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2016 Word Art Printable for Kids

In keeping with our annual family tradition, my girls and I have been spending some time jotting down wishes and plans for the new year. This year, we are recording our ideas on a 2016 printable that we can fill… Continue Reading →

Holly Clothespin Gift Toppers

I’m adding a homemade touch to our gift wrapping this year with these sweet holly clothespin gift toppers. With some simple supplies and just a few minutes’ work, you can make a pile of these festive clothespins, perfect for attaching… Continue Reading →

DIY Christmas Joy Bucket and Burlap Bow

How do you decorate your house for the holidays? Do you keep it simple or go all out? I am on the simple side myself, especially with a toddler in the house. But, I do enjoy making things look festive… Continue Reading →

Plan and Prepare a Red and Green Meal

We have been doing an activity Advent calendar for many years, and even though my girls are now 11 and 13, they still love this annual tradition. To keep this mama sane, most of the activities are super-easy, no-prep things,… Continue Reading →

Magnetic Felt Frames with Photo Pockets

We love making homemade gifts, but don’t always have the time for elaborate crafts as Christmas approaches. However, these magnetic felt frames with photo pockets are quick to make and oh, so cute! The color possibilities are endless, and there… Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (Kid-Friendly!)

I adore soup weather! And, I love slow cooker soups for an easy and warming dinner. This butternut squash and apple soup has a sweet, delicate flavor, and is simple enough for my daughters to prepare. Even my toddler can… Continue Reading →

Pop-up Autumn Leaf Place Cards

My kids have been making holiday meal place cards since they were tiny. It’s such a fun and creative way for them to contribute to a special meal. We’ve been brainstorming place card ideas for Thanksgiving, and these pop-up autumn… Continue Reading →

Shape Scarecrow Drawing Game

Here’s a silly scarecrow drawing game, perfect for a rainy autumn afternoon. In this game, you will create scarecrows using only 6 different shapes. Roll the die, add a shape, repeat – we had lots of laughs as our crazy… Continue Reading →

Paper Weaving Pumpkins

Simple paper crafts are some of my favorites – I can pull out supplies on a moment’s notice and set-up a low-mess art invitation. These paper weaving pumpkins are an easy fall craft for preschoolers and up, with adorable results…. Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Treats

How about a treat that’s sweet and salty, plus makes your house smell like pumpkin pie? I say, yes please! We devoured a batch of these Pumpkin Spice Pretzels in minutes. Pumpkin pie spices, melted butter, and sugar are tossed… Continue Reading →

Cute Cow Treat Bags

My almost-two-year-old is very into cows right now. There is a lot of mooing in my house! We’re getting ready for a farm-themed birthday party for my son, with plenty of decorations inspired by his beloved cows. Our first project… Continue Reading →

Apple Cider Float Bar

Even though our weather is still decidedly summery, I’m heading into autumn-mode anyway. Last year, we made apple cider floats for the first time, and they were such a hit with the whole family that they became our official drink… Continue Reading →

Make a Personalized Hook Rack

A hook rack is a useful addition to any child’s room. Why settle for a boring white hook rack from the store? With some fun patterned paper and a few supplies, you can work together to craft a personalized hook… Continue Reading →

Drawing Zentangle Elephants

Elephants have always been a favorite animal in our house. Even my toddler walks around the house raising his arm and making his own tiny elephant trumpets. I happened to see that World Elephant Day is coming up on August… Continue Reading →

Design a Food Truck Printable

Have you and your kids ever eaten at a food truck? We have been to a food truck gathering at a nearby park a few times, and we had such a great time checking out the different trucks and eating… Continue Reading →

3 Fresh Play Ideas for the Water Table

Water play is a toddler mood-changer in our house. Whether it’s playing in the sink, splashing in the bath, or exploring the water table outside, water play often gets rid of any late-afternoon grumpies. We have a bucket of water… Continue Reading →

Backwards Mini-Olympics

If you’re looking for some giggles, try hosting a Backwards Mini-Olympics for your kiddos, part of our summer series Get Out and Play! When my girls were preschool and early elementary age, they loved it when I set-up obstacle courses or… Continue Reading →

Beat the Heat with a Breakfast Picnic

We’re in the middle of a streak of 100°+ days. I even saw 115° in our upcoming forecast – phew! While we love eating outside in the summer, it’s way too hot for a picnic by the time lunch rolls… Continue Reading →

Coffee Filter Hot Air Balloons

I have always loved hot air balloons. They are so colorful and fun! I’m definitely more of a spectator than a rider (heights!), but it’s fun to think about what the world might look like from a high-flying balloon. We… Continue Reading →

7 {More} Unique Painting Tools for Kids

We’ve already shared 7 of our favorite painting tools that we love to experiment with. Now, we’re back with 7 more creative ideas that will inspire you to set the brushes aside and try painting a new way. Any one… Continue Reading →

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