Mardi Gras Crafts and Activities

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February 9th is Fat Tuesday in New Orleans! You don’t have to travel to the Big Easy to enjoy some festive fun. Here are some at-home crafts, activities, and recommended books to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids (of all ages). A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s ideas […]

Winter Treat – Snowman Snack Mix

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This snowman snack mix is the perfect no-bake Winter treat that kids can make to give to friends or family! The best part is that it uses common ingredients that you may already have on-hand in your pantry. My kids enjoyed making several small bags of this snowman snack mix for simple handmade holiday gifts! You may […]

Elf Bootcamp!

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It was the first day of Winter break, and I had a to do list that was a mile long. There were gifts to be wrapped, goodies to bake, and lots of decorating to be done. Inspired by the lovely Katherine Marie, I planned our own version of Elf Bootcamp and the kids were excited […]

How to Make Giant Craft Stick Snowflakes

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Here is a quick guide for how to make giant craft stick snowflakes. These large snowflakes would be so festive and fun on display in your home! They are quick and very easy to make. This would be a great project for teens or tweens to try over the Winter break. My kids enjoyed making […]

Holiday Fun – Rudolph Robots!

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The kids thought these Rudolph Robots were so much fun to make and they use simple materials you either already have on-hand or can probably find at your local dollar store! We made several of these together during our recent “Elf Bootcamp” for the holiday break. This would be a great project for teens or […]

Get a Free Month Trial of Audible!

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This post is sponsored by Audible and SheKnows Media. All opinions are my own. Looking for that perfect gift for the person who already has everything? Need a last-minute gift for the holidays? Did you know you could give a subscription to Audible, a monthly downloadable audio book service, instantly? You can even take Audible […]

Letters to Santa!

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Writing letters to Santa is such a fun Christmas tradition, and there are plenty of opportunities for learning too! For the past couple of years, I have picked one day in early December for the kids to write their letters to Santa as one of our first advent activities. I love surprising them with this […]

Mess-Free Hanukkah Crafts

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This Mess-Free Glitter Menorah and Dreidel Kit is perfect for kids to create beautiful sparkly decorations for your home — without the mess! The dreidel would be a great activity to keep the kids entertained while hosting guests, and the menorah would look beautiful on display. The best part is that “lighting” this flame-free menorah is as […]

Handmade Christmas – Mess Free!

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The following post is sponsored by Melissa & Doug. All opinions are my own. Crafting handmade Christmas gifts with the kids doesn’t have to be messy! These Mess-Free Glitter Christmas kits were a big hit with my kids (they are designed for ages 5 and up) and their finished projects were perfect for gift tags, […]

Acts of Kindness — Halloween Edition!

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This post is sponsored by our friends at Socialstars and Minute Maid as part of the #doingood #minutemaid campaign. All opinions are my own. A few years ago, during the week of Halloween, I missed attending one of my kid’s costume parades at school. It felt like a huge parenting fail. I had planned to […]

Netflix Halloween Family Movie Night

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If you are considering a Netflix Streaming subscription, I highly recommend it as an excellent ad-free alternative to cable television. The most difficult aspect of Netflix Streaming is deciding which of the many movies or television series to watch because there are so many different options! Having instant access to such a large library of films […]

Easy Patriotic Treats

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Holiday celebrations are so much fun! I know my kids love the freedom to play, run, and snack with friends and family. My youngest son would happily eat his share (and more!) of chips, hot dogs, and cole-slaw, so preparing easy, appealing, and healthy snacks is important. State and county fairs caught on long ago…ALL food is […]

Marble Nail Polish Craft

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This marble nail polish craft would be a fun weekend project for older kids. These painted tile coasters would be lovely handmade gifts for Mother’s or Father’s Day. I love how each tile is unique! This marble nail polish craft is a great way to use up the last bits of leftover nail polishes you […]

Awesome Easter Baskets

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Are your kids crazy about Skylanders?? With Easter right around the corner, here are a few ways to bring a bit of Skylanders fun into some awesome Easter baskets that are quick and easy to put together. A big thank you to our friends at MomTrends for sponsoring today’s creative Easter basket ideas! Skylanders Trap Team was just […]

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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These St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids are a festive way to inspire plenty of imaginative play time fun with leprechauns, rainbows, and more! They all use common household items you probably already have on-hand. We even have a few free printables to make these St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids super EASY to do! Yay […]

Leprechaun Treasure Hunt Clues

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Leprechaun treasure hunt clues are a great way to encourage lots of imaginative play time fun! I have put together a free printable with these leprechaun treasure hunt clues to make it super easy to do this fun St. Patrick’s Day activity at home. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug […]

St. Patrick’s Day Role Play

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This idea for St. Patrick’s Day role play is festive and fun! Added bonus, you can easily sneak in some Math practice too. Welcome to the Clover Café! We serve the luckiest lunches you ever did see. With just a few items from the dollar store and a few of our favorite stuffed animal friends, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats — Rainbow Fruit Pizza!

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Here are some St. Patrick’s Day treats that kids are sure to love!  This dye-free Rainbow Fruit Pizza is part cookie, part short bread, part fruit salad, and all yummy. It is the perfect non-candy treat for St. Patrick’s day or, well, any day!  This Rainbow Fruit Pizza is a great way to encourage kids to […]