Memory Challenge – Welcome to the Zoo

admin / September 28, 2016

Welcome to the Zoo is a freebie from the Memory Challenge packet.  Study the picture, fold the paper and see if you can remember all 12 objects.  Kids can play alone or with a group – see who can remember the most objects.  Download the Zoo Memory Challenge at Growing Play.    See additional information below on the complete Memory…

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Playing Pretend Pet Store

admin / September 25, 2016

Since most children would love to purchase many different pets, nothing beats playing pretend pet store.  The children can be pet store owners or shop for all the pretend pets they would like.  It also makes excellent use of all those stuffed animals kids have around the house.This last time the kids played they separated the shop by sorting the…

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Outdoor Letter Match Up

admin / September 21, 2016

My three year old loves to play this game outdoors matching up the letter cards to the sidewalk chalk letters. This is super simple and she repeats it over and over again.  1.  Write a few letters on index cards. One letter per card. I only use four letters at a time right now to reinforce the letters.  2.  Draw…

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Toddler Time – Giant Abacus

admin / September 17, 2016

  Next time your toddler needs something to entertain him or her, try setting up this giant abacus.  All you need to do is grab items from around your kitchen that have a hole in them.  Here we used cookie cutters, paper towel tubes, measuring spoons, cups and pastry brushes.  Lace a string through all of the items.  Tie the…

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One Simple Tip to Help Children Be Themselves

admin / September 14, 2016

Be yourself.  Easier said than done right?  I often tell my children to make sure they stay true to themselves, their beliefs and a moral code.  In summary, be yourself.  Every single child is so very unique and it is our job as parents, grandparents, teachers, volunteers, ministers, priests or whoever interacts with children to help them to discover their…

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Foamy Soap Play

admin / September 11, 2016

When I saw this activity at I knew it would be a hit. We have made foamy soap before but it was with shredded ivory soap. This recipe is much easier!  Just mix 2 tbsp Dawn dish detergent with 1/4 cup water. Turn on the mixer and whip it up.  My little one adding the food coloring and  started…

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5 Ways to Play Rock Paper Scissors

admin / September 5, 2016

Who doesn’t love a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissors especially to settle a disagreement.  My kids can do it really fast because they are so used to settling arguments this way. 1.  ORIGINAL ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – So we all know the usual rules – Rock smashes Scissors – Scissors Cut Paper – Paper covers Rock.  On the count…

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Superiffic Gift List for Parents

admin / September 1, 2016

On to my next gift list…. The parents!!! Kids and spouses listen up, this post is for you. Children get to write specific lists each year during the holiday season of what they would like to receive. What about us parents? Sure some will ask what we may want from the mall, online or a big box store. The bottom…

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