Chalk Fun Again and Kids Co-Op

It’s the time for the weekly Kids Co-Op and I am back with a “blast from the past”- Chalk Fun!

Both my daughters enjoy playing with chalk, though miss A is more interested in chewing on it!

We don’t really have a place outside for play with chalk but we do that on roof and the best time is after it rained.

Here are some pictures of miss T using her sidewalk chalk to draw the rainbow:

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Kids Co-Op and DIY Cards

Last year, we created some wonderful cards to give to friends for Nawruz – Baha’i New Year. I have never described the process so I decided with the 2 upcoming Baha’i HolidaysBirthdays of The Bab and Baha’u’llah, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, and New Year. This would be a nice personalized way of greeting people.

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The process is very very simple – we use finger painting here, choose the pattern and then let our imagination flow.

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Autumn Herbarium and Kids Co-Op

Welcome to weekly Kids Co-Op!
This week I am reintroducing herbarium activity to you. 

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Autumn is great for this activity especially because it helps preserving the memories of warm seadons during cold seasons and the materials that are gathered are not freshly picked but tge fallen on the ground leaves, dry weeds and flowers.
This time we made it a bit differently: first, we applied glue with glue stick all over the paper. Then, we placed the material on the sheets of white paper, gently pressing them into the glue. We also ran the glue sticks over the weeds. Most of them didn’t stick as the leaves per se were quite dry. But it was fine as you would see later. Then we sprinkled some glitter on top. It gave a beautiful almost mystic shine to the dry material. After that I took transparent contact paper and stuck on top, having the girls press it tight against the herbarium. I secured the ends on the other side of the paper with scotch tape.
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Playdough Collage and Kids Co-Op

I am very happy to be back to participating and hosting Kids Co-Op!

This is the first Kids Co-Op I am posting for since I went self-hosting.

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Today I would like to introduce to wonderful activity my daughter and I made: Playdough Collage.

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It is very simple and can be done with children of different ages as it can be modified to suit the age group.

It is also an activity that should be done under supervision as it involves playdough (which may be a choking hazard) and a plastic knife which, though generally safe, should not be given to children under 3 years old.

You will need:

A piece of white paper of your choice

Playdough (we used our homemade playdough)

Plastic knife

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How to make it:

Pinch off small pieces of playdough and flatten them sticking to the paper. Using the plastic knife make a few cuts and shape the ends into the flower petals.

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Using more dough, make the middle of the flower and the stems with leaves.

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We also make some grass and the sun.

After finishing the activity, I used transparent contact paper to preserve the collage and put it on the wall. The dough dried up after hanging on the wall for 2 months but it still looks fine.

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Do you have a blog and would like to join Kids Co-Op? Here are few steps for you to follow:

1. Add a link to your play-based post here and have it shared on all the other blogs who are hosting. Please share a link to this post on your blog, facebook or twitter and invite your readers to join in with the idea swap. Each week we will choose few favorite posts and share them on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Board.

2. Become a Kid Co-op host yourself. We would like to grow and grow the link-up as a collaboration of child-focused bloggers. If you’d like to run the Kids Co-op link up along with us and feature it on your blog each week, get in touch and join the gang.

3. Use these ideas with your own children.Visit as many blogs as possible, like our Facebook Page and spread the word!

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Welcome to weekly Kids Co-Op!

I’ve been busy, so I didn’t host last week!

This week I would like to dedicate to the fact that I’ve crossed 100 posts! And my 100th post was somewhat from my Russian heritage:

Runaway Ginger bread: Kolobok

Here are a few more activities that I posted about in the past 2 weeks:

Helping Around the House

A lovely guest post by Leanna at All Done MonkeyDaffodil Craft

Irish Oatmeal Cookies

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Do you have a blog and would like to join Kids Co-Op? Here are few steps for you to follow:

1. Add a link to your play-based post here and have it shared on all the other blogs who are hosting. Please share a link to this post on your blog, facebook or twitter and invite your readers to join in with the idea swap. Each week we will choose few favorite posts and share them on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Board.

2. Become a Kid Co-op host yourself. We would like to grow and grow the link-up as a collaboration of child-focused bloggers. If you’d like to run the Kids Co-op link up along with us and feature it on your blog each week, get in touch and join the gang.

3. Use these ideas with your own children.Visit as many blogs as possible, like our Facebook Page and spread the word!



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Welcome to weekly Kids Co-Op!

So many wonderful posts were shared in the past one week!

