learning monkeys: Jellybean Math

Loads of Halloween candy?  Try jellybean math – a super fun, engaging, AND YUMMY way to learn (without them even knowing they’re doing math!).



Ready for Kindergarten Book Study: The Core Concepts – Color Recognition

This simple color activity, with only three materials, relays the core concepts of color recognition in preparation for kindergarten.



learning monkeys: Butterfly Life Cycle Activity

A four-part preschool/kindergarten project, including a craft, a handwriting activity and a coloring/cutting page for learning the butterfly life cycle.



learning monkeys: Paint Palette Color Wheel

A {free printable} Paint Palette Color Wheel.  A hands-on activity where the kiddos can mix paint, match and learn primary & secondary colors.



diy: Patriotic Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets

Washi Tape Wooden bracelets PATRIOTIC style – bring in the red, white & blue with this simple and fun DIY craft.



diy: Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets

With a few simple tools, these beautiful DIY washi tape bracelets can adorn your wrists too.



book & activity: Booking Across the USA–Delaware {beach mobile}

Along with several beach themed book recommendations, here is also a relate-able activity – a super cute, simple, beach inspired mobile.



holiday: Valentine Roundup Kids Crafts & Recipes

A last minute round-up of some kiddo crafts & recipes – it’s never to late (that’s my motto – but hey – I’m late to almost everything)!



fancy fun: Heart Button Beaded Jewelry

This simple & easy craft will have your little one’s heart going pitter patter with some beautiful kiddo-made Valentine jewelry.



holiday: Torn Paper Hearts {The Studio}

A simple and colorful paper craft for kids that is easily made with just a few materials.



book & craft: Snowflake Stained Glass Mobile

It has been snowing a great deal here lately, so what better way to celebrate this winter wonderland than a book and a little craft to go along with it!



holiday: Layered Heart Collages {The Studio}

A quick & fun craft from our Valentine’s Day crafting extravaganza at Kiwi Crate!



holiday: Magnetic Tissue Paper Hearts {The Studio}

We’ve been on a Valentine’s Day crafting extravaganza these past couple of weeks! Here is a new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”.



ABC Alphabet Cards {free printable}

A to Z – each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from U to Z

U-Z, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from P to T

P-T, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from K to O

K-O, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from F to J

F-J, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boys & girls alike.



KBN Series: The ABC’s of Printables from A to E

A-E, each Alphabet Card is a 4-part learning tool…designed with colors & composition that is suitable for learning & decoration, for boy’s & girl’s alike.



holiday: Foam Christmas Trees {The Studio}

And yet another fun, new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. It’s not too late to make these – it’s an easy & fun craft to keep the kiddos busy today (I speak from personal experience here ;)! Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun […]



holiday: Count & Color Christmas Tree {free printable}

We are headed to see Santa in the morning, the tradition we have not yet embarked upon until this year – it should be interesting & fun!  V is very excited, and T, well, he cries when he’s not on mommy’s, daddy’s, or grandpa’s lap (those that are included in T’s pre-approved lap circle ;) […]



holiday: Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree {The Studio}

Here’s another fun new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! This was one of our favorites!!!!!!!!!!! Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree ♥ ♥ xx ♥ m



My {FAVORITE} Books and Toys for Preschoolers

Around the holidays I often get asked by friends about gift ideas for kiddos.  My favorite gift is ALWAYS a book, but I will let in the educational toys every now & then ;)  So, today I’ve complied for you, with visuals of course, my favorite books & toys that are currently scattered about our […]



kiddo craft: Paper Plate Portraits

This activity is super fun to do, for you & the kiddos.  When we did this at V’s third birthday – I do believe the ADULTS had more fun than the kids (through fits of giggles – I think my brother made like five of them).  It really came down to – how silly can […]



play and eat: Dry Erase Printable Placemats

As much as little ones like to eat, they like to help in the kitchen too.  These printable placemats will help them with their chores while having fun!



fancy fun: Bread Clay Beads and Necklace

Learn how to make this super cool, Anthropologie-esque, delightful, kiddo-made – Bread Clay Beads & Necklace!



art & learning: Cave Man Drawings with Homemade Puffy Paint

Keeping with the dinosaur theme we have going on…I decided to get all prehistoric on you and make cave man drawings today with our very own homemade puffy paint.  The thing with cave man drawings is that there is no rhyme or reason, no path for them to follow, and no lines to stay in.  […]



art & learning: Fireworks Coloring Page + Word Search

Party of three!  Party of three! Good things come in threes, huh?…”What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” Well, there are The Three Bears, The Chipmunks (you know, ALVIN, Simon, and Theodore), Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, 3 ring notebooks, three little kittens that lost their mittens, the saying “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”…okay, I could […]