Waiting Games – 20 Games to Pass the Time

admin / November 30, 2016

Waiting Games is a 22 page download of twenty games to play while on a road trip, waiting for an appointment or sitting around a campfire.  This collection of activities encourages children to develop self-regulation, creativity and communication skills while they wait. This packet includes games such as 60 Seconds, Reverse 20 Questions, Let’s Debate, Outside the Box and more! This is…

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Kid Made Grill Cheese Biscuits

admin / November 26, 2016

The kids helped make some delicious “grilled” cheese biscuits. I found the idea on Pinterest from OhBiteIt blog.  We modified the recipe though. She called for one stick of melted butter which was not needed (too many calories and too much grease for me).  The kids basically made this entirely on their own. They opened the store bought biscuit dough,…

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5 Games to Play for July 4th

admin / November 21, 2016

Check out these 5 fun games to play on July 4th.  It does not get any easier than this – just print and play to start celebrating Independence Day.  You can download one game for free – Red, White, Blue, Flag. 

5 Games to Play with Pots and Pans

admin / November 18, 2016

Through the years, one of the best go to toys for little ones is the kitchen pots and pans.  Here are 5 games to play with pots and pans:1.  Lid Mix Up – separate all the pots, pans and the lids. Scatter them around a room.  See how quickly the child can find the correct lid and match it up…

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How to Play Spud

admin / November 13, 2016

Spud is definitely on my top 10 list of games to play with a large group of children in an outdoor space or indoor gym. All you need is a soft ball to toss around and one adult or child who is not playing.  To start, the person who is not playing, whispers a number into each player’s ear.  If…

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Toddler Time: Unwrapping

admin / November 7, 2016

Materials: small toys/objects and tin foil Preparation:  Wrap up the toys and objects in some tin foil.  Place the wrapped objects in a bowl or bucket. Activity: Start to unwrap one of the objects a tiny bit and let the child complete the unwrapping to discover the object.  Once the child learns how to open the tin foil encourage him/her…

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The Simplicities of Childhood

admin / November 3, 2016

I have come to a major realization that the simplicity of childhood only lasts so long.  I do not mean the innocence or the sense of wonder.  I mean the true simplicity of just enjoying a simple activity over and over again.  While observing our 6th child splash through puddles repeatedly, our almost 12 year old was following behind.  My…

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