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: 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: Trains 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 fun art activity and a gross motor activity. Thumbprint Train [Materials] White construction paper…

Transportation: Trains 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. To see previous Transportation Activities, click on the links below: Transportation: Planes Week 1 Transportation: Planes Week 2 Transportation: Planes…

Spring Play-Dough Kits: Part 1

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…

Rainbow Felt

   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 a…

Stained Glass Flower Art

Happy Spring! 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 we’ll be creating a…

Spelling CVC words

Welcome to a new series called Montessori Mondays! Are you looking for some cheap, fun, and easy activities that support learning for your child? You’ve come to the right place.  Every week I’m sharing  Montessori based activities that you can create and share with your children. Check out my first post here for an explanation…

7 Cheap Activities for Toddlers to do Before Summer Ends

   This summer is flying by!  Below are some fun ideas to keep your toddler occupied until fall.  Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more activities!   1. DIY Scented Play-dough Play-dough is a staple of childhood.  You can spend a fortune over time buying play-dough from the store, or you could just make…

Montessori Activities for Toddlers: Shape Sorting and Open/Close Tray

Are you looking for some cheap, fun, and easy activities that support learning for your toddler? You’ve come to the right place.  Every week I’m sharing 1-2 Montessori based activities that you can create and share with your toddlers. Check out my first post here for an explanation of why Montessori works, as well as…