Quick and Easy Travel Activity Bags for Kids


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 […]

Teach Kids Kindness Book and Craft Activity

Be a Bucket Filler!  Kindness book and craft for kids!

We are focusing on kindness in our family this year and one of our favorite books has been Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud.  It is a sweet story that teaches kids about being kind to others by doing things to “fill their buckets”. In the story McCloud talks about how we […]

Red, White and YOU: Patriotic Crafts for the 4th

4th of July Crafts

Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches  – Cookies, Fro Yo & Sprinkles! These tasty treats would be the perfect way to cool off your little sweeties on the 4th of July Fireworks Paintings – Paint & Q-tips, that’s all you need for this simple, yet fun activity — now even the little ones can make their own firework display.  Aluminum Star […]

DIY Fireworks Crowns

fireworks crowns

In my house just about any holiday can be made more special with a handmade crown.  These clover crowns were a big hit with my little one on St. Patrick’s Day, so for Independence Day I set out to create a red white and blue themed crown craft.  These simple pipe cleaner crowns are festive […]

50 Ways to Make a Difference This Summer

chalk messages for kids

The lazy days of summer are the perfect time to focus on making a difference and doing acts of kindness with your kids!  Here’s a list of 50 ways you can make a difference this summer if you are looking for inspiration… 1.  Wash someone’s car. 2.  Make paper fans to pass out at the […]

Free Printable Gratitude Cards for Kids

Printable Cards for Kids - Best Part of My Day

We’ve been having such a great time with these cards all week, I’m excited to finally be able to share them with you! The Best Part of My Day Was: Making these cards for you! Today’s Top 3 Things: You saw how we used this one on Wednesday, I Am Thankful For … and last, […]

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Printable Gratitude Cards for Kids - I am Thankful For

We’ve been working on some fun printables to share with you this week! Here’s a sneak peek of one of them: I was planning to release all four of them to you today, but while I was editing photos and loading files, I caught my daughter doing this: This is a picture of her little […]

Fun with Disney Paint — Part I


My two girls love sharing a bedroom, but have been asking for a bit a re-do just to spice things up a bit. When our friends from MomTrends asked if we would like to review a new specialty paint from Disney, we just had to give it a try! We thought the Ready, Set, Glow! paint […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #9


We’re counting down the top 10 posts of 2010! Doll houses of all shapes and sizes were very popular in our household. Here’s a look at some of the ones we’ve made this year, most were made from recyclables. Coming in at number 9….. doll house posts!! Psst! They’re not just for girls!! With the […]

Elevator Fun


We did a bit of tidying up that involved several trips up and down the stairs. So we installed an elevator in our foyer! Problem solved! Added bonus — the buttons on the inside of the elevator helped with Clara’s number recognition. Suddenly, I had no shortage of helpers to make the trips up and […]

Nature Study Kit from Recyclables


This afternoon the girls and I went around the house collecting recyclables and put together a Nature Study Kit to enjoy some educational outdoor fun! There were lots of interesting containers to collect specimens — a baby food jar, a tea tin, a mint tin, and a leftover mesh bag from a sack of lemons. […]

Jumping Bean Races


The girls and I made Jumping Beans this afternoon, and then had lots of fun racing them! They loved it!! Print out the template onto heavy cardstock paper. We used the print-out template found at Having Fun at Home, and it worked beautifully! The girls enjoyed decorating their jumping beans…. They used lots of color! I […]