Quick and Easy Travel Activity Bags for Kids

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Summer time is upon us, which means that road trips are as well!  As a child, I remember sitting in the back seat, reading sign after sign on the way to our destination and wondering the age old question — “Are we there yet?” And, honestly, as an adult, I often feel that same way. It […]

20 Knock Knock Jokes for Kids

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Everyone loves a good joke, right?  And kids, in particular, are always up for a knock, knock joke.  Knock, knock jokes are really the perfect kid friendly joke as they aren’t long and involved, they have a nice rhythm, plus they are easy to remember. Here is an extra fun way to share your favorite knock, […]

DIY Cleaning Kit for Kids

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It’s time for Spring cleaning, and what better way to make cleaning fun for kids than to put together a cleaning kit of their very own? This cleaning kit for kids is simple and easy to make! Many Montessori-inspired homes and classrooms use cleaning activities to teach kids important life skills, but the cleaning tools can be very […]

How to Make Seed Bombs in Eggshells

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Ever wonder how to make seed bombs? Did you know you can make seed bombs in eggshells? I have a secret.  I like to hide gifts in real eggshells.  Sometimes it is beads for a new bracelet or a crystal for the nature table or even a candle shaped like the shell itself.  This year, […]

Simple Ways to Love Your Child in Spring

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These simple ways to love your child in Spring are great for making lasting memories you are both sure to treasure! These activities are easy to do and many do not require any preparation. Spring is the perfect season for exploring the outdoors together, fostering a love of nature, or even cuddling indoors during a rain […]

DIY Gift Idea for St. Patrick’s Day

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Looking for a cute DIY gift idea for St. Patrick’s Day? This Catch a Leprechaun Kit would be a great surprise for any kid, and may encourage plenty of imaginative playtime fun too! The kids and I put one together to mail to their cousins. Who knows? Maybe they’ll manage to catch one of those sneaky leprechauns […]

Make a Bird Feeder Kit!

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Making bird feeders is such a fun activity to do with the kids, and a great way to show our love and appreciation for our feathered friends. These easy bird feeder kits are very frugal to make, and they are sure to bring lots of smiles! I love how such simple materials can make kids so happy!! […]

Snow Day Busy Bags!

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These Snow Day Busy Bags were a huge hit with my kids and their friends during a recent snow day when school was cancelled! The best part was that we used things we already had around the house to create hours of fun by placing items in brown paper bags with instructions to open one […]

DIY Get Well Soon Package

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It is flu season, and unfortunately we know several friends who have fallen sick. Here is a simple idea for a get well soon package that you can make yourself to help brighten a loved one’s day. Kids can help put these packages together, and they may want to include a piece of their artwork […]

A New Holiday Tradition

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For the holidays this year, we thought it would be fun to start a new family tradition of visiting our local Build-A-Bear Workshop! The kids enjoyed building a toy to donate to Toys For Tots and another to keep for themselves.  For the past few years, Build-A-Bear Workshop has partnered with the Toys For Tots Foundation […]

DIY Memory Game Gift

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Toys that you make yourself can be the most rewarding gifts to give.  This super simple memory game you can make for your toddler can make a perfect stocking stuffer for the youngest kid in your family.  In this post, I will show you how to make your very own DIY memory game! Each year, […]

5 Tips for Hosting a Pumpkin Painting Party

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Every year (but one) for the past five years we have held a Paint your own Pumpkin Party.  It’s a fun, non-birthday, reason for us to gather together with our friends during our favorite season.  We hold the party outside and enjoy the crunch of leaves under our feet and the cool autumn breezes.  It’s […]

DIY Cork Boards and Pushpins, Back to School Gift to Stay Organized…

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It’s back to school time!  Some of you have already been back for a week or more, for some this is your first week back and others, still have a couple of weeks of summer to go.  Wherever your first day lands I’m sure we are all on the same page when it comes to […]

Slow Down Your Summer

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Summer vacation can just fly by, especially with the pressure to enroll them in so many activities.  As with a lot of things, doing less can be more.  Read on for tips on how to slow down your summer, giving your children fond memories of well-spent family time! I was a kid just before the information […]

A Sweet Housewarming Gift Kids Can Make…

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We’ve recently had friends of ours move to a new home, fortunately for us it was just down the road a bit.  We also have some new neighbors moving in down the street soon.  The idea of new neighbors and moving is both exciting and confusing to our children, 4 & 6.  While, my daughter […]

DIY Flip Flop Craft

Easy Flip Flop Craft for Kids!

My kids loved their teachers this year so we wanted to give them a special homemade gift at the end of the school year.   We decided to give them a summer fun themed gift and made a DIY flip flops craft with materials we found at the Dollar Store! Homemade Flip Flop Gift: flip […]

10 Simple Ways to Make Road Trips Special

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School is out and summer vacation is here which also means road trips! Road trips take careful planning, right?  How will you get there, what time to leave, pack lunch or grab it on the road?  Whatever you are doing you always want to be prepared so that the road trip goes as smoothly as […]

10 Best Battery Free Gifts for Kids Ages 8-12

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These gifts for kids ages 8-12 are all highly recommended by my 10 year old Emily as some of the best birthday gifts she has ever received and also loves to give. I love that these are all battery free gifts that encourage creativity and plenty of imaginative playtime fun! Here is a list of […]