Here are a few of them:

5 Tips for Raising a Read & Great Book Resources from KC Edventures


Love & Logic Parenting from Carrots are Orange


Celebrate World Read Aloud Day from Inspiration Laboratories

And this is our favorite activity in the past 1 week: Leaves Painting

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Do you have a blog and would like to join Kids Co-Op? Here are few steps for you to follow:

1. Add a link to your play-based post here and have it shared on all the other blogs who are hosting. Please share a link to this post on your blog, facebook or twitter and invite your readers to join in with the idea swap. Each week we will choose few favorite posts and share them on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Board.

2. Become a Kid Co-op host yourself. We would like to grow and grow the link-up as a collaboration of child-focused bloggers. If you’d like to run the Kids Co-op link up along with us and feature it on your blog each week, get in touch and join the gang.

3. Use these ideas with your own children.Visit as many blogs as possible, like our Facebook Page and spread the word!



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Welcome to weekly Kids Co-Op!

I am a bit late with hosting it – the past 1 week was quite hectic! The Fasting Month has started and my older daughter is back to kindergarten. I should be having more free time but somehow I end up being busy!

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I love ALL the posts. So it is always hard to choose which ones to feature here! There were 204 posts linked to the last Co-Op.

Here are some that I’d like to share:

Tips for Preschool Shaving Cream Play from Raise A Boy.

Motor Skills Activity: Giant Dot-to-Dot from What Do We Do All Day.

Bubble Painting from Moms Have Questions Too

And here’s my favorite activity from the past one week:

Sensory Play

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Do you have a blog and would like to join Kids Co-Op? Here are few steps for you to follow:

1. Add a link to your play-based post here and have it shared on all the other blogs who are hosting. Please share a link to this post on your blog, facebook or twitter and invite your readers to join in with the idea swap. Each week we will choose few favorite posts and share them on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Board.

2. Become a Kid Co-op host yourself. We would like to grow and grow the link-up as a collaboration of child-focused bloggers. If you’d like to run the Kids Co-op link up along with us and feature it on your blog each week, get in touch and join the gang.

3. Use these ideas with your own children.Visit as many blogs as possible, like our Facebook Page and spread the word!



Kids Co-Op

Welcome to weekly Kids Co-Op! I am back to co-hosting it after taking a break for Spring Festival. Kids Co-op is a project by kid bloggers that allows blogs to link to each other with fun activities and ideas for children.

Have you done something special with your children recently? Link it up at the end of this post and check other awesome blogs that offer creative ideas on how to spend your time with your children!

Here are some of our favorite posts from the week before:

How to make a bookmark using Tear Art from  Buggy and Buddy

Paint with Pom Poms from Fantastic Fun and Learning

And here’s the activity we made last week for Valentine’s Day: Quick Valentine’s Day Card:

Do you have a blog and would like to join Kids Co-Op? Here are few steps for you to follow:

1. Add a link to your play-based post here and have it shared on all the other blogs who are hosting. Please share a link to this post on your blog, facebook or twitter and invite your readers to join in with the idea swap. Each week we will choose few favorite posts and share them on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Board.

2. Become a Kid Co-op host yourself. We would like to grow and grow the link-up as a collaboration of child-focused bloggers. If you’d like to run the Kids Co-op link up along with us and feature it on your blog each week, get in touch and join the gang.

3. Use these ideas with your own children.Visit as many blogs as possible, like our Facebook Page and spread the word!



Kids Co-Op

Welcome to weekly Kids Co-Op! Kids Co-op is a project by kid bloggers that allows blogs to link to each other with fun activities and ideas for children.

Have you done something special with your children recently? Link it up at the end of this post and check other awesome blogs that offer creative ideas on how to spend your time with your children!

Here are some of our favorite posts from the week before:

A Chinese Gong for Chinese New  Year from Daria of Daria Music, featured on Kid World Citizen

Water Game: Waterfall from Lessons Learnt Journal

Do you have a blog and would like to join Kids Co-Op? Here are few steps for you to follow:

1. Add a link to your play-based post here and have it shared on all the other blogs who are hosting. Please share a link to this post on your blog, facebook or twitter and invite your readers to join in with the idea swap. Each week we will choose few favorite posts and share them on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Board.

2. Become a Kid Co-op host yourself. We would like to grow and grow the link-up as a collaboration of child-focused bloggers. If you’d like to run the Kids Co-op link up along with us and feature it on your blog each week, get in touch and join the gang.

3. Use these ideas with your own children.Visit as many blogs as possible, like our Facebook Page and spread the word!