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15 Christmas Sensory Activities for Kids

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 lots of great sensory activities with a Christmas theme shared on Tuesday Tots last week: everything from red and […]

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Simple Sticker Christmas Trees

This is one of the easiest crafts my kids have done this Christmas!  These Christmas trees with sticker ornaments couldn’t be simpler and the kids had a lot of fun crafting them.  Coloring, painting, and using stickers are great for fine motor development which will help with future writing!!   Here are the very easy directions: 1. […]

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Make your own Advent Jesse Tree Ornaments in the Microwave!!

jesse tree ornaments

  Last December one of our daily Advent activities with the kids was to read a devotion from The Advent Jesse Tree by Dean Meador Lambert.  We made simple paper ornaments to go with each daily reading by copying and coloring the picture from each lesson. This year, I wanted to try something new.  I […]

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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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{Simple} Homemade 3D Puffy Paint & Project Ideas

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you may have seen my WRAL: Go Ask Mom guest post about making your own 3D Puffy paint for arts and crafts projects yesterday.  This homemade paint is super simple to make and you probably already have the supplies on hand to try it out! For full directions, click […]

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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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