Pokemon has had a resurgence in popularity it seems since the cartoon first aired in 1997. My guess is the newfound popularity is due to Pokemon GO! and other recent video game releases. My husband has had a soft spot for the Pokemon franchise since childhood and has shared this with Roo. His birthday came up recently and while he didn’t want anything extravagant (and I honestly didn’t have the energy to do much) Roo was horrified to find out he wasn’t having a party. I agreed to put together some decorations and a cake with her to surprise Daddy. She decided a Pokemon themed party would be perfect and I agreed.
When I heard about using water beads in sensory play, I ran right out to the nearest Dollar Tree to buy some. Roo and I came up with 6 ways to use them in play and learning. Water beads are such a fun sensory exploration activity for any age. *Just be sure you supervise littles […]
Whether it’s raining, snowing or too hot, there is a time of year for all corners of the world that we search for things to do indoors with our kids. All that energy has to go somewhere, and if we can’t direct it then our furniture, walls, and sanity will suffer the consequences. Here’s a list of Roo and my favorite things to do indoors
Paper flowers are a fun craft to do any time of the year. Spring is an especially colorful time to celebrate the rebirth of the flowers, but seasons like winter deserve a little extra color too! Paper flowers also make fantastic additions to greeting cards, wrapped gifts, invitations, and party decorations. Here are 5 paper […]
Roo and I just finished a Butterfly Themed Unit in our preschool curriculum. The butterfly crafts were a huge hit! Each themed unit involves at least one alphabet activity, one counting activity, a few STEM activities, several books to read, and lots of crafts!
Do you have trouble getting your toddler into the bath? Sometimes, it’s way more fun to get dirty than to get clean afterwards! Creative bath time activities are some of Roo’s favorite things to do and are garunteed to get her in without a fuss everytime. Bath paint, bath crayons, and bath playdough are all super fun. Here are some recipes for you to make them at home for your next bath time!
Happy New Year! Since starting WhimsyRoo blog this year, I’ve learned so much about blogging and about crafting with toddlers and Lesson # 1 No matter how cute you think a craft for toddlers and preschoolers is, your toddler or preschooler will not participate if it’s not interesting to them. Lesson # 2 Almost anything […]
Valentine’s day crafts are some of my preschooler’s favorite type of crafts. Even as a toddler, Roo loved the heart themed Valentines activities and decorations. This year I’ll let Roo make some Valentine’s day decorations as well as crafts and Valentines to send to family and friends. We are getting started early!
Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s day crafts for you to do with your toddler or preschooler (ages 2-5)
Why should we constantly search for books for our kids? We all know reading to our children is important. It’s essential for encouraging early literacy and an eagerness to read later in life. But did you know it’s important to developing creativity too? Even as early as infants, children benefit from seeing the colorful illustrations […]
Roo has recently discovered fairies and dragons and elves and all of those magical things. It’s actually one of the few pretend play themes I can play with her without constantly trying to sneak a peek at my phone! So for a surprise, I made a Fairy Garden Sensory Bin, and I’m showing you how to make one too.