Tin Foil Craft

Tin Foil Craft

Today, I needed a quick craft to distract my kids and keep them busy while we waited to leave the house. I got an idea about a simple, tin foil craft to decorate the table for Christmas dinner. N got to work making name cards for the table and then made different Christmasy shapes out of tin foil (present, tree, santa hat, ornament, etc.). I think her plan is to set … [Read more...]

Beanie Boo Graphing

beanie-boo-graphing

My girls are HUGE Beanie Boo fans, and once you collect enough, it’s really fun to create simple learning games using them. Try Beanie Boo Graphing with this birthday graph and your beanie boos! First, write each month or abbreviation on a post it note and have your child start sorting each Beanie Boo into piles, based on their birthday – which can be found inside the Ty … [Read more...]

Treasure Hunt for Kids

Treasure Hunt for Kids

Kids love treasure hunts!  Even with the simplest of prizes, the excitement of clues and racing around keeps them asking for more. I've made a DIY treasure hunt before and it was fun, but it took some planning and organization which made me not want to create one at the spur of the moment very often. Treasure Hunt Problem: The planning and organization it takes to create a … [Read more...]

100 Pool Noodle Activities

pool noodles Activities

  100 Pool Noodle Activities for you and your children Stock up on pool noodles now and take a look at my Pinterest board for over 100 Pool Noodle Activities! From learning activities to games and Science experiments to crafts there will be something you just HAVE to try! From DIY costumes to parent hacks, these 100 Pool Noodle Activities are for you! … [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...]

Easy Fall Craft for Preschoolers

Fall Craft for Preschoolers

  This is a very inexpensive and easy Fall craft for preschoolers. It took a few days to finish, but the results were worth it! We started with about 4-5 different pieces of Halloween/Fall scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and then cut/tore out the individual images and designs we liked. Cutting was a great activity for my 4 year old to practice, as was tearing the … [Read more...]

Kid Made Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Kid Made Thanksgiving Centerpieces

This kid made Thanksgiving centerpiece is simple and so fun to make together! It is an eye catching and meaningful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Take a peek at how much fun we had making this together. Sponsored by RealTimes - Saves your pictures and videos and turns them into beautiful stories for you. Share them with your friends and family and relive them … [Read more...]

After School Snacks

After School Snacks

I can't believe it is already back to school time! One of my favorite moments of the day is right when I pick up the kids and they are sharing every detail of their day with me. I love those conversations and that time together. Both kids are usually starving so we have a snack and I get to keep the conversation going (Bonus!). I am so excited about Shamrock Farms mmmilk! … [Read more...]

Garden Markers Craft

Garden Markers Craft

My niece and I share a love of all things artsy and last weekend we decided to add a little pizazz to my garden with homemade garden markers. We found a bunch of nice rocks that had a flat face and decided to paint them as markers for the garden. I do not like to use the little plastic sticks showing what you have growing in the garden. I prefer to have something a little … [Read more...]

Bean Boozled – A Family Jelly Bean Game

Bean Boozled Review

For our Family Game Night we tried Bean Boozled! Basically, in this jelly bean game, you spin and eat the color jelly bean that you land on, BUT each color has one tasty jelly bean and one gross one! For example, if you land on green you have a 50/50 chance of eating lime or lawn clippings.  If you land on orange you have a 50/50 chance of eating peach or barf flavor. You get … [Read more...]

Tin Foil Drawing

Tin Foil Drawing Craft

Tin Foil Drawing is one of our favorite activities to do! It’s so easy, yet so different! Using tinfoil (don’t buy the cheap brands that rip easily) tape a large piece to the table, securing all sides with masking tape. Give the kids a bin of colored Sharpie markers (both fine tip and broad tip) and let them color! It’s amazing how long they colored for on the foil rather … [Read more...]