Torn Paper Nest Craft

We love torn paper crafts at our house. They are easy to make and strengthen fine motor skills for little fingers. One of my favorite spring time art pieces is the Torn Paper Nest we made during Nn-Nest week in My Father’s World Kindergarten last year. Although we made it last year, I realized I […]

Ultimate Guide to Christmas Crafts for Kids

When I was a little girl, the days before Christmas were full of crafts and baking projects. Now that I’m a mom, I’m trying to make the same memories with my boys. As I’ve been searching for crafts to go along with some of our favorite Christmas books, I’ve found a few gems that I […]

Letter Hunt

Using some of our old magazines, we went on a letter hunt the first week of homeschool. Since Jonah still really needs more practice cutting, I helped cut some of the words for him (maneuvering magazines and scissors was a little difficult and frustrating) and then he cut the letters apart. Other than my minimal […]

B is for Bugs {Free Printable}

Our life has been full of creepy, crawly bugs lately. We’ve watched caterpillars grow and change into butterflies. We’ve stopped to watch a parade of ants and then watched them problem-solve when the sidewalk chalk paint interrupted their procession…And don’t even get me started about the war the Mr. has been waging with the wasps […]

Mommy & Me: Pretty Paper Factory

We love Eric Carle books. Alot. They are the books that we return to over and over and over again. One of the things that make Eric Carle books so unique are the way he makes his illustrations. They are made from paper that he has painted and added texture to himself. (You can see […]

Mommy & Me: Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Snow is a precious commodity around our region. We get snow, just not very often. Nor does it stay around very long once it finally snows. So, we often have to make our own. Enter…Coffee Filter Snowflakes. Jonah still needs LOTS of practice with scissors. LOTS. He keeps wanting to rotate his hand like a […]

Mommy & Me: “My” Sight Word Book (Printable)

We’ve entered the world of “Sight Words” around here! I’ve recently taken notice of some readiness for sight words with Jonah and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t very scientific in choosing a word to start with, it sort of randomly happened one day as we were preparing dinner. Jonah was looking at […]

Tutorial: How to Make a Knight Shield

Jonah and I have been having some knight adventures! He’s taken an interest into castles and knights after reading the book In the Castle by Anna Milbourne. As an extension of the book, we made a shield and pretended we were knights. Making a knight shield is really simple! How to Make a Knight Shield: […]

Mommy & Me: Fingerprint Art

I love thumbprint art. I also love teaching Jonah about God’s Word. Combine the two and you make this Mommy very happy. The folks at Tommy Nelson went and made it even easier for me (and you!) to accomplish both at the same time! Printoons are unique characters made with your fingerprints. Printoons are a […]

Homemade Playdough Recipe & Printable

 This is my favorite Homemade Playdough Recipe. Unlike some store-bought brands, it is smooth and stays soft for a long time if stored properly! Plus, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen cabinets. Playdough is perfect for strengthening fine motor skills. Not to mention, kids love to create with it. Playdough is a […]