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: […]

Spider Art Project for Kids (EASY)

This spider art project for kids is quick and easy to do! Kids can enjoy the process of making a simple stamp for block printing, and later adding details to their designs. Great fine-motor practice for little ones! To make this spider art project, you will need: Foam Plate – easily found at a dollar […]

Fall Art Project for Teens or Tweens

Here is a beautiful Fall art project for teens or tweens to create stunning Autumn trees! This would be a great art project to try on a rainy day, or anytime you need a bit of colorful fun. There are several variations to explore. Why not make a smaller version of this project to create […]

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 […]

Fall Art Project for Kids Ages 3 and Up

This Fall art project for kids is perfect for any time you need a simple creative activity during the Autumn months! Even very young painters can have great results using this easy technique. With a few basic art supplies you probably already have on-hand, kids can create this beautiful painting. This Fall art project for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leaf Maze!

Need a fun and quick activity to keep the kids busy this Fall while they burn off some extra energy? Do you have a yard full of leaves? If so, a leaf maze can turn an ordinary yard full of leaves into an instant Autumn obstacle course! Emily (age 11) created this leaf maze as a […]

Acts of Kindness — Halloween Edition!

This post is sponsored by our friends at Socialstars and Minute Maid as part of the #doingood #minutemaid campaign. All opinions are my own. A few years ago, during the week of Halloween, I missed attending one of my kid’s costume parades at school. It felt like a huge parenting fail. I had planned to […]

Fall Treasure Hunt Printable

Going on a Fall Treasure Hunt is a great way to enjoy quality time outdoors while observing the beauty of the season. A few years ago, I started to take my kids on these adventures and it has become a favorite family tradition ever since! Every year when the leaves start to change colors, we […]

Netflix Halloween Family Movie Night

If you are considering a Netflix Streaming subscription, I highly recommend it as an excellent ad-free alternative to cable television. The most difficult aspect of Netflix Streaming is deciding which of the many movies or television series to watch because there are so many different options! Having instant access to such a large library of films […]

How to Make a Simple Kite

This video tutorial is great for learning how to make a simple kite! With just a few common household items you probably already have on-hand, you can make a simple kite in about 2 minutes from start to finish. My kids and I love making these kites and spending the afternoon at a local park flying […]

Family Movie Night for Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to have a family movie night featuring the movie Free Birds and a quick Thanksgiving turkey craft to go along with it! The kids thought these cards were so much fun to make, and they cannot wait to mail them off […]