Spider Legs and Eggs – Halloween Party Treat

Spider legs and eggs are quick to make for a Halloween party treat! They are sure to add a creepy yet silly vibe to any Halloween party. The best part is that these spider legs and eggs do not require any baking at all! You probably already have everything you need in your pantry. Below, […]

Halloween Pretend Play – Witch’s Workshop

This Witch’s Workshop is an easy way to foster lots of creative Halloween pretend play! You can use vinegar and baking soda to create potions, measure and weigh toy spiders, or read Halloween stories together for “research”. Here are a few ideas to create a spooktacular witch’s workshop of your own! To make a witch’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simple Spring Science Projects for Kids

These simple Spring science projects can be done whether there is snow still on the ground or if Spring has already sprung! These science projects are ready and waiting in your fridge and recycle bin. The kids will learn about plant growth, water movement, seed germination, and more! Here are three simple Spring science projects […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book Tasting Party Theme for Kids

A book tasting party can have a lasting impact on the birthday child as well as his or her friends! Here is how we planned a special birthday party for our 10-year-old (Clara) that she claimed was “the BEST birthday party EVER”!  The Idea Clara seems to have an unending appetite for books. With this […]

Christmas Activities for Kids – Our Favorite Posts

These Christmas activities for kids are sure to bring lots of smiles! Whether you are making gifts for others, crafting your own advent calendar, or building a life-sized gingerbread house from cardboard, you will find lots of creative ways to enjoy the holiday season with your kids. Here are some of our favorite ways to turn […]

Halloween Play Dough Sweet Shop

This Halloween play dough sweet shop is such a fun activity to count down the days until Halloween! This is a great activity for a rainy day. The kids can help measure out the ingredients while you make the play dough together. Alternatively, use store-bought play dough to get right to the imaginative playtime fun! Our […]

10 Fun and Free Fire Safety Week Activities

Here are 10 fun and free Fire Safety Week activities with printables, worksheets, lesson plans, apps, and more! This year Fire Safety Week is October 7-13th, 2018. This week is a great reminder to review your at-home fire drills with your family. You may also want to replace batteries in smoke detectors, and set reminders to […]

How to Make an RC Bumper Car Arena

This RC bumper car arena is quick to set up, and can provide hours of playtime fun in your own backyard! This project is a great way to reuse those old pool noodles you may have in storage. Making your own RC bumper car arena is a fun outdoor project for teens or tweens to […]