Washi Tape Mason Jar Lid Ornament

My kids love to use tape. Actually, I can’t think of a child I know that doesn’t like to use a tape dispenser. Using tape is such a great way to work on fine motor skills that when I saw some sparkly, festive tape dispensers at the Dollar Tree, I quickly stuck them in my […]

Dramatic Play from A to Z

Dress up and Dramatic Play are some of our favorite ways to play! My kids are always pretending and dressing up in costumes from our dress up corner and I’m so happy about that. You can tailor the play to any theme your child is interested in! We’ve created this dramatic play series to inspire you with pretend […]

Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party

I love the laid-back days of summer. Trips to the park and play dates with friends fill our days, but eventually they have to end. While I love homeschooling, I’m always sad to see the summer fun start to slow down. With back to school time right around the corner, I wanted to host a […]

5 Hands-on Learning Activities

If you’ve been around here long enough, by now you know I’m all about hands on learning. Kids need hands-on learning activities to make the learning stick. Kids can manipulate the materials (tactile) and see (visual) the results. In a nutshell, hands-on learning involves more of the senses making it a multi-sensory experience–a great thing! […]

DIY Preschool Dress-up Corner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and ideas are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias My kids love to play dress-up. Give them a cape or a hat and they’ll pretend they’re someone else and enter the land of make believe. As we’ve added to the dress-up clothes and […]

6 Clever Crafts to Keep Little Hands Busy

My youngest son is a busy little guy. He’s been that way since he was born. I have to stay a few steps ahead of him and keep him engaged or else he’ll seek out trouble. On days when I engage him first thing in the morning, I can tell a difference in the rest […]

6 Fun and Safe Summer Tips and Activities

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in July! I hope you are having a fun and safe summer with your family. I love to see the creative activities that are linked up to the Good Tips Tuesday Linkup. There are endless ideas that inspire me every week, but this week we’re featuring 6 Fun […]

Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

Summer DIY Crafts for Kids

Whew! The summer heat has found East Tennessee. It was over 90 degrees today while I was painting porch rails. With today’s list of 5 Summer DIY Crafts for Kids, you’ll be able to keep your kids busy whether you’re braving the heat or playing it cool. Book Themed Crafts for Kids | A Little Pinch […]

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

The two words every mom hates hearing: I’m BORED! My kids know that if they tell me they’re bored, I’ll find them a chore, but maybe you’re nicer than me. After the chore is done, I will help them figure out something to do. There were several activities in last week’s Good Tips Tuesday that would […]