Winter seems to be lasting extremely long this year. I’m usually all for going outside and playing in the snow, but this year it has been really cold and windy, making time outside unpleasant and pretty much impossible. In the spring and summer, we love hiking and exploring in the woods at a nearby park. I’m sure we could explore nature and make some awesome discoveries there in winter too, but I’m just not motivated enough to brave the cold.
My boys love construction equipment and Legos. I love when they can use toys they already have to create new play experiences involving creativity and imagination, especially when they recreate real world situations. I believe this is the best way for kids to learn about the world, through play. This Lego Construction Site Invitation to Play activity does all of that. [Read more…] about Lego Construction Site Invitation to Play Activity
This October I made an Emmet costume from the Lego Movie for my boys to dress up as Emmet and Batman. It was hands down my most popular post of 2014. The best thing about making costumes is that they live on here in our house. Dressing up doesn’t end at Halloween, especially for my almost 3 year old who is really into dramatic play right now. [Read more…] about Pretend Play: Be a Master Builder Lego Movie Emmet Costume
It’s Christmas time, so I got out a few basic supplies and I put together a quick, easy, educational Christmas tree math activity for my boys. This started out as an activity for candy corn, but it’s really easy to modify it to fit other holidays. You can read our Halloween version here. [Read more…] about M&M Christmas Tree Math Activity
My kids absolutely LOVE to dress up for Halloween and every day pretend play, so I try to pick a DIY Halloween costume that goes with their current interests. This year, they really loved the Lego Movie. This Emmet costume and Batman made the perfect duo and it was so fun to put these together for them. [Read more…] about DIY Lego Movie Emmet and Batman Costumes