Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment

This fun Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment will have the kids squealing with excitement. Trust me, they’ll want to do this experiment over and over again! Much like our Yeast Balloon Science Experiment, kids will learn how to blow up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda and learn a little chemistry at the […]

Sugar & Yeast Balloon Experiment

Did you know that you can blow up a balloon without using your mouth or a helium tank? You totally can. This super fun Sugar & Yeast Balloon Experiment will have kids wondering how it works. Much like our magic light bulb balloon experiment, this balloon experiment is easy to do. This is one of those […]

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 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 […]

Geography Books for Kids

This year our oldest will be learning a lot about geography as we work through our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum–My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. We’ll be looking at lots of maps and learning about the world we live in. I’ve gone through my bookshelves and visited the library to pick out some of the […]

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 […]

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! […]