Creative Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

These creative ways to foster gratitude in kids can help cultivate a sense of appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. It’s never too early to start encouraging your kids to express thankfulness and gratitude. Here are five of our favorite ways to live a life of gratitude all year long! Gratitude Activity Jar A fun ACTIVE […]

Zombie Portrait Banner for Halloween

Disclosure: This creative Halloween activity is sponsored by our friends at Melissa and Doug. All opinions are my own. This zombie portrait banner would be a fun group craft activity for a Halloween party! The kids may enjoy creating some of their own party decor! It is easy to set up and the craft paper […]

Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

These pretend play ideas for Halloween are sure to provide hours of imaginative playtime fun! These ideas are simple to set up and can be made using dollar store items or other supplies you probably already have on-hand. Lots of spooktacular creative play activities to explore! Here are 5 of our favorite pretend play ideas […]

Paper Haunted House Lanterns for Halloween

These paper haunted house lanterns are such a spooktacularly fun craft to decorate for Halloween! I love how the template can be customized with lots of spooky details. Build a village of haunted houses to display proudly in your home or classroom! This would be a great craft to do together with your teen or […]

Rock Cactus Garden

This rock cactus garden project would be a lovely present for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, housewarming, or anytime you need a special handmade gift. They are simple, fun, and easy to make! This rock cactus garden would make a great table centerpiece indoors or outside. A series of these cactus gardens would also make a whimsical […]

Tissue Paper Flower Video Tutorial

This tissue paper flower tutorial shows step by step instructions so you can make your own colorful flowers! These tissue paper flowers would be great for party decorations, Mother’s Day gifts, or even Cinco de Mayo fiestas. What an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up someone’s day! Dress up your gift wrapping with a tissue paper […]

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 […]

Easy Christmas Gift Kids Can Make

This post is sponsored by our friends at Melissa & Doug, and I am proud to be a Melissa & Doug blog ambassador. All opinions are my own. These festive Christmas ornaments are a fun and EASY Christmas gift kids can make! I love how colorful and festive they look when displayed in a sunny […]

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 […]

How to Make Paper Fortune Tellers

These paper fortune tellers are a great craft for a little rainy day fun or for celebrating the arrival of the new year! Kids can work on developing fine-motor skills, and listening carefully to instructions. For students in grade 1 or above, this would be a fun project as part of a new year’s eve celebration […]

Paper Tacos!

These paper tacos are a fun way to encourage lots of imaginative playtime fun! When I first set up this simple invitation to play, I completely underestimated how much fun my kids would have crafting up tacos. By the time they were done with this, they had made 23 paper tacos!! I left the table […]

Play Dough Pumpkin Pie Shop!

After making our own pumpkin spice play dough and a second batch of cinnamon play dough, the kids were ready to make a pretend pumpkin pie shop! Our house smelled like an Autumn café, and this activity kept the kids happily entertained for a long time. I love that they were able to practice some basic […]

Simple Magic Tricks for Kids

With a little help from the NEW Discovery Magic Set by Melissa & Doug, young magicians can perform several tricks! These tricks are perfect for April Fool’s Day fun, or anytime you want to add a little magic to your day. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative […]

Rabbit Racer Treats

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rice Krispies®. As always, all opinions are my own. These rabbit racer treats are super fun to make! The best part is that no baking is involved! With just a few simple additions to standard Rice Krispies® treats, you can make these adorable rabbit racers. […]

Mardi Gras Crafts and Activities

February 9th is Fat Tuesday in New Orleans! You don’t have to travel to the Big Easy to enjoy some festive fun. Here are some at-home crafts, activities, and recommended books to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids (of all ages). A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s ideas […]

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 […]

Elf Bootcamp!

It was the first day of Winter break, and I had a to do list that was a mile long. There were gifts to be wrapped, goodies to bake, and lots of decorating to be done. Inspired by the lovely Katherine Marie, I planned our own version of Elf Bootcamp and the kids were excited […]