Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin + Letter Learning
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by Jamie Reimer
2d ago
Click here to read Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin + Letter Learning on Hands On As We Grow® A rainbow rice sensory bin is great for toddlers, and we added in letter learning for preschoolers! Plus, learn how to make colored rice for hours of fun! Farah is sharing a fantastic sensory bin for learning letters today! She’s a fellow Huddler, will you join us too? I have been using rainbow rice to create innumerable learning opportunities. How to Make Colored Rice We have more rainbow rice activities that also goes into detail of how to make colored rice. It’s very simple and the kids can help do it! Al ..read more
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Follow the Line Motor Planning Activity
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by Colleen Beck
4d ago
Click here to read Follow the Line Motor Planning Activity on Hands On As We Grow® With the weather turning colder, it is a good idea to have ideas on hand to keep the kids occupied and moving. This indoor play motor planning activity is a creative way to use items you probably have on hand to help kids develop important skills while getting out some of that excess energy. Grab a jump rope and a ball, and get ready for some giggle inducing creative play! Here are hundreds of more great indoor activities! Easy Indoor Play Motor Planning Activity for Kids You probably have a jump rope (af ..read more
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DIY Building Blocks Made Out of Paper
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by Colleen Beck
1w ago
Click here to read DIY Building Blocks Made Out of Paper on Hands On As We Grow® These DIY building blocks are an easy way to get the kids playing and creating, dreamed up by Colleen, a Hands On As We Grow contributor. Building with blocks is such a fun way to work on fine motor skills with kids. These DIY building blocks can be made anywhere you find paper and tape, so they make a great option for travel or spur-of-the-moment entertainment! We came up with this fine motor activity one rainy day and decided that our paper blocks would be fun to keep on hand all winter when we ar ..read more
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Easter Egg Rolling Painting is Big Art for Kids
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by Jamie Reimer
2w ago
Click here to read Easter Egg Rolling Painting is Big Art for Kids on Hands On As We Grow® Get your toddler active & boost their creativity with this Easter egg rolling painting using plastic eggs (no worries, not the real ones!). Add in rolling ball painting for any time of year! It’s sometimes hard to do a toddler art activity when all they do is just sit and create. Henry is particularly this way. That’s why big art is my favorite kind of art. Big art, to me, is any kind of art that involves movement to make it. Burning off some energy while making something pretty! This egg rolling pai ..read more
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Sticky Window Color Sorting Activity for Toddlers
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by Rachel
2w ago
Click here to read Sticky Window Color Sorting Activity for Toddlers on Hands On As We Grow® This color sorting activity from Rachel is a great introduction to colors for your little ones, or just fun practice for bigger kids! Bonus – it’s also easy to set up! I wanted to try something new to practice colors with Hannah. After a quick looked through my craft supplies, we came up with this color sorting sticky window activity. She LOVED it! I decided to do the activity on my glass sliding door. The sun was going to be out for the first time in ages, so I wanted to take advantage! The vert ..read more
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LOVE Banner for Kids to Make
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by Jamie Reimer
3w ago
Click here to read LOVE Banner for Kids to Make on Hands On As We Grow® Its official. I’m officially in Valentine’s Day mode… and that may be good or bad since its still only mid-January! Eek! But, I LOVE this LOVE banner the boys made! I think I could keep it hanging in the doorway all year long! Its beyond simple too. I cut out the letters from white card stock. The boys decorated them however they wished! They chose to use crayons and make their own designs. George and Henry both colored them. They each picked two letters to do. George the L and E and Henry got the O and V. Louis was off ..read more
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Books in a Box: A Simple Reading Adventure
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by Alisha Warth
3w ago
Click here to read Books in a Box: A Simple Reading Adventure on Hands On As We Grow® All you need is a box and some books for this “out of the box” indoor or outdoor reading adventure. There are so many uses for boxes and if your child loves boxes as much as mine do, here is a great tutorial for how to build an awesome cardboard box fort. There is something so comforting, exciting, and just plain fun about sitting in a box, but when you combine it with reading; a simple box can become part of the story. A box is no longer just a box; but a rocket ship soaring through the sky, a cas ..read more
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The Floor is Lava “Don’t Step in the Lava!”
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by Guest
1M ago
Click here to read The Floor is Lava “Don’t Step in the Lava!” on Hands On As We Grow® Have you ever played “don’t step in the lava” where the floor is lava and you can’t touch the floor? We always played this as kids and somehow my own kids picked it up (I really don’t think I ever encouraged the notion of the floor being lava). It’s a favorite pastime of mine and I hope it will be of my boys too (often when we walk on cushions, they pretend the floor is lava). Kristen of Make the Best of Everything is sharing their version of “Don’t Step in the Hot Lava”, with some simple pieces of colored p ..read more
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11 Connect the Dots Activities to Ditch the Traditional Worksheets!
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by Jamie Reimer
1M ago
Click here to read 11 Connect the Dots Activities to Ditch the Traditional Worksheets! on Hands On As We Grow® I’ve been on a major connect the dots activities kick with the kids lately. From beginner connect the dots for preschoolers to more abstract and hands on connect the dots that got the kids moving. When I searched for more connect the dots activities to do with the kids, I was bummed that all I was finding were number worksheets for them to count and connect. There seems to be so much more potential with connect the dots than that! We’ve already had so much fun with them, I figured the ..read more
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How to Make Homemade Playdough Super Soft
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by Jamie Reimer
2M ago
Click here to read How to Make Homemade Playdough Super Soft on Hands On As We Grow® It’s a super quick and easy activity when you know how to make homemade playdough for the kids with a super simple homemade playdough recipe! As I’ve mentioned a few times already, Henry is on a huge playdough kick lately. One day last week, Henry and I were with his Grandma’s. He wanted to play with playdough. Of course, Grandma’s playdough had gotten kind of hard and crumbly. So we set off to make our own homemade playdough. (Our homemade playdough recipe is at the bottom of this page.) I ..read more
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