•   We made branch bracelets last year for our Christmas tree so, when my sister Shell asked us to make angel ornaments I knew we could. The angel ornaments will be used to decorate a Christmas tree and the walls of my mom’s room. Her studio apartment in an assisted living home is kind of… [Continue Reading]

    Christmas Ornaments for Kids- Doily Painted Angels
  • I wanted to come up with a yummy kids friendly recipe for Thanksgiving snack that kids can build. It needed to have ingredients that could be swapped out if the children creating it had food allergies. This kid friendly recipes for teepee are something that will do just that. If you read through the ingredient list… [Continue Reading]

    Kid Friendly Recipes- Teepee Snack
  •   Kitchen tools can make great painting tools for arts and crafts for kids. We create this turkey craft using a potato masher. The masher added a lot of texture to the turkey. It was lots of fun to make. I think you will like creating a mashed turkey for Thanksgiving too. I have titled… [Continue Reading]

    Arts and Crafts for Kids- Potato Masher Turkey
  •   My six year old and I recently sat down and looked through catalogs my mom received to look for gift ideas.  She loves for him to pick them out for her. She just then has to order one or two of them. I thought you might want to see what awesome toys for six… [Continue Reading]

    Awesome Toys for Six Year Olds- Boys
  • Last Saturday we went to the Roper Mountain Science Center for their monthly family event. This month they featured science project ideas that focused on chemistry and candy. Needless to say JDaniel had a blast! Candy and chemical reactions are two things kids really enjoy. One of the science project ideas really stood out! We… [Continue Reading]

    Science Project Ideas- Sink and Float M&M’s

Christmas Ornaments for Kids- Doily Painted Angels

Christmas Ornaments- Painted Angels

  We made branch bracelets last year for our Christmas tree so, when my sister Shell asked us to make angel ornaments I knew we could. The angel ornaments will be used to decorate a Christmas tree and the walls of my mom's room. Her studio apartment in an assisted living home is kind of drab. It really needs to be dressed up. We are Continue Reading

Kid Friendly Recipes- Teepee Snack

Kid Friendly Recipes- Teepee Snack

I wanted to come up with a yummy kids friendly recipe for Thanksgiving snack that kids can build. It needed to have ingredients that could be swapped out if the children creating it had food allergies. This kid friendly recipes for teepee are something that will do just that. If you read through the ingredient list and it doesn’t, please check out Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts for Kids- Potato Masher Turkey

Arts and Crafts for Kids- Potato Masher Turkey

  Kitchen tools can make great painting tools for arts and crafts for kids. We create this turkey craft using a potato masher. The masher added a lot of texture to the turkey. It was lots of fun to make. I think you will like creating a mashed turkey for Thanksgiving too. I have titled this preschool activities, but I think older children Continue Reading

Awesome Toys for Six Year Olds- Boys

Awesome Toys for Six Year Old Boys

  My six year old and I recently sat down and looked through catalogs my mom received to look for gift ideas.  She loves for him to pick them out for her. She just then has to order one or two of them. I thought you might want to see what awesome toys for six year olds that he selected.  Also included on this list are some toys and Continue Reading

Science Project Ideas- Sink and Float M&M’s

Science Project Ideas- Sink and Float M&M's- Checking the M's Out

Last Saturday we went to the Roper Mountain Science Center for their monthly family event. This month they featured science project ideas that focused on chemistry and candy. Needless to say JDaniel had a blast! Candy and chemical reactions are two things kids really enjoy. One of the science project ideas really stood out! We were all Continue Reading

Fun Math Games With Number Turkeys

Fun Math Games with Turkey Numbers

There are a number of fun math games and activities that you can play using these  printable number turkeys I made. Let me walk you through each one of the games I have come up with. You may find that you have dozens of other uses for them. If you do, please leave your ideas in a comment below or on my Facebook page so that others can do them Continue Reading

Activities and Books for Kids- The Sunday Showcase

Activities and Books for Kids

When the weather gets colder, you may find your family spending more time inside. Snuggling up to share a book and then doing an activity based on it is a perfect indoor activity. Last week a number of activities and books for kids were linked up on The Sunday Showcase that featured book tie-in or activities that would be wonderful to tie into Continue Reading

Spelling Games- Thanksgiving Words

Spelling Games- Thanksgiving Words

Spelling games that make you use your brain to build words are challenging and fun. In this game we tried to come up with a lot of  words using the letters found in the word Thanksgiving. While we searched our minds for words that we could build, we were using a variety of reading skills at the same time. Spelling games that tap into reading Continue Reading

Minecraft Creeper Craft & 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

Minecraft Creeper Craft and 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids

If you are looking for screen-free activities for kids that will engage your children’s creativity and sensory motor skills, I have the book for you. It is called 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities . This book contains recipes for fun and exploration. Let me share with you the ten reasons I love this Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids- Lantern Turkeys

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

I am joining the All Things Kids bloggers in a fun series for November, Thanksgiving Activities for Kids.  Each of the blogs in this series  is sharing  Thanksgiving crafts and activities.  We made Thanksgiving lantern turkeys. This idea for lantern turkeys is one of those Thanksgiving crafts for kids that works on  basic skills and leaves you Continue Reading

Preschool Activities For the Fall

Preschool Activities for Fall

  While my son has moved on to elementary school, preschool activities are still something I love to plan and share. There were several shared on The Sunday Showcase last week that I knew you would love. They feature a fall theme or would be great fall activities to do with preschool children. You many decide that they would be great for Continue Reading