Valentine STEAM Activities for Kids Ages 5-12

These Valentine STEAM activities for kids ages 5-12 are great for connecting with your kids while learning together! I love how these activities incorporate elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to create memorable learning experiences. My kids enjoyed sending Valentines in secret codes, building love bug robots, and lots more. Be sure to […]

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

These Groundhog Day activities for kids are a great way to learn more about groundhogs, shadows, and more! Many of these activities include elements of science, engineering, math, and art. My kids enjoyed creating their own flip book animations, and designing homes for groundhogs using recycled materials. Here are some of our favorite learning activities […]

DIY Beeswax Candles from Sheets

These beeswax candles are perfect for handmade Valentine gifts, birthdays, and Hanukkah celebrations. No melting wax required! These are so simple and quick to make. Below you will find a tutorial and short video showing step-by-step instructions to make your own beeswax candles from sheets. To make beeswax candles from sheets, you will need: Beeswax […]

Easy Valentine Treats Kids Can Make

Here are some easy Valentine treats kids can make to give to friends, neighbors, or family. We had so much fun making these delicious treats together! These would be great to take to a tea party or Valentine’s Day celebration. You can make an entire batch of these Valentine treats in just a few minutes! […]

Valentine STEAM Project – EASY Robots

Here’s an easy Valentine STEAM project for kids ages 8-12! These love bug robots are quick to put together using very easy to find items. I love how these love bug robots move and dance around! Everything you need to make these simple robots can be found at your local dollar store. For this Valentine […]

Make Your Own Peppermint Ice Cream in a Bag

Here is an easy way to make your own peppermint ice cream in a bag! This is such a fun project to use up leftover candy canes. All you need is a few wholesome ingredients, and your homemade peppermint ice cream will be ready to enjoy! To make your own peppermint ice cream in a […]

Fluffy Snow Slime Boredom Buster for Tweens

This fluffy snow slime became an instant boredom buster in our household. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it can also be made using just three ingredients! This fluffy snow slime is one of our top go-to slime recipes for snow days or anytime we might be stuck indoors. We just […]

50 Indoor Winter Activities for Kids Ages 8-12

Here are some fun indoor Winter activities for kids ages 8-12 that are sure to bring lots of smiles! These activities can be done using materials you probably already have on-hand. Here is a list of 50 indoor activities to connect with your kids while spending quality time together. Celebrate snow days while still staying […]

Dystopian Books for Teens – 5 Favorites

These dystopian books for teens explore a variety of themes during different time periods. Emily, age 14, has read each one and shares a short description of each of her favorites below. If your teen likes to read dystopian books, any of the books on this list are highly recommended by Emily! Top 5 Dystopian […]

Projects to Start the New Year RIGHT!

Set your new year resolutions up for success with these projects to start the new year right! Here are some creative ways to spend more quality family time together, get organized, and set goals to keep yourself on track. The new year is here with 365 new opportunities. Here’s to a fabulous, healthy, and happy […]

Best New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

Disclosure: I am sharing this collection of the best New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids as part of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. Are you getting ready to countdown to the New Year with the kids? Here is a super handy list of the best New Year’s Eve activities for kids (of […]

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 […]

Day of the Dead Tic Tac Toe Printable

Here’s a free printable treat for you! This Day of the Dead Tic Tac Toe printable is a great easy activity for the kids to enjoy. Just print and play! The game pieces can be left in black and white, or use colored pencils to color them however you would like! To make this game, […]

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 […]

How to Host a Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Disclosure: I’m sharing tips for hosting a stuffed animal sleepover, and this post is sponsored by our friends at Melissa & Doug. All opinions are my own. Stuffed animal sleepovers are one of the latest trends taking place in bookstores and libraries to encourage young children to read. The events combine creative play, story telling, […]

Duct Tape Pencil Case with Zip Top

This duct tape pencil case is simple to make with just a few common household items! The cases can be used for make up, travel cases, or even for small first aid kits when you are on-the-go. The duct tape helps to make the cases quite sturdy. You can find duct tape in a wide […]

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 […]

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 […]