DIY Bean Bag Tutorial

Bean Bags are a childhood staple. As a teacher, I often used bean bags in my elementary classroom for lots of different learning activities. The possibilities are truly endless! DIY Bean Bags are a perfect easy beginner sewing project and can help use up fabric scraps. The materials are practically free, and even if you […]

5 Clever Fall Projects for Kids

I love a clever project–add fall and kids to the mix and I’m head-over-heels. Last week, we had some clever fall projects for kids linked up for Good Tips Tuesday and I’m anxious to share them with you. All of these ideas are quick and easy, so grab your kids and have some fun! 5 […]

Christopher Columbus Activities for Kids

We’ve been studying Early Explorers at our house in the first few weeks of homeschool. During our Christopher Columbus Unit, we’ve looked at maps of Christopher Columbus’ accidental voyage to North America, made our own versions of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and so much more! I’ve pulled together all of the best Christopher […]

Easy Viking Lunch for Kids

We’ve been studying vikings and early explorers at our house lately. One day I decided to get a little creative with the kids’ lunches and prepare a fun and easy viking helmet snack. The kids loved it and have asked for this creative lunch twist every day since! How To Make A Viking Lunch Make […]

Kid Crafts with Kiwi Crate

Disclosure: I received this product for free. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are honest and I was not required to post a positive review. What is Kiwi Crate? Kiwi Crate is a monthly kid crafts subscription. They deliver hands-on fun right to your mailbox. Designed for ages 3-8, projects can include arts […]

Good Tips Tuesday 5/19

It’s a fantastic new week and there are new tips & tricks to be found for your life, home, and kids! You can never have too many tips and tricks to make your life easier…am I right? Be sure to add your own or check out the new tips in the linky at the end […]

The Ultimate Guide to Developing Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills are important to everyday activities such as tying shoes, writing names, and buttoning a shirt. Little hands need practice to develop these skills and strengthen hand muscles. Developing Fine Motor Skills doesn’t have to be complicated, but it should always be fun! Use these tips and tricks to help your kids while […]

Thoughts on Play from Mr. Rogers

This post is a part of the series, 31 Days of Open-Ended Play. Be sure to read all the posts in the series for more great ideas for encouraging learning and creativity through open-ended play.  

10 Traits of Great Toys

Play is the work of a child. ~ Maria Montessori If play is the work of the child, then toys are the tools children use to get the job done. Unfortunately, not all toys are created equal, so how can we decided if a toy is worth it or not? What makes a good toy? […]

Throwing out the Script to Engage in Open-Ended Play

Beep-Beep! Chugga-Chugga! Vroom-Vroom! If my days had a soundtrack, those sounds would definitely dominate the playlist. If a toy has wheels, my boys love it. If the toy has sounds and batteries, I’m a tad bit more selective. In these modern days with iPads, smart phones, and buttons at every turn, I find myself a […]