Homemade Gluten Free Cookies

Homemade Gluten Free Cookies

  My girls love to bake with me in the kitchen and a friend recently gave me a recipe for homemade gluten free cookies that seemed easy enough to let the kids do it pretty much on their own – which they LOVED! It only uses 4 simple ingredients! Mix with an electric mixer: 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar (plus extra for rolling) 1 egg ½ cup semisweet … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers

St. Patrick's Day Activities and Crafts

Here at The Activity Mom we love any excuse to sneak in learning fun. Here are our favorite St. Patrick's Day Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers:   Making a handprint rainbow is a creative sensory experience. Use paper plates to craft a Pot of Gold purse or play a Pot of Gold Counting Game. Thumbprint Shamrocks are a great way to get creative and make … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-a Field Trip

Chick-fil-a Field Trip

  Our family LOVES Chick-fil-A! We go whenever we get a chance, and are always impressed not only with the food, but also with the amazing customer service. So we decided to go on a Chick-fil-A field trip.   I am home schooling my older two daughters, and I’m always looking for interesting places to go, or new things to try. When I saw the “Back Stage … [Read more...]

Sensory Play and Fine Motor Skills

Sensory Play and Fine Motor Skills

We have quite a few bags of homemade colored rice (click for recipe) on hand so I decided to put them in the water table for something different - Sensory Play and Fine Motor Skills. We ended up mixing the colors, which the kids thought looked really cool! I took a variety of beads that I had on hand, and then curled some pipe cleaners around a pencil to make a bunch of … [Read more...]

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...]