kids activities

How to Structure Quiet Time for Older Kids

When I had two children, I was guaranteed a naptime break every day. Fast-forward a few years and naptime is still in place for the 4 and 2 year olds, but my older son and daughter (10 and 7) don’t need that kind of sleep during the day. I do still need a break in the […] Read more…

14 Non candy Valentines for kids!

14 Non Candy Valentines for Kids!

Looking for some creative Valentines that aren’t candy-focused? Here are 14 fresh, clever ideas to make your child’s Valentine’s Day extra special, without the sugar rush! Click HERE to read all of the ideas (with photos!) over at Motherhood on a Dime! Read more…

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activities for Kids

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activity Ideas for Kids

We LOVE the Christmas season around our house! Each year, we try to establish some fun family Christmas traditions, try new Christmas-y recipes and do a few crafts, activities and printables that we find online. I wanted to share with you 25 simple Advent and Christmas themed crafts and activities for kids that I’ve found […] Read more…

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Activities for Little Ones

My three year old son Jude LOVES Daniel Tiger. He can often be found jumping around the house with a blanket around his shoulders yelling, “I’m Super Daniel!!”. He’s also taken to renaming our family–his older brother is Prince Wednesday, his older sister is the neighbor Katerina and his baby sister is now known as […] Read more…

How to Make a Tornado {Kids Science Experiment}

Stuck in the house on a rainy day? Making this fun “tornado” is basically free and makes a good little science lesson! I did this with my children almost three years ago but they’ve had fun doing it several times since! What You Need: 2 two-liter pop bottles Duct tape Water Glitter (optional) What to […] Read more…

Messes Make Memories: Baking with Toddlers Made Easy!

A small kitchen, a hot oven, a dangerously powerful mixer…not exactly the place for a small child, right?  Actually, it’s exactly the place!   Baking with your children is something that can not only bring joy to all of you, but also teaches children skills like measuring, counting, the science of where their food comes from, how […] Read more…

How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Stencils for Frugal Summer Fun!

Last year, my daughter received a HUGE box of sidewalk chalk for her birthday! It’s become one of our favorite things to use when it’s nice enough to be outdoors. We’ve made chalk streets, painted with it and just used it to draw lots of pretty pictures! Recently I took a step up and made some sidewalk chalk “stencils” with my 7 […] Read more…

35 Frugal, Fun and Simple Summer Activities for Kids

This summer I have every intention of doing some of the fun activities I’ve been pinning and bookmarking on my computer for the last couple of years. I must admit that because I’m not the most creative mom, I don’t always follow through with my grand plans for a boatload of activities. Here are 35 […] 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…