Flower Themed Activities For Kids {HOP}

flowers collage

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. The linky will be posted each Tuesday. This week I’m sharing some of my favorite colorful sensory activities from bloggers that linked up to last week’s HOP linky.

Flower Math Game from Fun-A-Day

***

Bottle Flower Stamp from DabblingMomma

***

Paint Chip Color Match from Life With Moore Babies

***

Flower Painting from Minne-Mama

***

Visit my co-hosts!

Sight Words Egg Hunt from P is for Preschooler

Exploring Mirror Reflections Easter Eggs, Lights & Shiny Objects from Little Bins for Little Hands

Creating the Perfect Egg Drop Project from Lemon Lime Adventures

Sensory Play with Paper Pulp from Stir the Wonder

***

Check out our Pinterest board!

HandsOnPinterest

Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



Share and Enjoy

Scented Sensory Bins {HOP}

Lemon-Scented-Cloud-Dough--1024x650

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.

This week I’m sharing some scented sensory bins. Children can use their sense of smell along with sense of touch with these bins. My kids enjoyed this hot cocoa sensory tub a couple winters ago:

Here are a couple of my favorite scented sensory tubs linked up for HOP the past couple weeks:

Lemon-Scented Cloud Dough from Teaching Mama

***

Lavender Salt Sensory Table from  Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

***

Visit my co-hosts!

Wind Science Exploration Table from Stir the Wonder

Simple Easter Egg Games from Little Bins for Little Hands

Homemade Playdough Gift Sets from Lemon Lime Adventures

***

Check out our Pinterest board!

HandsOnPinterest

Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



Share and Enjoy

5 St. Patrick’s Day Themed Activities {HOP}

st pattys day collage

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.

This week I’m sharing five different St. Patrick’s Day themed activities. A few are my own posts and the others are posts from bloggers that linked up to last week’s HOP linky.

Pot O’ Gold Craft 

***

Four Leaf Clover Window Clings from Danya Banya

***

We loved this fruit loop rainbow activity.

***

Shamrock Foam Dough Hidden Shapes Tray from Crayon Box Chronicles

***

and in case you missed yesterday’s sensory table…

St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Table

***

Visit my co-hosts!

Pom Pom Races from P is for Preschooler

Dr. Seus Activities from Little Bins for Little Hands

***

Check out our Pinterest board!

HandsOnPinterest

Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



Share and Enjoy

Counting With Pom Poms {HOP}

pom poms 1

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.

This week I’m sharing a couple fun counting activities your kids can do with pom poms. We have an abundance of pom poms since I use them in sensory tables so it’s great to find another use for them.

Counting Pom Poms from Sow Sprout Play

Counting Practice for Toddlers with Pom Poms & Tubes from Where Imagination Grows

 Visit my co-hosts!

Color Matching with Transformers Rescue Bots from Stir the Wonder

Indoor Snow Play from P is for Preschooler

Simple Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands

Portable Sensory Bins: Alphabet Scavenger Hunt from Lemon Lime Adventures

***

Check out our Pinterest board!

HandsOnPinterest

Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

Share and Enjoy

Snow Themed Activities For Kids {HOP}

snow-in-sink

It’s been a very snowy winter here in Chicago. Our local news was reporting that it’s snowed the last 10 out of 11 weekends and that this winter is the fourth snowiest winter on record. Naturally, while looking out the window and thinking about activities to share, my mind went to snow themed activities.

One of my favorites is really simple and perfect for little ones….bring the snow inside! This picture is from 2010 which is why Jacob looks so tiny but he loved this. Other fun ideas for indoor snow play include hiding objects in the snow, rolling the snow into snowballs, and spraying the snow with warm water to watch it melt.

Looking at the HOP linkys I found some other fun snow themed activities to share. Jackie from Happy Hooligans shares about her indoor snow play idea and how her kids used watercolors to color the snow. Fun!

These Watercolor Snowflakes from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds are cute.

 Looking for more ideas? Check out my Winter Themed Lesson Plan for Preschoolers and Toddlers!

***

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.

 Visit my co-hosts!

Gold, Silver & Bronze Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder

Ways to play with the Hands-On Play Party from P is for Preschooler

Simple Play Ideas from Little Bins for Little Hands

Winter Baby Sensory Play from Lemon Lime Adventures

***

Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



Share and Enjoy

Valentine’s Day Hands-On Play Ideas {HOP}

Hop

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.

This week I’m sharing some fun Valentine’s Day ideas. My boys loved playing in this Valentine’s Day sensory table.

How about a chocolate scented activity? Happy Hooligans shares a Play Dough Chocolate Shop that I think would keep Lucas, my four year old, busy for a whole afternoon!

Little Bins For Little Hands shares some great Valentine’s Day math activities. I’m planning to do some of these with Jake.

And check out this painting activity from Gift of Curiosity….this isn’t just normal paint- it’s fizzy paint! So fun :)

 

 Visit my co-hosts!

Construction Sensory Play from P is for Preschooler

My Name Quiet Book Page from Stir the Wonder

What Is Hands On Play? from Little Bins for Little Hands

***

 Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking through to the linky at the bottom of this post.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



Share and Enjoy