Under the Sea Week

Under the Sea Week has been so fun! The ocean has always fascinated me – in part because of the unending amount of creatures and colors, and in part because I think I may be part fish (I love swimming).  This week had a lot of water play and it was delightful (and only required … More Under the Sea Week

Sea Foam Bubbles

There’s something about Under the Sea Week that makes me want to play in water all the time. We may not live by the ocean, but we can at least play with shells and beautiful blue water! So this was originally an idea that I found on Pinterest, and as with a lot of those, … More Sea Foam Bubbles

Not a Box

I love love love when you can make connections for kids- taking something that is happening in their day and reading a corresponding book (or vice versa). Today we got to do that with a big Amazon box that came and one of my favorite children’s books called “Not a Box.” Because obviously this is … More Not a Box

Ice Play

I think ice play is one of those easily forgotten kid activities that can keep them entertained for hours, but yet requires enough pre-planning that we rarely do it.  Well this time, I decided I was going to do the work to help “future Jenna.” I found some ice trays and cupcake tins at Goodwill … More Ice Play

Dinosaur Week

Our first theme week was DINOSAUR WEEK and Ava (and I) absolutely loved it.  I was lucky to be able to borrow a lot of dinosaur toys and books from a mommy friend, which helped a ton! From my Theme Week post, here are what we did for our theme categories: Field Trip – We went to … More Dinosaur Week

Dinosaur Painting

Some of the best parts of preschool/toddler play is creating connections for them.  Watch when they start to put together that the dinosaur we read about in our book looks like the dinosaur we watched on Dinosaur Train, which looks like the dinosaur we saw at the museum, that was mentioned in the dinosaur song we … More Dinosaur Painting

Dinosaur Feet

As soon as I picked the dinosaur theme, I knew I wanted to make Dinosaur Feet.  It’s really easy and really silly – my favorite. We were having a play date, so I talked to the other moms, who also came with supplies. The night before, I took two tissue boxes and emptied them, then … More Dinosaur Feet

Ivory Soap Snow

Ivory Soap Snow is a preschool classroom favorite of mine- it’s a little goopy, a little slippery and super squishy. Since Ava has been pretty obsessed with Frozen, Elsa and winter, I knew I was gonna bring this recipe out. It’s pretty easy: One roll of toilet paper – shredded One bar of ivory soap … More Ivory Soap Snow

Rainbow Play

I absolutely love when my planning coincides with life events and then the playtime can move organically. This magical alignment of a situation doesn’t always happen, so it made my mommy heart happy. I had purchased some rainbow blocks and this delightful rainbow ribbon book and hadn’t showed them to Ava yet. Then, two days … More Rainbow Play