Happy Birthday, April!

March 8, 2013 at 09:46 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Giveaway | 48 Comments
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bday2Are you planning an April birthday party for your son or daughter? Not sure what to do with the 20 little ones who will be running circles through your house? Let us help! We’re excited for another month of our Birthday Club giveaway!

Each month ALEX will select (1) lucky winner to receive either an activity or party favors for up to 20 kids that will help make their child’s birthday party even more fun! The birthday boy or girl will also receive a birthday present from ALEX, chosen just for them!

If your little one is lucky enough to celebrate an April birthday, click here to enter —> a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Entry is only valid through Rafflecopter. Commenting on this post is mandatory. In addition, there are also ways to earn bonus entries.

Printable: Countdown Caterpillar

March 7, 2013 at 15:46 | Posted in ALEX Printables, Little Hands | Leave a comment
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????????????Countdowns are a fun way to keep kids interested in an event they may otherwise forget about. It can also help them to understand and gauge the length of time that will pass before the day arrives. Countdowns can put a  fun spin on learning numbers and counting backwards – whether you’re counting down 10 days, 100 days or 365 days of the year.

This craft printable is great because it’s fun to make and visually appealing to hold the attention of  little ones. Each strip of paper is equipped with a basic number 1-10 which will help teach number recognition and linking the loops together will help little ones learn to count in order.

Use  the Countdown Caterpillar to countdown to the 1st day of Spring on March 20th, 2013!

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8 Ways to Play Outside in Cold Weather (That Your Kids Will Love)

March 4, 2013 at 17:17 | Posted in Outside Play | Leave a comment

winter play, sleddingIf you’re like me, you want your kids to stay active and get fresh air even in the winter.

But, if your kids are like mine, sometimes they resist.

So, we must persuade them with fun activities.

Here are eight winter play ideas to try.

I think your kids will love them as much as mine.

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Printable: Make A Street

February 28, 2013 at 15:18 | Posted in ALEX Printables, Little Hands | Leave a comment
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On the road again…To build your very own street! Choose the trees that line the sidewalks and the buildings that call your street home. Hey! Who’s that driving by?

This craft printable is as easy as cut and paste but there is always a way to get creative and to continue the fun.

Have your little one tell a story about their street: Use these questions to prompt them. What is the name of your street? Who lives on it? What do the kids like to do for fun?

Build an entire town: Paste the street onto a larger piece of construction paper. They can draw parks and ponds or whatever else they want around their street and the people who live there. You can also print out multiple copies of the printable and build up the whole block!

Where do you live? This activity can also be useful for learning your address. Have them write out the name of the street you live on and label one of the buildings with your house number. It’s never to early to learn this! Continue Reading Printable: Make A Street…

Printable: Paper Tube Dog

February 22, 2013 at 11:39 | Posted in ALEX Printables, Little Hands | 1 Comment
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?????Recycling everyday household items into craft materials is an inexpensive way to get the creative juices flowing. Do you go through a lot of rolls of paper towels in your home?  After cleaning up all the spills and wiping off all the dirty hands and faces, save the paper tubes for fun craft activities – Like this one!

It’s the perfect craft printable for a cold or rainy day or for a play date with friends. Start saving those tubes today!

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Printable: Make A Cake

February 14, 2013 at 11:16 | Posted in ALEX Printables, Little Hands | Leave a comment
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Valentine’s Day is filled with lots of love and sweet treats! So why not take the time today to make a cake with the ones you love…a printable cake from ALEX Toys! The perfect treat for the little ones in your life.

So get out the craft supplies! Scissors and glue are the only ingredients you need to make this cake. Improve cutting and pasting skills while making a cake that looks good enough to eat!

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Happy Birthday, March!

February 11, 2013 at 10:00 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Giveaway | 37 Comments
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bday2Are you planning a March birthday party for your son or daughter? Not sure what to do with the 20 little one’s who will be running circles through your house? Let us help! We’re excited to introduce our new Birthday Club giveaway!

Each month ALEX will select (1) lucky winner to receive either an activity or party favors for up to 20 kids that will help make their child’s birthday party even more fun! The birthday boy or girl will also receive a birthday present from ALEX, chosen just for them!

If your little one is lucky enough to celebrate a March birthday, click here to enter —> a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Entry is only valid through Rafflecopter. Commenting on this post is mandatory. In addition, there are also ways to earn bonus entries.

Printable: Heart Garland

February 7, 2013 at 01:00 | Posted in ALEX Printables, Little Hands | Leave a comment
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Turn your home into a love shack fit for cupid.  This simple craft printable can be completed with scissors, a little glue and a little love.  Add some creativity and you can do a whole lot more…

  • Celebrate your Family: Print out a heart for each member of your family and write 1 thing you love about them around the heart.
  • Glitter, Pom Poms and Sequins – oh my!: Get out your craft supplies and decorate the hearts any way you choose.
  • Classroom Fun: Have each student decorate a heart and connect all the hearts together to make an awesome piece of garland for the classroom.
  • Throw a PJ Party!: Now that you have the decorations, it’s time to celebrate. Make pink and red pancakes and strawberry smoothies for breakfast, or maybe dinner is the way to go with a heart-shaped pizza!

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Five Ways to Get Your Preschooler in the Valentine’s Day Mood

February 5, 2013 at 18:23 | Posted in Crafting, Holidays | Leave a comment
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How to teach your preschooler about Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we are gearing up for a day of LOVE at our house.

From the oldest to the youngest, my kiddos adore Valentine’s Day. It’s a special day to celebrate love – the love you have for each other, and your friends.

Sometimes preschoolers don’t quite understand what Valentine’s Day is all about, and as a traditionally adult-geared holiday, that’s understandable.

Here are five fun ways you can add a little Valentine’s love into your day that will both entertain and educate your little one.

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How to Make a Cookie Bouquet

January 24, 2013 at 18:32 | Posted in General, Holidays, Kid Concoctions | Leave a comment
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Valentine's Day Treats for Valentine’s Day is the special day dedicated each year to show our friends, family and sweethearts how much we love them. It’s often celebrated by giving fancy cards, chocolates and flowers.

This year, instead of the expected bouquet of flowers, surprise your loved one with a unique and yummy twist to your gift: a cookie bouquet!

They’re easy and fun to make and your extra personal touch will not go unnoticed!

Here’s all you need to get going:

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