Category Archives: Programming Ideas

Outside The Box

Today we travelled to the outside of the box looking for a new and creative art project for the children to create with. While trying to fall asleep last night I thought of a unique idea, I said to myself “I wonder what we could do if I flipped a table upside down and wrapped saran wrap around the legs and then painted on it.” I guess you could say I took the saying “outside the box” quite literally.

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Clean mud using tin foil cake pans to create individual sensory bins 

Clean mud is a great sensory activity for all age groups. Recipes can be adapted to desired consistency and many items can be added to this activity to make it more interactive. Other great ideas include adding, sparkles, pom poms, animals, Duplo, plastic or stretchy bugs, spoons and cups etc. This school age group, made the clean mud themselves and kept their bins for a week so each child could add to it and use as desired.   

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1 skipping rope, 8 fun activities

There are so many uses for skipping ropes, aside from jumping. A skipping rope is one of those pieces of equipment that checks all the boxes: it’s inexpensive, multipurpose, can be used by toddlers AND octogenarians, it’s transportable, and it can be used indoors or out.

Check out the following games and you won’t be at the end of your rope trying to come up with ideas.  

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39 fun ways kids can play outside this spring

The sun is getting warmer, birds are singing, and my children are shedding their winter gear all over our backyard. Spring is in the air! After the long sleep of winter, nature is filled with a flutter of activity and new energy. Trees are exploding with blooms, insects are buzzing, and critters are busy building nests. The kids are full of energy too! Thankfully, spring offers many simple, easy, and fun outdoor activities for children to get their wiggles out. On that note, here are 39 free and easy activities you can do outside with your kids this spring:

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