Kids Activities

40 Fun Writing Tools for Kids

When I was a kid I loved writing with fancy pens and paper. Oh, who am I kidding, I still do. Kids are the same way. Fun writing tools for kids make writing more desirable. Kids will choose the cool writing tools 9 times out of 10. Think about it. Why do you think Crayola […]

100 Easy Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Performing random acts of kindness as a family is a great way to teach kids compassion, empathy, and kindness to others. So often, we think random acts of kindness have to be big things like leaving a big tip for the waiter or taking a meal to someone else, but they can be as simple as […]

Magic Light Bulb Balloon Science Experiment

My kids love balloons. What kid doesn’t? So, it’s only natural that we would do balloon science experiments. There are lots of science experiments with balloons out there, but this Magic Light Bulb Balloon Science Experiment is the most fascinating of all. My kids were mesmerized and asked to do it over and over again. […]

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Christmas Ornament

I love to make Christmas ornaments with my kids. Our Christmas tree is covered in their kid-made ornaments. The best ones are made with things we already have around the house since I’m super frugal. This Mason Jar Lid Snowman Christmas Ornament for kids is a perfect example of using what you have to make something […]

125 Stocking Stuffers for Kids Under $10 or Less

Stocking Stuffers are always the last thing I think about. I’m usually scrambling around the store at the last minute looking for something to throw in my kids’ stockings that are cheap, but still useful. This list of 125 Stocking Stuffers for Kids under $10 or Less is my way of thinking ahead this year. I know, […]

Creative Dress-up Ideas for Boys

Like most kids, my boys love to dress up in costumes and pretend they are someone else. Pretend play is a natural thing for young children and should be encouraged. We have many of these creative dress-up ideas for boys in our DIY Dress-Up Corner and they get a lot of use. While we don’t do […]

Creative Dress-Up Ideas for Girls

While our family doesn’t do much for Halloween, we have made sure our costumes end up in the dress-up corner to play with all year long. Recycling Halloween costumes is a great way to make the fun last year-round. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite creative dress-up ideas for girls that will give your […]

Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies

Confession: I’ve been hoarding my favorite pumpkin spice flavored treats to savor long after they are pushed aside by gingerbread and peppermint. If it were up to me, pumpkin spice coffee creamer would be available year-round. If, like me, you are a pumpkin spice lover and want to savor it a little bit longer, these Pumpkin […]

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 […]

Patriotic Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars are easy to make and are a great treat to have on hand. You can vary the add-ins like raisins, chocolate chips, or nuts, but the basic recipe is still the same. I was inspired by the special edition Red, White, and Blue M&M’s to make these Patriotic Granola Bars for a […]