15 Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers–Roo’s Favorites!

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 […]

5 Books For Kids and Developing Creativity

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 […]

10 Personalized Kid-made Gifts

Most kids love giving gifts, especially if it’s something they made themselves. A kid-made gift  is so special. Parents, Grandparents, Teachers… there isn’t a care-giver in the world that wouldn’t love a hand-made gift from your child. What would make it twice as nice? A kid-made gift, personalized with a name or initials!

Alphabet Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Alphabet Crafts are a crucial part of every preschool curriculum. Even if you stay at home with your toddler getting them ready for school should be a part of your routine. Whether you do a letter of the day, week, or month,  you’ll want to include at least one craft for each letter to engage […]

10 Nature Crafts For Kids

Nature walks with Roo have been one of our favorite activities together. She calls it “esploring.” It’s amazing how a little exercise and fresh air lifts both of our moods. Granted I don’t get much of a workout at the pace she keeps, but the memories are so much more important! We discuss creation, the […]

5 Fall Activities for Preschoolers You Haven’t Thought Of

Fall Activities For Preschoolers It’s October! Which means Fall is here and it’s time to start seasonal activities with your kids. You’ve probably already searched lists of preschooler and toddler-friendly fall activities But I’ve got some fun ones you might not have thought of! You won’t want to miss these fun activities this Autumn. *Disclaimer: […]

Apple Themed Activities for Preschoolers-plus one for you!

It’s apple season! And what a better time to do some apple themed activities with your preschooler. (I say preschooler, most of these activities are suited for kids anywhere between 2 and 6) Roo and I began homeschooling last year when she was two. Each week we would learn a new letter and do projects […]

Story Stones and Rock Painting Tutorial

Have you heard of Story Stones? They’ve been popping up in my Pinterest for a while now. I love that it promotes imaginative play and early literacy! So, during our quick trip to visit family, I insisted we make a stop at a river. Roo and Daddy played in the water, and I collected stones; […]

Marbled Milk Paper Project

  This project was almost soothing for me and kept Roo entertained for awhile. Be warned! It is a very messy activity and can get out of hand quickly. Have lots of towels and rags close by and don’t do this before any important events! *TMI Post alert. If talking about bowel movements and potty […]