Kids Activities

Kid Friendly Foods – Fruit Octopus Snack

While craftiness is not my strong point, I enjoy trying fun kid snacks that I find on Pinterest, the internet or in magazines. In a recent issue of Family Fun magazine, I saw an octopus made out of fruit! It’s a snack that’s healthy with a little bit of sweetness–my favorite ;) I actually thought […] Read more…

Gardening with Your Kids

Gardening is a great way to teach your children responsibility and patience. And it’s especially fun to watch their little eyes light up as they watch plants grow and see how hard work yields results! This is our first year of a “real” garden (as in more than four plants that produced maybe three tomatoes each), […] Read more…

What to Do With the Kids in Your Kitchen

My children are always eager to help in the kitchen but at times its easy for them to get underfoot and just make a mess. I’ve come to realize that sometimes I need to embrace the mess and allow them to learn alongside me. Here are some ideas I’ve found helpful while having kids in […] Read more…

How to Travel With Young Children And Not Go Crazy!

Welcome to day six of the Spring Into Summer series! I hope you’ll take a few moments to read the previous posts!Soon we’ll be gearing up for our semi-annual 12+ hour trip to visit the grandparents! And with that brings the challenge to keep our three children, ages 6, 3 and 1, occupied and the whole family at […] Read more…

The Trip Clip Giveaway! Perfect for Summer Travels!

    I’m so excited to share the The Trip Clip with you! My 6 and 3 year olds recently had the privilege of trying a Trip Clip and they LOVED it!  The Trip Clip is a clipboard offered in four different colors that comes with a multi-colored pen and the option of many printable activities. Kids […] Read more…

Usborne Books Online eShow! Open through June 4

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be hosting an Usborne Books & More eShow!  If you’ve never heard of Usborne Books before, it is a company that has over 1500 books {with beautiful illustrations}, activities and puzzles for a variety of ages, from babies to adults! {I absolutely LOVE their Touchy-Feely books!}  They are great […] Read more…

Caped Crusader Superhero Lollipop Valentines

Have your kids make these cute superhero-themed lollipop valentines to give out to their class this year for Valentine’s Day!  We were flipping through our Family Fun magazine a couple of weeks ago and Will stopped at a page and said, “I want to make those!” I’m not a naturally crafty person but I figured […] Read more…

Frugal Fun: Gingerbread Man {or Women!} Activities

Grab some ribbon, beads, buttons or whatever you have and enjoy some crafty fun decorating gingerbread men and women with your kids! We copied a gingerbread man pattern on cardstock and cut them out (with a little help from Grandma).   We brought out the tacky glue and the kids decorated the Gingerbread people their way :) […] Read more…

Frugal Fun: Making a Tornado

I know this activity isn’t very Christmas-y in nature, but I wanted to share it because my kids had SO MUCH FUN with it. Making this “tornado” is basically free and makes a good little science lesson! What You Need: 2 two-liter pop bottlesDuct tapeWaterWhat to Do:Fill one of the two-liter bottles about 3/4 full […] Read more…

Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey Craft

This handprint turkey craft is not only fun for Thanksgving but it’s a perfect way to preserve your children’s handprints (because my grandma was right– they grow up WAY too fast!) I found the original inspiration for this craft on Pinterest. Knowing how Leah, who is three, likes to paint and get her hands messy […] Read more…

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