Egg Shell Painting on Canvas

Egg Shell Painting

We eat a lot of eggs in my house. We even had our own backyard suburban chickens for a few years. At least once a month I make a big batch of egg muffins and freeze them for easy portable snacks and breakfasts. This time, however, I got creative with the leftover shells with an Egg Shell Painting activity. Get Ready for Egg Shell Painting: Crack your eggs very … [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 DIY Toddler 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 … [Read more...]

Why Swinging is SO Important for Kids

Importance of Swinging

  Let the kids swing! Let them swing on their bellies, twist and turn, swing slow or fast, swing high or low. Just let them swing! Swinging is important for kids! Did You Know: Swinging strengthens your child's core and helps with the development of balance. The rocking motion of swinging stimulates the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that helps you … [Read more...]

Paper Airplane Races

paper airplanes activity

Paper airplane races! It is the perfect indoor activity for a rainy day. Fold paper airplanes and decorate them with stickers and markers. I folded a basic paper airplane for the younger kids to decorate, but here are step by step instructions on how to make 10 paper airplanes. Time for a paper airplane race!  Whose plane can go the farthest? The shortest? Whose plane … [Read more...]

Indoor Mini Golf

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 Do your kids have extra energy, but you can't get outside? Try this DIY Indoor Mini Golf. Toddler Approved came up with this brilliant idea (she called hers Indoor Counting Croquet) that saved us from having a total meltdown on a rainy afternoon this week that we were stuck inside. We taped and numbered pieces of cardstock to the floor with painters tape as we … [Read more...]