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! […]

DIY Preschool Dress-up Corner

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 […]

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 […]

6 Fun and Safe Summer Tips and Activities

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in July! I hope you are having a fun and safe summer with your family. I love to see the creative activities that are linked up to the Good Tips Tuesday Linkup. There are endless ideas that inspire me every week, but this week we’re featuring 6 Fun […]

Summer DIY Crafts for Kids

Whew! The summer heat has found East Tennessee. It was over 90 degrees today while I was painting porch rails. With today’s list of 5 Summer DIY Crafts for Kids, you’ll be able to keep your kids busy whether you’re braving the heat or playing it cool. Book Themed Crafts for Kids | A Little Pinch […]

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

The two words every mom hates hearing: I’m BORED! My kids know that if they tell me they’re bored, I’ll find them a chore, but maybe you’re nicer than me. After the chore is done, I will help them figure out something to do. There were several activities in last week’s Good Tips Tuesday that would […]

Brain Chase: Summer Learning Adventure for Kids

Homeschool Mom Confession: By the time we hit summer, I’m feeling done with anything that looks like learning…and so is my school-age son. Chances are, your kids feel that way, too. The problem is I know the importance of kids exercising their brain over the summer to prevent summer learning loss–I am a certified teacher, […]

Kid-Painted Flower Pots

I love to plant flowers and add a little color to our front porch every year. It adds a welcoming curb appeal to our house, but it also lifts my spirits to have beauty around us every day. Taking care of potted plants is a great experience for kids and it helps them have a […]

5 Fun Rainy Day Activities

Rainy days can be some of the hardest for moms of active kids. I like to save some of the easy kids activities for rainy days to help us from going stir-crazy. Without a few fun rainy day activities up my sleeve, my kids will bicker and bounce of the walls until the last raindrop. […]

6 Garden Themed Activities for Kids

It’s time to get out in the garden! Whether you plant veggies or flowers, there’s no doubt about it, kids love to garden. Digging in the dirt, planting seeds, and watering the plants are all things kids can help with. Waiting on the plants to grow is the hardest part. Keep kids interested with these […]