Kid’s Activity Corner

Kids Activity Corner

This is the place to be if you’re looking for some inspiring activities to do with your child(ren). There’s lots to do with children of all ages. This page is continually being updated, so come back often!

Melissa and Doug Memory Game Hack: Make your own cards - http://thedeliberatemom.com

Melissa & Doug, Flip to Win, Memory Game Hack

**Note, this posting contains affiliate links. Clicking on these links and making a purchase means you get and awesome product and I get a commission. I call that WIN-WIN! My complete disclosure policy is posted HERE.** My husband is brilliant. He ...
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Don't Wait! Sign your kids up early for swim lessons. #swimming #safety

Don’t Wait – Sign Your Kids Up For Swim Lessons

Today I would like to introduce you to Kaitlin from An Apple Per Day. Kaitlin shares many posts on the topics of eco-friendly, healthy living. Today Kaitlin is sharing the importance of signing your kids up for swim lessons. So ...
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A healthier version of the worms in dirt recipe. #kids #recipe #activity

A Garden Party (and a Recipe)

My oldest daughter and I have been up to our elbows in dirt for the past month. As I mentioned in my last homeschooling post, we started working on a gardening project. My daughter has taken great pride in our ...
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Library Curriculum

Homeschooling: The Library Curriculum

  Who would have thought that something my toddler started doing would evolve into a homeschooling project for my oldest daughter? It all started one morning when my toddler dumped out her basket of books and babbled she was going ...
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A Breath of Fresh Air

Yesterday I relished the "balmy" temperatures of 1 C (33.8 F). The extended forecast looks pretty darn cold so I decided take full advantage of a mild winter day. After a couple hours of homeschooling, the girls and I ate ...
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Real Learning Activities for Toddlers #kids #homeschooling

10 “Real” Learning Activities For Toddlers

As a former child care professional, I've come to some of my own conclusions and philosophies about the ways in which children learn. I believe learning comes naturally for young children. They are learning from the moment they take their ...
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Playing With Boxes: An Infant and Toddler Activity

    I love finding new ways to engage and delight my children. I recently thought of a fun and interesting provocation, so today I'm going to take a few minutes to share it with you. Boxes. We have lots ...
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Paul Klee Inspired Curriculum

As I shared yesterday, I have been making changes to our homeschool curriculum. One of these changes involves looking for more organic ways to incorporate learning into our everyday encounters.At the beginning of the year, I decided to have periodic ...
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The Lost Art Of Skipping Rocks

We stood at the edge of the water. The girls were crouched down in the sand, looking for the perfect rock. My five-year-old knew exactly what she had in mind. She was scouring the ground for the biggest, flattest rock ...
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Summer Bucket List Update

I can't believe we're already halfway through the summer! I thought maybe this would be a good time to give you a bit of an update as to how we're doing with tackling our summer bucket list. I don't have ...
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Taking Care of Baby – Inviting Play

Last night I had some time alone with my two-year-old. I decided to take the opportunity to plan a play activity exclusively for her. I set up an invitation for her to care for her baby doll, Nan. Here are ...
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Toddlers Are Capable

The Lantern

My toddler adores this little IKEA lantern. She loves carrying it around when she's playing in the yard. Even though it's breakable and clearly not a toy, I let her use it and enjoy it.My first instinct when I saw ...
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Introducing Sewing To Children

I love sewing. I have been sharing my love for this hobby by slowly introducing it to my children. In doing this, I have discovered there are so many ways to explore sewing with young children! [Tweet "Check out these ...
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Planning For Summer

This past week we caught our first glimpse of summer. With double digit temperatures, we began to dream of our favourite season and all that it has in store for us.We finally started planning for our garden. Strawberries and "salad ...
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Opening Containers: An Activity for Infants and Toddlers

I have an abundance of containers around the house. I've been saving them thinking that I would eventually find some purpose for them. They were mostly used as "props" in my daughters' play kitchen. However, the other day I had ...
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One Book = A Day of Homeschool Curriculum

I am always amazed at how homeschool curriculum can be so integrated... so embedded into the day. It further amazes me when I let my daughter take control of the process - she thinks of things that I wouldn't think ...
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Backyard Playspaces

In My Backyard: Playspaces For Children To Love

One of the biggest challenges we faced as townhouse dwellers was making the backyard a fun playspace for our daughter. We have a decent sized backyard for a townhouse but with a space of eleven feet by thirty feet, we needed to ...
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An Infant’s Treasure Basket: Heuristic Play

  I love watching my baby explore her surroundings. I get such pleasure from observing her delight in the little things, the small things... the things that are often overlooked by adults. I recently stumbled across a wonderful article about Heuristic ...
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From Trash Can To Playroom

It all started with my daughter retrieving an empty cracker box from the recycling bin. She put it on the shelf of her toy kitchen and asked me if I wanted to buy it from her. So began our creation ...
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Books Alive

As an early childhood educator, I have had the pleasure of creating and making presentations at a number of child care conferences. One of my favourite (and most popular) sessions was "Books Alive"... bringing books to life throughout your early childhood curriculum. I ...
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