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Fancy Chocolate Cupcakes for Valentine’s Play

   I’m not sure what it is about a cupcake that makes people love them so much, but we’ve found that even cupcakes made from play dough are super fun — especially when they’re made with chocolate play dough that smells DIVINE!  Here are our fancy chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s play: Materials Needed: Play Dough […]

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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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BOB Books Printables for Beginning Readers: Set 1, Book 4 Mac

For more fun kids’ activities from In Lieu of Preschool,   follow me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Sulia, RSS, and/or by email today! Here are the FREE Printables for Beginning Readers Set 1, Book 4: Mac I promised you for this week!  Be sure to download my printables as well as check out the ones from my 5 fellow collaborators: 3 Dinosaurs, Rockabye Butterfly, This Reading Mama, […]

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Run, Run As Fast As You Can…to make Gingerbread Cloud Dough!

gingerbread cloud dough

To make our plain cloud dough a little more festive for the upcoming Christmas season, we turned it into GINGERBREAD!  Gingerbread cloud dough is as easy to make as regular cloud dough, you just add a little bit of cinnamon and ginger in with the flour and oil, and it smells great, too!  Then you […]

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Pumpkins on Tuesday Tots! #linky

‘Tis the season for PUMPKINS!!   And there were some GREAT pumpkin activities shared last week on Tuesday Tots!! Here were some I added to my own must-do list:1.  Fist (Knuckle) Print Pumpkins from Putti’s World2.  Mr. Pumpkin Head from Loving My Nest3.  Halloween Favors: Pumpkin Play Dough from A Mom Not a Professional Nor […]

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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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Reading Strategy Tip #2: Encourage Story-Telling Through Play

This is a series of posts about reading strategies I model and use with my own children–Luke, who just turned 4 years old, and Lilah, 29 months.  Hopefully some of these strategies will be helpful to you as well. 🙂 Reading Strategy Tip #2: Encourage Story-Telling through Play Get your kids involved in stories and […]

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