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15 More Must-See Sensory Bins

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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! Can one ever have too many sensory bins???  After having seen the level of hands-on interaction, imaginative play, and fine motor […]

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Peter Rabbit Small World Book Play

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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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Dinosaur & Volcano Small World Play

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It’s time for another Wash & Learn with Bath Activities for Kids!   This week we bring you Dinosaur & Volcano Small World Play in the bath, and it might just be my preschoolers favorite bath time so far.  My 4 year old actually requested something to the effect of “dinosaurs and volcano with lava […]

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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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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Bath

Welcome to this week’s Alphabet edition of Wash & Learn!   After you read about our alphabet bath, be sure to hop over to see the fun bath time shared by Crystal on Bath Activities for Kids.This week we were blessed by a visit from Oma, my mother in law.  She brought along a whole […]

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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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{Pretend Play} Opening Christmas Presents!

Today I am thrilled to be guest posting on Bath Activities for Kids!  Head over there now to check out my full post: Twas the Night Before Christmas Bath!  It is definitely our most fun and interactive bath time yet!  Go now! Here’s just one of the many exciting activities that made up our Twas the […]

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