Snowman Hush Bottles – DIY Calm Down Glitter Jars for Kids and Adults!

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About a year and a half ago — was it really that long? — we shared our perfect hush bottles with you. Those calm down glitter bottle / mind jars / sensory bottles were a big hit in our family AND with our readers. After much use, I finally had to toss ours several

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Holiday Printables: Journals for Kids

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Just yesterday I came across two very cute holiday printables for kids from a fellow blogger at Upside Down Homeschooling. The first is a Thanksgiving journal entitled My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids. You can choose either a Pre-K – 2nd grade version for younger kids or a 3rd-6th

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Rainy Day Activities: Indoor Shower Ball Pit

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Today is one of those rainy days when all I want to do is curl up in my pajamas with a good book and relax the day away. Of course, being stuck inside means the kids have at least seventeen times the amount of energy they normally have, and by mid afternoon my dreams

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Winter Sensory Bin with Arctic Animals

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Winter is drawing to a close for us, but this winter sensory bin with Arctic animals will never go out of season! My kids have played with this bin daily for a solid month! Not only does it give them a chance to explore a land quite foreign to us — we barely get

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Snow & Ice Activities for Kids

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Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a Jeweled Rose, and Learn with Play at Home. Be sure to follow our Tuesday Tots Pinterest board! There were tons of great posts shared on Tuesday Tots last week!

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Winter Activities for Kids

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Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a Jeweled Rose, and Learn with Play at Home. Be sure to follow our Tuesday Tots Pinterest board! Welcome to the first Tuesday Tots of 2013!! There were lots of

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Gingerbread Cloud Dough {Best of 2012}

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For more fun kids’ activities from In Lieu of Preschool, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Sulia, RSS, and/or by email today! A few days ago, I shared with you the Top 10 posts of 2012 for In Lieu of Preschool. There is one more activity that I thought really deserved another shout out

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10 Snow Activities for Kids

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There were lots of great snow activities shared on Tuesday Tots last week! There were activities using real snow, sensory snow, and lots of snowflake and snowmen crafts and snacks shared. Here are some of my favorites!!! Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu

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Fun Food: Snowman Snacks!

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Every once in awhile, I attempt to make a fun, themed snack or lunch for the kids. Trust me, they don’t always turn out cute enough to share! But the kids always love them and think they’re great every time. Here are a couple of snowman snacks we had this week that I thought

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Homemade Bubble Solutions & Indoor Bubbles!

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Today I am sharing a super fun experiment over on the Steve Spangler blog! This is the PERFECT rainy, cold, or sick day activity for kids! Come learn how to make lots of different bubble solutions to do your own experiment, or just for PLAY, and find out a way to blow bubbles indoors

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