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Activity – Give the Dog a Bone You will need: Two paper Cups (Substitute toilet troll if need be) Coloured paper Pom Pom Black Marker Either tape or glue the two cups together. Draw and paste the ears and tongue. Cut out 10 bones.
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Story – Are you my Mother? Activity – Cupcake Dog You will need: A cupcake Icing Oreos (or equivalent) Smarties / chocolate buttons Decorate as per the picture below. Enjoy! 
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Play – Tic Tac Toe (Inside or Outside) You will need:  Sticks/ pavers / pegs /pool noodle/chop sticks Use your imagination to make the outline. Look around and use either stones / balls / paper plates / socks to play the game. The child with the first line of three wins.
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Play – Take a picture of your hen and ask your child the following : What can a Real Hen Do? A hen can lay eggs A hen can squawk A hen can walk A hen can peck at the ground A hen can eat worms and seeds A hen can run A hen can...
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Song Old Mac Donald had a farm      Ee i ee i o Old Mac Donald had a farm      Ee i ee i o And on his farm he had some chicks   Ee i ee i o With a cluck-cluck here And a cluck-cluck there Here a cluck, there a cluck Everywhere...
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Activity 2 Make a Hen using a toilet roll.   You will need: Bright paper Toilet Roll Glue Black Pen Draw feathers, a beak, a crown and feet.  Cut them out and create your own hen.
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Story – Are you my Mother? Activity – Creating a Hen using hand print. You will need:  Paper Paint Markers Crayons Paint your child’s hand with red paint and press it onto a blank page. Once dry, create your own hen drawing a face on the thumb and colouring around the hen to make a...
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Story Time – Here’s something for your kiddos! Grover reads The Monster at the End of This Book!!! Click Here>  Preschool Worksheets Click Here> Lego Stamping – Its Art with Bricks Click Here> Easy Indoor Activities for Kids Click Here> Indoor Activities for Kids Click Here> DIY Backyard Games Click Here> Activities Fun Games Indoor...
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Age: From 6 Months Old Most Babies are fascinated by bubble. Sit your baby in a bouncy chair or car seat and blow bubble around them. See how they follow the bubbles with their eyes as they float down.
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Materials needed: Small toys or books, blanket What to do: Place a toy or book under a blanket, leaving part of the object showing. Then ask your baby, “Where is it?” and encourage him to look for it. “Babies will usually grab it and dig under the blanket, “If yours doesn’t, you could remove and...
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Play – Paw Prints Print or draw and cut out the paw prints.  Arrange them on the floor, creating a path that children can walk along. Encourage them to follow identical paw prints.  Stick a picture of the corresponding animal at the end of each path so they can discover who the tracks belong to....
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Song – Three Little Kittens The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear, That we have lost our mittens.” “What!   Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! Then you shall have no pie.” “Meow, meow, meow.” “Then you shall have no pie.” The three little kittens,...
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Activity 2 Make Cat Faced Pizza’s. You will need: Little Pizzas Cheese Olives Raw Spaghetti Decorate your frozen pizza with a face and whiskers, bake as per the instructions.  
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Story – Are you my Mother? Activity – Make a Cat Bookmark. You will need: Coloured Paper Markers Scissors Pencil Ruler Using the picture below design a template only the paws are cut out along the line, decorate and use it to keep the place in your favorite book.
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Materials needed: Cheerios, opaque plastic cups What to do: Create your own version of the old-fashioned shell game by hiding a Cheerio under a cup and seeing if your baby can find it. This simple activity reinforces object permanence, a major concept. Variations: Using two different-colored cups, put the Cheerio under one cup and move...
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Materials needed: None What to do: Around 6 to 8 months of age, your child will learn to clap, so encourage them with this rhyme: Clap, clap, one, two, three Clap, clap, clap with me. Clap, clap, four and five. Clap, clap, clap, bees in hive. Clap, clap, six, seven, eight. Clap, clap, clap, you...
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DAY 2 Balloon Tennis You will need paper plates, craft sticks and a balloon. Let the children colour in the paper plates, stick the craft stick to the back of the paper plate close to the centre using sticky tape. Either let each child have their own “bat” and balloon, or older children can play...
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DAY 2  Story – Are you my Mother? Activity 1 – Draw a picture of your family Song – There were Five in the Bed There were five in the bed And the little one said, “Roll over! Roll over!” So they all rolled over and one fell out There were four in the bed...
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Materials needed: Wooden puzzles What to do: Around your babies first birthday, they will be ready for large wooden puzzles, Suggested with colorful shapes or pictures. You may have to guide their hands, Clap and cheer when they are successful. Skills learned: Problem solving, fine motor skills, visual skills
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Materials needed: Plastic measuring cups What to do: Take turns stacking the cups and knocking them down. You can also have a “race,”where you both stack cups at the same time. Skills learned: Understanding cause and effect, fine motor skills
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Age: From Birth Water has such a joyful relaxing effect on children – feel free to take advantage any time of the day. Your baby can go right in the tub (with you if you’d like) as you use your hands, sponges and funnels to splash water on different parts of their body.  When your...
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DAY 1 Story – Are you my Mother? Activity 1 – Draw a picture of a bird nest Activity 2 – Walk outside and pick up leaves. Use them to make a nest on a page Play  – Roll the Egg If you have more than one child it can be a race, or for...
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We’d suggest the following items to try and stock up on while we are in lock down: Coloured Pencils & Cardboard Paper Plates Ziploc Bags Duct Tape Masking Tape Sellotape Glue String Maizena Food Colouring Flour Pom Poms Feathers Hair Gel Glitter Beads
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It’s gooey and squishy without any mess! It’s calming too. Like a Zen sand garden for children in bright colors. Make shapes or pattens or just repeatedly crumple it. It’s different every time. Supplies: -1 cup cornstarch -1/3 cup sugar -4 cups cold water -food coloring -sealable bags – I used gallon freezer size Whisk...
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  Rainbow Spaghetti so much fun! To make your own, cook the spaghetti as usual. Once it is cooked, rinse it with cool water. If you are using it for infant play, I would recommend cooking it and presenting it plain. Though food coloring is “safe”, it’s not recommended for babies to consume, so plain...
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Ideas to make things easier at home: Appreciate that I have a place to stay inside Be patient with people around me who may feel frustrated, antsy or scared Focus on the things I can control Take care of myself physically, mentally and emotionally Take deep breathes to stay grounded and calm Cut myself some...
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Printable Lego Calendar click here> Follow the instructions for each day. The only rule is to have fun and use your imagination.                               Article: The Shirley Journey
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As many of us are being told to hunker down in our apartments and houses, and limit trips outside and social contact, things are feeling pretty “real” at this point. Aside from the general worry people may have about their physical health as they digest the news from around the world and here at home,...
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Edible dough? Yum! But need a gluten-free option for those sensitive tummies? Made from four easy ingredients from your kitchen, this colorful playdough’s fun-life will last for several days in the fridge. Generally at least double this recipe to make a big bunch of playdough all at once. Once it’s made, so long as you...
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Little ones between the ages of one and three are always absorbing new things. Their main mode for learning: Playtime. They begin by playing side-by-side (called parallel play), then progress into more interactive stuff, where they engage with and absorb information from their playmates. The right game can boost your kid’s cognitive, physical, and emotional...
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Indoor activities are great to have on hand for any age this time of year. But toddlers especially seem to get antsy and need some extra hands-on attention. Every one of these activities is easy to do, easy to set up, and uses materials that you should already have on hand (they’re all pretty common...
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Your toddler’s playroom is bursting with toys, yet whenever a friend comes over, your son wants whichever neglected toy his pal reaches for. A struggle ensues, and soon the fun and laughter are replaced by tears and tantrums. Sharing is a concept beyond the grasp of most toddlers. Toddlers are much more interested in finding...
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Introduction to early writing skills while building letter knowledge with  “letter A, B & C” tracing worksheets. Drawing lines is an important prewriting skill and an essential first step in learning how to write letters, which is why this worksheet gives kids plenty of practice tracing diagonal lines before having them trace an uppercase letter...
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Creating Rainbow Beans: White Beans – we got 3kg of beans! Neon Food Dye. The brighter the better! Rubbing Alcohol Essential Oils for scents Large  Ziplock Baggies MAKING THE RAINBOW Split the beans into baggies. We put about 2 cups of beans into each baggie to make each color. Add drops of food dye. We...
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Your toddler is a natural explorer and to them, your house is one huge discovery zone. This is a good thing because investigating their surroundings and trying new things is how children learn. What becomes tricky is keeping your curious toddler safe while they learn and explore. If left to their own devices, they’ll gleefully...
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It’s the moment parents know all too well: the moment where the energy in your house totally shifts. All was calm until you handed breakfast to your toddler on the ever-so-controversial blue plate. You know, the one he liked YESTERDAY. Somehow overnight, everything you thought you knew about your child was suddenly wrong – “I...
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Cool off this summer while creating amazing works of art with Ice chalk this takes seconds to make and will keep the kids playing for hours!
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Sensitive Boys
They can tell us when the conditions are all wrong, when there is danger and injustice. They warn us that the world is too harsh while simultaneously softening it with their presence. They are candles lighting the darkness, and if we look toward them, once our eyes adjust to the light, we will see the...
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This is a quick craft to make, so it can be a perfect  project for hands on scissor practice in the classroom as it doubles up as a wonderful decoration.
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Family
Dear husband, Today started like a train wreck and ended like a sinking ship. I made breakfast in a trance and it was not good. I told the kids it was good, but it wasn’t. The eggs were hard and burnt. They cried and I wanted to cry too, but I didn’t. I just willed...
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