Valentine STEAM Activities for Kids Ages 5-12

These Valentine STEAM activities for kids ages 5-12 are great for connecting with your kids while learning together! I love how these activities incorporate elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to create memorable learning experiences. My kids enjoyed sending Valentines in secret codes, building love bug robots, and lots more. Be sure to […]

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

These Groundhog Day activities for kids are a great way to learn more about groundhogs, shadows, and more! Many of these activities include elements of science, engineering, math, and art. My kids enjoyed creating their own flip book animations, and designing homes for groundhogs using recycled materials. Here are some of our favorite learning activities […]

50 Indoor Winter Activities for Kids Ages 8-12

Here are some fun indoor Winter activities for kids ages 8-12 that are sure to bring lots of smiles! These activities can be done using materials you probably already have on-hand. Here is a list of 50 indoor activities to connect with your kids while spending quality time together. Celebrate snow days while still staying […]

Projects to Start the New Year RIGHT!

Set your new year resolutions up for success with these projects to start the new year right! Here are some creative ways to spend more quality family time together, get organized, and set goals to keep yourself on track. The new year is here with 365 new opportunities. Here’s to a fabulous, healthy, and happy […]

Cozy Christmas Activities for Kids

These cozy Christmas activities for kids could create lots of happy holiday memories! These activities are simple to set up and use materials you probably already have on-hand. They are quick and easy to do, which means you’ll have more time to put up your feet and curl up under a blanket (or two)! Here […]

DIY Family Gift Idea – Puzzle of the Month

Disclosure: I am sharing this diy family gift idea courtesy of my friends at Melissa & Doug. All opinions are my own. Here is a great DIY family gift idea that fosters plenty of quality time together! This Family Puzzle of the Month Club can be customized for the family’s interests and skill levels. How […]

Nature Crafts and Activities for Fall

These nature crafts and activities for Fall are perfect for anytime you are looking for active outdoor play ideas this season! The best part is that they are made using common household items you probably already have on-hand. Since most of these crafts and activities are quick to make, you will have plenty of time […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Mornings Special

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Little Debbie®. As always, all opinions are my own. Like many parents, our mornings were often busy, challenging, and hectic. A few years ago, I asked my kids an important question that forever changed our daily morning routines. What can we do to make […]

Grandparent Gift Idea

This grandparent gift idea is special and simple to put together. Starting a Grandkid Date of the Month Club gives grandparents and grandkids a fun activity to look forward to each month! This could be done for other family members or friends as well. I love how this grandparent gift idea helps foster family connections! Spending time together is […]

New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. It’s time to prepare for the New Year!! If you are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your kids, here are some of our favorite family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities for […]

Family Travel – Glamping!

Glamping is a wonderful experience for those who love nature, but don’t necessarily want to forego the comforts of home! Glamping gets its name from “glamorous camping”, and includes deluxe tents with full size beds (sometimes even electricity), nearby bathrooms with running water, and other luxuries. Recently, our family enjoyed the island glamping experience at Shawnee […]

Tips to Make Road Trips Fun!

Chrysler is very excited about the all-new Pacifica and provided me with information about the vehicle; I want to share with you how the Pacifica may fit in with your lifestyle. When I was about 12 years old, my parents took my younger brother and me on an epic road trip from NJ to Utah […]

Seizing the Outdoors with My Kids

FLONASE® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. Do you have a good relationship with your kids? Most parents would probably say yes, but how do you know for sure? Asking my kids this one question has helped us to connect in ways I could never have anticipated. The one question I […]

Favorite Messy Paint Projects

I’m sharing #TideThat in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. An important part of the creative process is learning to embrace the mess, and some of our most FUN and memorable art experiences are quite messy! Don’t let the fear of messy art keep you from making some great memories […]

Snow Books, Crafts, and Activities

Need some ideas for what to do with the kids during Winter? These books, crafts, and activities are perfect for celebrating snow whether you are stuck inside during a blizzard, outdoors playing in the snow, or wishing you had snow, you will find lots ideas to inspire plenty of Winter-themed creative play fun! In case […]