Easy Spider Craft for Kids to Make

Here’s an easy spider craft for kids using chenille stems and soda tabs! These spiders are quick and fun to make. This spider craft would add a bit of creepy and spooktacular decor for any Halloween party. Or use them as a prop to act out the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. Since this spider craft […]

Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Looking for super EASY Halloween treats kids can make? Here are three fun ideas that use items you probably already have in your pantry! These treats would be perfect to give to family or friends. They would make spooktacular Halloween party treats too! To make Snot on a Stick, you will need: pretzel rods green […]

Easy Halloween Art Project for Kids

Here is an easy Halloween art project for kids using chalk pastels and black construction paper. You could use several different Halloween-themed subjects for these silhouettes, including bats, cats, spiders, witches, and more! Use pre-cut shapes available at any craft store, or cut out your own creations. Here are instructions to make this easy Halloween […]

3D Printing for Beginners

Our local Rotary Club generously donated a MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer to our local library. Over the summer, my teen and tween decided they would learn how to advantage of this great resource! After coming across a free online class featured on Make, together they learned how to make a variety of low-tech assistive devices […]

Easy Paper Projects Book!

Exciting news!! If you enjoy crafting with paper, you will love Maggy Woodley’s NEW book, Easy Paper Projects! Easy Paper Projects is scheduled to be released on September 10, 2019, but you can pre-order your copy now. Here are just a few of the things we love about Maggy’s new book! Why We Love Easy […]

Best Sand Toys for Kids

The best sand toys for kids can inspire hours of imaginative playtime fun for kids! These sand toys foster lots of time outdoors too. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, or a simple sandbox or sand table in your yard, these sand toys are sure to bring plenty of smiles! Know any kids celebrating […]

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 […]