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 […]

Classic Play Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Shopping for toys for kids on your holiday list? Some of the best toys for encouraging creative and imaginative play are those that use classic play patterns. By engaging in classic play, kids can develop fine-motor skills, social skills, story telling skills, and more! These are some of the most used favorite toys in our household. This […]

Winter Treat – Snowman Snack Mix

This snowman snack mix is the perfect no-bake Winter treat that kids can make to give to friends or family! The best part is that it uses common ingredients that you may already have on-hand in your pantry. My kids enjoyed making several small bags of this snowman snack mix for simple handmade holiday gifts! You may […]

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How to Make Paper Plants (Easy)

These plants are made from PAPER! I am so excited to share this tutorial with you today because these paper plants are so much fun to make! These would be great little hostess or teacher gifts. I love how bright and cheerful they look! Plus, they use recycled materials. These paper plants are such a […]

Brush Bot Painting!

Brush Bot painting is an easy introduction to robotics project for kids ages 8 and up! These Brush Bot kits make for a fun learning project and can be built in an afternoon. Once the robots are built, you can race them and experiment to see how you can make them speed up, slow down, or change […]

20 Knock Knock Jokes for Kids

Everyone loves a good joke, right?  And kids, in particular, are always up for a knock, knock joke.  Knock, knock jokes are really the perfect kid friendly joke as they aren’t long and involved, they have a nice rhythm, plus they are easy to remember. Here is an extra fun way to share your favorite knock, […]

DIY Cleaning Kit for Kids

It’s time for Spring cleaning, and what better way to make cleaning fun for kids than to put together a cleaning kit of their very own? This cleaning kit for kids is simple and easy to make! Many Montessori-inspired homes and classrooms use cleaning activities to teach kids important life skills, but the cleaning tools can be very […]

How to Make Seed Bombs in Eggshells

Ever wonder how to make seed bombs? Did you know you can make seed bombs in eggshells? I have a secret.  I like to hide gifts in real eggshells.  Sometimes it is beads for a new bracelet or a crystal for the nature table or even a candle shaped like the shell itself.  This year, […]

DIY Gift Idea for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for a cute DIY gift idea for St. Patrick’s Day? This Catch a Leprechaun Kit would be a great surprise for any kid, and may encourage plenty of imaginative playtime fun too! The kids and I put one together to mail to their cousins. Who knows? Maybe they’ll manage to catch one of those sneaky leprechauns […]

Make a Bird Feeder Kit!

Making bird feeders is such a fun activity to do with the kids, and a great way to show our love and appreciation for our feathered friends. These easy bird feeder kits are very frugal to make, and they are sure to bring lots of smiles! I love how such simple materials can make kids so happy!! […]

Snow Day Busy Bags!

These Snow Day Busy Bags were a huge hit with my kids and their friends during a recent snow day when school was cancelled! The best part was that we used things we already had around the house to create hours of fun by placing items in brown paper bags with instructions to open one […]

DIY Get Well Soon Package

It is flu season, and unfortunately we know several friends who have fallen sick. Here is a simple idea for a get well soon package that you can make yourself to help brighten a loved one’s day. Kids can help put these packages together, and they may want to include a piece of their artwork […]

DIY Memory Game Gift

Toys that you make yourself can be the most rewarding gifts to give.  This super simple memory game you can make for your toddler can make a perfect stocking stuffer for the youngest kid in your family.  In this post, I will show you how to make your very own DIY memory game! Each year, […]

DIY Cork Boards and Pushpins, Back to School Gift to Stay Organized…

It’s back to school time!  Some of you have already been back for a week or more, for some this is your first week back and others, still have a couple of weeks of summer to go.  Wherever your first day lands I’m sure we are all on the same page when it comes to […]

A Sweet Housewarming Gift Kids Can Make…

We’ve recently had friends of ours move to a new home, fortunately for us it was just down the road a bit.  We also have some new neighbors moving in down the street soon.  The idea of new neighbors and moving is both exciting and confusing to our children, 4 & 6.  While, my daughter […]

DIY Flip Flop Craft

My kids loved their teachers this year so we wanted to give them a special homemade gift at the end of the school year.   We decided to give them a summer fun themed gift and made a DIY flip flops craft with materials we found at the Dollar Store! Homemade Flip Flop Gift: flip […]

10 Best Battery Free Gifts for Kids Ages 8-12

These gifts for kids ages 8-12 are all highly recommended by my 10 year old Emily as some of the best birthday gifts she has ever received and also loves to give. I love that these are all battery free gifts that encourage creativity and plenty of imaginative playtime fun! Here is a list of […]