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Kids in the Kitchen: GREEN Fruit Salad & Skewers

Fruit salad is a staple side dish and snack in our house, and we whipped up a big bowl of green fruit salad to welcome in the month of March. This would be a perfect side dish for a St…. Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Touch

Making Textured Finger Paints My girls haven’t finger painted in years, and even they couldn’t resist trying out these textured finger paints. Adding simple household items like flour, rice, and oats to washable paint creates interesting textures to touch and… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Taste

We’re continuing with our Exploring Our 5 Senses series and today it’s all about taste! When my girls were small, I started setting up simple taste tests to encourage them to try new foods and flavors. Since taste tests are… Continue Reading →

Symmetry Art with Coffee Filters

We were in need of a simple rainy day art project, and these symmetrical designs on coffee filters were fun for both kids and grown-ups. A wet coffee filter is the canvas for this project, and it’s a really interesting… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Parmesan Whole Wheat Croutons

My kids love croutons – do yours? Sometimes, I think they only agree to eat salad so they can load their bowls with crunchy croutons! I couldn’t believe we had never made our own croutons before. These Parmesan whole wheat… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Hearing

How Noisy is Your Snack? Put your listening ears on! We’re calling on our keen sense of hearing to explore how noisy different foods are when chewed. We had lots of fun crunching a variety of foods and rating them… Continue Reading →

Wishes for the New Year Accordion Books

It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost here! After the Christmas festivities are over, we have a family tradition of writing our wishes for the new year. Sometimes we make one big family list, and other times we each make… Continue Reading →

Colorful Stained Glass Candle Drawings

When I was teaching elementary school, these stained glass candle drawings were a project I used to do with my class every winter. Nothing calms a room like some zen coloring time! If your kiddo hasn’t made something like this… Continue Reading →

Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes

We kicked off our December fun with a cute and tasty dessert – Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ice cream sundaes. I love any excuse to eat ice cream, even when it’s cold outside! How to make:┬áReindeer Ice Cream Sundaes This… Continue Reading →

Smiling Snowman Envelopes

Here is a fun way for your kids to decorate a Christmas or winter letter to grandparents or friends – smiling snowman envelopes! These are so quick and simple to draw, you could easily make a big stack for thank… Continue Reading →

Chalk Pastel Stenciled Turkeys

I thought my girls might be too old this year to make a silly Thanksgiving turkey craft, but they were totally still into it. Yay! We had great fun breaking out our chalk pastels and stenciling some colorful turkey feathers…. Continue Reading →

Apple Cider Quinoa Breakfast

Brisk fall mornings call for a hot breakfast. We rely on oatmeal many mornings, but sometimes we like to mix things up with a quinoa breakfast bowl instead. We love this apple cider quinoa – it’s sweet and flavorful, and… Continue Reading →

10 Creative Gratitude Crafts for Big and Little Kids

Believe it or not, November is just around the corner. Like many of you, I’m sure, our family likes to spend a little extra time practicing gratitude during the month of November. We especially love activities that we can build… Continue Reading →

Oil Pastel Witch Hat Drawings

Black paper and oil pastels are one of my most favorite art time combinations. My girls and I had fun designing our own wacky witch hats, just in time for Halloween decorating! This is an open-ended project that is fun… Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa

As soon as the temperatures started cooling off a tiny bit, my girls declared it hot cocoa season once again! While we usually drink our cocoa straight-up chocolate flavor, we also enjoy experimenting with different spices and extracts. Of course,… Continue Reading →

Handprint Pumpkin Keepsake

My little October baby is closing in on his first birthday. I have no idea how that is possible, but it makes me want to capture all the memories I can of his little 11-month-old self. So, here is Henry’s… Continue Reading →

Origami Starburst Wreath

Do you like to decorate your home for each season? I enjoy sprucing things up and putting out a few special decorations, but I really love involving my kids in the decorating. Kid-made decor is my favorite! Here is a… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples Slices

You are definitely going to want to work this tasty treat into your after-school snack rotation soon. These chocolate peanut butter apple slices are so yummy, and pretty healthy too, especially if you use a good quality dark chocolate. Plus,… Continue Reading →

Colorful Painted Craft Sticks

Sometimes, it’s fun to paint or draw on something other than paper. A jumbo craft stick is the perfect canvas for creating a mini-masterpiece. We tried two different painting materials on our craft sticks – watercolors and acrylic craft paints…. Continue Reading →

Paper Bag Art Work Portfolios

We’ve got a great project to share with you today! Not only are these paper bag art work portfolios fun to make, they are going to help you be organized this school year. With a paper grocery bag and some… Continue Reading →

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