St. Patrick’s Day Role Play

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!

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 […]

How to Make a Paper Hat

Want to learn how to make a paper hat? The kids and I had so much fun making these! You will not believe how EASY these paper hats are to make, and you probably have everything you need to make a paper hat in your home right now. The best part is, you can make and decorate […]

Weekend Reads — The Artful Year

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 […]

Dr. Seuss Snacks!

These Dr. Seuss snacks are super easy to prepare and are candy-free! We are celebrating all things Dr. Seuss this week in anticipation of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss Day (March 2nd). Here are some simple ways to make snack time a little more fun and festive — Dr. Seuss style! Some of […]

Chinese New Year Crafts and Activities

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

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 […]

Simple Valentine Treats for Kids

These simple Valentine treats for kids are easy enough to be made in the last minute. These would be perfect for an impromptu celebration or Valentine’s Day party! If the kids are old enough, these would be great to prepare together for a mini life skills lesson and festive fun rolled into one! Treat #1: Valentine […]

Favorite Books for Valentine’s Day

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 […]

Top Secret Valentine Writing Center!

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. […]

Valentine Spritz Cookies

A classic Christmas cookie originated from Germany, Spritz Cookies are simple, buttery, and absolutely delicious. My kids and I enjoy them very much and see no reason why we can’t bake them year round! Shared below is a recipe for our favorite Valentine Spritz Cookies. They are the perfect sweet treat for lunch boxes, school parties, or afternoon snacks. Disclosure: This post contains […]

DIY Cupid’s Cookie Shop!

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

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 […]

Italian Dressing Mix

Homemade spice mixes are a super easy and thoughtful gift to share with neighbors, party hosts, or friends. Shared below is a recipe for Italian Dressing Mix that can be used to make salad dressing or marinate meat. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your cupboard already! Packaged in a mason jar with a handwritten […]

How to Make a Paper Snowflake Kit

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

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 […]

Gift Guide for Future Innovators

Do your kids enjoy building things or solving problems? If so, you could have a future innovator or engineer on your hands! Here are some of our absolute favorite gifts to help foster a love of STEM learning. Gift Guide for Future Innovators: 1. Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16) We have received several Tinker Crates thanks to […]

Things to Do in Winter with Kids

Here is a super convenient list of things to do in Winter with kids during the holiday break, outlined in a handy ebooklet printable! This adorable ebooklet features ONE DOZEN of our most popular holiday crafts, recipes, and activities from Inner Child Fun Media sites. Each project features beautiful photos, detailed instructions, and helpful supply lists. Most of these projects use common […]