How to Easily Make Several Colors of Play Dough


My kids love playing with play dough, but for a long time I would make only one color at a time. Then I realized that I could easily make several colors of play dough at a time – by making an entire batch of play dough and adding color as you cook a little bit […]

Loom Band Literacy

loom band literacy

Have your kids joined the loom band craze yet? My kids had to wait until 2014 to get their looms and bands, so we were a little late joining this trend, but seven-year-old Emma, six-year-old Johnny, and four-year-old Lily all enjoy making loom band bracelets! We also recently found another use or our loom boards: […]

Creative Preschool Sensory Play with Ice Balls


This post contains Amazon affiliate links to items we used for this creative preschool sensory play setup. If you purchase anything through these links, we may earn a small commission. This does not affect the price of the item for you. Thank you for supporting this blog! Four-year-old Lily adores sensory play, so I am […]

Fun Activities for Classic Children’s Stories

fun activities for classic stories

This post includes affiliate links to a few of our favorite Paul Galdone illustrations of classic children’s stories. Items purchased through these links, whether they be the books or something else, may earn us a small commission. Thank you for supporting this blog! Have you heard of Paul Galdone? He takes classic children’s stories and […]

Brightening Winter Days with TogetherBox {Giveaway}


  We were recently sent a TogetherBox to review, and it has been a fun way to brighten up dark winter days! There are many different subscription boxes that you can choose from these days; I like this one because it focuses on activities that bring families together and has activities that work for small […]

Easy Kids Activities: Make Stick Puppets


Note this post includes affiliate links to some supplies for easy kids activities that we enjoy. The links lead to Amazon, and if you purchase something from Amazon using the links, we may earn a small commission. Thank you for supporting this blog! I am always on the lookout for fun and easy kids activities, […]

Raising Imaginative Kids: Lily Writes a Story


Four-year-old Lily has always had an incredible imagination, developing complex plots for her characters. Most of the time, I catch snippets of conversations as she moves her little people or animals around, or as she and Emma and Johnny role play. She had scribbled in this notebook for weeks, but one day I realized that […]

Crafts and Activities for Books by Laura Numeroff


Note: This post includes affiliate links to some of Laura Numeroff’s picture books. If you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission, even if you purchase something other than the book. Thank you for supporting this blog! Laura Numeroff was one of my favorite childhood picture book authors, and she […]

Cardboard Crafting for Kids: Cardboard Robot


Meet Robota! Seven-year-old Emma designed this cardboard robot on her own. You may recognize the string of IKEA battery-operated lights that LiEr (if you haven’t seen her blog, drop by immediately, it’s awesome!) sent us that we used to create our cardboard space shuttle with a couple years ago. Add in a nose from our […]

LEGO Themed Birthday Party


Note: this post contains Amazon affiliate links to some products that we purchased to prepare for this LEGO themed birthday party. Purchasing items (any item, not just the one linked) may earn me a small commission at no cost to yourself. Thank you for supporting this blog! Johnny’s LEGO-themed sixth birthday party was so much […]