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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hearts Abound on It's Playtime

It's that time again.  Hearts are everywhere: in food, in play, and in art.  It's Playtime was no exception.  With Valentines Day only a couple weeks away, heart activities are beginning to pour in our little linky.  Here are a few projects to get you started in your celebration of love.  

Putti's World shared their Sticker Resist Painting and Printing.  Not only is it two projects in one, but I love how the resist portion of the art looks great framed (above).  

What kid doesn't love to play in the water?  Keep them entertained (and clean...all be it wet) with this Valentine Sensory Sink idea from My Nearest and Dearest.  

Coffee filters are cheap and versatile.  Kara's Classroom used them to create Faux Stain Glass Hearts.

What heart-shaped projects will you be doing with your children?  Link up or share in the comments below.    

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."


These activities plus more can be found over on the It's Playtime Pinterest Board.  Happy Pinning! 
Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Rachel & Holly : Quirky Momma
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!


* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Math Fun on It's Playtime!

I never enjoyed math much.  I always managed good marks in the subject but I simply didn't like numbers.  Maybe if I'd been introduced to math through activities like these, posted on It's Playtime, I would have excelled.

Maro's Kindergarten shared two fun activities last week: Winter Play with Numbers (picture above) and Penguin and Fishes Number Game.

 Have a bunch of Pom Poms you don't know what to do with?  Check out Math & More with Pom Poms!! from Preschool Powol Packets.  Included are some fine motor skill and exploration activities.

For older kids, head over to An Idea on Tuesday for their Maths Fun games centered around a die you can make yourself.

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."


These activities plus more can be found over on the It's Playtime Pinterest Board.  Happy Pinning! 
Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Rachel & Holly : Quirky Momma
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!


* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brrrrrrrrr! Fun in the Cold on It's Playtime

I live in San Diego.  A half an hour west and I hit the beach.  A half an hour east (with some rain and some luck) and I'll be in the snow.  It's fun for us because we don't have to scrape our cars, shovel the sidewalks, or drive in it.  When the snow arrives, we drive to the mountains, park the car, and enjoy a couple of hours sledding, building snowmen, and wishing we had snow clothes warmer then jeans and sweatshirts.  The downside?  We don't get to try any of these fun ideas found on last weeks It's Playtime.   
Ok, technically we could go on a Jewel Hunt like this one shared by Days In With The Kids.  But it wouldn't be nearly as fun without the snow and the jewels would be small puddles by the time we finished.  

Of course we could try these larger Ice Jewels posted by Fireflies and Mud Pies...they'd make larger puddles.
MamaPapaBubba shared their Snow Spray Painting.  This is an activity that I've seen and have always wanted to try.  I know my son would LOVE it, as would I.  I think it would be funny to spray a bunch of snow yellow and eat it in front of other people.  "Oh this snow is so fresh and cold!"

Making Boys Men shared their Frost Writing.  Finally a cold, icy activity we CAN do.  Believe it or not it freezes in San Diego (lately we've had a lot).  My kids love to write on the car before heading off to school.

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."
 

These activities plus more can be found over on the It's Playtime Pinterest Board.  Happy Pinning! 
Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Rachel & Holly : Quirky Momma
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!


* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year's Resolutions on It's Playtime

Happy New Year messy friends!  It's been awhile, I know, but that's because I've been a bit busy with this...


And wishing I could be doing more of this....
But it's been almost 2 months since my bundle of joy arrived and it's a new year which means it's time to get back on the horse and ride on.  So here I am, back on It's Playtime with some easy (and fun) resolutions for you and your family to jump start the year.


Resolution #1 Be realistic
With suggestions like, "be kind" and "stay calm," Awesomely Awake shares 20 simple resolutions to get your new year started off right.

Resolution #2 Eat (and Grow) Healthy
We want the best for our kids right?  Setting an example is a good way to start, especially in the food department.  Super Healthy Kids can set you on the right path by teaching you (and your kids) how to grow your own microgreens.

 Resolution #3 Get Outside!
Join The Family Adventure Project by taking a winter walk or go on a backyard bug hunt with Go Explore Nature.  Either way, you and your family enjoy nature and all it's splendors.

Resolution #4 Sing with your Kids
Kiboomu has tons of songs, printables, crafts, and fun to get you and your kids singing, tapping, and dancing through this next year.

Welcome 2013!  May you be kind to all of us.  Happy New Year everybody!

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."





These activities plus more can be found over on the It's Playtime Pinterest Board.  Happy Pinning! 
Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jenny : Let the Children Play


How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!


* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.

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