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Creative Play with a Sticky Mat

Have you noticed that little ones love stickers and sticking things onto other things? Glue sticks are practically magic! A fun twist on this is a sticky mat, and it’s perfect for even toddlers to explore! This simple and fun activity is basically a sheet of self-adhesive paper that you can attach lots of different [...]

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Taste-Safe Puffy Paint

Painting pictures and seeing color added to a page is such a fun experience. How much more fun though when that painting has dimension and texture! Kids (and grown-ups!) love puffy paint, and this recipe makes it safe for even the youngest artists to try, because it’s entirely safe to taste. In fact, it’s based [...]

Summer Theme Week: Star Wars

In our household, Star Wars has been and continues to be a huge obsession. If I let them, I am pretty sure they would sit and watch Star Wars movies, the Clone wars cartoons, the Lego Star Wars movies and every Star Wars parody ever made all in one day. I would like to say [...]

Montessori Style Art Activities to Rotate at 2-3 Years

Montessori Style Art Activities to Rotate at 2-3 Years

We’re very happy to welcome back Kylie from How We Montessori as a regular contributor on Hellobee! .  .  .  .  . One thing most Montessori families agree on is the benefit of rotating toys and materials. Sure, children have their favourites and these can be left out for as long as you like. However rotating materials [...]

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Summer Theme Week: Superhero

At the end of Fairy Tale week, I let the kids decide what we would learn about next.  They agreed that the following week should be Superhero week. I was a little nervous at first. My creative side works best when I have a deep understanding of my topics. Superheroes are not exactly my forte, [...]

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Summer Theme weeks: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tales

After working with the kids with the Grimm Brother fairy tales, I was really excited to start on Hans Christian Andersen.  I love the stories and they were some of my favorites as a child. I also knew that I could hook them with the connections to Frozen (which is a current obsession in our [...]

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Counting Sheep Activity

Growing up, I remember seeing lots of cartoons with people counting sheep as they dreamed, and I vaguely remember trying this myself as a means to fall asleep. Did it work? I can’t recall. But I do think that sheep hopping over a fence is awfully cute. This simple activity is designed to do several [...]

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