These are some awesome handprint toddler crafts that are perfect for the whole family and we’ve also thrown in some footprint craft ideas too. We hope you enjoy this collection  and find some inspiration. Here are 15 plus footprint and handprint toddler crafts! Check them out here.

15 + Handprint Toddler Crafts

With the kids back to school and some cooler weather the last few days, it’ s been getting me excited for Fall! I love watching the leaves change color and our family trips to the pumpkin patch. We started some fall crafts last week that we shared with you, but […]

18 Fall Leaf Crafts For Kids

Here are 15 of our favorite toddler activities that we’ve tried over the last little while! Check them out here.

15+ Simple Toddler Activities

There’s nothing like cozying up with gorgeous Fall themed books that kids love and we’ve found some outstanding reads! I love fall – love, love, love it!  The cooler temps, beautiful colors and the smell of the air.  And one of my favorite things to do in the fall is […]

14 Cozy Kids Books That Celebrate Fall

We brought some pipe cleaners into the woods with us, because today – I had a plan.  A long time ago I found this picture on Pinterest of threading leaves onto florist wire.  It was by Living in the Land of Chocolate.  My Sammy is such a collector I knew […]

Nature Walk Ideas For Kids: Leaf Sewing

What’s better than an easy toddler activity that takes little ones outside?! I can’t tell you how much I love being able to take activities into our backyard – like our pouring station or chalk paint. Outdoor activities are the best and this outside sticky wall was perfect for us. […]

Outside Sticky Wall

Fall is a gorgeous time of year and I love to get the kids outside interacting with Nature. If your kids are like mine, your house is probably bursting with piles of buck eyes, pine cones and other natural goodies that they’ve collected on their walks! See more here.

Painting With Nature – Process Art

Where we live in California it is so hot and dry right now and I am dreaming about the brisk cool weather that will hopefully arrive soon. I love doing learning activities and crafts with my preschooler while her older brother naps in the early afternoon. See more here.

20 Fall Learning Activities For Preschoolers

At Darkness to Light, we’re in the business of preparing adults to shelter children from sexual abuse. But daily we also remember and embrace that we exist under a much wider tent of child wellbeing, which takes so many forms: Physical wellbeing – like nutrition and fitness Social wellbeing – […]

Self-Efficacy: Allowing Children to Take Risks That Matter

Every October we look forward to setting up our apple stand dramatic play activity. We turn this area into a market, complete with a scale and cash registers, and handy bags and baskets for carrying the apples. And, of course, a phone to take orders! Our apple stand is a […]

Apple Stand Dramatic Play

Here are some of the most gorgeous, educational, and child-centered Fall leaves crafts See them here.

Gorgeous Fall Leaves Craft

Five little ducks went out one day… If you’ve ever spent any time inside a preschool classroom, you probably know just how that sentence ends. It’s such a fun, yet simple song and its repeating verses make it super easy to remember and absolutely perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! Once […]

Five Little Ducks: Printable Puppets And Song

We love exploring science in the fall! Well, we love exploring science all year…but there is something special about fall. At least where I live! And so, putting together preschool science ideas for fall is pretty easy. We take a look at what’s going on in nature and plan around […]

Preschool Science Ideas For Fall

We’re going to be doing a fun apple unit study this fall with the kids, so I’ve started gathering the very best fun apple activities for kids to include in our apple preschool unit! I made a fun printable pack for simple apple themed activities, and here I’ve gathered a list […]

Over 30 Fun Apple Activities For Kids

This is so much fun! Making your own paint brushes gives a new excitement to painting! The possibilities are endless! Check them out here!

Create Your Own Paint Brushes

Making natural paintbrushes is a fun activity that produces great results! We really enjoyed this one – from making the brushes, to seeing the end product of the painting. It was all really neat! We have painted with spaghetti, pinecones, andcotton before, but this one definitely took the cake. These […]

Natural Paintbrushes

When I wrote this list of 100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child I was in one of those exhausting phases of parenting where days were going by in a blur and I often went to bed feeling defeated and guilty.  Thus, these ways to be kind are not complex […]

100 Ways To Be Kind To Your Child

One of the biggest pet peeves of parents is when they catch their children lying. It makes us feel betrayed and deceived by the ones we love most. It is a strong trigger for many parents that can cause us to react irrationally with harsh consequences. Children lie for all […]

When Young Children Tell Lies

Routine. Routine. Routine. We all hear about it from day one of being a parent. You need to get them on a routine! So what’s the big deal? Read the full article here.

Why Routines Are Important For Kids

We all know that early childhood is a crucial time in the lives of children, but many do not realize just how important brain development in early childhood is for all young learners. Within the first three years of life, research shows that children’s brains are already busy forming connections […]

Problem Solving Brain Games for Toddlers