Toddler Activities in a Britax Car Seat – Giveaway

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Check out these road trip activities and leave a comment for a chance to win $50! You have a safe and comfortable car seat, every item you need is packed, you've prepared the perfect play list, and you are ready to hit the road. Wait! You need these 8 Toddler Activities that are perfect to work on in a car seat! Stickers Stickers are perfect for kids of all ages to … [Read more...]

Toddler Activities with Shredded Paper

Toddler Activities with Shredded Paper

I asked my husband to bring home some shredded paper from work because it seemed like it had potential for some fun activities... My son and I had a blast playing with it! Here are some toddler activities you can try with shredded paper: Shredded Paper Hunt: I tossed a bunch of my son's favorite little cars into a box of shredded paper, mixed it up, and let him … [Read more...]

Toddler Activities with Plastic Bottles

Toddler Activities with Plastic Bottles

We decided to try and turn our old water bottles into bowling pins today! I thought my son would really enjoy it and I was right! The process, as usual, was more fun than the end result.   First, we collected ten water bottles. We had fun counting them together! Then, we filled each one with beans, rice, lentils, pasta... Whatever we could find! I set my son up … [Read more...]

1 Year Old Activities with Boxes

1 Year Old Activities with Boxes

All you need are boxes to keep your 1 year old entertained! 1 Year Old Activities with Boxes My 1 year old loves to color, but when I give him paper he tends to get more color on the floors or table he is working on. I found a perfect solution to this problem. I take an old cardboard box and let him go to town on it. The raised surface keeps crayon marks off of the floor and … [Read more...]

Learning Body Parts for Toddlers

Learning Body Parts for Toddlers with Sticky Face Game

Learning Body Parts for Toddlers Help your little one identify body parts with this fun sensory and fine motor activity! 1.  Print a large picture of your child or just their face, depending on what you want to learn to identify. Laminate it if you prefer.  You could also use a printable coloring book page or drawing of a generic face or body. 2.  Cut a piece of … [Read more...]

Name Game for Toddlers

Name Game for Toddlers

Try this simple Name Game for Toddlers to help your little one identify family members and work on saying their names! 1. Find and print a picture of each family member or friend you would like your child to identify. Pictures with just one person in them will work best for little ones. I laminated mine so that they could survive being played with.  Be sure to include your … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Activities for One Year Olds

Rainy Day Activities

Rainy days don't have to be long days with one year olds! There are lots of ways to have fun using things you already have in the house. Here are some fun rainy day activities for one year olds. Today was a rainy day and I was babysitting a little one year old boy the same age as my son. We usually take a trip to the park in the morning but the weather wasn't cooperating. … [Read more...]

Toy Rotation for Toddlers

Toy Rotation for Toddlers

  I first read about toy rotation while perusing Pinterest. I thought that the idea made sense and was looking forward to trying it out when my son got older. Well the time came that I felt like toys were starting to take over every living space in our house, so I got to work. Basically a toy rotation is when you keep only a few toys out at any given time and keep … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 one of little man’s favorite … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Craft for Babies

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 footprint for the sake of cute little crafts, … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Contain Messy Play

Messy Sensory Play

"Uh-oh, mess!" was one of my daughter's first and favorite things to say. I know that messy play and exploration is fabulous for her development - and it's lots of fun for her! However, I am SO not a fan of cleaning up the mess. So I've found a few ways to keep the mess contained without stealing all the fun! Take it outside -  This may seem obvious, but messy play is a … [Read more...]