Printmaking with Cars and Toys

This morning was a morning. The boys still had lingering coughs so we skipped our usual Wednesday morning playgroup. So, with it raining, once again, we had a day indoors. We played with legos, we built forts, we washed the windows, had snack, we raced cars, we played with play dough, we worked on patterns…and that got me thinking. Wheel patterns, toy patterns – lets paint, lets do some printmaking. While the boys constructed a raceway out of blocks, I set up… Continue reading


A New Outdoor Playscape

My boys love to be outside. I love to be outside. Therefore, we are outside as much as possible. It is a great place to run, jump, explore, and to also learn. Lots of playful learning opportunities! So, we had this ‘dead’ corner in our yard and I so wanted to turn it into a place that fostered creativity, exploration, and play. Continue reading

Constructing a Quick Outdoor Fort

Our neighbor recently trimmed branches from the trees that lined our mutual driveway. They have been in a pile for a few days, so I figured we could use a few to help create a fort. This was super easy and took us maybe 5-10 minutes. I think we did pretty well, I mean, I am not sure if Bear Grllys is going to contact us any time soon, but  I am happy with what we came up with! The boys had a great time… Continue reading