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Color Mixing Game

Truth is, this color mixing game began with mustard and ketchup.

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.

How to Paint with your Two-Year-Old; Toddler Art Supplies you Need

You want to paint with your two-year-old, and curious how to start.

You’ve come to the right place!

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?

Good news!

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.

Smart Playroom Ideas and Organization

It was time.

It was weeks after Christmas and the room looked more like a walk-in closet than a playroom.

Duplos lingered into the hallway, and pictures were beginning to hang sideways; mostly due to me haphazardly nailing them to the wall.

Now, I wasn’t about to fully Marie Kondo this room.

But I was about to go in strong. My goal was to get rid of things that have been lingering for years and have the room become more intentional.

2 kids ago there was a rhythm to this room that had been lost. Since then, we have been overloaded and it was time to get organized.

Time to seize the day!

Press restart.

And give this room a serious makeover.

Do all families need a playroom?

They certainly do not!

My intent is to help you organize ideas, share uses for storage and inspire design wherever that may be. Take this post and make it work for you and your space.

Quick and Easy Breakfast Invitation

You know when you have these moments where you preschooler REALLY gets it?

Like, adrenalin rush, super excited to complete the task?

It all began with Color Sort on our Breakfast Invitation Cards.

As my preschooler eagerly sorted shades of blue and different shades of green, it led to a couple questions.

“Which shade of blue is the darkest?”

“Which shade of blue is the lightest?”

And Whamo! - This quick and easy Breakfast Invitation was born. Quick and easy, use what you already own.

Retell Room On The Broom

Not only does this story get better with every read (I credit this to the rhythm and rhyming throughout the story), but it is a fun storyline of how to be kind, compassionate and helpful. Here is an easy to make preschool activity to enhance your preschoolers storytelling.