Our Christmas Sensory Play Series  has been a blast! We’ve spent the past 5 weeks exploring each of the senses through activities, projects, and play along with 5 other amazing blogs: Childhood 101PicklebumsToddler ApprovedMeri Cherry, and Nuturestore. There are some lovely ideas to try with your children this Winter! Scroll down for the links.

Holiday Sensory Play: Explore the five senses through play this holiday season. 5 activities from Babble Dabble Do and links to 25 more sensory projects from Nuturestore, Picklebums, Childhood 101, Meri Cherry and Toddler Approved.

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Easy Science for Kids: Winter Scent Lab

December 13, 2014
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If you’re stuck inside this winter try some easy science for kids: Make a Winter Scent Lab, We’ve even got a little scent matching game to go with it! I can’t believe it but today is the final day in the Christmas Sensory Series  I’ve been participating in along with Childhood 101, Picklebums, Toddler Approved, Meri Cherry, and Nuturestore. Each week we have explored one […]

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Homemade Ornaments | How The Grinch Stole Christmas

December 11, 2014
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You probably have guessed my fondness for making homemade ornaments by now. In fact I just decorated our small retro white Christmas tree and realized that 90% of the ornaments on it were made by me and the kids! So of course I jumped at the chance to join forces with 70+ bloggers in participating […]

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Sticky Snowflakes

December 8, 2014
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I have a thing for snowflakes. I have since I was kid. I enjoyed cutting them out of paper and unfolding them to see what elaborate designs a few folds and cuts can make. And of course if you saw our Giant Kirigami Spider Webs you also know I like to put a twist on […]

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Cooking with Kids: Mexican Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2014
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Do cold winter days get you in the mood for warm comfort drinks like hot chocolate?  Personally I am a fan of all hot drinks; I haven’t met a tea, apple cider, holiday grog, flavored coffee or  hot chocolate I didn’t like. Last year I went to friend’s house for a holiday party where I was introduced […]

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How to Make Playdough | Rainbow Playdough Color Wheel

December 3, 2014
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Learning how to make playdough is something every family should do, it’s so easy and the possibilities with using it for activities and learning are endless. We recently made a batch and as we were mixing up the colors I realized it would be fun to make a Rainbow Playdough Color Wheel to introduce my […]

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments | 5-Minute Embossed Ornaments

November 29, 2014
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I love making homemade Christmas ornaments. There is nothing like filling a Christmas tree with handmade treasures, and making your own ornaments with the kids is one of the best ways to create a tree full of memories. For the third post in our Christmas Sensory Series we decided to do a little embossing. And not […]

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DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas: Tie Dye Gift Wrap

November 24, 2014
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I’m thrilled to be teaming up with the Rockin’ Art Moms today on another awesome series: DIY Gift Wrapping | Rockin’ Art Mom Style. We’ve got 8 DIY gift wrapping ideas for you, so get creative this year with your presents! I’m showing you how to make Tie Dye Gift Wrap, and I created three versions for the three major […]

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STEAM Gift Guide: Smart Toys for Little Designers

November 22, 2014
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If you’ve been following my blog for some time you know that: 1. I am an Architect 2. I love STEAM based learning. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math I truly believe in the power of a project based, creative thinking, hands-on style of learning. This idea is at the core of all university level design […]

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