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, […]

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 […]

Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

These pretend play ideas for Halloween are sure to provide hours of imaginative playtime fun! These ideas are simple to set up and can be made using dollar store items or other supplies you probably already have on-hand. Lots of spooktacular creative play activities to explore! Here are 5 of our favorite pretend play ideas […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magical Places to Visit in PA this Summer

There are so many magical places to visit in PA this Summer! These destinations are perfect for creating treasured family memories. If you are planning a trip to the Keystone state anytime soon, you won’t want to miss these unique attractions! Here are some of our favorite magical places to visit in PA this Summer: […]

Ways to Play Summer 2017 Calendar

Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Summer, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from June through August includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Summer activities!!! Ways to Play Summer 2017 Calendar: Includes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Travel – Glamping!

Glamping is a wonderful experience for those who love nature, but don’t necessarily want to forego the comforts of home! Glamping gets its name from “glamorous camping”, and includes deluxe tents with full size beds (sometimes even electricity), nearby bathrooms with running water, and other luxuries. Recently, our family enjoyed the island glamping experience at Shawnee […]

Banana Chocolate Smoothie Pops

I’m sharing #purclean #TideThat as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. The Summer season means it is time for lots of homemade frozen treats to stay cool! These homemade banana chocolate smoothie pops are a family favorite. They are quick to make and they are delicious! If you have any leftovers after filling […]

Seizing the Outdoors with My Kids

FLONASE® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. Do you have a good relationship with your kids? Most parents would probably say yes, but how do you know for sure? Asking my kids this one question has helped us to connect in ways I could never have anticipated. The one question I […]

Favorite Grilled Chicken Recipe

Summer will be here soon and that means it is time for grilling! This is one of our family’s new favorite grilled chicken recipes that is full of flavor and simple to prepare. This ranch grilled chicken with baby red potatoes would be perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, or your next Summer BBQ! Having […]

Active Play – DIY Flying Disc Games

Do your kids have lots of extra energy? Are you looking for a few easy activities for active playtime fun?? These flying disc games are quick and easy to set up, and most can be played right in your own backyard or a local park. Yay for fun, active, outdoor activities!! A big thank you […]

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 […]

Winter Treat – Snowman Snack Mix

This snowman snack mix is the perfect no-bake Winter treat that kids can make to give to friends or family! The best part is that it uses common ingredients that you may already have on-hand in your pantry. My kids enjoyed making several small bags of this snowman snack mix for simple handmade holiday gifts! You may […]

Cabin Fever Boredom Busters

These cabin fever boredom busters are the perfect cure for anytime you may be stuck indoors during the long Winter months! Keeping the kids entertained indoors is not always an easy task, but these activities use common household items and the set ups are simple. I love how many of these activities can inspire lots of learning […]