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 […]

Polar Party for Snow Day Fun


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 […]

Groundhog Day Craft


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 […]

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 […]

Polar Animals Sensory Bin


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 […]

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 […]

Hand Painted Thank You Cards


These hand painted thank you cards were so much fun to make! Making your own cards is a great way to foster gratitude and the perfect excuse for some crafty fun. My kids were so proud of how nicely their hand painted thank you cards turned out, and they cannot wait to mail them off […]

NETFLIX Streaming Family Movie Night


Here’s a family movie night idea for those days in-between Halloween and Christmas! The best part is, the movie is streaming on NETFLIX, and the activity can be done right in your own kitchen. A big thank you to our friends at NETFLIX for sponsoring today’s creative family fun post, adding me as a member […]

Halloween Activity: Play Dough Spiders


This Halloween activity for kids is quick and easy to set up using whatever leftover craft materials you happen to have on-hand! These play dough spiders would be a great activity for a Halloween party, or even just a bit of festive fun on a rainy day.  To make your own invitation to create play […]

Rainy Day Fun — Paper Bag Houses


This invitation to create paper bag houses is so much fun to explore, and super simple to set up! It’s a great after school activity, and perfect for when you need a bit of rainy day fun. My kids loved designing their paper bag houses to create a colorful village, then spent the rest of […]

Fostering Creativity with Seedling Craft Kits


Looking for a fun rainy day activity? Do your kids enjoy crafting, but you never seem to have all of the supplies you need on-hand? Exciting news — Seedling, a company based in New Zealand, is bringing their fantastic craft kits to the US! There are over 250 different kits to choose from, and they are […]

Puzzles and Pajamas Picnic


Hosting a puzzles and pajamas picnic is such a fun and special way for the kids to enjoy an afternoon snack and make the most of a rainy afternoon! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative play idea. This puzzles and pajamas picnic is very simple to […]

Handmade Gift Kids Can Make


The kids are always looking for pretty gifts they can make for family or friends, and these hand-painted trivets are perfect (and useful) gifts. They are simple to make, and even the littlest artists can have fun with this easy project!! This is such a fun rainy day craft for kids, plus it’s a great […]

Morning Activities Before School


These playful ways to connect with your kids on weekday mornings are simple to set up, easy to clean up afterwards, and only require a couple of minutes to do! Weekday mornings are notorious for being a busy and hectic time — especially once the school year begins. Thankfully, with just a bit of planning the […]

Quick Summer Craft for Kids


Need a quick Summer craft for kids to do? These sandcastle notecards are so much fun to make! My kids love to play in the sand, and these notecards are a great way to celebrate a day at the beach, or an afternoon spent playing in the sandbox. Best of all, they can be mailed […]

Introduction to Robotics with Sphero


Do you have a child who is interested in robotics or programming? Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that kids ages 8 and up can control using a smartphone or tablet! A special thank you to Sphero for providing us with our own Sphero and for sponsoring today’s playful learning post. Read on to […]

Summer Crafts for Kids – Passport to Imagination at Michael’s


Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday now thru August 1st, Michael’s craft stores across the country will be hosting the Passport to Imagination program from 10am-noon. If you’re not already familiar with the Passport to Imagination, it is a series of creative craft projects designed for kids ages 5 and up to do in the store […]