Soup Kitchen Pretend Play

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As a mom I want to teach my children that it is important to give to others. I try to get them involved in simple service acts and acts of kindness to teach them early there are a lot of ways to give. You can donate food or just make a card and give it [...]

Build an Apple Tree Sensory Bin

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Sensory bins are such a fun way to learn and play.  This apple tree sensory bin is perfect for talking about colors while exploring nature.  We worked on building our own apple tree with pieces from nature. Apple Sensory Bin Idea: We started with a low tray and went on a walk around the yard, [...]

Teach Kids to Pack Healthy School Lunches

Teach Kids to Pack Healthy School Lunches! Free Printable Lunch Box Checklist for Kids Included!

This school year my kids are packing their own healthy school lunches! It gives them a chance to learn about making good food choices and choosing the food themselves makes it much more likely that they will eat it. That’s why we were so excited to partner will Horizon Organics to create a free printable [...]

Back to School Teacher Gift

Back to School Teacher Gift! Free printable coffee gift tags for aan easy teacher gift!

We like to make back to school teacher gifts for our teachers at the beginning of the school year. This year we were short on time so we grabbed Starbucks gift cards and I came up with cute free printable gift tag to go with them! Back to School Teacher Gift Printable coffee gift card [...]

Strawberry Patch Counting Game

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We LOVE playdough at my house! It is one of the most often played with sensory materials at my house. The kids are just happy to sit down with playdough and their playdough scissors. When I have time I love to find new and fun ways to let them explore with playdough. If we can [...]

Washington DC with Kids

Visit Washington DC with Kids! Here are the must-dos!

There are so many things to do with kids in Washington DC–it’s no wonder that so many families travel there each year! We recently went to DC for a family vacation and had an incredible time. There are so many different things to do in DC that planning a trip there can get overwhelming.  I reached [...]

Healthy After School Snacks

Healthy Afterschool Snacks for Kids

Do your kids come home from school ready for a snack? Mine sure do! After a busy day their little bodies need to re-energize before heading outside to play or starting homework. Here are some of our favorite healthy after school snacks and drinks that keep kids happy and fueled until dinner! Healthy After School [...]