10 Best Christmas Movies for Young Kids

Christmas movies for young kids

One of our favorite things to do as a family during Christmas time is to sit next to a lit tree and watch some Christmas movies. Some of my favorite Christmas movies like ELF and Christmas Vacation aren’t really appropriate for my 3 1/2 year old and so I thought I would share some of […]

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids- Gratitude Handprint Tree

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids Gratitude Tree

This year I wanted to do a special Thanksgiving Activity that had to do with thankfulness with my daughter this year because this is the first year she really “gets” it. We have read Thanksgiving books in years past and every year we have a gratitude tradition. But even still she never really understood what […]

Easy Baby and Toddler Activity- Water Play

Baby Activities- Water Play

This water sensory activity is special to me because it is the first activity I did with my first daughter when she was 9 months old. This was before I had a blog or really knew anything about learning through play. This activity is so simple and yet so fun and stimulating for kids and […]

10 Tips for a Stress Free Christmas Season

Stress free christmas tips

I think we all want a stress free Christmas season but don’t always know how to make it stress free. I am a list maker. Having a list in-hand helps cut down on my stress in any given situation. Even if you are not a natural planner or list maker like me, having a general […]

6 Candy Learning Activities for Kids

Candy Activities for Kids

  I am pretty sure I am not the only mother out there who wonders what to do with all the left over Halloween candy their children got for Halloween. I am not one of those moms who doesn’t let there kid enjoy any of the candy but my daughter seriously got so much candy that […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITY AND HOW TO FOSTER IT

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 Why is creativity important? Is this a question you have asked yourself? Creativity should not be underestimated. Creativity in children is so important. Creativity helps teach cognitive skills such as mathematics and scientific thinking. Creative thinking involves imagination, basic use of the scientific method, communication, physical dexterity and exertion, problem posing, problem solving, making interpretations, and […]

{Halloween Activity}10 Little Pumpkins Felt Story Board

10 little pumpkins felt story

  To put our new DIY flannel board to good use, we decided to get in the Halloween spirit with a pumpkin song and pumpkin felt story board. I thought we could use our felt board to practice counting and explore the concept of size. This is a fun fall toddler and preschooler activity! For this […]

Frozen Painted Pumpkins for Kids

Frozen Pumpkin for kids

My daughters first and second Halloween we carved pumpkins together but she couldn’t really get in on the fun since she could use the carving equipment. So the next year we tried painting our pumpkin instead and this was a huge hit. This year we decided to do drip painting using my daughter’s favorite movie […]

{Halloween Activity} Witch’s Sensory Brew

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Double, Double Toil and trouble. This is a fun spaghetti sensory bin tailored for Halloween.  Dye the pasta a creepy green and purple color and add some creepy crawlies and you have a perfect spooky Halloween sensory bin! We decided to make this a witch’s sensory brew! For this SPELL you’ll need: Brains and Worms (Spaghetti dyed […]

Candy Corn Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft for Toddlers

This is a simple Halloween craft for kids that is great for toddlers and preschooler. It helps them with their fine motor skills and can be used to help them learn and practice identifying colors. My daughter was all about this candy corn craft because this year she recently discovered candy corns at Grandma’s house. […]