Hanging Shape Bird Feeders

Hanging Shape Bird Feeders

Spruce up your yard, help the birds, and get your kids involved! This simple project will have you cooking up some fun and creative bird feeders with your kids.  Even though winter still has its hold on the temperature, spring has started to show here in the Pacific NW and I am LOVING it!  Yesterday […]

Building Bird Feeders with Real Tools

Building Bird Feeders with Real Tools

Building bird feeders with your kids isn’t only doing something nice for the birds. It’s also great for your kids! You can encourage a great sense of capability by trusting them to use real tools to get the project done.  I have many warm childhood memories of spending time in my Grandpa’s workshop. He and […]

Watch Baby Wrens Leave The Nest

Watch Baby House Wrens Leave the Nest

Nature provides many opportunities for learning and this week we will be learning all about our feathered friends. Chances are, no matter where you live, you can experience the wonders of birds first hand. You might even be able to spot the exciting first flight of a baby bird, like this one! Can’t see this […]

Learning in an Instant: Color Word Hopscotch

learn color words with hopscotch

Combine sight word practice with big fun by playing a quick game of color words hopscotch! This simple activity will get your kids active while they learn the color words. This is easy to set up and can easily be played inside or out. If it’s a pretty day, get outside and draw the hopscotch […]

Sun Ornament Craft

Sunshine Craft

Are you craving the return of the sun and longer days? This sun ornament craft from Inner Child Fun is a great way to bring a little more sunshine into your home. It’s also a fantastic boredom buster activity with a beautiful end product!  Can’t see this video? You can view it here. What are […]

Learning to Clean with Messy Play


The opportunity to learn through play is there in many situations. It’s there, even when you might least expect it.  This video from Angelique shows that even messy play can be a great learning opportunity.  If you liked this video, please subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube Channel for more inspiring videos. 

50 Inspiring Ideas for Rainy Day Fun with Your Kids


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]