Free Educational Printables and Activities to help support your child’s learning at home!
Between Kate and Erin the Exploring Family Crew is made up of five kids, rangeing from newborn all the way up to 11. Kate has Monkey who is 11 , Bear who is 9, and Roo who is 6. Erin had her second baby Squeaker in March 2021 and also has Thumper at age 3 who needs to be entertained. These are all activities we have done with our own kids and felt that other parents could benefit from the ideas as we know the chaos of parenting.
We have created the Kids Zone to provide parents with Crafts, Activities and Educational Printables to Keep Your Kids Busy!
Activity Supplies for Young Kids
I have also created a list of Supplies that I feel you should always have on hand to keep Young Kids Busy. While I have been stuck at home recently with Thumper I have realized there are some really important supplies to have on hand to keep her busy all day. A great way to store all these toddler materials is in a few plastic drawers!
Having these materials have helped me to stay sane, keep Thumper busy and make it to nap time everyday! I didn’t have all of these materials however through the amazing wizards of online ordering anything I needed I could order online and have them arrive the next day.
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Must Have Materials:
– 5 Drawer Tower
– 3 Drawer Tower
– Crayola Washable Paint
– Crayola Pip Squeaks
– Crayola Colour Wonder Markers & Colouring Book
– Early Learning Painting Kit
– Coloured Construction Paper
– Easel or Banner Paper
– Dot Stickers
– Melissa and Doug Water Wow
– Magnetic Letters or Foam Letters
– Post it Notes
Sensory Bin Materials:
Sensory Play is messy, interactive and fun and allows children to explore new textures and materials in a safe environment and encourages your child’s development. Sensory play encourages brain development, language, motor skills, problem solving, and adaptability. You will want to check out our posts on Messy Play.
– Kinetic Sand
– Pom Poms
– Measuring Cups
– Ice Cube Tray
– Sensory Bin (Under the Bed Storage Bin)
– Food Colouring
– Water Beads