Spring Craft – 5 Little Ducks Play Set from Red Ted Art

littleducks5

Here is a cute Spring craft for the kids to make — a 5 little duck play set as inspired by the upcoming book Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids by Maggy Woodley. This book would be a wonderful addition for your family’s bookshelf, or even as a birthday gift for any […]

Spring Crafts for Kids!

springcraftscollage1b

Spring Crafts and Activities for Kids Need a few ideas for what to do with the kids during Spring break? Here are 20 of our favorite crafts and activity ideas to celebrate the season! Despite our forecast for snow flurries later this week (yikes!), we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands to make […]

50 Inspiring Ideas for Rainy Day Fun with Your Kids

puddlejumping3

“I know it is wet And the sun is not sunny. But we can have Lots of good fun that is funny!” –The Cat in the Hat Looking for some boredom-busting ideas to get you through a rainy day with the kids?? Here are 50 of our favorite ways to spend a rainy day: Painting! […]

Connect with Your Kids — Outdoor Play

connectwithyourkidsoutdoors

I’m so excited about this week’s Connect with Your Kids post!! You can find it at Joyce’s amazing blog — Childhood Beckons. This week we’re featuring 10 Simple Tips for Outdoor Play, just in time for Earth Day, along with some of our favorite outdoor games and activities. Have fun enjoying some quality time outdoors with […]

10 Simple Pleasures for Cherished Childhood Memories

simple1

1. Brighten the walkway with some Sidewalk Chalk Stencils.   2. Kids LOVE dirt!! Create an outdoor Mud Pie Kitchen for hours of messy pretend play fun.   3. Bubbles are sure to make everyone smile!   4. Grab a roll of pennies, and visit a local water fountain to Make Lots of Wishes.   5. Go shopping for […]

Special Storytime

storytime1

For a GREAT time, pack up some of your favorite books, a few tasty snacks, and a picnic blanket. Visit your favorite park for some outdoor storytime fun and make some lovely memories with your kids!! Stories don’t always have to be read indoors, you know. Extra bonus points if your books happen to be […]

Spring Crafts — 5 Simple Flower Crafts for Kids

flowercrafts2

Spring Crafts for Kids 1. Create a a Cheerful Flower Window Display!   2. Craft a Spring Tree Mural using flower-shaped sticky notes!   3. Stamp your own hyacinth picture with the help of a cork!   4. Use items you probably have on-hand to make a 3-D Spring Art project!   5. Get the […]

Colorful Bird Card Craft

birdcard2

The girls and I had lots of fun crafting up these colorful bird cards to mail to their grandparents! Added bonus — this is a no mess craft!! Yay for crafts with very little clean up!!! Emily and Clara cut up some paper cupcake liners to form the birds. 1/2 a cupcake liner makes the […]

5 Festive Easter Crafts for Kids

tinyeasterbaskets1

1. Tiny Easter Baskets — Easter baskets are cute. Tiny Easter Baskets are ADORABLE!!!   2. Super Easy Last-Minute Carrot Card — Made with finger prints.   3. Easter Egg Thumbprint Card — with free printable!   4. Spring Chick Card — You won’t believe what we used to paint these Spring chicks.   5. […]

Cherry Blossoms

cherryblossoms1

I think cherry blossoms are such a beautiful first sign of Spring, BUT — I’m terribly allergic to them. Boo!!! Thankfully, the girls and I crafted up some “allergy-free” cherry blossoms to enjoy in our home. They are so bright and cheerful!! The girls gathered up some sticks from our yard (Oooo….yardwork and craft project […]

7 Creepy Crawly Crafts for Kids

ispybottles2

Happy SPRING!!!! The girls were so excited to see some bugs at the playground this afternoon — a sign of warmer weather! Here are some of our favorite crafts to celebrate….. bugs!   1. Creepy Crawly Seek n Find — Recycle a clear plastic container to make your own Seek n Find toy.   2. […]

5 Spring Crafts to Make You Smile

springcraft1

Are you tired of Winter? Is Spring not arriving quickly enough for you?? Then it’s time to take matters into your own hands with these five easy Spring crafts for kids that are sure to make you smile! 1. Colorful Spring Branch Craft — A beautiful way to welcome Spring, and even the littlest crafters […]

6 Creative Spring Crafts with Paper Plates

paperplates2

Have some extra paper plates on-hand?? Want to craft up something fun and Spring-like with the kiddos?? Here are six inspiring ideas from around the web to get you started! 1. This adorable Paper Plate Nest looks like so much fun to make! Found via Parents.com   2. I love the colorful look and simplicity of these Paper […]

Flip Flop Fun

flipfloptoss1

Do you like to kick off your shoes at the end of a long day?? Grab a pair of flip flops or other loose fitting shoes, add a hula hoop for a target and voilá — instant lawn game FUN!! Emily loved this excuse to kick off her shoes over….. ….and over….. …and over again! Great active […]

Outdoor Color Match

outdoorcolormatch1

For a fun time, put paint chip cards of different colors on a binder ring, and punch a large hole in each shade. Go outside and try to match all the colors!! Clara is always up for any excuse to go outside, so this activity was an instant hit! We brought our swatches to a […]

Garden Photos That Make Me Smile

gardenupdate2

The whole family has been hard at work on our garden — here’s a little update with things we were happy to see!! We get excited when we find tiny sprouts of lettuce starting to appear! Aren’t they sooooo cute??? And look — potatoes starting to sprout!! Yay!!! There’s always work to be done, but […]

Sunday Snapshot — First Signs of Spring

firstsignspring1

Did ya hear the news?? Spring has SPRUNG!!!!!! We were SO excited and happy to see these first signs of the season!! Yay for Spring!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Spring-filled weekend!!

Sidewalk Butterfly Garden

chalk2

Know what makes me very happy??? A brand-spankin’ new box of colorful chalk pastels!!!!! Honestly, I have been waiting ALL Winter to open them so we could…. …create a butterfly garden along our sidewalk!! Emily and I absolutely love sidewalk chalk art! Each section of sidewalk is like a huge canvas, and I would have […]