4th of July Paper Plate Craft

This 4th of July paper plate craft was a big hit with my kids! Not only did the kids enjoy coloring in this beautiful template from Mrs. Mactivity, but I was also able to sneak in a bit of writing practice for them over the Summer. No time to color? Use the colored version of […]

Easy Paper Marbling with The Artful Parent

If you are looking for an inspiring art book, get yourself a copy of The Artful Parent by Jean Van’t Hul. We have been enjoying Jean’s book for years. However, now that the Revised Edition has recently been published, we have fallen in love with The Artful Parent all over again!! We adore so many […]

10 Creative Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SAT

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Huntington Learning Center. All opinions are my own. 1. Add a Bit of Prep to Your Morning Routine Once or twice a week set out a pencil and a short worksheet with 2 or 3 problems for your teen to do while he or she eats breakfast before school. […]

4th of July Party Hats

These 4th of July party hats are quick and easy to make! They are a great way to keep the kids busy while they wait for fireworks. Special thanks to Mrs. Mactivity for providing us with this fabulous printable template!! The kids can color their own 4th of July party hats using the black and […]

Outdoor Color Match Activity

This outdoor color match activity is a great way to introduce kids to different color hues and values while learning more about nature! The set up is super quick and easy, so you can enjoy the outdoors at a moment’s notice. I love how this outdoor color match activity encourages kids to observe slight variations […]

5 Kids Activities Books Every Parent Should Own

These kids activities books are some of the very best to inspire lots of playtime fun! The titles listed below have a proven track record with my family, as they are some of the books we most often refer to for creative inspiration again and again. My kids love them, and so do I! Here […]

5 Reasons to Take Your Family to Disneynature Movies

Wondering if you should take your family to see a Disneynature film? For those with kids in upper elementary school and up, I recommend going to see Disneynature films during the first week they are released to theaters or available for home video. Here are 5 reasons to take your family to Disneynature movies: Reason […]

Garden Journal Planner Pages – Printable

These printable garden journal planner pages can be a great resource for planting this Spring and Summer! You’ll find template .pdf files for the journal cover, catalog wishlist, seed starting, and even a page for photos and drawings. Put the pages together into a binder, and the kids can help keep records of your garden […]

Make Your Own Smartphone Speakers

Did you know you can make your own smartphone speakers using recyclables? This is a quick and fun project to do together with your teen or tween at home! These speakers will work with any smartphone. The smartphone speakers also act as a stand for the smartphone and can be decorated however you would like. […]

Fostering a Love of Poetry in Kids

Fostering a love of poetry in kids can have a lasting impact on their lives! Poetry can be a powerful tool for expressing deep emotions. Reading and writing poetry often requires an appreciation of language and symbolism that can be overlooked with other forms of literature. There are many benefits to fostering a love of […]

Marble Painted Valentines – Gift Kids Can Make

Marble painted Valentines are a great handmade gift that kids can make with stunning results! I love how each print is completely unique. Creating the swirls of paint has a wonderful calming effect. Making these marble painted Valentines for family and friends will be sure to keep the kids happily entertained for a long while! […]

Relax on a Snow Day with a Snowflake Spa

Are you feeling stressed out with the cold Winter weather? This Snowflake Spa is easy to set up, so you can enjoy the spa experience in your own home. Here’s how to enjoy a relaxing spa day with a snowflake twist! To Host a Snowflake Spa of Your Own, You Will Need: Sleep Mask Nail […]

The Snowy Day Craft for Kids

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a perfect book to read with the kids on a cold Winter day! Why not make some fun puffy snow art to go along with it? This puffy snow landscape painting is easy to make and has plenty of texture to look like real snow. Be sure […]

Free Valentine Printables – Color Your Own Bookmarks

Here are free Valentine printables for you! Included here you will find designs for three different bookmarks for coloring. Coloring these bookmarks would be a fun activity for a Valentine party. They also make great gifts for friends, or you can color a few for yourself. Be sure to see the list at the bottom […]

Hot Cocoa Cart Makes a Special Winter Treat

This hot cocoa cart puts all of your supplies for making special Winter treats at your fingertips! Hot cocoa can be such a special treat during the cold Winter months. When my kids come home after a long day at school, they look forward to unwinding with a cup of hot cocoa. We often use […]

Snow Treasure – Book and Crafts for Ages 8 and Up

Our recent family book club pick was a book that has been around for quite some time. If you are looking for a classic read during the cold Winter months, Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan is based on an actual event in Norway during World War II. During the war, Norwegian children used their sleds […]

Embossed Snowflake Ornaments Easy Craft

These embossed snowflake ornaments are an easy craft for kids to do over the Winter break! Wouldn’t these ornaments look lovely hanging from the ceiling or in a window of your home? The embossing is quite simple to do, and you probably have everything you need to make these embossed snowflake ornaments. With the help […]

Printable Planner Pages 2019 Free Download

Happy New Year, friends! I have a special printable gift to share with you. These printable planner pages will help you get organized and plan out your goals for the new year. In this printable, you will find templates for setting yearly goals, monthly goals, a weekly meal planner sheet, and lots more! Print out […]