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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Favorite Halloween Books for Kids Ages 4-8

Here is a list of our favorite Halloween books for kids ages 4-8! Be sure to take a look at the list below for a fun and festive Halloween story time. My own kids have personally requested these books for story time again & again! Maybe these will become some of your favorite Halloween books […]

Top Secret Spy Writing Mission Activity Cards

These top secret spy writing activities for kids are a great way to sneak in a little writing practice! My kids enjoyed creating their own poems in invisible ink, writing coded messages to friends, coming up with lists of their top must-have spy gadgets, and more! Be sure to scroll down to get your free […]

Children’s Book Week Activities – 10 Favorites

These Children’s Book Week activities can help foster a love of reading that could last a lifetime. We curated a list of ten of our all-time favorite children’s book week activities for creative crafts, party ideas, and more. These children’s book week activities are sure to make reading super fun for kids of all ages! […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Bring Your Kids to a Book Signing Event

Attending a book signing event can be an effective way to foster a love of reading while connecting with a favorite author. Book signing events can offer several unique opportunities that can become treasured memories for kids. For those of you who are lucky enough to live in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, be […]

DisneyNature’s Born in China Activity Packet!

Disclosure: This post featuring Disneynature’s Born in China is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. Thank you, Netflix! All opinions are my own. DisneyNature’s Born in China is a great film to stream on Netflix for a family movie night, just in time for Chinese New […]

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 […]

The Best Fire Safety Activities for Kids

Disclosure: This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org. October is Fire Prevention Month! This is a great opportunity to review important fire safety activities in your home or classroom. I am so excited to share that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides teachers and parents with free resources […]

Chalk and Glue Art Project for Kids

Here is an easy chalk and glue art project to try with the kids! While working on this project, kids can further develop fine motor skills and learn some elements of basic color theory. This chalk and glue art project has become one of our favorite go-to activities because there are so many design options […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fun Dr. Seuss Activities

Here are some fun Dr. Seuss activities to celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2nd! This list features crafts, snacks, and lots of playtime fun! Most of these Dr. Seuss activities use recycled materials or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple, frugal, and fun learning activities!! Fun Dr. Seuss […]

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 […]