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Colorful Rainbow Scavenger Hunt with Printable Clues

Click here to read Colorful Rainbow Scavenger Hunt with Printable Clues on Hands On As We Grow® We love scavenger hunts! I took this one a step further than we usually do and made it a rainbow scavenger hunt with clues! It’s getting to be spring, which means rainbows! They’re so cheerful and happy. Plus, […]

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Interactive Musical Storytelling Activity for Busy Indoor Fun

Click here to read Interactive Musical Storytelling Activity for Busy Indoor Fun on Hands On As We Grow® Keep your kids busy and active indoors with a fun musical storytelling activity from Amber! I like to have a few simple activities in my back pocket for when my kids are feeling busy and loud, but […]

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Toddler Friendly Peel and Stick Tape Art

Click here to read Toddler Friendly Peel and Stick Tape Art on Hands On As We Grow® We love playing with tape! Prepare to have plenty of fun with this super simple peel and stick tape art from Alisha! Fine motor development and artistic expression are essential skills needed for writing development and this activity […]

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Valentine’s Day Sight Word Hearts for Early Readers

Click here to read Valentine’s Day Sight Word Hearts for Early Readers on Hands On As We Grow® Work on Valentine’s Day sight words with a sweetheart reading activity, from Julie, that’s perfect for early readers and kindergarteners! My son is getting into beginning reading and sight words. As we start his reading journey, I […]

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Paul Klee Art for Kids – Colorful City Collages

Try this fun Paul Klee art for kids by collaging cities onto a colorful chalk background. A wonderful art activity inspired by Paul Klee’s art by Catalina Gutierrez of Redviolet Studio. You know I love to pair an art activity with a good ol’ children’s book. These always inspire me to try new projects. “The Cat […]

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Try Our Eric Carle Art Challenge with Your Kids

Click here to read Try Our Eric Carle Art Challenge with Your Kids on Hands On As We Grow® Build your own Very Hungry Caterpillar out of tangrams with a fun Eric Carle art challenge from Julie! Then, snuggle up and read your very favorite Eric Carle books together. My son and I love creating […]

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Valentine’s Day Suncatchers – Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids

One of our favorite Valentine crafts for kids, these Valentine’s Day suncatchers are easy & fun for kids of all ages.  I wanted to share a beautiful Valentine’s Day craft that makes for a great handmade gift for family and teachers, but also, obviously, a lovely Valentine decoration. Plus it uses inexpensive materials that are […]

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6 Activities to Cure “I’m Bored” with Goldfish Crackers

Click here to read 6 Activities to Cure “I’m Bored” with Goldfish Crackers on Hands On As We Grow® Cure those boredom blues with 6 activities you can do with Goldfish crackers – a total pantry staple! “I’m bored.” “Mom…this is boring.” These have become common phrases lately in our home. I’m welcoming them because […]

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Simple No Prep Customizable DIY Abacus For Toddlers

Click here to read Simple No Prep Customizable DIY Abacus For Toddlers on Hands On As We Grow® Work on counting skills with a super simple activity that’s perfect for toddlers! Make Lisa’s DIY abacus for toddlers with items you already have at your house. Counting is such a fundamental skill for kids to learn. […]

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Colorful Cardboard Hearts – DIY Valentines for Kids

Paint and decorate cardboard hearts in this open-ended process art activity for Valentine’s Day. These DIY Valentines for kids are so simple and easy to create! Hi! My name is Rachel Withers & I’m the editorial coordinator here at The Artful Parent. I’m so excited to share these easy process art valentines that my son […]

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Cookie Cutter Painting for Valentine’s Day

Click here to read Cookie Cutter Painting for Valentine’s Day on Hands On As We Grow® A simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day, especially great for toddlers, is with a heart shaped cookie cutter painting activity! I love finding new ways to paint, especially for the holidays. Using cookie cutters is such a […]

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Stamped Heart Valentine’s Day Pipe Cleaner Craft

Click here to read Stamped Heart Valentine’s Day Pipe Cleaner Craft on Hands On As We Grow® Make your own stamps out of pipe cleaners for a stamped heart Valentine’s Day craft from Brigitte! It’s already almost Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day seems to just require all of the crafts. And I’m 100% okay with that. […]

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