15 Wonderful Activities You Can Do With Your Kids That Will Make You The Coolest Parent Ever

All parents know that the first few years of a baby’s life are vital to their overall development. So why not make full use of their growing years by combining play time with learning?

Instructions can be found below each picture.

MEd holder and former classroom science teacher, Asia Citro, is a strong believer in “messy play”.

Safe (and edible) glowing water. Instructions here.

Which is why this mother-of-two experimented with fun activities in an attempt to entertain her kids and educate them at the same time.

Foaming dough snowman. Instructions here.

Citro was flooded with positive feedback when she posted pictures of her family’s activities on Facebook.

Safe and edible miniature floating beads. Instructions here.

So much so, that almost two years ago she decided to make her own blog documenting all her fun ideas.

Rainbow soap foam. Instructions here.

“I really didn’t think it would go anywhere because there are so many blogs,” Citro says.

Elephant toothpaste. Instructions here.

“I was really lucky a couple of my first posts went viral on Pinterest.”

Rainbow foam dough. Instructions here.

Not sure if luck had anything to do with it, because Citro’s ideas are seriously crazy good.

Polka dot slime. Instructions here.

What’s more, she uses only stuff lying around the house…

All-natural glowing play dough. Instructions here.

Or those that could be purchased in a single trip to the grocery store.

Edible Glowing Spiderwebs Sensory Play from Fun at Home with Kids
Edible glowing spiderwebs. Instructions here.

But watching her ideas in action, you would never believe that these things are not industry-grade.

Magic puffing snow. Instructions here.

They just look so complicated.

Golden glittery slime. Instructions here.

Citro calls her creations “sensory play” because they combine colors, smells, tastes, and textures that any child would find irresistible.

Painted salt sculptures. Instructions here.

She spends many late nights concocting her own recipes and ideas, making sure that they are perfect before posting them online.

Colorful beans. Instructions here.

“A lot of them take me months to figure out,” she says.

Scented edible finger paint. Instructions here.

“I know (it) sounds dorky but it’s totally true.”

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Edible slime or gak. Instructions here.

Citro’s blog and creations have been featured in numerous other websites as well as on TV. Her newfound success includes her recently launched book which features 120 of her sensory play activities, so other mommies and daddies can can also have fun learning with their kids.