A Puzzler

Our voyage has taken us deep into Space by now. In addition to exploring the solar system through crafts, books, and science experiments… there is also play. This one is for my friends with craft aversions. No glue, tissue paper, paper plates or construction paper were used in the making of this post! I found … Continue reading

Fly Me to the Moon!

Want your pumpkins occupied for the morning or afternoon? Send them straight to the moon. This lunar themed sensory bin is the ticket for space exploration! Your roasting pan will be home to a load of silky “moon sand”, space toys and small containers for sand molding. Here’s the step by step. SUPPLIES: Flour (10 … Continue reading

3-2-1 Blast Off!

Want an exciting way to teach your pre-schooler to count backwards? Watch video of Space Shuttle launches. This is how we are starting our day, by watching Discovery launch over and over again… and counting along! With the launch looped in the background, we embark on making our very own Space Shuttle, using a paper … Continue reading

Letters in Space

Now that we have our brilliant night sky, time to fill it up with space words, images and letters! We are starting the letter ‘A.’ ‘A’ is for Alien!!!! I love him so much, we made three more. And stuck them on Mars as… drumroll please… Martians. No brainer. A is for asteroid… We simply … Continue reading

DIY Curiosity Rover!

Did you watch the coverage of the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars? What a thrill! While the world saw a marvel of modern engineering, I saw that and something else! I saw two paper plates, an apple sauce cup, string, and tissue paper. Yes, this is what I’ve become. But I’m very cool (at least … Continue reading

In a Bonus Room Far Far Away…

‘M’ is for Mars! We are taking our cues from the  Mars Curiosity Rover and spending the rest of August exploring Space! The images and information coming from the Red Planet will play a big part (Twitter handle @MarsCuriosity .) NASA does a fantastic job explaining their work in terms that I understand and Crowley gets … Continue reading

If You Build it…

When I am not beside myself with nerves for the athletes… and their mothers, I am marveling with pure wonder at how beautiful London looks and what a lovely Olympics this has been so far. Sneaking sand volleyball into one of the most formal locations on earth is a stunning move! Here’s a quote from the … Continue reading

The Leg Bone’s Connected to the…

When C was first born, some expert in the one of the 30 baby books I consumed said I should sing to my baby, give him a massage, establish a bedtime routine for baby and on and on and on. The advice is really endless and each missive more important than the next (you feel … Continue reading

Because Everyone Needs a Backbone…

Skeletons are really some of the first images of anatomy that we see as children, especially around Halloween. So this is a great jumping off point for us. What is a skeleton and what is the backbone? I found this great idea to help answer these questions and decided to get started! All you need is … Continue reading

A Toddler Anatomy Chart. Seriously.

When I started thinking about C’s interests in the heart and the brain (A.K.A.  bwain), I knew I wanted to put our contractor’s paper back to work. It’s the same resin paper we used for our ocean and beach mural. I had this vision of tracing the munchkin’s outline right onto the paper. I started … Continue reading

A DIY Ocean to Play In!

After weeks of oppressive heat, the rain is here. Great for our pitiful looking flowers. Bad for dispensing of a certain 3-year-old’s energy. It’s time to distract and engage him. At least I can wear out that active little brain! So, we are going to make a very cool ocean sensory bin. This “sensory bin” … Continue reading

Message in a bottle… or maybe an ocean

This is a fun summer project to bring out the scientist in your munchkin!  What better way to understand what a wave looks like and how it moves than to create one yourself… in a bottle. And the best part is your toddler is perfectly capable of doing a lot of the work (as long … Continue reading