Month: November 2016

Grinch Takes More Than an Inch of My Gratitude!

This Grinch Takes More Than an Inch of My Gratitude!

First, I caught him taking my garbage out the door. “Just helping out” said the Grinch.

He seems like a decent guy. I should be grateful, so I gave him an inch.

OMG! Short green guy is stealing my trash! He is a Grinch!

OMG! Short green guy is stealing my trash! He is a Grinch!

Should I have believed this short green guy with a Trump hair cut was not stealing me blind?


I let the Grinch stay over night. 

He fell asleep in the chair watching TV.

I covered him with an afgan.

In the morning, I suggested he take a shower…He Stink, Stank, STUNK like a skunk!

Vistors in the house.

Today vistors were expected in my home.

I warned the Grinch he had better behave while we have visitors or I’ll take him straight away to the store.

Oh, he is mean one! He laughed out loud like a…a…a….Grinch!

My guests noticed how he loafed around my sewing machine. They were polite, tho’.

Of course, how could they not notice him?

His yucky 40 inch green felt body stood out like a sore thumb!


Grinch eats all my fruit then replies, "What? Fruit is good for me. Candy will rott my teeth!"

Grinch eats all my fruit then replies, “What? Fruit is good for me. Candy will rot my teeth!”

.I suggested the Grinch pass the bowl of fresh fruit to our guests. But, he would not let go of the bowl.

Oh, he is a mean one, that Grinch is.

He ate every piece of fruit in that big bowl without sharirng even a pit.

When I asked him why he ate all the fruit he replied, “WHAT? Fruit is good for me. Candy will rot my teeth!”

Who made him so smart? He is only a GRINCH!

I apologizied to my guests who politely smilled back.


Before my guests left  they all commented on how “cute” or :adorable” he is, excpet for the Presidental-elect hair style.


No, I swear, the Trump hair-do was an accident! I only had so much snotty yellow green fur to work….


I confess.

I made this story all up! Just like I made this Grinch-like stuffed thing! And, when you see him in person his hair cut does resemble Donald’s.

My version of a Dr Suess’ Grinch is sewn from apple green felt. His 40 inch blody is stuffed with no less than 2 pounds of polyester filling. (that 2 bags full)

I hand embroidered his facial features giving him that silly smirky GRINCHY grin and creepy eyes.

YES! I confess!

I am not keeping this GRINCH!

He is up for adoption!!!!

The End


Update 12/ 24.2017. I changed my mind and let the Grinch stay. He iscurrently peeking out my patio door.

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Dinosaur Sensory Play Box

Exploring all things dinosaurs seems to be most pre-K to early elementary kids favorite learning theme.

No Non-cents Nanna once included of dinosaurs pieces parts in her  Heart Felt Play Store Collections.


DINOSAURs grew BIGGER! For Pterodactyl Wings and Dinosaur/ Dragon wings go to Oriental Trading Company to purchase fun dinosaur products at whole prices. ( Not affliated.) *

See the Pinterest Board: Sensory Activites Paying Attention  and Dino Dig on

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Dinosaur Sesnory Play Box fromHeart Felt Play Store: various sizes and textures of plastic dinosaurs; frog moss to dig thru', rocks, plastic trees. See post

Dinosaur Sensory Play Box created by Heart Felt Play Store: various sizes and textures of plastic dinosaurs; frog moss to dig thru’, rocks, plastic trees. Hunt and gathering fun.

Kids love to play with dinosaurs.


Dinosaur Discovery Excavation Kit for Kids over age 7

Dinosaur Claw Excavation KitClick HERE to purchase Dinosaur Claw Excavation Kits

 Let give a big pre-historic roar for these stuffed tails of dinosaurs!


Dinosaur Skeletons have returned…then again they are disappearing, again….

Dinosaur skelton are a great addition to some sensory play boxes. Make fun dinosaur party favor

Dinosaur skeletons are a great addition to some sensory play boxes. Make fun dinosaur party favor

More dinosaur play 

Reusable dinosaur stickers on a paper scene. Personally, I place the paper scene inside a plastic sheet that is used for a 3-ring binder. Not included in the Dinosaur Sensory Play Box.  

Dinosaur sticker scenes are fun adn reusable. Kids love'em.

Dinosaur sticker scenes are fun and reusable. Kids love’em.

WARNING! Not intended for children under age 3. Choking hazard

One Dinosaur Sticker Scene Set includes:

  1. One sheet of 34 acid free stickers that may be re=positioned as child wishes. ( Not adhesive)
  2. One 11 x 8 1/2 paper pre-historic scene to decorate.

So Sorry currently we only have these available in our local POP Up Shop Box



Most popular Heart Felt Play Store item is…drum roll……

While some of dinosaur products are making way for other toys- we hoarded foam dinosaur masks just in case.


Our most popular dinosaur party favor s- the 6 piece dinosaur mask set at

Temporary Tattoos

At local POP UP Shops In Colorado Spring TBA

Talk about Dinosaurs…

Heart Felt Play Store’s Dinosaurs got BIGGER! These will make such awesome Christmas holiday gifts for the kids. We are working on our holiday packaging making it easier for you.




Pterodactyl Wings

One Pair Pterodactyl Wings Our pterodactyl wings flew in.. and flew out just as fast!  ONlY a few left as of 9/23/18 .Choice of 3 colors: orange, blue, yellow/green or let us pick for you. For a limited time we are including one FREE dinosaur mask with co-coordinating colors

Don’t wait for a better price on Black Friday or Cyber Monday– our elves tend to eat too much turkey and pumpkin pie- they sleep it off for days.

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Farm Sensory Play Boxes for Kids from Heart Felt Play Store

Farm animals are so much fun to learn about. I love to gather farm animals for sensory play boxes and busy bags.

