Baby Cereal Cookie Recipe for Your Toddler

Baby Cereal Cookies

  When I was ready to feed my son solid food, I had visions of him sitting happily in a high chair while I gave him little spoonfuls of mushy baby cereal. I thought that he, of all babies, would love to finally have some solid food for once. Boy was I wrong! Several months later, I have a busy toddler and six boxes of baby cereal that will expire in the next few months. I wanted to find a delicious recipe that my little guy would love and that would be an easy snack on the go. I found a recipe on www.food.com for baby cereal cookies and I modified it to make it even more delicious. My son LOVED them and so did my husband and I! Here is my revised version: Ingredients: ¼ cup pure maple syrup ¼ cup butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup unsweetened applesauce ¾ cup whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups infant cereal Milk to desired consistency (I used almond milk, but any milk should do) Directions: Preheat oven to … [Continue]

Playground Fun with a One Year Old

Playground and Your One Year Old

My one year old and I always love going to the playground. He loves to explore, climb, swing and slide with me close by making sure he's safe. Today while we were getting ready to go he was carrying around his ball and I thought how much fun a ball would be at the playground! Why hadn't I thought to bring one before?! So we brought the ball with us and had so much fun!   While we were at the playground we: Rolled it back and forth on the ground Passed it back and forth in the swings (more like I put it in the swing with him when he came forward) Note: I only recommend this if your child is still in a baby swing!! Placed it at the top of the slide and watched it roll back down-- This was a huge hit! Threw it at the climbing wall and chased it when it came back our way Threw it over the climbing wall and ran to the other side to see where it went-- Also a huge hit! Passed it back and forth in a little tunnel Passed it over and under a little pretend … [Continue]

Frozen Themed Dot Marker Pages

Elsa Dot Marker Page Preview

Get out your dot markers for some creative Frozen Fun! These free, printable dot marker pages are perfect for parties or a rainy afternoon. Anna Dot Marker Page Elsa Dot Marker Page Elsa Freezing Dot Marker Page Olaf Dot Marker Page Images from: Coloringpagesjos.net, coloringforkids.us, coloring-book.info  **Dot Markers can be … [Continue]

DIY Toddler Ball Pit

DIY Toddler Ball Pit

  My 14 month-old little man has been OBSESSED with balls since he was about 10 months old. It was his first word and continues to be the word said most often every day. My husband came up with the idea of a ball pit. So we thought, why not fill the pack-n-play?! So we bought a bag of ball pit balls for 30 bucks and he loves it. It has been … [Continue]

Critical Thinking Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Critical Thinking Activities for Your Preschoolers and Toddlers

      Some children loves puzzles and love a challenge. Here are 10 activities that promote critical thinking for your toddlers and preschoolers. What Can You Make with a Circle?  - A fun and creative game to play at home, in the car, on an airplane, or in the waiting room. Copy Me - This critical thinking activity … [Continue]

Bean Boozled – A Family Jelly Bean Game

Bean Boozled Review

For our Family Game Night we tried Bean Boozled! Basically you spin and eat the color jelly bean that you land on, BUT each color has one tasty jelly bean and one gross one! For example, if you land on green you have a 50/50 chance of eating lime or lawn clippings.  If you land on orange you have a 50/50 chance of eating peach or barf flavor. You … [Continue]

Mother’s Day Craft for Babies (Not another footprint craft)

Mother's Day Flower Craft

  I babysit for a little boy the same age as my son (14 months) and I was trying to think of a craft to do with him to give to his mother this Sunday. All I could think of (and find online) were footprint crafts. I must say that I am OVER the whole footprint craft idea. I’ve done my share of restraining my son and getting a perfect … [Continue]

Create a Literacy Rich Environment for Your Toddler at Home

Literacy Rich Environment for Toddlers

10 Ways to Create a Literacy Rich Environment at Home for Your Toddler Turn your home into a place of learning for your tot.  It doesn’t take too much time or energy to put these ideas together for your little ones. Create a home library and always make books available to your toddler Organize your books at home so that kiddos have easy access … [Continue]

Kids’ Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List for Kids

Summer will be here before we know it! What activities will you fill your Summer days with? We usually brainstorm a list of activities that we'd like to do each Summer and I was totally inspired by this  video from "The Bucket List to do with Your Child Before They Turn 5" . I also like to have some "go to" activities for rainy days or times … [Continue]

10 Easter Activities

10 Easter Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

  Easter is quickly approaching. Here are The Activity Moms' top 10 FAVORITE Easter Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers: Easter Egg Counting Decorate paper Easter eggs with the corresponding number of stickers. Easter Egg Puzzles FREE! Download, print, and play. Puzzle Easter Egg Hunt Fill your eggs with puzzle pieces … [Continue]