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 […]

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 […]

Ways to Play Fall 2017 Calendar

Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Fall, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from September through November includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. The Ways to Play Fall Calendar can help you make the most of your […]

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? […]

Benefits to Staying Onsite at Universal Orlando Resort

Disclosure: I learned about these benefits to staying onsite at Universal Orlando Resort™ by attending the Family Forward Blogger Retreat hosted there. This event provided bloggers and their families with hotel accommodations, meals, and park passes at significantly reduced prices. All opinions are my own.  Planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort™? Are you wondering if […]