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Egg Carton Caterpillars

Egg Carton Caterpillars

Imagine a rainy day in Washington State, I know hard right!  Well to keep the kids entertained we cut up some egg cartons and painted them into caterpillars.  Add some pipe cleaner legs, antennas, and some googly eyes.  As you can we had a variety of ages and ideas working away.  Enjoy another rainy day activity to help keep the kids busy and you from going crazy!

Egg Carton Caterpillars

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Pretend Cooking with Real Food

Pretend Cooking with real foodMy mother-in-law was cleaning out her pantry and had a lot of expired food she didn’t want.  I boxed them up and took them home, but not to eat.  I grabbed a muffin tin and filled each cup with different foods.  Put an old sheet on the floor and let the kids loose.  I gave them each a little pitcher of water and some utensils.  They played for at least an hour before the 18 month old (at the time) started getting bored.  I dumped the food as their mixing bowls became full, and let them create more.

Pretend Cooking with Real Food:Pretend Cooking with Real Food

  • seasoning packets
  • flour
  • sugar
  • sprinkles
  • croutons
  • beans
  • noodles

Use what you have or can spare, it doesn’t take much to fill up a muffin tin.  Make sure you provide lots of different measuring spoons, bowls, pans, pitchers, and whisks.  Have fun and get a little dirty!

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