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…

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…

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…

Savanna Habitat

Welcome to 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 of why Montessori works….

Breakfast Banana Popsicles

Homemade Granola: Ingredients 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon… 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla Instructions Preheat the oven to 300°F 1. Combine oats, nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. 2. On medium heat in a pot, melt…

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…

Pancake Bites (Toddler Approved)

Mornings are not my thing.  Little E and I have been sleeping in until 8:30 lately, and it’s been glorious.  Sometimes I still don’t have energy or motivation to make a big breakfast.  And breakfast is E’s favorite meal, so I feel the pressure to make a pretty good morning meal.  My usual options are:…