Paper Plate Carnival Masks

These Paper Plate Carnival Masks are perfect for teaching kids about Rio Carnival, Brazil, and the Rainforest. During our homeschool study of the rainforest, we read about Rio Carnival in Brazil and wanted to make our own colorful masks. Carnival is always celebrated the weekend before the beginning of Lent, similar to Mardi Gras. While […]

26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers

There are lots of ways to for preschoolers to learn how to spell their name! This list of 26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers is full of creative name activities for preschoolers. Over the years I’ve done lots of things to help kids learn how to spell and recognize their name. We’ve made name art, practiced with […]

DIY Fine Motor Tongs Made With Chopsticks

I love to make Fine Motor Skills tools with ordinary things if I can, that’s why I love these DIY Fine Motor Tongs made with Chopsticks so much. They are easy to make and fun for kids to use. These can be used for everyday simple fine motor skills activities, but could also be used […]

Instant Pot Soup Recipes To Keep You Warm This Winter

Instant Pots are all the rage right now. This electric pressure cooker has transformed dinner time at my house. It is so fast! I love how quickly I can throw dinner together thanks to this handy kitchen gadget. When winter temperatures drop, all I want to do is eat soup and curl up under a […]

Balloon Rocket STEM Activity

Have you ever had one of those days where the kids needed something to do to and they were whining and complaining of boredom? That’s where this balloon science experiment can save the day. My kids didn’t know it, but they were learning some science concepts while they were having fun with balloons. In my […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Books for Kids

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man that helped the civil rights movement tremendously. His peaceful but firm approach to getting equal rights for African Americans is something I’ve always admired. His “I have a dream” speech gives me cold chills every time I hear it. Each January, when America celebrates MLK Day, […]

20 Must-Make Muffin Recipes

One of my kids’ favorite breakfasts is blueberry muffins. Sometimes I make them from scratch, but if my husband is making them they are usually from a packet. Blech. I guess I can’t complain seeing as he is making breakfast after all. I often get bored with the same ole’ thing. I like variety. I […]

Scrabble Tile Name Christmas Ornament

When I was a little girl my Grandmother would get me an ornament every single year. I’ve always loved this tradition and have all of my ornaments hanging on my tree. Often, they would have my name on them. These personalized ornaments are my favorite. This year I wanted to add some personalized ornaments to […]

Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments

I love to take the ordinary and turn it into something beautiful. That’s why I love these Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments so much. By using simple materials, my kids and I were able to make gorgeous ornaments that will hang on our tree for years to come. This ornament is a beautiful addition to any tree. *Affiliate […]

40 Creative Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

Wood slices are all the rage right now. They seem to be everywhere. They’re a rustic way to bring a little nature into your home. I’ve rounded up a list of 40 Creative Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments you can make this Christmas. If you’d like an afternoon of crafting with your kids, get them to […]