Big News!

I’m so excited to let you in on a little secret I’ve been working on behind the scenes! I was approached by a publishing company to write a book about hands-on busy bags that kids will love. I’ve accepted their offer and am frantically writing and photographing busy bags in between normal family life, including […]

Gumball Counting Busy Bag (Free Printable)

This busy bag for preschoolers or kindergarteners is a great way to practice counting. My preschooler has been enjoying this one! It’s a pretty straight forward counting busy bag, but pretending the pom-poms are gumballs is a fun little way to practice counting. We’ve pretended to chew the gumballs after each counting set and make […]

Vacation 2016

Disclosure: I received some discounts in exchange for this post about our recent trip to Orlando. All opinions are mine. We just got back from our vacation, and boy, did we pack it full of family fun! While we usually go to the same places every year, this year we decided to branch out a […]

5 Tips for Traveling With Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetPackin #CollectiveBias Traveling with kids can sometimes be tricky. Being in the car for a long road trip can leave them bored and cranky. If that’s the case, it’s no fun for parents either. We’ve done our fair share […]

Printable LEGO® Storage Labels & 100+ Ways to Learn with LEGO®

My boys have spent most of the summer in their favorite corner of their room building LEGO® creations. I’ve heard the sounds of them searching for the perfect LEGO® brick to complete the next step in their current project. To make things easier, we’ve set up their LEGO® building corner in a way to make searching for […]

Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag

My four year old is rhyming all the time these days. He’s constantly going through all the words that could rhyme by changing the beginning sound. It’s all day long! I love this stage because it tells me they are starting to get ready for learning to read and word families. This Rhyming Puzzles Busy […]

Quilt Sudoku for Kids Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Sudoku is a fun game that many adults like to play, but this version for kids uses colors and makes a beautiful pattern that reminds me of a quilt. This Sudoku for kids busy bag is a little tricky, so this one is for my 8 year old. My preschooler wouldn’t be able to do this […]

Lacing Shapes Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Lacing is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Manipulating the string in and out of the holes takes a lot of effort for little fingers. It strengthens dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and the pincer grasp. Sometimes this activity can be frustrating for them when the string falls out of the hole before they can […]

Soap Foam Sensory Bin

This Soap Foam Sensory Bin is easy to make and so much fun to play in. My four year old loves the squishy, foamy texture and had a lot of fun with this sensory bin. The inspiration for this sensory bin was from a new book, The Toddler Journey, from my friend Angela at Teaching […]

Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag

I’ve been adding to our busy bags recently to give my preschooler more to do during our homeschool time. I made this Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag to help him practice counting and number recognition. This busy bag is simple to make and includes a free printable for you! This busy bag works on counting, […]