3D Printing for Beginners

Our local Rotary Club generously donated a MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer to our local library. Over the summer, my teen and tween decided they would learn how to advantage of this great resource! After coming across a free online class featured on Make, together they learned how to make a variety of low-tech assistive devices […]

Easy Paper Projects Book!

Exciting news!! If you enjoy crafting with paper, you will love Maggy Woodley’s NEW book, Easy Paper Projects! Easy Paper Projects is scheduled to be released on September 10, 2019, but you can pre-order your copy now. Here are just a few of the things we love about Maggy’s new book! Why We Love Easy […]

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 […]

Easy Paper Marbling with The Artful Parent

If you are looking for an inspiring art book, get yourself a copy of The Artful Parent by Jean Van’t Hul. We have been enjoying Jean’s book for years. However, now that the Revised Edition has recently been published, we have fallen in love with The Artful Parent all over again!! We adore so many […]

10 Creative Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SAT

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Huntington Learning Center. All opinions are my own. 1. Add a Bit of Prep to Your Morning Routine Once or twice a week set out a pencil and a short worksheet with 2 or 3 problems for your teen to do while he or she eats breakfast before school. […]

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 […]

5 Kids Activities Books Every Parent Should Own

These kids activities books are some of the very best to inspire lots of playtime fun! The titles listed below have a proven track record with my family, as they are some of the books we most often refer to for creative inspiration again and again. My kids love them, and so do I! Here […]

Garden Journal Planner Pages – Printable

These printable garden journal planner pages can be a great resource for planting this Spring and Summer! You’ll find template .pdf files for the journal cover, catalog wishlist, seed starting, and even a page for photos and drawings. Put the pages together into a binder, and the kids can help keep records of your garden […]

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 […]

Christmas Gift Tags Free Printable

Here is a handy printable for Christmas gift tags! It seems you can never have too many holiday gift tags during the Christmas season. This free printable contains 7 cute and festive designs. Feel free to print out as many pages as you would like (for personal use only, please)! This would be a great […]

Advent Calendar Easy Holiday Craft

This advent calendar is easy to make and there are lots of different options for customization! I love how colorful and festive it looks. The best part is that there is no sewing involved in making this advent calendar. Would you believe it is made from a simple over-the-door shoe organizer? Scroll down for the […]

10 Ways to Be Kind To Your Family

Being kind to your family does not have to cost a lot of money or take up large amounts of time. A simple gesture of kindness can be an effective way to connect with each other, even during hectic times. Below you will find a list of 10 simple ways to be kind to your […]

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 […]

10 Fun and Free Fire Safety Week Activities

Here are 10 fun and freeĀ Fire Safety Week activities with printables, worksheets, lesson plans, apps, and more! This year Fire Safety Week is October 7-13th, 2018. This week is a great reminder to review your at-home fire drills with your family. You may also want to replace batteries in smoke detectors, and set reminders to […]

How to Make an RC Bumper Car Arena

This RC bumper car arena is quick to set up, and can provide hours of playtime fun in your own backyard! This project is a great way to reuse those old pool noodles you may have in storage. Making your own RC bumper car arena is a fun outdoor project for teens or tweens to […]

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 […]