Cooking with my 2 and 1/2 year old toddler. One activity my 2 year old and I enjoy doing together is cooking/baking. We started sometime back in January, 2013, when she was around 25 months old. She loves to stand on a chair and help me pour and mix ingredients. Moreover, she loves eating the ingredients, too, especially flour. Yikes! Anyway, cooking together is a great way to
Water Color – She is a big fan of coloring!!! She has had a few other coloring books before but of course, it was time for new ones. This water coloring book has added in water colors for painting. Basically, dip the brush in some water, mix it into the paint, then color. I also found this book at Lakeshore Learning Teacher Supply Store.
I often take clues from my toddler as to what seems to be her interest at a certain stage. She loves to practice scribbling and drawing from since she was around 11 months old or so. Somewhere around October, 2012, I bought her some drawing paper to practice scribbling. The drawing on there is a combo of hers and mine – just scribbling around!
Whenever I am clipping coupons or cutting stuff, my toddler is always curious and sometimes want to use the scissors. So I got her some scissors by Melissa & Doug to practice cutting paper. According to the description on the website, they are child safe. Find the link here at Amazon. She loves using them. We have showed her and helped her cut. But they tend
Quiet Time Bins Activities My toddler is now 2 and 1/2 years old. Her nap time seems to be pushing further back in the day. I need something to keep her occupied and quiet for a few minutes a day – just for her to calm down and hopefully, fall asleep. Not to mention, with two little ones, I need a small window of time
This is by far one of her favorites and I think mine, too. I went to the store to find large beads for my toddler to thread into bracletes and necklaces. Unfortunately, all the beads I saw were so small, they looked like choking hazards. So I gave it some thought and came up with the Rigatoni idea. Not only are they large enough for her to
Animal Puzzle Materials: Foam Zoo Animals – Walmart in the craft isle Felt (color of choice) Glue gun Scissors Colored foam sheets for labeling Sharpie Instructions: 1. Lay felt on a flat surface, a work table or so 2. Cut animals in halves – The packet comes with parent and child animals, so I cut two parents and two child of each animal 3. Peel
Simple car storage ideas for kids stuff As a mom, I am constantly thinking of ways to organize my kids stuff, even in the car. Here are two of my simple ideas: 1. I have always kept an extra diaper bag with baby necessaries – diapers, wipes, clothing, hand sanitizers, diaper rash ointments, lotions, bibs, burp cloths, nursing cover, even small bowls and spoons (when
This is another pasta art that we do sporadically. Once again, it is fun and safe – pasta and food coloring. Yea!! We started this about 4 months ago around 27 months old. What you need: 1 box Macaroni pasta food coloring (different colors) paper plates glue stick ziploc lock bags a baking sheet lined with foil paper towel for cleanup Directions: Add pasta to