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April showers bring May Sun-catchers!

This spring I am very excited to do some fun arts and crafts with my kids. We love to have things to decorate the house, and after a bland and boring winter I am ready to spruce up my life with some color and some fun.

I found this fun sun-catcher craft that is perfect for April, after all, “April showers bring may flowers!” I am looking to brighten up my world and this craft will definitely help with that!

Thank you Vanessa at Pre-K Pages for an awesome spring craft idea. Pre-K Pages has some really incredible activities and crafts for kids that are home schooled or little ones that aren’t in preschool yet. So be sure to check them out when you head over there to see the tutorial.

We even have a rainy day this week that will keep my kiddos indoors, and this fun craft is the perfect indoor activity to keep us busy. Here’s hoping our raindrops bring beautiful flowers!

Sensory Bin Activity: Rainbow Rice

Now that school is back in session my big kids are all gone for the day, which leaves me open to do more one-on-one activities with my youngest little guy. I try to keep him entertained and learning at least part of the day. I do have other things to do each day so I am not hovering over him engaging him in activities 24/7. However, I do try to do something interactive with him at least once a day. At two years old he loves to do things that are hands-on, messy, and destructive. I know that all of that is good for his cognitive development, including imaginary play and problem-solving. So I let him get wild and really learn hands-on several times a week.

This month I thought it would be fun to try something really hands-on. Since it has been so cold outside we haven’t been able to explore the outdoors as much as he likes. So instead I thought it would be fun to find a way for him to dig, and play as if he were outside. This sensory bin with colored rice will allow him to do just that.

This colored rice sensory bin is so easy to create and it allows for a lot of interactive play. I found this easy to follow tutorial on how to make colored rice here at Powerful Mothering. Thank you Powerful Mothering for such an easy tutorial. Be sure to check out Powerful Mothering for other great ideas for kids and parenting.