Ways to Play Summer Calendar 2014

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Summer, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from June through August includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Summer activities!!! Ways to Play Summer Calendar 2014 Printable: Includes […]

Quick Learning Activity for Preschoolers

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This super quick learning activity for preschoolers is easy to set up and only uses a few materials! It’s great for practicing spelling, letter identifcation, phonics, handwriting, and fine-motor skills. My daughter thought this “Build It! Write It!” activity was such a fun way to learn, and I later kept the materials available to her as […]

Simple Patriotic Treats!

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Need a super quick and festive patriotic treat for Memorial Day weekend or 4th of July?? These simple patriotic treats are very easy to make! They don’t require any baking, and they use only a few ingredients, so it’s a great way to keep things simple. These are so much fun to make with the […]

Glow in the Dark Boredom Buster

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Simple Boredom Buster for Kids Do you know what I love?? Creating a SIMPLE (and cheap) boredom buster that keeps the kids happily entertained for a long time! This glow in the dark building activity is great if you need something to keep the kids busy on a rainy day, and it only uses a […]

Easy Treats Kids Can Make

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These easy treats kids can make are a simple way to add some fun to your day! Since they are so quick to make and use only three ingredients, these marshmallow treats are great for a special after-school treat or party favor to share with friends. Even young kids can make these with very little […]

Harry Potter Crafts and Play Date Fun!

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Do your kids love Harry Potter? My 10 year old has been enjoying the Harry Potter series of books, and much of her love of reading can be attributed to the world of Hogwarts! Recently we hosted an impromptu Harry Potter themed play date, and it was so much fun!!! These activities would be great […]

Indoor Rainy Day Fun for Kids

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These ideas for indoor rainy day fun for kids are simple ways to make ordinary moments extra special!  With Spring’s arrival we are sure to have plenty of rainy days in the forecast, and these indoor play ideas are simple and EASY to set up. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]