1. Indoor "Texas" Snowballs

    Well, we've made it to the point of the Christmas season where we are so close to the big day that the boys are completely wound up, and yet we…

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  2. Wood in the Bathtub!

    The other night, I removed all the bath toys from the tub and gave the boys some sticks and a few wooden blocks from our homemade collection.  It was a…

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  3. Baby Play: Pretend Fabric Wipes

    It's amazing what fun you can have with scraps of fabric!  When Jonathan was a tiny baby, I saw this idea on Counting Coconuts to make a fabric "baby wipes"…

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  4. Interesting Imprints in Playdough

    Last week, we made some homemade playdough for a science project.  (Our favorite recipe is here.) The science project was a total flop - we were trying to capture animal…

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  5. Preschool Exercises for Gross Motor Coordination

    After watching the Olympics this summer, my boys have been wanting to do gymnastics! Aidan (age 9) is the one who most needs a physical outlet, but when I found…

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  6. Make a Balloon Racquet Game

    We made a balloon racquet game yesterday that was a big hit for indoor active play!  I saw the idea in Family Fun magazine - this month's issue had several…

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  7. Hide and Seek Alphabet Letters

    At our house, we have discovered many things to do with foam bathtub letters besides play with them in the bathtub!  Obviously, they are very fun to stick to the…

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  8. Inexpensive Backyard Play with Rain Gutters and Drain Pipe

    This weekend, we had some fun with a trip to Home Depot and some back yard projects! We bought a 10 ft. length of black plastic drain pipe for $5.95…

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  9. Mess-Free Finger Painting

    When I saw this idea for mess-free finger painting on Pinterest from Mama Smiles blog, I knew I had to let Owen try it!  Owen loves any kind of sensory experience,…

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  10. Preschool Art: Stamping with Paint

    Yesterday morning, Owen and I did some stamping with paints while the older brothers were at VBS and the baby brother was napping.  Sometimes it's nice to have a chance…

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