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…

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…

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…

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 Learning Activities for Toddlers

As a former teacher who never had the chance to have my own classroom, I am diving into (laid back) homeschooling my two-year-old daughter. Homeschooling a toddler? Yes.  It can be done.  It’s a different structure than preschool or elementary school.  The approach that I’m using is intentional hands-on learning.  In my short teaching career,…