Hello, everyone! I’m excited to introduce Heather from Preschool Toolkit, with an awesome way for kids to explore new sounds. This hands-on activity provides lots of ways to engage kids in fine motor and sensory experiences. Have fun experimenting with different sounds while recycling plastic water bottles. These colorful discovery bottles are easy to make and […]
The Fourth of July is coming up! This is a great craft to make with kids in the days leading up to it…and at the end they have a useful situpon they can use that day for picnics and for sitting on to watch fireworks. I’m sharing the whole tutorial at B-Inspired Mama today — […]
After an unusually wet spring, we have a ton of flowers…and leaves…and growing things (and weeds! But let’s look on the bright side, shall we?). We collected a bunch last week and made some flower art, which I’m sharing over at In the Playroom. Check them out! And if you make any of your own, […]
If you’ve seen any of our other early spring and summer posts, you know this: we love our fairy gardens. They get kids outdoors and interested in nature and planting and gardening. They allow for hours of creativity and play. And they don’t require much in terms of money or things — anything you don’t […]
We just finished up our week of spring break. It was a delightful time of sleeping in, and staying in our pjs too long, and eating leisurely, drawn-out breakfasts (like this one — yum!) and — a few days at least — not doing much of anything.
This was a fun post to write because goodness, there are some creative people out there doing some really cool stuff with their kids. St. Patrick’s Day science? Yeah, man!
I’m doing it again. Combining forces with some creative, fun bloggers to bring you ideas for celebrating the holidays with your children. Hundreds of ideas. For cooking, crafting, gift-making — all kinds of stuff.
(This post may contain affiliate links.) At our house, there’s no such thing as “too old for a Christmas stocking.” Parents, kids, grandparents — everyone gets a stocking. We fill them with fun, little, inexpensive presents, candy, and — always, because it’s tradition, an orange in the toe. Kid stocking stuffers are fun to […]
I love hanging with my kids outside. On a very practical note, no one is messing up my stuff. Noise is not as noisy, because it’s not echoing off the four walls of my house. Everyone spends a lot of energy and is nice and sleepy when we get home.
Like playing cards, board games are a great way to share memories and connect with kids. We’ve gone through many, during the various stages of development of the kids. Here are a few of our faves: