arts and crafts

  1. 20 Mother's Day Crafts and Activities for Quality Time

    20 Mother's Day Crafts and Activities for Quality Time

    With Mother's Day approaching, show mom just how much you love her by working on a craft or an activity with her on her special day. Listed below are 20 Mother's Day crafts and activities for quality time. Every craft and activity listed below are either available here at Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy or can be made at home...
     
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  2. 14+ Tactile Toys and Activities for Sensory Play

    14+ Tactile Toys and Activities for Sensory Play

    Sensory play is any toy or activity that uses a child's senses (touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing and also includes movement and balance). Sensory play is an important aspect of child development. It can be tailored for babies to kindergarteners. Babies naturally use all of their senses to explore the world around them. They watch, listen, grasp, and put anything...
     
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  3. 18 Family-Friend Games & Activities for Winter Months

    18 Family-Friend Games & Activities for Winter Months

    Winters in Michigan always provide a wide variety of weather. With the changes in weather comes a change in the type of play that makes sense on a day-to-day basis. Here in Macomb County, we’ll see the weather change from sunny to wet and rainy to a winter wonderland! Sometimes all in one afternoon! As we continue through the Michigan...
     
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  4. 10 Low Maintenance Crafts & Activities for Young Adults

    10 Low Maintenance Crafts & Activities for Young Adults

    We've all been looking for things to do at home but arts and crafts can sometimes seem daunting. If you're looking for something to occupy your time during the cold winter months without all the hassle, things crafts, and activities are for you! Sticker Books Sticker & Chill - Flower Fest$16.99 Paint by Sticker - Dogs$14.95 Craft Kits Craft Crush...
     
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  5. Kids and Families Spreading Kindness Rocks!

    Kids and Families Spreading Kindness Rocks!

    Have you walked through your local park in your neighborhood, or by a local store and noticed a hand-painted rock hiding in plain sight? This hidden treasure is likely part of the painted rock trend that has taken off over the last few years. Originally inspired by The Kindness Rocks Project, this crafty treasure hunt holds endless fun for kids...
     
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  6. Fun Activities For Kids And The Whole Family

    Fun Activities For Kids And The Whole Family

    It doesn’t matter what age you are, kids and parents alike enjoy the experience of fun activities to spark joy and happiness. For the last 50 years, Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy has helped parents, grandparents, and families of all types bring imagination and playtime together for their kids. One of the best joys for a parent in life is...
     
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  7. Tips for Working From Home While Keeping Children Entertained

    Tips for Working From Home While Keeping Children Entertained

    During these unprecedented times, parents all over Metro Detroit are looking for creative ways to keep kids occupied, educated and burning energy, while they work from home for the first time. While some resort to screen time in the chaos, there are many options to keep children’s brain and body moving, while giving you the space needed to work. Parents...
     
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  8. Why Unplugging Is Good For The Family

    Why Unplugging Is Good For The Family

    As the world becomes more connected through technology we all struggle with controlling the amount of time we spend on our devices and in front of screens. While it can be difficult, did you know there are benefits of unplugging for kids that is important for their growth and development?  Disconnecting From Screens Connects People Research has found that “unplugging”...
     
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