We love the reaction between baking soda and vinegar. The fizzing and erupting never gets old for my kids, and we have found SO many ways to incorporate this science project into our regular activities. This art project takes the reaction and makes a really fun process art experience that
Christmas Tradition: Spot the Decorations Game with Free Printable!
My favorite family Christmas tradition as a child was going on a drive to look at Christmas lights. We would pile into the car, put on the Christmas tunes and go for a nice drive. My siblings and I always liked to point out the most decorated houses and spot
Kid-Made Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Cookie Cutters
One of my favorite traditions, and my kids’ new favorites, is making ornaments for the Christmas tree. There are so many totally adorable ones out there, we tend to go more the route of kid-made and simple that we can keep and look back on for years to come. These
3 Gift Guides for Every Kid on Your List
I write often about the power of play on my site. It is how kids learn best, by engaging their senses and exploring open-ended, creative and dramatic play. There are many ways in which kids can play without toys, however, we all know how much kids love to play with toys,
12 Days of Blogmas! 12 Days, 12 Blogs, and a HUGE Giveaway!
The Christmas season is upon us, and we have a lot of fun in store for you! The 12 Days of Blogmas is a really fun way to get excited about the upcoming holiday season, read some awesome articles (discover new blogs) and enter to WIN an amazing prize! Spoiler
Red, White & Blue Colored Salt Army Sensory Bin
This army sensory bin celebrates all of our brave men and women. Check out how we make our colored sensory salts for the base of this bin! Three cheers for the red, white and blue! This army sensory bin celebrates the United States and all of the brave men
7 Sweet Treats for a Kids Holiday Party!
One of my favorites parts of any holiday, is the opportunity for a super fun kid’s party. My son loves to get together with a few of his friends and celebrate. I always enjoy planning some activities, but I especially love choosing some super cute themed sweet treats to create for
Gift Guide for the Active Mind: Ages 3-8
Does your child have a mind with wheels that never seem to stop turning? I’m sure it is one of those qualities that you absolutely adore, however, you are probably constantly trying to find ways to engage them and keep them occupied in a constructive way. My little guy falls in this
Gift Guide for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Dramatic Play Toys
Do your kids love to play pretend? Quickly outgrowing the baby toys, yet not quite big enough for smaller-piece toys, it can be a challenge to find developmentally appropriate and safe toys for the 2-3 year old age range. Notice that some of my favorite brands included are Melissa & Doug,
Halloween Slime for Sensory Play
It’s no secret we LOVE sensory play at our house. The stickier and slimier the better! I know that is not the case for a lot of children, this Halloween slime is the perfect mix of squishy and slimy but it does NOT stick to your hands! Sensory activities encourage