Easter Basket Coupons

admin / December 19, 2017

Here is an amazing FREE download to mix things up in the Easter basket.  The kids will love playing with you instead of eating candy all day.  All right, maybe they will still want to eat candy all day but… when it is gone they can use the coupons to work off all the candy they ate!Download the FREE Springtime…

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Autumn Displays for Kids

admin / December 15, 2017

I have been behind on blogging since back to school – very busy here at our house.  Today we enjoyed an outdoor activity with our pool noodle parts and Autumn materials.  We collected mums, leaves and twigs to create Autumn floral displays.  You just need to pinch off the bottom of the flowers or leaves so that the child can…

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Sock Bean Bags from the Sensory Box

admin / December 11, 2017

Why not take sensory play outside the box with sock bean bags?  We have so many mismatched socks around this house so this was a great upcycle project.  We have a sensory box with dried split peas and lima beans.  Have to admit not one of my favorite sensory boxes – the split peas feel so nice running through your…

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Toddler Painting

admin / December 7, 2017

Today we did some painting with water. My little guy is a handful. So finding activities that entertain him in one location for a few minutes can sometimes be a challenge. This activity gets a thumbs up from me. He “painted” for about 5-7 minutes straight which is lengthy for this guy. Thank God it wasn’t paint since he drank…

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5 Bucket List Items for Your Family this Summer

admin / December 3, 2017

Since today is the official first day of Summer, I thought I would share 5 of bucket list items to do as a family during the Summer.  I love all the bucket lists on Pinterest but boy are they overwhelming!  Some of them list 100+ things to do over the summer.  I would be exhausted if we did all those…

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Kale and Apple Salad that Kids Will Actually Eat!

admin / November 30, 2017

I can’t believe it. My kids actually ate this kale and apple salad and asked for more. I like vegetables and happen to like kale but usually not raw. I adapted this recipe from Cooking at the New York Times. Quick funny story – my kids tasted raw kale at lunch time that I was putting on a panini. Their…

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Body Painting

admin / November 25, 2017

This was a fun outdoor activity we did today – body painting.  First we were painting the bottoms of our feet and making prints.  But then the toddler just wanted to paint other people’s feet or her own.  We had a bucket of water close by so anyone could wash up when done.  The toddler loved painting her own feet…

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Freebie Playing Laundry Shop Printables

admin / November 22, 2017

Print these two free fun pages to play pretend laundromat.  This is a functional pretend play activity.  A child can work on sorting and counting laundry while using their imagination to open up a “laundromat”.  You can download the pages at GrowingPlay.This activity encourages: pretend play imagination literacy math skills writing skills functional skills  sorting role playing

Sweet or Sour Game for Car Rides

admin / November 19, 2017

We call this game Sweet or Sour but I think it goes by other names too.  For some reason, the kids love to play this game especially if there is a friend in the car.  When a car ride gets long, the kids get tired of waiting and look for easy entertainment.  This is certainly easy entertainment.All you do is…

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5 Best Card Games to Play with Your Kids

admin / November 15, 2017

If you told me I could only have one “toy” in my entire houseful with 6 kids, I would pick a deck of cards for sure! We go camping quite a bit so we definitely play a lot of cards. Even at home, we will have a card night where we all gather around the dining room table to play…

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