Category Play

all things craft, play, activities, and kids

Busy Binder

I got adventurous and made a busy binder. It took a LONG time. G hasn’t been the most into it. Maybe M will be when he’s older? I have used some of the pieces to hide around the room or…

Card sort

This activity was ready in about 2.5 seconds. I cut a slit in an empty oatmeal can and gave M some cards. He has a great time with this. Once he’s older, I can make 2 cans and make the…

Movie Night

Sometimes it’s ok to stay up late. Sometimes it’s ok to miss bedtime by a lot. For me to say that is a BIG deal. I am, usually, a pretty big stickler when it comes to G’s bedtime. I know…

Coffee Mugs

We have a blast making gifts for people. For my parents’ birthdays, we decided to make them coffee mugs to go with their gifts. We have done mugs a few ways. Pens are fun but being able to do hand…

Pape Plate Rainbow

G saw this activity somewhere and HAD TO MAKE IT. I didn’t exactly have all the right stuff but we made it work. Cut a paper plate in half and color the top like a rainbow. Cut out cloud shapes…

Self Checking Puzzles

G has really been interested in reading and math lately. We aren’t pushing it but following her lead. I made this self checking puzzle for her the other day. It was pretty quick to make and she had fun with…

Tie Dye Towels

I decided to do this activity with a friend of mine. The kids were all excited. Supplies: towels – we had thin Target towels but next time we do this, I think I will get these. spray tie dye –…

Centers

I like to make centers for the kids. I can change them out daily (or sometimes hourly). There’s no pressure to complete each activity but there’s enough stuff to keep them busy. And if they don’t seem interested in what’s…

Cut and Paste Top Tips

Here’s a few tricks for doing these cut and paste activities. 1) get the first part glued down for the kid. 2) give them doable chucks. Start with maybe 3 numbers/letter/whatever 3) organize the pieces by page so it’s not…

Scavenger Hunt

This is probably one of my most favorite activities ever. Why? because it keeps kids busy for a while, it’s easy to set up, and you can use it for SO MANY topics. I have used it for matching: –…