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10 Preschool Activities Using Household Items

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I am always on the look out for fun activities for my little ones that won’t cost me a fortune in extra items needed for doing them.

I decided to gather together a list of 10 great activities using items commonly found around any home. Some of these are mine, and some are from other bloggers who graciously gave me permission to share them. All of them pass the penny pinching test, as well as the fun for kiddos test. Click the blue links for each activity! I hope y’all enjoy!

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Cupcake Wrapper Flowers

Baby food jar vase

Baby food jar vase

5 Brain-Boosting Busy Boxes For Toddlers

5 Brain-Boosting Busy Boxes For Toddlers

5 Brain-Boosting Busy Boxes For Toddlers

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Egg Carton Caterpillars

Egg Carton Caterpillars

Egg Carton Caterpillars

Quick and Easy DIY Watercolor Paint  Recipe For Toddlers

Quick and Easy DIY Watercolor Paint Recipe For Toddlers

Quick and Easy DIY Watercolor Paint Recipe For Toddlers

Edible Jewelry

Cheerio Bracelet

Cheerio Bracelet

Paper Plate Rainbow

Paper Plate Rainbow

Paper Plate Rainbow

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg carton flowers

Egg carton flowers

Living Room Fishing

Living Room Fishing

Living Room Fishing

Cloud Dough

So much fun!

So much fun!

Ninja Turtle Apples

Ninja Turtle Apples

Ninja Turtle Apples

There you go! 10 awesome activities for your little ones! Which would you like to try first? For more activities for your kids that are fun, cheap and educational, check out my blog posts Dollar store education: Color sorting blocks and Pompom Pickup!

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Cloud Dough

So much fun!

So much fun!

Has anyone made their own play dough? I hadn’t, but I was looking for a new project for little miss creative when I saw a recipe for something they called “cloud dough”. It looked so easy, fun and super duper cheap to make, I had to give it a try.

The recipe? Two parts corn starch to one part hair conditioner of choice. I let my little one pick one that was pink and she liked the smell of. Mix until it’s all combined. It will be the roughly consistency of play dough, smell like conditioner, and have a soft fluffy feel to it ( hence the cloud part).

My daughter loves this stuff! She says it is even better than regular

Glittery Dough

Glittery Dough

playdough, because it’s soft and makes her hands smell yummy. We keep it in a Ziploc bag between playing. Our first batch kept for several weeks, then we made a second. It takes very little time or money, and scored high points for Mommy. It has kept her busy for hours, and I even let my little guy play with it some, if I am able to stay by them to watch closely.

A fun change up is one we just tried yesterday. I sprinkled a tiny bit of gold glitter on the table and let her roll the

dough in it, then she squished the glitter all up in it. Now she has sparkly cloud dough, which she calls her sparkly fairy dough. 🙂

Pink Cloud Dough

Pink Cloud Dough

Updating to share yet another twist on this fun dough we make regularly! 🙂 If you’re like me, and don’t keep dyes around on a regular basis, but do

Green Cloud Dough

Green Cloud Dough

keep sugar sprinkles for decorating baked goods, this one is for you! My kiddos had been arguing over what dough was whose, so I was brainstorming for a way to differentiate. I reached for the green and red sugar sprinkles in the spice cabinet and mixed a generous amount into each of their batches separately. My girly girl Princess Peachy wound up with a beautiful pink to make her little heart smile, and my dinosaur loving Bambam got a soul satisfying light green. No more fussing!! 🙂

Who wants to whip up a batch of this stuff? It is super simple, inexpensive and smells wonderful! 🙂