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How to Create a Toddler Rainbow Activity with Toy Cars

Inside: Looking for a super easy and fun toddler rainbow activity? Grab those toy cars and drive them through puddles of paint, making a rainbow on sheets of paper. A fun action art idea! Toddlers love to move. I’m sure that’s no surprise to you all. I have an especially active group of 2 year… […]

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Easy Low Prep Preschool Race to Practice Color Words

Click here to read Easy Low Prep Preschool Race to Practice Color Words on Hands On As We Grow® This simple, low-prep literacy activity from Erin gets kids racing to practice color words! My daughter has declared that her favorite color is coral. Sadly, that word is not among the kindergarten sight word lists. Unless, […]

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Toddler Shamrock Collage Art for St. Patrick’s Day

Inside: This toddler shamrock collage art is perfect for young children because it’s open-ended, easy to set up, and fun to do. A great way to use recycled paper scraps! Our toddlers love to paint, and painting with glue is no exception. They don’t really care what they are pressing into the glue, they just… […]

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Toddler and Preschool Shamrock Color Mixing Activity

Inside: This toddler and preschool shamrock color mixing activity is all about the process using a salad spinner. A super easy and fun process art idea that is perfect for the St. Patrick’s Day theme! I bet you never thought of using a salad spinner at the art table, am I right? Many years ago… […]

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Rainbow Window Art for Kids to Make That’s Gorgeous!

Click here to read Rainbow Window Art for Kids to Make That’s Gorgeous! on Hands On As We Grow® Check out absolutely gorgeous rainbow window art from Erica of What Do We Do All Day? You’ll love this fun art project for kids to make! As a mom of two rowdy boys, I am all about […]

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20+ Activities to Start Learning Letters

Click here to read 20+ Activities to Start Learning Letters on Hands On As We Grow® Dig into early literacy skills for your toddler or preschoolers with 20+ cool hands-on ways to start learning letters together! We’re on a quest to start reading, so we’re continuing with reviewing and learning letters right now. They have […]

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33 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids that Boost Fine Motor Skills

Click here to read 33 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids that Boost Fine Motor Skills on Hands On As We Grow® Brigitte loves these 33 fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids that also boost fine motor skills! Spring is almost here! Which means all the St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids are on tap […]

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Find the Gold Coins St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Activity

Inside: Work on fine motor skills while hunting for gold coins with this St. Patricks’ Day sensory activity. There is also science involved as the children realize that the goop’s consistency changes as they dig their fingers into it! Our 2 and 3 year olds love gold coins. When we put them out in March for our… […]

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15+ Shamrock Activities Toddlers and Preschoolers Love

Inside: Looking for shamrock activities? Toddlers and preschoolers will love these hands-on ideas that include art, math, and fine motor! There are so many fun ways to add shamrocks to your St. Patrick’s Day activities! Actually, more than I even realized until I started poking around Pinterest. While so many of them can be adult-led… […]

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Learn to Spell Your Name & Make a Rainbow

Click here to read Learn to Spell Your Name & Make a Rainbow on Hands On As We Grow® Make a rainbow and learn to spell your name! This colorful literacy and letters activity is perfect for preschoolers! George has been learning to spell his name. And he’s getting so much better at it! This […]

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Super Silly Animal Sounds Activity for Toddler Language Skills

Click here to read Super Silly Animal Sounds Activity for Toddler Language Skills on Hands On As We Grow® Work on budding toddler language skills with a fun animal sounds activity from Julie! It’s simple to make and easy to play! My one-year-old is rapidly learning new words and language. So I’m all about finding […]

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The Best Preschool Music for Energetic Kids

Inside: Looking for preschool music that helps energetic kids? This collection is perfect for getting those wiggles out, especially when stuck indoors! You are cooped up indoors and need to get those kids moving. You might not even have a lot of space. This is when you turn on some music and get those wiggles… […]

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Learn to Skip Count by 5 Using Nickels for Preschoolers

Click here to read Learn to Skip Count by 5 Using Nickels for Preschoolers on Hands On As We Grow® Teach your kids to skip count by 5 with nickels in this low-prep math activity using a common household item, from Erin. My five year-old recently announced that she wants a watch. Presumably, this is […]

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Super Simple Number Match Slap with Playing Cards

Click here to read Super Simple Number Match Slap with Playing Cards on Hands On As We Grow® Grab some playing cards for a lively game of number match slap! You’ll love this super hands-on way to work on number matching skills! I just realized the potential of playing cards and learning numbers. Duh! Super […]

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Sweet Candy Speech Activity for Toddlers!

Click here to read Sweet Candy Speech Activity for Toddlers! on Hands On As We Grow® Teach your toddler new words and concepts using sweet treats. Your toddler will love this candy speech activity idea from our Member of the Month, Rebecca. Rebecca, our Member of the Month, pulls double duty with activities. Not only […]

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How to Create Toddler Rainbow Art with Vibrant Suncatchers

Inside: Put together this simple toddler rainbow art activity to brighten your classroom or home! A fun way to work on color skills while putting pieces of the rainbow on sticky paper for an easy suncatcher. This week’s theme in our toddler classroom is rainbows, and it’s one of my favorites! I love bringing color… […]

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Putting Together the Toddler and Preschool Community Helpers Theme

Inside: During our community helpers theme, we focused on the post office and firefighters, since those can be most meaningful for this age group. Come see how we set up our toddler and preschool classroom with fun activities. Free printables included! What do you want to be when you grow up? The community helpers theme… […]

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