Simple Science- Ice Experiment

Do your kids love science? Even the simplest of experiments can be exciting activities of discovery and this ice experiment falls into that category. It’s very simple to put together, but also a lot of fun for kids to explore.  Ice Experiment: Which added material (variable) will melt ice the fastest? What You’ll Need: Ice […]

No-Bake Winter Forest Treats

Do your kids like to decorate cookies, cupcakes, and other treats? Are you tired of all that baking? Need a kid-friendly activity that is super quick and easy?? Then these no-bake Winter treats are for you! I liked that this was easy to set up, kept the kids happily entertained for a long time, and […]

Snowflake Painting

You don’t have to live in an area with snow to have some Winter fun. Today’s video shows how to create a beautiful snowflake painting with a simple technique. This painting project is great for many ages and really delivers stunning results. Check out the video for the easy how-to! Can’t see this video? You […]

Snow Play and Movement

The winter months have unique opportunities for play and learning. So take advantage of this time! This video shares several ideas for winter play, movement, and crafts. You could even watch it with your kids and let them pick out their favorite activity to do today!  Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. […]

Hot Cocoa Bar

Happy Friday, friends! The kids have been extra good all week, and deserved an extra special treat. This little hot cocoa bar did just the trick! I wish you could have seen the looks on their faces when they saw this — pure delight! Just some homemade peppermint hot cocoa mix and a few toppings […]

Help Your Kids Set Goals for the New Year

New Year’s resolutions are not just for the grownups! Kids benefit greatly from setting, working towards and achieving their own New Year’s goals. Big or small! A list of questions can help guide your child through their own thoughts on their goals and give you a wonderful way to ‘take a picture’ of their personality […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

Soon it will be time to ring in the New Year! This year I’ve put together some goody bags for the kids to open every hour as we count down to “midnight” (really it’s only 9pm our time, as we ring in the year with Rio, but you get the idea). These are just plain […]

10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities for Kids

For most kids, winter break is right around the corner. Need a few indoor activity ideas to keep the kids entertained at home? Here are some of our all-time favorite winter activities that only require a few common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for indoor fun that doesn’t require a trip to […]

Weekend Project: DIY Cardboard Firehouse

Looking for a handmade gift idea the kids will love? Ever wish to pay tribute to our amazing rescue workers? Need a crafty weekend project?? I made a cardboard firehouse for the kids last weekend, intended as a handmade Christmas gift, but… well… I just could not wait that long! It was a HUGE hit! […]

Quiet Time: Felt Gingerbread Cookies

  I had a few sheets of inexpensive tan felt leftover from a previous project, so I cut them into gingerbread men shapes for the girls to decorate over and over again. It was a big hit around here! A few scraps of felt and some leftover ric-rack kept them happily entertained for a long […]

Let’s Play Santa’s Workshop!

Wondering what to do with the kids indoors this Winter? Looking for a few creative ideas to keep from going stir crazy? Need a fun to way get into the Christmas spirit?? Welcome to Santa’s Workshop!! Our elves have been very hard at work. With a few of the toys we already had on-hand, some […]

Colorful Kid Made Holiday Cards

Handmade cards play an important roll in our holiday preparations. Clara and I had a lot of fun making these bright and cheerful holiday cards! I thought you might want to make some of your own too. All you need to make these is an alphabet stamp set (we adore our Melissa & Doug Set), […]

DIY Cardboard Toy Gingerbread House

Do your kids enjoy decorating gingerbread houses? Do they wish they could build and decorate gingerbread houses all day long over and over? Do you have an empty cereal box on-hand?? Here’s a little DIY toy project to try! First, you will need to download and print out our free gingerbread house template. Each cereal […]

Top 5 Subscription Gifts for Families We LOVE

Are you looking for a few unique holiday gift ideas that are useful and low-clutter? Here are five of our family’s most favorite subscription services that are sure to have the recipient thinking of you every month! We love to give (and receive) each of the gift ideas listed here! (image courtesy of 1. […]

7 Creative Uses for Pool Noodles

Do you have pool noodles sitting around at home collecting dust from last Summer? Wish you could put them to use with something other than a pool for the Fall and Winter months? Need a few creative ideas for inspiration?? Here are seven of our favorite ways to use pool noodles: 1. Hammer Time — […]

Puffy Snowflake Paintings

Do you love painting projects, but are too impatient to wait for the paint to dry?? These puffy snowflake paintings are a fun open-ended art project that is simple and quick to do — with only 30 seconds drying time!  I love how each one is completely unique, and the kiddos had SO much FUN […]

5 Art and Craft Projects to Celebrate Winter

Looking for some fun crafts to celebrate Winter? Need a few good cures for cabin fever?? Here are some of our favorite “go-to” projects to bring some snowy fun to your day! 1. Winter Tree Silhouette — Featured in the latest issue of Create with Me magazine (a BEAUTIFUL publication), this is one of Emily’s […]

Wordless Wednesday — Icy Ornaments

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