Kid’s 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!

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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Infant Treasure Basket

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 Play ...
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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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Check out these awesome tips and suggestions for how to make drawing exciting for children.

How to Make Drawing Exciting for Children

Sometimes it's challenging to come up with spontaneous craft activities for kids. Often, when we are short of ideas we resort to our old favourites, such as drawing. To make matters worse, our children may balk at the idea of ...
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Winter activities for kids. #fun #winter

Winter Activities For Children

Adults often shy away from enjoying the outdoors when the temperatures drop. I would like to encourage you to dress head-to-toe in your winter gear (that's right, even snow pants) and get outdoors this winter! Here's a list of things you can do ...
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I've always wanted to buy a light table for my daughter. It's such a fun and educational activity for kids. However, light tables can be very expensive. Here is the step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own homemade light table.

How to Make an Inexpensive Homemade Light Table

One of the joys of being a blogger is the wonderful opportunity I have to discover so many creative people! I recently came across a posting at the Teach Preschool website which offered a great idea on how to make ...
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Crayons + Heat = Art

I saw this on Pinterest and couldn't resist making one of my own. For those of you that have not discovered Pinterest yet, it's a virtual bulletin board and a social network all in one. The unfortunate side... it's the ...
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The Most Clever Way to Reuse Children’s Art

Do you have loads of paintings and artwork which has been mass-produced by your children? Here's a simple and easy art activity for children. I especially like that this activity utilizes scrap pieces of paper. To prepare for this activity, ...
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My Daughter’s Art Gallery

My daughter loves to paint. For months we have been providing tempera paint for her to work with. However, the task of setting up daily painting experiences has been daunting. So to resolve this issue we purchased a great set ...
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Do you want an original play idea for your kids this summer? Check out these tips to create a fun and whimsical play garden for children (or fairies).

How to Create a Fun and Whimsical Play Garden for Children

As an early childhood educator I find some great activity ideas in a variety of places. I recently discovered a fantastic blog which has served as an amazing source of inspiration! Let The Children Play had a recent posting about creating fairy gardens with ...
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Tired of playdough that's crumbly or hardens too fast?! This former daycare worker shares 3 of the BEST playdough recipes EVER! Seriously, check them out!

The Best 3 Playdough Recipes Ever!

As much as I love the convenience of commercially made playdoughs, I prefer to make my own. There is great gratification in making something like playdough and then watching your child explore and enjoy it! Here my top three play dough ...
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Painting with young children is a wonderful kids activity. It can be daunting but the preparation and possible 'mess" are so worth it. Here are some tips to make this experience positive.

Painting With Young Children

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." ~Pablo Picasso~ [Tweet "Check out these tips on how to teach and encourage young children to paint!"] Have you ever watched a child paint? ...
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Get your kids busy in the kitchen! Check out these great tips for how to teach kids to cook!

Tips for Cooking With Kids

This post contains affiliate links to products I love. If you click one of these links and make a purchase, you get an awesome product and I get a commission! Now that's what I call WIN-WIN! My complete disclosure policy ...
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Awesome, Simple, and Clean Collage Activity

I like providing a variety of art activities for my little girl. I believe that like literacy, creativity needs to be fostered. In particular, open-ended art projects are especially important in our house. Painting, drawing, sculpting... all of these activities have ...
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