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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 →

35+ Frozen Birthday Party Ideas

Raise your hand if your kids are pretty much obsessed with the movie Frozen! It has take the world by storm hasn’t it? What sounds more fun than a Frozen themed birthday party for your kids? I’ve gathered up 35+… 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 →

DIY Washi Tape Computer Cord

With the bazillions of cords you have in your house, ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, you might need a way to find a specific one in the crowd of plugs, and quick! In comes a sneaky and stylish way to make your… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Tree With Clay Hearts

After Christmas, I promised my son that we would make some clay hearts, similar to the stars and bells that we have made in the past for the Christmas Tree. And then I thought, why not go all the way… 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 →

6 Airplane Busy Bag Ideas

Traveling with kids this year? Flying to some fabulous family-friendly destination? Then you’re going to want to fill a busy bag full of crafts and activities to entertain your little ones! These ideas are simple enough to prep ahead of time and… Continue Reading →

Host a Hot Chocolate Party

Time to warm up with some hot chocolate. Whether you make your own from scratch or mix it from a can, invite over a few friends to join the hot cocoa fun. Here are just a few of the ways you… Continue Reading →

10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activities for Winter Fun

The winter season is here! Temps are colder and the snow is falling. Time to venture out into the cold wintry weather. Maybe you live near the snow or you’re headed to a snowy location for a family vacation. I’ve… Continue Reading →

Airplane Scavenger Hunt Printable

It’s almost time for holiday travel. Maybe you’re visiting family or maybe you’re going to a destination getaway for the holidays. Wherever you might be headed, we’ve come up with a fun airport scavenger hunt to help entertain the kiddies as… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Place Cards for Thanksgiving

To help prep for our Thanksgiving dinner, we’re making a few festive place cards for the holiday table. These were fun to make, with a few different items to watercolor, representing Thanksgiving. We all took turns choosing either pie, turkey… 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 →

Simple Soccer Snacks for Kids

Yes, I have the official title of “soccer mom”! But I love it! Our family loves to sit on the sidelines and watch the kids play. Even in the cold windy Seattle rain! And each season we’re in charge of snack for… Continue Reading →

Make a Giant Yarn Spider Web in the Woods

One of my favorite activities to set up for the kids while we’re camping is a Giant Yarn Spider Web! It’s super simple to do and lasts the whole weekend of our camping trip! All you need is a ball of… Continue Reading →

Pom Pom Bird Craft

Add some bright colors to a room with these cute and silly pom pom birds from Michelle of MollyMoo! Don’t you think this is a perfect craft for you and your little ones to do together? Make one, two, or a… Continue Reading →

Sticky Note Window Pictures

Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and… Continue Reading →

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Water Toys to Make for Summer

It’s hot hot hot out there! It seems the only way to be outside these days is to do some sort of water activity! What is more fun than playing with water toys in the summer? I’ve rounded up 15… Continue Reading →

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing… Continue Reading →

Super Fun Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats

School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with… Continue Reading →

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