Ways to Play Spring Calendar 2015

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Spring, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from March through May includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Spring activities!!! Ways to Play Spring 2015 Calendar Printable Includes activities and […]

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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This craft and writing activity inspired by the Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go! was a big hit with my kids! They both enjoyed crafting up their own mini suitcases from brown paper lunch bags. Later, they added index cards to draw pictures and outline some of the details for upcoming adventures they […]

Weekend Reads — The Artful Year

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If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen that I recently listed The Artful Year by Jean Van’t Hul as one of my favorite things. It is chock full of inspiring crafts, recipes, and activities to do with kids to help you celebrate the seasons and make the most out of your time […]

Date Night In

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Netflix Streaming makes it super easy to set up a date night at home with so many movie choices ready to play instantly! With just a few simple steps, you can set up a special date night to enjoy some quality time together as a couple. Added bonus – you won’t even need to hire […]

Dollar Store Boredom Busters!

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These boredom busters for kids are simple to set up and are perfect if you are looking for easy ways to keep the kids entertained while indoors. Since most of the materials can be found at a local dollar store, they are super affordable too! You may even be able to sneak in a little learning […]

Chinese New Year Crafts and Activities

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These Chinese New Year crafts and activities are simple to set up and fun to do together with the kids! My kids (ages 6 and 10) share a fascination with China, so these activities were a big hit with them! Who knows? These festive crafts may even bring you a bit of good luck! Chinese Character […]

Last Minute Valentine Ideas for Kids

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These last minute Valentine ideas for kids are simple and easy to put together, but they are BIG on love! I love to use things we already have on-hand like wrapping paper, felt, heart cookie cutters, and brown paper bags to make fun Valentine activities for us to enjoy together. Celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t have […]

Polar Party for Snow Day Fun

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These ideas for snow day fun are simple and easy to set up! Most of these use items you probably already have at home. When school is cancelled for a snow (and ice) day, it can upset daily schedules and frigid temperatures can mean lots of time indoors. These activities are great for when you […]

Favorite Books for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a great reason to celebrate friends and loved ones. What better way to celebrate than to have a Valentine-themed story time together? These stories are some of our absolute favorite Valentine books and have been read many times! Grab a blanket and settle in for some good reads. Here are some of our […]

Groundhog Day Craft

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This Groundhog Day craft for kids is simple for them to make, and uses supplies you probably already have on-hand. Perfect for some last-minute fun to celebrate Groundhog Day! My kids enjoyed using a flashlight with these brown bag puppets to recreate the scene as Punxutawney saw his shadow to predict 6 more weeks of […]

Netflix Streaming During a Blizzard

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Can’t decide what to watch on Netflix streaming during a blizzard? Snow storms and movies go so well together. What better time to get cozy and have a family movie day? Here are some of our favorite Winter or Snow-themed family friendly flicks to watch instantly on Netflix streaming. Don’t forget the popcorn, pillows, and blankets! […]

Top Secret Valentine Writing Center!

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This Top Secret Valentine Writing Center was a huge hit with my kids (ages 6 and 10)! They spent an entire afternoon coding, writing, and trading Valentine messages back and forth. Special thanks to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative Valentine activity post and supplying us with lots of crafty goodies. […]

DIY Cupid’s Cookie Shop!

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This sweet little pretend Cupid’s Cookie Shop was so simple to set up, and kept the kids happily entertained for a long time during a recent snow day when they had off from school. I love how something as simple as a few sheets of felt and bits from the dollar store can make them […]

Valentine Craft for Kids

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This Valentine craft for kids would be great to do as a party activity! Here’s how to make Cupid Cottages from paper bags, recycled newspaper, Valentine stickers, and some leftover crafty bits you may already have on-hand. These would look great as a table centerpiece or on display in your home! My kids had so […]

Polar Animals Sensory Bin

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This polar animals sensory bin was one of my kids’ favorite activities during a recent day off from school due to icy weather. We did not get any snow, so we made our own. Then we added some small toy animals for plenty of imaginative Winter playtime fun! This was so quick and easy to […]

Ways to Play Winter Calendar 2015

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Winter, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from January through March includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Winter activities!!!  Ways to Play Winter Calendar 2015 Printable: Includes activities […]

How to Make a Paper Snowflake Kit

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Paper snowflakes are such a wonderful classic Winter craft to make together with the kids. These paper snowflake kits are the perfect way to ensure all of the materials you need are in one place to inspire plenty of Winter crafting fun! These would be a great simple gift idea too! Don’t forget to print […]

New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

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Are you getting ready to ring in the New Year with the kids? Our friends at Netflix have made it easy for families to celebrate New Year’s Eve together with a new original series on Netflix Streaming — “All Hail King Julien“! The first five episodes are now available. What better way to party than with […]