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Messy Play! Shower Curtain Painting.

With the help of some nice weather and a shower curtain, our morning was spent outside painting.

Both of my kiddos have been messy art enthusiasts since the first time they felt paint. With every project we do they end up being covered from their head to their toes. So, we decided to take out painting outside. With some washable paint, paintbrushes, and shower curtain liner they went to town.

What you will need:

  • Washable paint (I know these are a little pricey, but they last for a long time!)
  • A shower curtain liner
  • Paint brushes
  • Tape
  • Something to put the paint on

Before the kiddos headed outside, I took some tape and taped the ends of the shower curtain to the fence. We poured the paint on the plates, gave each kiddo a paintbrush, and let them go to town.

They started off with paint brushes and quickly changed to finger painting! They mixed colors, painted the curtain, and some on the fence. Thankfully, the washable paint sprayed right off with the hose.

The kids had so much fun smearing the paint on the curtain together and making handprints all over. Grayson is already requesting to paint again! I am sure this will be an activity we do many more times over the summer. The best part, clean up was so easy. Spray everything with the hose, from the kids to the curtain. The paint washed out and I kept it hung up to dry.

XO Kate & Elizabeth

Motherhood, toddlers, Uncategorized

St. Patrick’s Day Activities with Toddlers

Happy St. Patrick’s day!

Ready to dig into some fun St. Patrick’s day activities? Well then you have come to the right place! We have put together a few fun and easy project for you and your kiddo. 

  1. Rainbow Dots!

Work on those fine motor skills, while sharpening their cognitive skills as well. Of course, it’s also fun for them! Print out a picture of a rainbow, like this one, grab some dot markers, and fill the circles with whatever your child is learning. Are they into shapes? Awesome! Fill the circles with different shapes and have them follow the key. Do they love numbers? Then use numbers! We are working on lowercase letter, so we used them! The best part is you can easily adjust this activity based on theme, difficulty, and ability. Oh, and it’s pretty much mess free. We love to continue to our rainbow theme with our wooden rainbow.

2. Make soda bread!

Does your toddler LOVE to be in the kitchen with you? Mine sure does. So, we decided to make some delicious Irish soda bread. Let me tell you, it was easy and actually super fun! I know keeping a toddler on task for more then 5 seconds can be a challenge. But, I have noticed when they have their little hands moving they seem to last a whole minute. Helping in the kitchen isn’t just fun, it is a great way to introduce math and how to follow directions to your children.  For step by step instructions, click the link above. Her recipe was super easy and delicious! 

3. Lucky Charms Sensory Bin. 

This Lucky Charms sensory bin is easy, edible, and so much fun to do! It took me maybe 5 minutes to put together and had my toddler and infant busy for at least 30 minutes. It is the prefect way to teach sorting and fine motor skills.

What you’ll need:

  • Lucky Charms
  • A Container
  • Cups
  • Spoons
  • Plastic Letters or anything to hide

Just place letters in the bottom of the bin and poured the cereal right on top.  Then have your kiddo start sorting the marshmallows into different cups, while uncovering the hidden letters. As the letters become exposed have them place them into the puzzle. Such a fun and yummy way to teach sorting, pouring, and the alphabet all in one! 

Pouring from one container to another, searching for letters!

4. Go Outside On a Scavenger.

We LOVE to go on scavenger hunts! So, I created a simple list for St. Patrick’s Day. We headed outside in search for all things St. Patrick’s Day! When we found all that we could outside, we began our search indoors. We found everything on our list, even those tiny leprechaun footprints! It was so much fun searching high and low for everything. Seeing the excitement on his face was priceless. These toddler years can be a handful, but they sure are fun! If you want to head out on a scavenger hunt with your kiddo, I attached the PDF below. Happy searching!

It’s time to get crafty! We would love to see your creations in our comment section or on our Facebook page! 

If you have any St. Patrick’s Day must do’s, we would love to hear about them. Comment them below, so we can try them out too.