Skin Puppets

A couple of weeks ago I shared the first activity of our Human Body Unit, the Blood Sensory Bin.  This week we are looking into skin. This activity is a great way to teach both science and diversity. Materials Googly Eyes Glue Popsicle Sticks Paint Sample Cards (all skin colors) Circle Cutter Construction Paper (for Hair colors)…

Blood Sensory Bin

It’s been a while since we went through a teaching unit on here!  I’ve had these activities in the works for a few months now, and they have been so much fun for the kids and myself.  So today I’m going to share a fun sensory idea that you can implement into your weekly activities for…

Tracing Shapes DIY Book

I’m so excited to share this easy little DIY book with you! This book costs less than $4 to make, and will help your child learn their shapes.  There’s room for tracing the color of the shape, the shape itself, and the name of each shape.  The photo album was purchased at the dollar store, and works as…

Pom Poms

I get asked all the time, what are some ways to keep my toddler busy? My answer? POM POMS! They are the cheapest and most underrated toy of all time.  Both of my kids love them, and will spend hours just manipulating them with their fingers.  Below I’m sharing just 4 ways to use pom…

Life Cycles: Birds

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a bird life cycle made out of felt. Bird The Bird life cycle has three…

Life Cycles: Frogs

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a frog life cycle made out of felt. Frog The Frog life cycle has three stages….

Teaching Opposites

Opposites Activity [This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links below] Hey guys!  I hope you are all having a great start to your week.  This last month of summer can be painful for parents as the kids start getting bored right before school starts. …

Life Cycles: Sea Turtles

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a sea turtle life cycle made out of felt. Sea Turtle The Sea Turtle life…

Life Cycles: Polar Bear

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a sequencing activity. Polar Bear The Polar Bear life cycle has three stages. 1….

Life Cycles: Butterfly

  Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-September I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a butterfly life cycle made out of felt. Butterfly The…

Life Cycles: Introduction

Welcome to a new series about Life Cycles on Mustard Seed Family.  From July-August I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler concerning animal and plant life cycles.  This series includes science projects, music and movement, sequencing exercises, and outside exploration. Today I’ll be sharing some great books on life cycles, educational tools, and how…

Transportation Wrap-Up

Welcome to a new series about Transportation on Mustard Seed Family.  From April-June I will be sharing a variety of activities for your toddler/preschooler.  This series includes art projects, sensory play, outside activities, and field trips. Today I’ll be sharing a field trip to the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. Trolley Ride There is a Streetcar line that is…