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Ideas for independent play plus stuff to put in your "busy bag" aka life-saving bag of stuff when you are waiting for food, the doctor, etc.

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13 Kitchen Science Experiments that Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - the perfect rainy day activities to keep us busy during school break! Cooking in the Classroom Kid Science, Kitchen Science, Preschool Science, Science Experiments Kids, Science Activities, Science Projects, Projects For Kids, Diy For Kids, Stem Projects

13 Kitchen Science Projects to Blow Your Kids' Minds - Modern Parents Messy Kids

With the record-breaking rainfall on the west coast and the severe winter storms on the east coast, I think it is fair to say we could all use a few good indoor activities to keep the kids engaged about now. I usually turn to arts and crafts, but lately I have been trying to introduce a …

Looking for an engaging and educational activity that will appeal to a broad range of children? I highly suggest a trip to your neighborhood hardware store. With just a few simple materials you and the kids can quickly create a classic toy that’s been sp Educational Activities, Learning Activities, Preschool Activities, Stem For Kids, Stem Science, Classic Toys, Creative Kids, Fine Motor Skills, New Toys

Rainy Day STEM Activity: DIY Geoboard

Looking for an engaging and educational activity that will appeal to a broad range of children? I highly suggest a trip to your neighborhood hardware store. With just a few simple materials you and the kids can quickly create a classic toy that's been sparking children's creativity for over 60 years: the geoboard. To start, pick up a sheet of peg board (the perforated board that's often hung on a garage wall and used to store tools) as well as some nuts and bolts. Peg board typically…

Fun idea for indoor "snow". DIY indoor snowman, sensory activity from Modern Parents, Messy Kids Sensory Activities, Craft Activities For Kids, Winter Activities, Sensory Play, Projects For Kids, Sensory Table, Christmas Toddler Activities, Preschool Winter, Winter Crafts For Kids

Sensory Art for Young Kids

You know how we love a good messy sensory art project here at MPMK. So far we’ve tackled DIY finger paint, Jell-O Play Dough, DIY body Paint, and even Dr. Seuss’ Oobleck. So what’s next? Why, indoor snowmen of course! Kaley’s here today sharing with us… I always think of sledding and building snowmen as …

ikea storage wall for wall of desks Modern Parents Messy Kids: DIY Creativity Center (Toddler-Friendly & Baby-Proof) Casa Kids, Playroom Organization, Ikea Playroom, Loft Playroom, Ikea Kids Bedroom, Small Playroom, Playroom Design, Organization Ideas, Kids Corner

DIY Creativity Center (Toddler-Friendly & Baby-Proof)

All it took was one little trip to IKEA and the creativity center that I've been visualizing for months now is finally a reality. I was pleasantly surprised to find the main components came to a pre-tax total of only $70. It's been up for two days and so far C has spent over an hour each morning parked here. The best part is, it's always his idea - all the pretty materials on display seem to beckon to him (just as I hoped they would). This is C about 3 minutes after first laying

13 Kitchen Science Experiments that Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - the perfect rainy day activities to keep us busy during school break! Cooking in the Classroom Kid Science, Kitchen Science, Preschool Science, Science Experiments Kids, Science Activities, Science Projects, Projects For Kids, Diy For Kids, Stem Projects

13 Kitchen Science Projects to Blow Your Kids' Minds - Modern Parents Messy Kids

With the record-breaking rainfall on the west coast and the severe winter storms on the east coast, I think it is fair to say we could all use a few good indoor activities to keep the kids engaged about now. I usually turn to arts and crafts, but lately I have been trying to introduce a …

How to Set Up Natural Play Spaces in Your Back Yard – Modern Parents Messy Kids – natural playground ideas Outdoor Learning Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Outdoor Play Areas, Kids Play Area, Outdoor Playground, Outdoor Fun, Children Play, Playground Ideas, Kids Play Spaces

How to Set Up Natural Play Spaces in Your Back Yard - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Recently, one of my neighbors sent out a group text asking if anyone had logs from cut-down trees for a friend who had some cool plans for her backyard. It immediately reminded me of the Natural Play Spaces series we did a few years ago and I sent it to her. Looking over it, I remembered how wonderful it was and wanted to share it with you guys with summer being here. I hope it inspires you to look at your backyard in a whole new way this summer! I've written before about how much I value…

How to get kids started with yoga early so they can enjoy the benefits their whole life. How to get kids started with yoga early so they can enjoy the benefits their whole life. Guided Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness Exercises, Mindfulness For Kids, Preschool Yoga, Toddler Preschool, Toddler Activities, Namaste, Childrens Yoga, Learning Through Play

The Benefits of Kid Yoga & How to Get Started Today - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Have your littles ever tried yoga? Kid yoga seems to be the trend these days and, I must admit, I’ve completely hopped on board. By the time S was 2, “namaste” was a regular part of her vernacular. Now before you go thinking I’ve gotten all hippy-dippy on you, just know that I’m a girl …

How to Build a Sandbox… Finally! – Modern Parents Messy Kids – Katie Yeso Kend… How to Build a Sandbox… Finally! Backyard Dog Area, Backyard Play, Backyard For Kids, Backyard Projects, Diy For Kids, Play Yard, Backyard Games, Backyard Patio, Kids Outdoor Play

How to Build a Sandbox… Finally!

