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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 […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Mornings Special

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Little Debbie®. As always, all opinions are my own. Like many parents, our mornings were often busy, challenging, and hectic. A few years ago, I asked my kids an important question that forever changed our daily morning routines. What can we do to make […]

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 […]

#LoveAtFirstSplash at Kalahari in Pocono Mountains, PA!

Disclosure: My family was hosted by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. Looking for a family getaway with lots of active fun? Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is about to reveal Phase II construction of its Pocono Mountains, PA location. This expansion will make Kalahari Resorts and […]

Handmade Holidays eBundle!

Here are some of our favorite holiday ebooks now available as a convenient bundle — get 3 inspiring printable resources to help you plan for your Winter break with the kids for one low price! The Handmade Holidays eBundle is full of inspring project ideas to keep the kids entertained while they are home from […]

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 […]

Activities for Unwinding After School

For many kids, a long hard day at school can be stressful and tiring. These activities for unwinding after school take very little time to set up, and can be an effective way to relax and recharge energy levels. Just 10 minutes to unwind after school can make a difference in study habits, homework skills, and […]

Fire Safety Lesson Plans (Free)

Teaching kids about fire safety can help save lives! Did you know the NFPA has a collection of free educational resources that make teaching fire safety fun for kids?? These videos, lesson plans, and activity sheets are perfect for use at home or in the classroom. I’m so excited to share these resources with you — […]

Ways to Play Summer 2015 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 2015 Calendar Printable Includes activities and play […]

Inside Out – Trailer, Activity Sheets, and More!

We are counting down the days until Disney Pixar’s movie Inside Out comes to theaters! Thanks to a special preview event during the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, the kids and I have been telling our friends to mark their calendars for the film’s release on June 19th. Inside Out features brilliant storytelling and […]

Rainy Day Snack Treat

Here’s a fun rainy day snack treat you can make for the kids! You know the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers…”?  Well, we certainly have had plenty of April showers around here!  April can often be a gloomy month, but the saying is true that all that rain brings lots and lots of […]

20 Knock Knock Jokes for Kids

Everyone loves a good joke, right?  And kids, in particular, are always up for a knock, knock joke.  Knock, knock jokes are really the perfect kid friendly joke as they aren’t long and involved, they have a nice rhythm, plus they are easy to remember. Here is an extra fun way to share your favorite knock, […]

Monkey Learning Activities!

These monkey learning activities are a great way to make learning fun for kids with games, snacks, crafts, and books! With the opening of the movie Monkey Kingdom by Disneynature this week, what better time than to learn more about these amazing creatures. These monkey learning activities are perfect for developing life skills, spelling, fine […]

DIY Cleaning Kit for Kids

It’s time for Spring cleaning, and what better way to make cleaning fun for kids than to put together a cleaning kit of their very own? This cleaning kit for kids is simple and easy to make! Many Montessori-inspired homes and classrooms use cleaning activities to teach kids important life skills, but the cleaning tools can be very […]

Favorite Spring Recipes

Our favorite Spring recipes are full of color, flavor, and freshness! You may want to pin or bookmark this handy collection for future reference. The best part is that the kids could play an active role in preparing many of these Spring recipes, since they are quick and easy to make! Here are some of […]

Tree Nature Study

This time of year is like magic.  Trees are changing fast and every day there seems to be something new to learn about the process of being a tree.  Below are a few easy activities to do with your kids and recommended books to explore how trees live and grow for a simple tree nature study! In […]

Composting with Kids

Composting is an earth-friendly method of adding nutrient-rich humus back to depleted soil. Compost consists of decomposed organic matter from both the yard and kitchen. Teaching children the why and how behind composting helps them to become responsible, caring environmental stewards. Plus, it’s fun! Here is a simple guide to getting started with composting with kids: The Why Plants need […]