So this year, we are bringing it back and packaging it in a nice little post for you to save on Pinterest for the years to come. - Your wish is my command.
In fact, last year I packed up these eyeballs knowing they would be back in full force for 2019. You may even remember the Halloween activity from last year called, Eyeball Soup. It was pure GOLD.
Well, here we are in October again. And eyeballs…it’s on.
If Halloween is your jam, I have got the post for you. I searched the web (so you don’t have to) for this complete collection of Halloween fun.
I also wanted to make your days quick and easy with a PDF Halloween idea list located at the bottom of this post.
But don’t worry! if 31 ideas for Halloween aren’t for you, print out the list and circle five activities to keep in your back pocket. You won’t be disappointed!
In fact, color sorting can be practiced by eliminating the quantity of colors, and making the quality of the activity meaningful.
Remember that time we sorted the apples? That’s right! Some of the apples were red, and the others were green! Next time we go to the store, let’s see if we can find any apples in another color. Do you think we will find any?
Remember, what may sound ultra simple for us adults, is actually pretty complex for the two-year-old.
Isn’t that funny?
Cutting spaghetti will stimulate the senses and provide a great opportunity to explore cutting a new texture. It’s not only brilliant; it’s FUN!
Over here in the south, it’s creeping at a snails pace, but we are welcoming the occasional zip up at the bus stop.
Morning walks before 9 that are not 90 degrees.
…and do I dare say it? - Planning this year’s Halloween costume. Here we were last year on our Instagram account. Nothing says DIY like these robot costumes. 😆
So what better way to welcome the new season, than the best autumn activities for toddlers!
I categorized these activities just the way I would picture you searching for Autumn ideas. Skip the endless GOOGLE search, and come directly here. I have found it all!
Autumn Sensory Play
Autumn Breakfast Invitations - Wait, what? Start Here.
Autumn STEAM ideas
Autumn story book retell ideas
Autumn books to read aloud
Mom! Today I tasted a YELLOW apple! It was soooo good. I didn’t like the green one though…it was too sour.
Apple preschool activities have been such a hit that I wanted to carry the apple theme right on into our next Breakfast Invitation.
Here we were, about to eat a hamburger and fries, when my four-year-old reminded me that if he mixes all the ketchup into the mustard, it makes orange.
So what better way to bring his discovery home by mixing red and yellow paint into a large storage bin.
It was quick. It was fun. It helped expand upon his hypothesis. The Scientific Method through play. - A brilliant way to get your preschooler to remember what they have learned.
We have these glorious wooden blocks that needed some love.
Sometimes, all it takes is a simple Breakfast Invitation to remind children of an old toy that can inspire play. The supplies are simple and the creativity rolled right into independent play. - The ultimate goal!
I’ve been there.
I know that painting is an important part of self expression and color exploration, yet questions such as the following stump the process.
What kind of toddler art supplies do I use?
Is there a special paintbrush?
How do I keep the mess contained?
Over the last four years, we have painted plenty. No table has been harmed, and in fact, the painting has actually calmed the chaos. GASP! I know!
Inside I will show you how to paint with your two-year-old involving minimal prep, along with the best toddler art supplies.
Here is a simple way for your Kindergartener to practice hand control.
Even better? Kindergarteners love tying knots. - Fascinating, isn’t it? Hand my Kindergartener some ribbon and he will tie knots for a solid 20 minutes.
If you have just a whisper of wanting to try this sensory play, I urge you to grab your husband’s shaving cream (sorry, dad) and get started today!
For us, this morning was the perfect time and it lasted for over an hour.
Children want to become independent.
Kids love to feel in charge.
Children need a chance to practice in an open environment without feeling like they may make a mistake.
This pouring station is legit. All three of my boys (ages 2, 4, 5.5) wanted in asap - and it lasted until dinnertime. SCORE.
I remember the day the allergist confirmed my son had a food allergy.
I was so confused as to what a food allergy would even mean to my child. To me. To our family. What in the world is a food allergy and why am I now carrying this thing called an EPI pen?
That’s right. Just diagnosed food allergy, EpiPens, and now a fender bender. I was literally walking in circles trying to understand my next step.
I found the next step. And the next one after that, and I want to share these steps with you to help you feel less confused and less overwhelmed.
It may never become easy, but having a child with a food allergy will definitely become more manageable over time.
And that is when it hit me!
I placed the items in a basket, and included a simple note for the new teacher.
Thank you for taking care of Greyson this year. I appreciate all you do.
And that’s all I needed!
A small little something to help begin the new school year with a smile.
Scoop the Limes. - Also known as Grandma Bought too Many Limes at Costco and Now we Need to Find Some Uses.
Sometimes the best activities come from ideas that happen organically.
Here, my mom purchased more limes than she could account for.
Since the mission was to scoop and transfer, I also knew that no limes would be wasted. After water play, we used the limes in our next 37 glasses of soda water. 😆
What happened as my boys played, was simply magical. We began the water play using a ladle, and finished up with some other fabulous variations. All taken from our outdoor storage bin, of course!
My rising Kindergartner loves strategy games.
He loves to think about his next move, and he also loves to win. - Which means he could use some practice losing.
Tic-Tac-Toe is a great way to practice both!
Grab those counting bears! This quick and easy positional word game is fun for ages 2+.
Using toys you already own to introduce or reinforce a concept is a true way to get preschoolers thinking!
Why? - Because children are already invested in something they value as their own. Bring current toys into your Breakfast Invitations and watch participation soar!