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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Snowy Day Craft for Kids

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a perfect book to read with the kids on a cold Winter day! Why not make some fun puffy snow art to go along with it? This puffy snow landscape painting is easy to make and has plenty of texture to look like real snow. Be sure […]

Free Valentine Printables – Color Your Own Bookmarks

Here are free Valentine printables for you! Included here you will find designs for three different bookmarks for coloring. Coloring these bookmarks would be a fun activity for a Valentine party. They also make great gifts for friends, or you can color a few for yourself. Be sure to see the list at the bottom […]

Snow Treasure – Book and Crafts for Ages 8 and Up

Our recent family book club pick was a book that has been around for quite some time. If you are looking for a classic read during the cold Winter months, Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan is based on an actual event in Norway during World War II. During the war, Norwegian children used their sleds […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft (EASY)

This Thanksgiving turkey craft is easy to make thanks to the free printable template! This is a great quick craft to have on-hand for the kids to enjoy. Just print and craft! Use colored pencils or crayons to decorate this turkey craft however you would like.  To make this Thanksgiving turkey craft, you will need: […]

Spider Art Project for Kids (EASY)

This spider art project for kids is quick and easy to do! Kids can enjoy the process of making a simple stamp for block printing, and later adding details to their designs. Great fine-motor practice for little ones! To make this spider art project, you will need: Foam Plate – easily found at a dollar […]

Fall Art Project for Teens or Tweens

Here is a beautiful Fall art project for teens or tweens to create stunning Autumn trees! This would be a great art project to try on a rainy day, or anytime you need a bit of colorful fun. There are several variations to explore. Why not make a smaller version of this project to create […]

How to Weave a Pencil Cup

Learning how to weave a pencil cup is an easy craft that is perfect for older kids! These woven pencil cups can be quite useful during the back-to-school season. They are also handy anytime you need a bit of colorful organization in your office. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to weave a pencil cup! […]

Fall Art Project for Kids Ages 3 and Up

This Fall art project for kids is perfect for any time you need a simple creative activity during the Autumn months! Even very young painters can have great results using this easy technique. With a few basic art supplies you probably already have on-hand, kids can create this beautiful painting. This Fall art project for […]