Cloud Watching and Cloud Painting

Cloud Painting!  Use cloud paint to create the pictures you see while cloud watching!

Cloud watching is on our “Old School” Summer Bucket List so I was really excited when Gummy Lump Toys asked me if I wanted to be the camp counselor for “Up in the Air” week in their Summer Camp at Home series!  We had fun not just cloud watching, but also cloud painting. Gummy Lump [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Activities for Birds by Kevin Henkes

Bird Cloud Painting Activity

The author for this month’s Summer Virtual Book Club for Kids is Kevin Henkes! (amazon affiliate link) We read lots of Kevin Henkes books this month and especially enjoyed the book Birds, which is beautifully illustrated by Laura Dronzek.  The book may be simple, but it packed full of fun learning opportunities.  In the story Henkes talks [...]

Camping Themed Kids Activities

Camping Themed Activities for Kids

Is anyone else shocked at how fast this summer is flying by? It seems like the last day of school was just yesterday.  One of our favorite activities this summer has been doing Camp Whamma Jamma with some of our friends.  The mom had asked me if we wanted to participate in a mom-run home summer camp and I couldn’t say [...]

Fingerprint and Footprint Flags!

Fingerprint and Footprint Flags for the 4th of July

Last year we made these fun fingerprint and footprint flags for Flag Day!  The kids had a blast and they hung on our back doors through the 4th of July. This was the one my then 5 year old made.  She only used one foot for the footprints so she wouldn’t get red paint on [...]

Make Shamrocks Prints with Peppers


Last week we used green pepper slices and green paint to make shamrock prints!  See how a sliced pepper looks just like a shamrock? To make the prints all you need to do is slice some peppers, pour paint into a dish, and let them create! I gave my two year old the top of [...]