Duct Tape Pencil Case with Zip Top

This duct tape pencil case is simple to make with just a few common household items! The cases can be used for make up, travel cases, or even for small first aid kits when you are on-the-go. The duct tape helps to make the cases quite sturdy. You can find duct tape in a wide […]

Paper Haunted House Lanterns for Halloween

These paper haunted house lanterns are such a spooktacularly fun craft to decorate for Halloween! I love how the template can be customized with lots of spooky details. Build a village of haunted houses to display proudly in your home or classroom! This would be a great craft to do together with your teen or […]

Games to Play with Kids While Lying Down

Need a few games to play with kids while lying down? Do your children seem to possess endless amounts of energy? Are you in need of a break to help unwind and relax? In this post, I will be be sharing 3 easy ways to sneak in some peaceful rest while still actively engaged in […]

Talk Like a Pirate Day Activities for Kids

Aye, Matey! Arrrr ye ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Me thinks it is September 19th every year, me hearties. Shiver me timbers! What a fine day it will be! Herein lies the best Talk Like a Pirate Day activities for lads and lassies to enjoy. Ye landlubbers can take part in the […]

Ways to Play Fall 2017 Calendar

Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Fall, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from September through November includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. The Ways to Play Fall Calendar can help you make the most of your […]

Should Schools Allow More Time for Play?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Genius of Play.  It’s time for back to school, and if you recently checked your child’s school schedule, you may have noticed a shortened recess time. In some cases, recess has been eliminated altogether. In an effort to strengthen academics, is eliminating recess the right thing to do? […]

What to Bring to the Parks at Universal Orlando Resort

Disclosure: I am sharing what to bring to the parks at Universal Orlando Resort™ after attending the Family Forward Blogger Retreat hosted there. This event provided bloggers and their families with hotel accommodations, meals, and park passes at significantly reduced prices. This post contains affiliate links, and I will earn a commission if you make a purchase […]

Benefits to Staying Onsite at Universal Orlando Resort

Disclosure: I learned about these benefits to staying onsite at Universal Orlando Resort™ by attending the Family Forward Blogger Retreat hosted there. This event provided bloggers and their families with hotel accommodations, meals, and park passes at significantly reduced prices. All opinions are my own.  Planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort™? Are you wondering if […]

Space Alien Matching Game – Free Printable

This space alien matching game is quick and very easy to set up! This would be a great activity for a rainy day or anytime you need a bit of a break. I love how simple it is to print it out and play! Be sure to check out the recommended reading list at the […]

Free Paper House Template – Print and Play!

This free paper house template makes it easy to print and play! My kids loved decorating their paper houses and building them. Use this paper house template for whimsical home decor, or explore the many possibilities for imaginative playtime fun! Below you will find step by step instructions for making these adorable paper houses. To […]

Moana Family Movie Night with Netflix Streaming

Disclosure: I’m sharing these Moana family movie night ideas as part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and this post is sponsored by Netflix. For a fun Moana family movie night with Netflix streaming, load up Moana (PG) and try some of these creative activities together! Moana, a young Polynesian girl, is destined to become the chief […]

Rainy Day Activity – Paper Pizza Parlor

This rainy day activity for kids is simple and easy to set up. This paper pizza parlor is the perfect way to indulge your stuffed animal friends to a special treat! The kids can help prepare the ingredients while developing early scissor skills. This rainy day activity is sure to foster lots of imaginative playtime […]

Let’s Celebrate Christmas in July!

Celebrating Christmas in July is a great Summer or rainy day activity the kids will never forget! While cleaning out my pantry recently, I was inspired by a gingerbread cookie kit that was about to expire. With the help of a holiday music playlist and a few decorations we already had on-hand, we were able […]

Easy Candy Necklace Party Craft

This easy candy necklace party craft is fun for kids to make while letting them create their own party favors to take home! This would also be a great project for a rainy day, or anytime you are in need of some colorful crafty fun. My kids (ages 9 and 13) enjoyed making a few […]

Summer Craft for Kids – Pineapple Stamp

This Summer craft for kids is fun and easy to make! This pineapple stamp can be used to create unique wrapping paper, bookmarks, greeting cards, and more. With just a few common craft supplies, the kids can enjoy stamping lots of creative design possibilities. This easy pineapple stamp makes a perfect festive Summer craft for […]

Chalk and Glue Art Project for Kids

Here is an easy chalk and glue art project to try with the kids! While working on this project, kids can further develop fine motor skills and learn some elements of basic color theory. This chalk and glue art project has become one of our favorite go-to activities because there are so many design options […]

Best Art Activities to Reduce Stress

The best art activities to reduce stress can be done almost mindlessly, making them great for even the most novice artists. These activities are some of my all-time favorites for breaking thru creative blocks! It is easy to lose track of time while engaged in coloring, zentangling, paper marbling, and more. Perhaps you will find […]

Pretend Paper Hair Salon for Kids

This pretend paper hair salon could keep the kids happily entertained for hours! During a recent visit to the craft store, Clara (age 8) spotted some foam heads. She had been wanting to create a pretend hair salon for some time, but I have a feeling this may only be the beginning of her crafting […]