Those of us who are interested in stimulating the minds of young children, like me, the No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store collections will keep kids focused on learning while having fun.

Sensory Play with oam farm animal stickers on a craft stick. 4 year old stands up sticks in a re-purposed styrofoam sheet. then store in a cardboard barn treat box. #SesnoryPlay #farm

Sensory Play with foam farm animal stickers on a craft stick. 4 year old stands up sticks in a re-purposed styrofoam sheet. then store in a cardboard barn treat box. #SesnoryPlay #farm


Why Sensory Play is important to a child’s learning experience?

Simply stated, the more senses used when learning new skills the more likely it is to retain the information.

It would be ideal if every child could pet a goat or milk a cow when learnng about farm animals. Hopefully all children could visit a farm. But, when they can’t we have wonderful books to read; fun songs to sings and different texutures of puppets-like in the sensory play box- to pretend  with.

What is in a Farm Animal Sensory Play Box or Busy Bag?

  • Each sensory play box or busy bag collection at Heart Felt Play store created by the No Non-cents Nanna, author of this blog.
  • Each box or bag will vary some what from all of the other boxes depending of what products we have in stock.  Our limited nventory changes often.
  • Below is a sample of the contents. You can do something like this, too.
  •  Packed full of things to interest the kids ages 3 to 7.
  • WARNING: Not for children under age 3. Choking hazards. You may make special requests for the younger children:not shown.

Check Heart Felt Play Store Pinterest Board with over 400 On the Farm theme inspirations.


Home crafted farm theme sensory play box. Craft sticks; farm stickers, felt, feathers.


New Farm Animal Collections at Heart Felt Play Store:

Updated: July 2018

Life cycle of the chicken re-usable stickers sheet

What’s a farm without wooland critters like raccoons; foxes or skunks?

Add these wild life stuffed animals to a busy bag witha few snacks like nuts or granola: a few stickers, paper and crayons.


woodland critters each with a name tag. Raccoon, , Skunk, Fox. 3 1/2″

Every Farm needs a horse; pig and a cow don’t you think?

Cuddling small stuffed animals in a varity of colors are very satisifying to a child’s senses.

For a busy bag add stuffed animals; farm shape stickers; a few mini galvanized buckets filled a trail mix snack; and a few favorite books about farm animals.

Barnyard Country Critter Set of 3
Set of 3 small stuffed animals. Each cuddly country critter starter set is 3 1/2″ polyester stuffed is named on the attached gift tag.
Perfect size for small gift bag or to stuff in holiday Christmas stocking. Keep this unique set intact or surprise a party guest with one third of the set. 


Foam Farm Stickers: pig, tractor, barn, farmer, dog, horse, chick, cat, farm girl, cow; 2 of each-large and small

Foam Farm Stickers: pig, tractor, barn, farmer, dog, horse, chick, cat, farm girl, cow; 2 of each-large and small

It takes effort to collect all these sensory play things. That is why  No Non-cents Nanna collect all these fun toys for you to add to your own Sensory Play Boxes or busy bags.

Get a taste of our on the Farm Collection:

Click HERE to Explore Heart Felt Play Store on the Farm Collection. Note: the prices include all shipping an handling fees.

Where can I get just one or 3 pig noses or dog ears and nose for a play? Have you visited heart Felt Play Store on-line, yet?

Dress-up like a Farm Animal for even more On the Farm Fun

Would you like to be a pig? Wearing a pig snout and ears really gives a kid or kid at heart the feel of pork!

Bacon, lettuce and tomatoe sandwich tirangles would be a great on the farm snack.

Would you rather be a pig?
2 piece Pig Costume Set.
Two piece set includes pig ears on plastic headband and latex pig snout/ nose. OINK! OINK! Click link to purchase from Heart Felt Play store catalog

Heart Felt Play Store hogs the show with more pig dress-up clothes:                        in the Heart Felt Play Store catalog.


 COW Hooded Cape:

Heart Felt Play Store also offers more hooded animal capes: pig; lamb; horse, elephant; lion; zebra and elephant. 


For a cow learning treat have you ever made home made ice cream? Have you made butter from fresh cow’s cream?

Cow hooded cape from Heart Felt Play Store; a cheap costume kids can wear legging underneath…HFPS aso see limted stock of leggings.


Every farmer needs a set of buckets:

These mini galvanized buckets are not approved for serving food. But, they are the perfect size for countin pumpkin seeds or pouring water from container to container.


Set of 6 Buckets
Charming mini galvenized n the farm buckets are perfect to fill with on the farm treats.
2″ x 2 1/4 ” for decoration only. Not approved as food safe by US. Wrapped candy treats are just fine or stuff with stickers or plastic animals and straw for an Old Western photo prop. Click link to purchase fro Hert Felt Play Store catalog

Bandannas make quick and easy dress-up costumes:

Wash and wear this horse face bandanna. Heart Felt Play Store also has pig and cow bandannas. Great for busy bags; play boxes; party faovors and even stockign stuffers or a farm theme or while elephant gift.


Dress-up horse bandana sold on-line Heart Felt Play Store. Horse face bananda make a cheap and easy costume for the dress-up box; school play or a western farm party. To purchase from heart Felt Play Store click link

Last but not least…every barnyard needs a ROOSTER!


Make your own ROOSTER mask. You oculd make be a turkey too.



Get inspired with 45 Pre-school Farm Theme Activities:Click HERE

  • Check out No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store Catalog On-line:
  • Note: product availability will change and is not guarenteed to be in stock, so get your request in early.
  • To have your sensory play box BAG specially ordered then shipped, please allow 2 weeks to include shipping in US only. Please use contact form at this url. Sesnory Play set will not be shipped in plastic shoe boxes. The set will be shipped in a zip lock bag:this saves considerable amount of shipping fees.

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