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Car Activities and Train Activities for Kids

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Car Activities and Train Activities for Kids

Last week’s theme at Tmuffin was “Things that go Vroom.” The kids were racing cars around, driving our cardboard train, and having all kinds of fast fun. In case you forgot to grab a free project sheet or missed one of our activity classes, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled some of our inspiration for this week’s theme below. Sensory Table: Just through the entrance gate is our ever-changing sensory table. This week, we created a DIY parking garage using...

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Frozen fun for the Fourth of July

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Frozen fun for the Fourth of July

Looking for something fun for the kiddos to do on these hot summer vacation days.   Try making some frozen rainbow ice sculptures.   This activity is not only cheap, it will keep the kids cool and entertained.   The kids will love building  or painting with these frozen colorful gem like ice blocks.  It takes a little prep time the night before, but the fun is totally worth the  effort. What You’ll Need: ice cube trays recycled plastic containers of varying shapes and...

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Black Play Dough from Outer Space

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Black Play Dough from Outer Space

I’m starting off this post with 2 caveats: 1. Black play dough will get all over your carpet if you’re not careful. 2. Unfortunately, this outer space play dough does not glow in the black light as I hoped it would. But… it’s the softest play dough I’ve ever made, and it’s a super-cool sensory treat. It’s dark and rich, and the glitter… well, glitter makes everything pretty much perfect. I got the recipe from Jenae over at I Can Teach My Child....

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Connecting with your baby through water play

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Play | 0 comments

Connecting with your baby through water play

Water play is probably one of my favorite sensory activities for children of all ages. I have introduced water play with both of my babies very early on.  As soon as they were able to sit reasonably well I had them splashing in water.  Water play isn’t as messy as it sounds and there are lots of ways to pull together an activity in just a few minutes.  It is also a good way to sneak in a little cleaning help from your toddler.  Water play is my go-to activity in the hot summer months when...

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Easter Baskets: Kids Activity Book Ideas

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Easter Baskets: Kids Activity Book Ideas

As I was cleaning up my kids’ art supplies the other day, I had a genius idea. Amidst the drawer jammed with wrinkled paper, half-opened markers, stickers and sticker books, tangled shoe laces, and other seemingly useless but nevertheless saved materials was a lightbulb. Metaphorically speaking, that is… I would never leave a glass object near my crazy kids. Just permanent markers, glue, perfectly safe stuff that can only destroy the house. Anyway, I began to put some of the...

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Grow Flowers from Paper – You might find a pot of gold!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Grow Flowers from Paper – You might find a pot of gold!

At last Friday’s Play Cafe, our newest instructor, Laurel, brought the magic of little leprechauns to Tmuffin. The kids left with smiles on their faces and something cooler than a pot of gold – gold “coins” that they can plant. Wherever the coins are planted, a sea of marigolds will sprout! This is an easy project that can be so much more than a St. Patrick’s Day craft, and lots of moms wanted to know how to make their own plantable paper, so we’re...

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