Frosted Donut Craft for Toddlers

Frosted Donut Craft

It’s National Donut Day today! So, we’re making a frosted donut craft, and possibly going to take a mini trip to get a real frosted donut somewhere after. Why not, right?!

I do have a mini donut maker. So, maybe we will just make mini donuts instead! My son can pour the batter into the donut maker. It will be a fun activity to do with him!

I did share this craft on Instagram awhile back and said I was going to put the DIY on the blog and totally spaced. Mom life. It makes me forget stuff a lot.

Well, here is the Frosted Donut Craft that I promised. I apologize for it being so late.

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Stencil Cat Art for Toddlers

Stencil Cat Art for Toddlers

We’re making cat art today  (made mostly by my daughter)!

She loves cats. She has a leopard blanket she carries everywhere and a little Meow (as she calls it) that she cuddles with. It’s really cute! Every time she sees a cat, she says, “Meow, Mommy! Meow!”

So, I thought it would be fun to make a stencil out of cardboard and do some art! She was all about the paint. She did, however, end up painting her face. So, there’s that. But, that’s to be expected with a two year old.

It washes right off with water. So, it’s really not a big deal. My only suggestion is to wear clothes you don’t care about getting paint on because it doesn’t come out of your clothes. But, it comes right off of skin.

Read on to see how to make the Stencil Cat Art:

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Color Sorting and Sensory Activity

Color Sorting and Sensory Activity

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has so many activity possibilities! Yesterday, we did a color sorting and sensory activity using our plastic fruits and veggies we have. I’ll be sharing more about it below.

A couple activities we have done already are a Days of the Week Caterpillar Craft and our Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt game that go along with the book. They’re both so much fun!

We also did a Watermelon Cardboard Fruit Stamp activity that I shared on Instagram! The caterpillar eats a watermelon slice on a Saturday. So, I thought this would be fun to do! My daughter loved stamping the paper! To see all the steps, hover on the photo below and click the little right arrow to scroll through the pictures.

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Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt

We’ve been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar at our house and we wanted to continue the fun. So, I came up with a way for my kiddos to review the fruits in the story while helping me at the grocery store!

Check out the book box craft we did that reviews the days of the week: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft. It’ll get your child familiar with the story before doing the grocery store scavenger hunt game.

My son loves to help me put things in the grocery cart. Sometimes, he sneaks in things I don’t want in the cart (cookies anyone?). So, hopefully this grocery store scavenger hunt helps me not have to put 5 boxes of cookies back on the shelf.

Keep reading to find out how to make the cards and how to play the game:

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This month we’re focusing on The Very Hungry Caterpillar. So, we made a days of the week pocket craft to put in this month’s book box!

If you don’t know about the book boxes that Beth from Days with Grey and I have been collaborating on, you can check out the last couple book boxes: Mouse Count and Owl Babies

But to review, a book box contains your child’s favorite book that’s easy to read paired with some activities that help your child retell the story to you.

This month we’re doing The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Here is an Amazon affliate link for the book in case you don’t have the book yet: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (it doesn’t raise the price for you; it just helps our family).

To go along with the book and to help retell the story, I made a Days of the Week Pocket Caterpillar out of cardstock.

Read more to find out how to make The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days of the Week Pocket Craft.

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