Dramatic Play from A to Z

Dramatic Play from A to Z series--26 days of ideas for costumes, props, and pretend play ideas for kids

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 […]

Wild West Small World Play

Wild West Small World Play with Cowboys, Indians, and Wild Horses. So fun!

I was so inspired by our Peter and The Wolf Small World Play idea, that I couldn’t wait to share another! With just a few quick changes, we transformed our Peter and the Wolf Small World into a Wild West Small World Play complete with Cowboys and Indians for my little buckaroos to play with. The boys […]

Peter and the Wolf Small World Play

Peter and the Wolf Small World Play for kids. Perfect for retelling the story and helping kids understand the music.

Small World Play is something my boys are drawn to daily, chances are, yours kids are, too. Kids love using toys to act out familiar stories and make up new ones. This type of play is beneficial to children as they practice language, problem-solving, use their imagination, and more. While I love small world play to be open-ended, […]

5 Hands-on Learning Activities

5 Hands-On Learning Activities for Kids

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 DIY Dress-up Corner for kids makes it easy to keep the dress up clothes organized and easier for kids to play with independently. Use Command Hooks for a quick and removable DIY project. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias (ad)

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 […]

Build-a-Minion Busy Bag

DIY Build-a-Minion Busy Bag using felt. Super easy to make and perfect for the little minion lover in your life.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Has Minion Mania hit your house? Ours too. My kids are in full-out Minion mode and they haven’t even seen the newest movie yet! The Minions are everywhere, so my kids are on the hunt to […]

6 Clever Crafts to Keep Little Hands Busy

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 […]

Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Candy Shark Jello Snack Cups--perfect for an easy summer treat during Shark Week, a pirate birthday party, or the beach.

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 Letter Tile Spelling Mats (Free Printable)

Free Printable Summer Letter Tile Spelling Mats

Happy Summer! I recently shared about the new Letter Tile Spelling Mats Bundle for Seasons and Celebrations in my new blog shop and I wanted to share the summer letter tile printable with you. Some of the people that have purchased the bundle have already been using this with their kids and have told me […]

Fizzy Fine Motor Skills Fun For Preschoolers

Fizzy Fine Motor Fun for Preschoolers

No matter how many times my kids have experimented with baking soda and vinegar reactions, they are always mesmerized. It never fails to make them giggle and wonder. One of my boys’ favorite activities is to have fizzy fun. My oldest asks over and over to make a volcano and the youngest asks for a Fizzy […]