Rolling Pumpkin Paint Stamp we invented that I didn’t get into the other fun ways we experimented with paint and pumpkins, but now I’m back to tell you all about them! […]

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Make Your Own Rolling Pumpkin Paint Stamp

Luke (age 4) and Lilah (age 3) experimented painting with mini pumpkins all afternoon.  We had a blast and I am going to share with you all the different techniques we tried, but towards the end of our painting experimentation session, I got an idea that turned out to be so successful and dare I […]

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A Fun and Easy Way to Paint Pumpkins!!

For more fun kids’ activities from In Lieu of Preschool,   follow me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, RSS, and/or by email today! What’s a better way to get into the FALL spirit than to decorate pumpkins?!?  We had such fun in the past painting these rainbow flower pots and this DIY bird bath, that we decided to use a similar method […]

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Homemade Mexican Chocolate and Mexican Chocolate Coffee Play Dough: perfect in *almost* every way! #epicfail

Once you try homemade play dough, you never go back.  You can control the ingredients, you can alter the color and smell to fit your child’s likes or the season, and it molds and rolls so much easier than store bought play dough!  You can Google play dough recipes and find more than you could […]

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{Raising Tadpoles: A Documentary} Day Three — Oh, Sad Day!

raising tadpoles

In the days since the tadpoles have come to live with us, we have learned a lot about tadpoles and about life!!  Having never raised tadpoles before, I really had no idea what we were in for.  I thought some of you might like to read about our tadpole experience and perhaps share our photos […]

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