Shopkins Valentines Day

Shopkins Valentines Day

Shopkins are so popular right now. My kids spend time collecting, playing, and trading Shopkins. A Shopkins Themed Valentines Day with a Shopkins Valentines Day Box for school and Valentine cards for classmates has my kids very excited!   This Shopkins pinata (from Up Up and Away) can easily be turned into a Shopkins Valentines Day box using oatmeal containers … [Read more...]

Getting Cheesy at Chuck E. Cheese

Cheesy with Chuck E

Look at us getting Cheesy at Chuck E. Cheese with Chuck E. We always have SO much FUN together at Chuck E. Cheese and the value can't be beat. Did you know they have NEW pizzas? Their new thin and crispy pepperoni pizza is SO tasty! Check out the Chuck E. Cheese National Cheese Lover's Day video to see how the people of New York react to the NEW pizza recipe. Want to win … [Read more...]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunts for Kids

The other day we were driving home and I gave the kids a challenge to each find 3 different types of Christmas lights. They loved it and now they ask for a Christmas light challenge each time we get in the car. I was running out of good ideas so I searched for inspiration to print and keep in the car. Either I will look at the lists and give them 3 things each to look for on … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Christmas Ornament Crafts

Kid Friendly Ornament Crafts

Your toddler or preschooler will love to decorate the Christmas tree with their own handmade decorations and you will cherish these keepsakes in the years to come. Here's our 5 favorite Kid Friendly Christmas Ornament Crafts of all time: Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments Painted Swirl Ornaments Handprint Reindeer Ornament Popsicle Stick Ornament Candy Cane Ornament … [Read more...]

Dairy Protein Intolerance in Babies

Dairy Protein Intolerance for Baby

Seven years ago I found out my infant had a dairy protein intolerance.  It caused her to be very fussy and uncomfortable after feedings and caused gastrointestinal issues as her body could not process the protein in dairy. Well, I love ALL things dairy, so this was a BIG change for our family's food shopping and meals. At first, I would eat different foods and then my baby … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Salt Dough Ornaments

Make Your Own Salt Dough Ornaments Gift Idea

Salt dough ornaments are an awesome keepsake for your little one's handprints, footprints, or for your dog's paw prints. Not only can you make your own salt dough ornaments, but you can also put the ingredients together for the perfect DIY gift (think Baby's First Christmas, Baby Showers, New Puppy, etc.)! Make Your Own Salt Dough Ornaments Combine 1 cup of salt and 1 … [Read more...]

Toddler Activities with Shredded Paper

Toddler Activities with Shredded Paper

I asked my husband to bring home some shredded paper from work because it seemed like it had potential for some fun activities... My son and I had a blast playing with it! Here are some toddler activities you can try with shredded paper: Shredded Paper Hunt: I tossed a bunch of my son's favorite little cars into a box of shredded paper, mixed it up, and let him … [Read more...]

HUGE Sale at Time for Tots!

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  Now (through 11/30/15) at Time for Tots, 50% off EVERYTHING! Coupon Code: GIFT Our learning kits make perfect gifts (especially for little ones that already seem to have everything). Stock up now during the BEST sale of the year!   … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids – Cheesy Rice Balls

Cooking with Kids Cheese Rice Balls

  I started making my son cheesy rice balls because every time we ate rice he looked like he walked through a rice explosion! It didn't look like he got much, if any, rice in his mouth. I thought the cheese would hold the rice together enough for him to eat it-- not wear it. He loves eating these cheese balls and has a blast making them too. To make them, spread rice on … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Art for Kids

Christmas Tree Art for Kids

  Children of any age will enjoy creating this Christmas Tree Art. What a great gift that kids can make for someone they love!   First, purchase any size/type of canvas from the craft store. It really doesn’t matter what size you use. Using painter’s tape, cut angled strips of tape that form an abstract Christmas tree shape and place the tape directly on the … [Read more...]

Winter Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids

There might be times that the only way that you can get a child to eat and enjoy their vegetables is by teaching them the process of growing their very own garden. Gardening is an experience that any child can take a great amount of pride in and they have the ability to learn valuable lessons on the growing cycle every step of the way. From the moment that you seed in the … [Read more...]

2015 Activity Advent Countdown

2015 Activity Advent Countdown

My annual, printable Activity Advent Countdown is back! It includes ideas, printables, and resources from around the web to make counting down to Christmas with your toddlers and preschoolers fun and educational! Q-Tip Snowflake Ornaments Building Christmas Sculptures Christmas Color by Number Fishing for Candy Canes Christmas Playdough Mats Make and Eat Ice … [Read more...]