Puddle Play Rainy Day Activities

Rainy Day Play~8 Playful Puddle Activities for Kids

I love puddles! Last week for the Discover & Explore weather theme I was so excited to see this awesome puddle activity from Lemon Lime Adventures. It inspired me to gather a few more rainy day activities for playing and learning with puddles so we can be ready for our next good rainy day! Puddle Playtime Puddle Splash Spring Art from Lemon Lime Adventures–Art, movement, and fun all in one! Simple Puddle Activities from Housing A Forest Fairy Puddle Play from Growing a {Read More}

Weather Activities for Kids

Discover & Explore Weekly Themed Linky

This week’s theme for Discover & Explore is weather. We’d love for you to share activities and resources you use to teach kids about the weather. One of my favorite feature posts from Discover & Explore is related to weather. This post about science experiments for exploring the weather has  been pinned over 11,000 times. If you haven’t seen it, it’s full of great weather activities for kids. Now it’s your turn. We’d love for you to share how you {Read More}

Recycled Cardboard Crafts and Activities

5 Recycled Cardboard Crafts and Activities for Kids

We reuse a lot of cardboard around here. Whether we’re using large boxes to make pretend play scenes, painting on large sheets of cardboard, or making crafts with smaller boxes or tubes, we end up making a lot of new things out of old cardboard. These fun cardboard crafts and activities were shared during the recent recycled crafts Discover and Explore linky.   Kid-Designed Cardboard Castles from Fun-A-Day Cardboard City Project-Based Learning and Pretend Play from Lemon Lime Adventures Cardboard {Read More}

Recycled Crafts {Discover & Explore}

Recycled Crafts for Kids

We like reusing and repurposing as many items as we can, and I love to see my kids coming up with creative new uses for discarded objects. This week’s theme for Discover & Explore is recycled crafts. I can’t wait to see what creative ideas everyone has to share. Recycled Crafts Here on Fantastic Fun and Learning we’ve shared a couple of fun recycled crafts. This egg carton sea life set was a wonderful summer project that we enjoyed making {Read More}

5 Fun Plant Activities To Try with Kids this Spring

5 Fun Plant Activities to Try with Kids This Spring

We’ve been having so much fun outdoors this spring. I loved seeing all of the fun plant activities in last week’s Discover & Explore linky. There were a lot I wanted to try here at home with the girls, and these five are ones we’re adding to our spring bucket list. Fun Plant Activities We’re Trying This Spring The girls love collecting little bits of nature as we are out on our walks. We’ve used fall items to create before, {Read More}

Plant Activities {Discover and Explore}

Plant Theme Activities for Kids

This week for Discover & Explore we’re sharing about crafts, activities and resources for learning about plants. I can’t wait to see what plant activities everyone has to share. Here on Fantastic Fun and Learning we’ve explored a few different preschool themes related to plants. Click on the images below to see the activities related to each theme. Then don’t forget to share your great ideas in the linky at the bottom of the post.  If you aren’t a blogger, {Read More}

5 Fun Vehicle Sensory Bins

Vehicle Sensory Bins...fun play activities for kids

I know I say this a lot about the Discover & Explore linky, but I found so many fun ideas shared in last week’s Things That Go theme.  You’ll definitely want to take a peak at the 40+ ideas shared if you haven’t had a chance to yet. Today I want to feature some super cute and creative vehicle sensory bins. Way Cool Monster Truck Sensory Bin from Crayon Box Chronicles Vehicle Sensory Bin for Toddlers from Minne Mama Construction Vehicle {Read More}

Things That Go {Discover and Explore}

Things That Go...fun activities for kids to play and learn about cars, planes, trains, boats and more

This week’s theme for Discover & Explore is Things That Go. We’d love for you to share your ideas for playing with and learning about cars, planes, trains, boats, and more! Things That Go on Fantastic Fun and Learning Learn about sound and texture with this fun five senses activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Make a rainbow painting with this ramp activity. Use cars to practice letter recognition, number identification, or sight words. We used them to learn to spell {Read More}

Fine Motor Activities with Recycled Materials

Fine Motor Fun with Recycled Materials. Great fine motor activities for kids.

There are so many great fine motor activities to do with kids. I loved seeing all the ideas shared in last week’s Discover & Explore fine motor linky. These great fine motor activities can be made with recycled materials you might already have around your house. Fine Motor Fun with Recycled Materials Adorable mommy and baby bird fine motor practice from Powerful Mothering Feed the monster fine motor play from Powerful Mothering Stringing with cereal box beads from Sparkling Buds {Read More}

Fine Motor Activities for Kids {Discover and Explore}

Fun Fine Motor Activities for Kids...includes over 20 ideas for strengthening fine motor muscles through play activities

If you’ve followed early childhood sites for even a short amount of time, you’ve likely seen a lot of fine motor activities. But you may be wondering, “What’s the big deal?” Fine motor muscles are those small muscles in the body that help us do things like pick up small objects, fasten clothing, tie shoes, and write. The more opportunities we give kids to practice using those muscles, the more small motor control they gain. As they gain more control {Read More}