Hey friends. We’re still working furiously to get our home ready to put on the market this week, but I haven’t forgotten about you! Since I didn’t get around to posting about our DIY sandbox until the end of the summer when it first debuted – I thought I’d get ahead of the game this …

Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Best Summer Outdoor Activities and Summer Indoor Activities for Summer – two great lists! Outdoor Summer Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Indoor Activities, Family Activities, Time Activities, Kids Fun, Outdoor Play, Indoor Outdoor, Outdoor Games

Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Modern Parents Messy Kids

If there are two things you know we love around here, it’s open-ended, hours-long, glorious play and yummy food to help fuel it all. Turns out these are both things Quaker really cares about too. Which is why I am so happy to be able to finally tell you about signing on as one of four bloggers …

 Patrick's Day Treat: Rainbow fruit drink -- so fun and festive for St. Can use white grape juice or soda and we are definitely trying the sherbet version suggested at the end of the post as an extra special treat. Rainbow Drinks, Rainbow Fruit, Fruit Drinks, Smoothie Drinks, Beverages, Detox Drinks, Smoothies, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Recipes

St. Patrick's Day Treat: Rainbow Drinks - Modern Parents Messy Kids

I love celebrating the holidays with my kids – they have such a knack for getting excited about each and every one. But that doesn’t mean I want to stay up all night frosting cupcakes! Simple but special treats that take under 5 minutes to prepare are much more up my alley. Here’s Janssen with …

Summer Learning Activities for Kids – 4 ridiculously easy ways DAILY ROUTINES to beat the summer slide and keep your kids learning all summer long. - Education and lifestyle Quiet Time Activities, Kids Learning Activities, Summer Activities, Family Activities, Montessori Activities, Creative Activities, Outdoor Activities, Summer Slide, Summer Fun

4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide

It's only a few weeks until the last day of school for us and I know summer vacation has already started for many of you! To help you prepare for a wonderful summer filled with lots of relaxing, playing, connecting, and - yes - even learning, I've asked my good friend Mariah of Playful Learning to stop by and share her tips. To say Mariah is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to education, is an understatement. She has 20 years of experience working in the field of education and a Master of…

More STEM Skill Activities: Elephant Toothpaste Experiment - Modern Parents Messy Kids At Home Science Experiments, Science Activities For Kids, Preschool Science, Science Classroom, Stem Activities, Science Projects, Science Fun, Learning Activities, Kids Learning

More STEM Skill Activities: Elephant Toothpaste Experiment - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Happy Friday pals. Any big plans for the holiday weekend? We’re going to finish up last minute details on the house and hopefully get it on the market next week. This won’t be my first time selling a house but it will be the first time doing it with kids in tow – I’m nervous! …

Indoor activities for families on hot summer days - going to try them all! Indoor Family Activities, Craft Activities For Kids, Summer Activities, Projects For Kids, Games For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Summer Games, Abc Games, Outdoor Activities

Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Modern Parents Messy Kids

If there are two things you know we love around here, it’s open-ended, hours-long, glorious play and yummy food to help fuel it all. Turns out these are both things Quaker really cares about too. Which is why I am so happy to be able to finally tell you about signing on as one of four bloggers …

Beginning and end of school questionnaire - Fill it out every year and watch how your kiddo changes! Last Day Of School, School Days, Back To School, School Memories, School Stuff, Summer Activities For Kids, Family Activities, Time Activities, Creative Activities

Free Printable: First and Last Day of School Questionnaire - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Everyone’s kids are back in school now right?! Great- I’ve got a freebie you’ll love. The beauty of this is you don’t have to do it on the very first day of school, anywhere in the first month or so will do, so the pressure is minimal! It’s a questionnaire your kids fill out at …

20 No/Low Set-Up Ways to Play with Your Kids in the Back Yard – Modern Parents Messy Kids 20 No-Fuss Backyard Play Ideas for Kids – Getting so many good ideas for our summer bucket list. Love how easy they all are – gonna go do right now! Backyard Play, Backyard Games, Outdoor Games, Outdoor Play, Outdoor Fun For Kids, Play Yard, Backyard Camping, Backyard Ideas For Kids, Backyard Water Games

20 No/Low Set-Up Ways to Play with Your Kids in the Back Yard

Not that I'm counting or anything, but summer is something like 52 days away. I don't know about you, but for us... Summer is all about fun without the fuss. Our family loves the new-found together time. And we love doing activities together, both in and out of the house. But the key to making things more enjoyable for everyone? Especially for Mom? Minimal planning and set up. I mean, it's KEY. As usual, we'll be focusing on getting outside as much as possible this summer, even despite the…

Printable: Reading Scavenger Hunt Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - my kids loved checking off all 25 items!Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - my kids loved checking off all 25 items! Kids Reading, Teaching Reading, Fun Learning, Reading Record, Library Activities, Reading Activities, Reggio, Reading Incentives, Summer Reading Program

Free Printable: Reading Scavenger Hunt - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Scavenger hunts and reading make the perfect pair. Discovering new stories, interesting characters, or a great series builds your child’s love for literature as well as her motivation to become an independent reader. As parents we want to grow our children’s interest in reading but sometimes feel like we’ve run out of ideas on how to do just that. …