You want your kids to have a fun childhood full of smiles and laughter.
You want to raise kind kids who care about others.
You want to be a hands-on mom, but still have kids who can entertain themselves.
You wish a magical fairy would come at night and set up all those cute kids activities you see online because there is no way you have time to do it.
You just want to be able to finish a cup of coffee before it gets cold.
I believe you can connect with your kids even if you’re short on time.
I believe you can be fun and still have time to sit and drink your coffee.
I believe that easy most certainly can be awesome.
“I love your ideas! I am always looking for cool activities that are fun and easy. Has to be easy because I work full time and won’t find the time do it if it’s not relatively simple.” — Karen, mom of a 4 year old
Imagine being able to set up an awesome activities your kids can’t wait to do in just minutes without making a special trip to the store for crazy supplies.
Imagine making an activity for your kids that they can use again and again while you get a chance to sit and actually finish your coffee.
Imagine your kids’ smiles and laughter as you bond and make memories doing good together on a regular basis.
Imagine becoming your own magic fairy.
Sign up for the newsletter and I promise to send you easy but awesome activities that will banish boredom and allow you to connect with your kids. Including our coolest kitchen science experiments, funnest busy bag activities and printables, and our awesomest acts of kindness for kids!
Meet a fellow mom who believes there is both time for coffee cups and crayons in life:
Hi! I’m Megan, former teacher turned mom of four, who believes acts of kindness (and really good coffee) can change the world.
When my oldest child was a toddler I had so much fun planning cute little activities for her, and sometimes her play group, to do. We had fun, we bonded, we created. We were “Pinterest-y” before Pinterest was even created.
Then I had another baby. And another. And another. I started to work a little more, joined a book club, planned fundraisers, had date nights with my husband and did all the things. I still wanted to make memories with my kids and be the mom who did fun hands-on activities, but I also wanted to finish a cup of coffee before it got cold.
I needed easy, but awesome, kids activities that didn’t take me hours to prep.
With a little trial and error I’ve discovered which activities give me the most bang for my buck and how to connect with my kids while teaching them to be kind. In other words, I learned that easy really can be awesome.
Ready to be awesome?
These activities are so easy I bet you already have all the stuff you need to do them!
Simple science experiments are always a hit. Walking Water is our most popular for a reason–it’s both easy and awesome. Once you try that your kids will be hooked .
Acts of kindness are parenting gold. They’re not only a fun way to do good for others, kindness is also the easiest way to slow down and bond as a family. Try the easiest random act of kindness ever to get you started.
Busy bags are a must for your parenting arsenal. You prep them once and your kids play with them for hours and hours. While you drink your coffee. Or go to the bathroom all by yourself. This fine motor weaving busy bag for preschoolers makes use of random scraps you already have at home.
“I love that your activities are gender neutral and fun! Many of the activity blogs I follow are not achievable, but yours are so thank you!” — Lindsay, mom of 2
“I love your ideas and share them with my staff. Sometimes it’s good to have fresh ideas so we’re not doing the same old same all the time!” — Trish, preschool director
When you sign up for the Coffee Cups and Crayons newsletter you'll learn easy but awesome ways to have fun and connect with your kids...and still have time to drink your cup of coffee!
You can do this.
I promise you, easy really can be awesome.
Is something holding you back? Think these ideas won’t work for you? Email me! Tell me your challenges so we can brainstorm a way to make parenting easy, but awesome for you too.
Have an easy but awesome activity that you love? Share it in the comments below. Let’s make parenting easy, but awesome together!