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 […]

Talk Like a Pirate Day Activities for Kids

Aye, Matey! Arrrr ye ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Me thinks it is September 19th every year, me hearties. Shiver me timbers! What a fine day it will be! Herein lies the best Talk Like a Pirate Day activities for lads and lassies to enjoy. Ye landlubbers can take part in the […]

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? […]

Space Alien Matching Game – Free Printable

This space alien matching game is quick and very easy to set up! This would be a great activity for a rainy day or anytime you need a bit of a break. I love how simple it is to print it out and play! Be sure to check out the recommended reading list at the […]

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 […]

Moana Family Movie Night with Netflix Streaming

Disclosure: I’m sharing these Moana family movie night ideas as part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and this post is sponsored by Netflix. For a fun Moana family movie night with Netflix streaming, load up Moana (PG) and try some of these creative activities together! Moana, a young Polynesian girl, is destined to become the chief […]

Rainy Day Activity – Paper Pizza Parlor

This rainy day activity for kids is simple and easy to set up. This paper pizza parlor is the perfect way to indulge your stuffed animal friends to a special treat! The kids can help prepare the ingredients while developing early scissor skills. This rainy day activity is sure to foster lots of imaginative playtime […]

Let’s Celebrate Christmas in July!

Celebrating Christmas in July is a great Summer or rainy day activity the kids will never forget! While cleaning out my pantry recently, I was inspired by a gingerbread cookie kit that was about to expire. With the help of a holiday music playlist and a few decorations we already had on-hand, we were able […]

Summer Craft for Kids – Pineapple Stamp

This Summer craft for kids is fun and easy to make! This pineapple stamp can be used to create unique wrapping paper, bookmarks, greeting cards, and more. With just a few common craft supplies, the kids can enjoy stamping lots of creative design possibilities. This easy pineapple stamp makes a perfect festive Summer craft for […]

Pretend Paper Hair Salon for Kids

This pretend paper hair salon could keep the kids happily entertained for hours! During a recent visit to the craft store, Clara (age 8) spotted some foam heads. She had been wanting to create a pretend hair salon for some time, but I have a feeling this may only be the beginning of her crafting […]

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 […]

Favorite Watercolor Projects for Kids

Disclosure: I’m sharing #Tide in my life as part of a Tide sponsored series for Socialstars™. All opinions are my own. These watercolor projects for kids are great for rainy days, or anytime you need a bit of colorful fun! They are simple to set up, and use common household items you probably already have […]

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 […]

The BFG – Crafts and Activities

The BFG by Roald Dahl was one of our latest picks for our family book club, and it did not disappoint! After all four of us read the book, my 8 year old served as our official activity coordinator. Clara loved brainstorming ideas for crafts and activities that were inspired by The BFG! I recommend this […]

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 […]

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 […]