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Suncatcher Bats – a kid’s Halloween craft for indoors or out!

We’ve been doing lots of art this week since it seems we’ve been taking turns feeling under the weather.  One day this week, I decided we should make some Halloween suncatcher bat decorations to hang in our tree in the front yard.  It turned out to be a really simple art activity that even really […]

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Perfect Painted Pumpkins for Halloween!!

We have done it!  We have perfected the art of painting pumpkins…in this case, mini pumpkins!  The process is so simple that toddlers can do it, yet it’s so mesmerizing and beautiful to watch how the art unfolds — or should I say drips and runs — that adults will not want to stand on the sidelines […]

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Reindeer Footprint Art Christmas Keepsake on Canvas

reindeer footprint art

Two years ago the kids and I crafted a few Christmas keepsake art projects and those keepsakes have been my absolute favorite holiday decorations to unpack each Christmas since! The first were our handprint Christmas trees, and the other, which I never shared here on the blog before, were our Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Footprint […]

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Simple Science for Kids: Testing Homemade Bubble Solutions

homemade bubble solutions

Let me start by apologizing in advance for all the photos, but testing our homemade bubble solutions was such an amazing experience!!  This is MUST-TRY simple science for kids, and you probably have all of the ingredients to get started RIGHT NOW in your kitchen pantry!!  I hope the photos relay just how awesome this […]

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ABC Find Write Erase Bath Game

abc find write erase

Did you see the Bath Tub Drawing Boards we created?  If not, hop over to our sister site, Parent Teach Play, to see those first and then come back here to see the fun ABC Find Write Erase Bath Game we made up to use with our drawing boards!  This game is great for beginning […]

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Peter Rabbit Small World Book Play

Easter activities

My kids and I are huge fans of classic stories.  The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are some of our favorites, and of course the most popular of those is The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  To give my kids a chance to act out the story which is GREAT for comprehension, I created a Peter […]

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Make Your Own Little Sandbox for Indoor Construction Play

Do you follow In Lieu of Preschool on Facebook or Pinterest?? While shopping this past Christmas, I kept seeing the cutest little indoor sandboxes on display.  I especially loved the one for construction play and knew my two preschoolers would have a blast with it.  I just couldn’t see paying $25-$30 for a box of […]

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