Healthy Kids Snack: Painted Toast Flags

Healthy Kids Snack Fruit Painted Toast

Painted Flag Toast turned out to be such a fun and healthy 4th of July kids snack!  Instead of using milk and food coloring for our paint like we usually do we decided to try using fruit paint and found it to be delicious!  This is one 4th of July craft you can do anytime [...]

Acts of Kindness for Kids: Make and Donate a Toy

Acts of Kindness Donate a Stuffed Animal

My first grader wants to learn how to sew.  She loves to create and wants to add sewing to her list of craft skills. Unfortunately, I don’t sew.  At all.  Once, a couple decades ago, I signed up for a sewing class and at the end of the 6 weeks hadn’t even finished cutting out [...]

Screen Free Week Activities: Busy Bags!

Busy Bag Activities for Screen Free Week

Are you looking for some fun Screen Free Week activities to do with your kids next week?  Then you’ve come to the right place!  A bunch of kid bloggers have gotten together for a Screen Free Activities and Resources Blog Hop. If you are used to letting your kids watch a TV show here and [...]

Easy Kids Craft: Upcycled Pencil Holder

Upcycled Pencil Holder Craft

Looking for an easy craft for kids this Earth Day?  Then try this upcycled pencil holder made from supplies you can find in  your recycling bin! How to Make an Upcycled Pencil Holder: 1.  Look through your recycling bin or craft stash for a plastic or glass jar and a newspaper, magazine, or catalog. 2.  [...]

Egg Shakers and Song for Preschoolers

How to make egg shakers

My kids LOVE playing with egg shakers!  They’re so much fun, easy to make, and (surprisingly) last for a long time.  I was just making a bunch for my son’s preschool class and realized that not everyone has made them before! So here’s a quick “how to” along with our favorite preschool song to shake [...]

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

I have been loving all of the fun egg decorating ideas for kids I’ve seen this year!  One of my favorites was this idea from Super Mommy where she dipped her eggs in chalkboard paint.  I wanted to try it with my kiddos, but I was worried that we wouldn’t remember to get them back into the refrigerator. [...]

Christmas Fun: Holiday Ornament Exchange

Christmas Ornament Exchange

The holidays are filled with exchanges…cookie exchanges, gift exchanges and ornament exchanges!  We took part in the Christmas Ornament Challenge and Exchange hosted by Red Ted Art, Inspired by Family Mag, The Imagination Tree, and Mom to 2 Post Lil Divas and got a beautiful ornament in the mail! We were paired with All about [...]

Fun Kids Craft: Upcycled Gingerbread House

Christmas Kids Craft: Upcycled Gingerbread House

This month’s author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Jan Brett!  We checked out a bunch of her books from our library and have had lots of fun reading them.  My littlest one turns 3 on Saturday and is having a gingerbread themed party so, of course, the two Jan Brett books that [...]

Christmas Craft for Kids: Family Tree with Mini-Ornaments

Christmas Crafts for Kids: Family Tree with Mini-Ornaments

We had so much fun doing my son’s preschool’s “family homework” last week!  They sent home a large green sheet of paper and asked each family to create a Christmas tree to be displayed at the school.  When we were talking about what our family should do the kids were adamant that we each make [...]

Christmas Kids Craft: Homemade Snowflake Ornaments

Snowflake Ornaments: Easy Christmas Kids Craft

The trees are up in the kids bedrooms and they are ornament obsessed! They decorate their bedrooms trees with homemade ornaments each year and have been asking to make more ornaments since we made our angel ornaments last week.  So yesterday we made popsicle stick snowflake ornaments! We started by gluing three craft sticks on top of [...]