How to Make a Simple Kite


This video tutorial is great for learning how to make a simple kite! With just a few common household items you probably already have on-hand, you can make a simple kite in about 2 minutes from start to finish. My kids and I love making these kites and spending the afternoon at a local park flying […]

Tree Nature Study


This time of year is like magic.  Trees are changing fast and every day there seems to be something new to learn about the process of being a tree.  Below are a few easy activities to do with your kids and recommended books to explore how trees live and grow for a simple tree nature study! In […]

Fun Outdoor Activity Idea


Here’s a fun outdoor activity idea that would be great for a sunny afternoon with the kids! This sidewalk suitcase was a HUGE hit with my kids when I surprised them with it after school one afternoon. It is easy and quick to put together, and it doesn’t cost a lot of money. I love how something […]

Easter Egg Learning Activities


These Easter egg learning activities are a cute and festive way to encourage plenty of learning fun! After reading this post, you won’t want to throw away those leftover plastic Easter eggs. Here are just a few examples of some simple Easter egg learning activities that you can try at home! Easter Egg Learning Activity #1 […]

Simple Spring Snack for Kids


This simple Spring snack for kids is sure to bring lots of smiles! These festive butterflies are easy to make, and perfect for an on-the-go snack! With just a few materials you probably already have at home, you can make this adorable butterfly snack. Invite the kids to join you in the kitchen, and this […]

Math Activities for Spring


These Math activities for Spring are a great way to foster creative learning fun! When I think of Spring, the first things that pop into my head are flowers, butterflies and bugs!  Today, I’ve got a little Spring-time fun that brings together flowers, butterflies and bugs and MATH, not mention a little art too! To […]

Spring Spelling Activity


This Spring spelling activity is a simple, easy, and festive way for kids to practice their spelling words! The kids start by saying the word, then match the word on the flower to the corresponding word on the paper, and finally write the word out on a sheet of paper. Added bonus — Read below to […]

Butterfly life cycle lesson plans. (With free printable!)

Butterfly life cycle lesson plans.  (With free printable!)

For the littlest of learners, they will remember the lesson better if their whole bodies are involved in the learning.  Read on to learn about our butterfly life cycle lesson plans for preschoolers!  We decided to fully immerse our whole bodies into the butterfly life cycle, and it was a lot of fun.  Earlier in the week I […]

How to Make a Fairy Door


Ever wondered how to make a fairy door? This simple garden craft is an easy way for kids to add a little whimsy to their outdoor garden space. Making fairy doors with your kids is a great way to foster their imagination! My kids enjoyed crafting their fairy doors and decorating them however they liked. […]

Spring Must-Do List


Here’s a simple Spring Must-Do List to help you make the most of your time with the kids this season. This list of classic childhood crafts and activities are perfect for welcoming Spring and celebrating all that it has to offer! Do you have a favorite Spring activity to share? We would love to hear […]

Learning Activities for Spring


Are you ready to welcome Spring? These learning activities are perfect for exploring nature, colors, windy days, birds, gardening and so much more that Spring has to offer! Most of these learning activities for Spring can be done at home with materials you probably already have on-hand. Here are some of our favorite learning activities for Spring: […]

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids


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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Ways to Play Spring Calendar 2015


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]