Hide and Seek Bottle for Baby

Hide and Seek Bottle for Baby

Along with my outdoor loving 3 year old I also have a 9 month old. She is always interested in what big brother is doing and sometimes we do activities that just aren't good for her age. I try to do those during nap time but sometimes it can't be helped. So with the help of big brother we made a Hide and Seek Bottle for Baby to keep her occupied and engaged. First, you … [Read more...]

Countdown Calendar for Toddlers

Countdown Calendar for Toddlers

My son is 3 1/2 years old and is borderline obsessed with the Garbage Truck. True story: he woke up at 3:00am and DID NOT go back to sleep because he was so excited for garbage day the next morning. We are also working on learning the days of the week and I find that associating an activity and a pattern helps. By attaching certain things to certain days it's easier to … [Read more...]

Chuck E Cheese’s Family Fun

Chuck E Cheese's Family Fun

Chuck E Cheese's family fun environment has gone to a new level of awesome! We went to the Grand ReOpening of Chuck E Cheese's San Antonio location to check out the new layout, food, and family friendly design. What a treat! Right when we entered, the bright open floor plan relaxed me and the convenient kiosks got the kids started on games right away.  The light up dance … [Read more...]

Pet Rock Craft for Kids

Pet Rock Craft

This Pet Rock Craft is another fun outdoor activity that keeps on giving even after you've finished. It sparked my son's creativity big time! First you've got to collect your rocks. Next, we painted them and one day I'll remember to change his clothes first. You need to let the rock dry but considering its 103 over here that took about 2.5 seconds. When you decorate … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Cut Down on Car Ownership Costs as a Mom

Cut Down on Car Ownership Costs

Easy Ways to Cut Down on Car Ownership Costs as a Mom It's official, I feel like a taxi driver for my kids! I am in the car A LOT driving the kids to various activities. I'm thankful for this time in the car together, but doing so much driving can be expensive. Not just because we are buying meals on the go and filling up on gas, but also because your vehicle can be a … [Read more...]

Science Fair Projects for Kids

Science Fair Projects for Kids

Science Fair Projects for Kids always start with a question. A question about something they are wondering, want to figure out, or prove. It is important for your child's Science fair project to be something they are curious about and although it is tempting as a parent to lead the way, let your child navigate the investigation and presentation. That being said, if you need … [Read more...]

Nature Hunt

Nature Hunt

My oldest is 3 years old and loves anything that involves hiding and seeking. Therefore scavenger hunts are a big hit in our house. He's outdoorsy and likes to move so yesterday we went on a Nature Hunt. I made our list with pictures so he could "read" (see) what he was hunting for. If you're child doesn't seem totally on board with the nature hunt, allow them to … [Read more...]

Water Phonics

Water Phonics

It's summer. It's hot. Really really hot. I also have a 3 year old who has no interest in being indoors. So we are outside a lot. He also is really into learning letters now that he has his name mastered. Therefore, I give you our version of Water Phonics. You basically only need two things: sidewalk chalk and a water squirter of some sort. We hit up the dollar store for … [Read more...]

Egg Shell Painting on Canvas

Egg Shell Painting

We eat a lot of eggs in my house. We even had our own backyard suburban chickens for a few years. At least once a month I make a big batch of egg muffins and freeze them for easy portable snacks and breakfasts. This time, however, I got creative with the leftover shells with an Egg Shell Painting activity. Get Ready for Egg Shell Painting: Crack your eggs very … [Read more...]

Minion Activities and Crafts

Minion Themed Activities and Crafts

We are Minions crazy at our house! Here's a collection of awesome Minion Activities and Crafts that your kids will love! Minion Activities   A Pumpkin and a Princess walks you step by step through how to make this Minion Slime. So fun! This would be a great party favor. This Minion Play Dough activity looks like so much fun from Learning for … [Read more...]

Free, Printable Minions Dice Game

Minion Dice Game

We are in love with the Minions! They are so funny and entertaining. If you love the Minions like we do, you will love this free, printable Minions Dice Game.   How to Play: Download and print the Minions Dice Game. Roll a die (or spin a spinner). Cover the corresponding number of pictures on your game board. We used garden stones from the dollar … [Read more...]

Beauty and the Beast Dot Marker Pages

Beauty and the Beast Dot Marker Pages

We love the Beauty and the Beast movie! We also love dot markers. Here's a set of free, printable Beauty and the Beast Dot Marker Pages.   Download, print, and use at parties, play dates, or on a rainy day. Belle Dot Marker Page Beast Dot Marker Page Gaston Dot Marker Page Cogsworth Dot Marker Page (clock) Lumiere Dot Marker Page (candlestick) You will also … [Read more...]