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…

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: 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…

Transportation: Cars Week 2

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 fun outside activity that teaches them the rules of the road. Following the Rules of…

Transportation: Trains Week 1

Welcome to Mustard Seed Family’s unit on transportation.  From April 28th -June 28th we are focusing on things that go.  The posts shared range from art projects to gross motor activities, and even suggested field trips! This week I’ll be sharing an invitation to create trains art kit. Invitation To Create A Train [Materials] Glue Paper with…

Transportation: Planes Week 3

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 some books and activities. [This post contains affiliate links.] Books 1. Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton…

Transportation: Planes Week 1

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 free template for building airplanes. Invitation To Build A Plane [Materials] Glue White Paint Paintbrush/Sponge…

Spring Play-Dough Kit: Part 2

It’s a Spring themed month here on Mustard Seed Family.  From March 20-April 20, we are focusing on the season of spring.  There will be art activities, outside exploration, felt board fun, and much more!  Please stay tuned for fun, cheap, and educational things to do with your toddler/preschooler. Today I will be sharing two play-dough…