Kids Activities

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 […]

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Confession: I’m a ham girl. No offense to Thanksgiving and the turkey, but I prefer ham. That’s why, even though we eat turkey with extended family on Thanksgiving, I always buy a ham and cook it at my house, too. And talk about the leftovers–YUM! We eat ham for days, people, and never get sick […]

Reindeer Floats Christmas Snack

This adorable Reindeer Floats Christmas Snack is easy to assemble and would make a fun treat for watching Christmas movies with the family or any of your holiday traditions. My kids thought they were hilarious and fun–they really liked making these together! This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, […]

Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias This weekend was all about pumpkins at our house. We got together with friends to have a Pumpkin Party–carving pumpkins, glowstick tag in the dark, and, of course, food. It was a fabulous time! The best part? Nobody had […]

Archaeologist Pretend Play

Sometimes, the best dramatic play ideas are inspired by the natural interests and curiosity of each child. For example, while sorting, organizing, and downsizing some of my teaching materials that have been in storage, my oldest spotted some dinosaur skeleton models. He immediately opened them and began the building process. Later, he asked if he could […]

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 […]

Wild West Small World Play

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 […]

Sundae Fundae Back-to-School Party

Our Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party was so much fun! Letting the boys take ownership of the party planning was a great lesson in responsibility as they chose ice cream toppings, made invitations, and even helped set up for the party. I loved watching them make decisions and compromises with each other. But most of […]

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! […]