Mother’s Day Gift Kids Can Make

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Here’s a quick Mother’s Day gift kids can make that is sure to make Mom happy, especially if she is a fan of delicious dark chocolate! These sweet chocolate bouquets are so much fun to make! I love how bright and cheerful they look when arranged in a small vase. My 5 year old could […]

See Disneynature’s BEARS and Protect Our National Parks

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We just returned from an amazing family trip to California to visit Disneyland as part of the Disney Social Media Moms celebration! I cannot wait to share with you some of the new and exciting things our friends at Disney have been working on: inspiring partnerships with charities, supporting research on the benefits that kids […]

Flower Crafts for Preschoolers

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These flower crafts for preschoolers are sure to get the little ones excited for Spring to arrive! Many of these flower crafts use common household materials you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun activities for Spring!! 1. Flower Prints from Soda Bottles Make flower prints from empty soda bottles to create unique […]

Crafts Made with Coffee Filters

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These crafts made with coffee filters are quick, easy, and fun to make! I love crafting with coffee filters because I almost always have some on-hand for a quick craft to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day, or whenever inspiration strikes. Added bonus — For little ones who love to paint, coffee filters […]

Ideas to Make Cleaning Fun for Kids

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It’s time for a little Spring cleaning, so why not make it fun? A special thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s quick parenting tips and creative play ideas. Here are some of our favorite ideas to make cleaning fun for kids! Get Creative with Pretend Play A simple way […]

Fort Magic Review (and Giveaway)

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Want to take your fort building activities to the next level? Do your kids enjoy building their own play structures? Looking for something fun to do on a rainy day?? Then you may be interested in learning more about the Fort Magic building kit! Our friends at Fort Magic generously provided us with a kit […]

Tissue Paper Crafts for Kids

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These tissue paper crafts for kids are simple and fun to make! We love crafting with tissue paper because it is cheap and easy to find, doesn’t take up a lot of room for storage, and it’s very simple to use. We even save the bits of leftover tissue paper for use in other projects, […]

Free Printable for Preschoolers: Bakery Play Mats!

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Here’s a free printable for preschoolers that works as a great boredom buster, especially for kids who love to draw or play with play dough! These bakery play mats let kids decorate cupcakes and cookies however they would like. Keep the sheets in a binder, and you’ll have an instant (and free) play mat booklet […]

10 Cheap Busy Bag Ideas for Kids

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These busy bag ideas are a great way keep kids entertained, especially when you need a simple boredom buster with minimal set up required. Having busy bags pre-filled and ready to go is an easy way to organize materials for spontaneous play time fun whenever inspiration strikes! You probably have many of the materials to […]

Ways to Play during Spring Break

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These creative ways to play during Spring Break are sure to keep the kids happily entertained while creating or spending some time outdoors! Many of these use recyclable materials, or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun activities for kids! Here are 20 of our favorite ways to […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd (also known as Read Across America Day), and here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate with crafts, activities, and play time fun! Most of these Dr. Seuss crafts use recycled materials or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple, frugal, and fun […]

Ideas for Playing in the Snow

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These ideas for playing in the snow are sure to delight kids of all ages! For those of you who are still getting snow, here are some of our favorite ways to take advantage of the last of the snow days and make some FUN memories with the kids this Winter. 1. Snow Bakery This […]

Toy Fair 2014!

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending Toy Fair 2014 in New York City with Amy from Teach Mama and my friends from Melissa and Doug! We had so much fun, and I cannot wait to share some of the new and exciting toys Melissa and Doug are planning to release later this Fall! […]

Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids Ages 8-12

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Here are 10 fun crafts and activities for kids ages 8-12 that are sure to delight! These projects can be a great way to connect with your kids, spend time together, and learn something new. Best of all, they don’t cost a lot of money, and many of these make fantastic handmade gifts for family […]

Discover the Art of Zentangle

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Zentangle is a mediative art form that is easy to learn, and relaxing to create. Best of all, almost anyone can create beautiful images using zentangle techniques! It’s perfect for those who would like to increase their focus and creativity. I love that only a few key materials are needed, and they are small enough […]

No Cook Chocolate Scented Playdough Recipe

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I wish you could have smelled my kitchen after making this no cook chocolate scented playdough! My kids absolutely loved this invitation to play pretend Valentine chocolate shop! If the kids are old enough to know not to put play dough into their mouths, you can make your own no cook chocolate scented playdough with […]

How to Make a Mini Sketchbook from a Sheet of Paper (EASY)

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You won’t believe how easy it is to make these mini sketchbooks! These sketch books would be great for party favors, pocket journals, or just for doodling whenever inspiration strikes. They only take a few seconds to make, and my 9 year old made several of these as favors for her birthday party guests last […]

Valentine Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Valentine crafts and activities for kids can be so much fun to do! I’m always up for any excuse to do something crafty, and what better excuse to make handmade gifts and cards than Valentine’s Day? Here are some of our favorite ways to play and create with the kids. A big thank you to Melissa […]