Inspired By Julia Donaldson – Fancy Stick Crown

This Fancy Stick Crown is fun to make and fun to wear! Spark their imaginations with an easy craft you already have the supplies for – right in your yard!



craft, activity, and snack: Sheep Trick or Treat

Join us for a themed craft, activity, and snack to along with Sheep Trick or Treat, by Nancy Shaw – our Halloween book pick for Halloween Read & Play!



make it: 20 DIY Masks + giveaway

Masks can be used for Halloween or just any day play, these 20 gorgeous DIY masks can be made out of paper, felt, or fabric.



GoldieBlox Bash! My pink aisle disruption.

Nine little girls + one amazing STEM product = a fun morning of problem solving, teamwork, engineering, social play, AND cupcakes at our GoldieBlox Bash!



Inspired By Mo Willems – Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus

Inspired by Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems, a literary favorite of ours – create a one of a kind pigeon hand print to follow the book!



Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015

This year I have the honor of being a part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids – join us every month for the featured author & an activity to accompany it!



diy classroom: Reminder Bracelets

A Reminder Bracelet station is an simple DIY teacher/classroom gift. Set it by the classroom door for the student to write down what they need to remember.



learning monkeys: Grow Crystals In A Jar {guest post}

Malia from Playdough to Plato is here today, showing us how to Grow Crystals in a Jar, for this fun kid science experiment!



learning monkeys: Fruit Match Up Games

These three, free printable Fruit Match Up Games are a great way to practice visual recognition and memorization with your little one!



learning monkeys: Numbered Fruit Flash Cards

These free printable Numbered Fruit Flash Cards are a great way to practice counting (and visual recognition) with your little one!



party: Rio 2 DIY Costume and Popcorn Bar

With the new Rio 2 DVD & some Pop Secret popcorn you can create this DIY “Blu” Macaw Costume & Popcorn Bar for your own fab family movie night experience!



kiddo: Everyday Fine Motor – Buttons

Sharing some creative ways that will engage your child with open-ended play, with two activities using buttons, an Everyday Fine Motor Material.



Ultimate Backyard Summer Camp – Summer Discount!

Designed by six teaching mama’s (so it’s fun & educational), to keep your 3-8 yr-olds busy, all summer long, with their very own Backyard Summer Camp!



kid activities: 40 Best Pretend Play Activities

Pretend Play is an integral part of early childhood, and easy to put together for an afternoon of play. Here are 40 Pretend Play Activities to inspire you!



kid activities: 30 Best Star Gazing Activities and Books

With summer almost here, what a perfect time for some star gazing. Check out these 30 Best Star Gazing Activities and Books!



backyard summer camp: Starry Night Sky Painting

Starry Night Sky Painting art activity – a kiddo masterpiece from the Backyard Summer Camp eBook.



101 Kids Activities

101 Kids Activities has exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for the whole day, every day.



art and learning: Piet Mondrian LEGO art

Introduce fine art to your kids in a fun way – with these inventive Piet Mondrian LEGO art printable cards. Teach through play – the best way to learn!



fun eats: Homemade Applesauce and ReSqueeze

An ultra simple, homemade applesauce recipe – without all the processed sugars (fresh apples have natural sugars – you don’t need to add more – trust me!).



kid diy: Summer Bucket List – Badges

A list of things to accomplish this summer – a summer bucket list – in a fun wearable way – WITH MERIT BADGES!



book and craft: Peach Blossom Necklace

Follow along with us for a book & craft – we’ll read Travels with Charlie and create a lovely Peach Blossom Necklace to represent our state.



party in a jar: Dino Terrarium Jars

Party In A Jar is brimming full of kid-friendly jar projects for every occasion, including the tutorial to make these super cool Dino Terrarium Jars.



summer fun: Backyard Summer Camp

Backyard Summer Camp, an amazing resource for you to run your own Summer Camp – right in your own backyard!!  Hours and hours of fun and learning!



kid activities: Pom Pom Grab

With this simple Pom Pom Grab activity you can keep them concentrating and their little hands busy while you can concentrate too – on not burning dinner!



create kiddo: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

All you need is a sunny day and a few simple materials to make your own Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint.



little picasso: Art in the Garden

Join me in the Kids In The Garden series with my contribution: Art In The Garden.  We are painting with various herbs in two different methods.



sensory: Bug Hunt Sensory Bin

We’re going on a bug hunt!  Create your own Bug Hunt Sensory Bin with black beans utilizing the fun & free learning printables I’ve created.



TogetherBox – It’s the Simple Things

TogetherBox – a brand new way to have family time.  Develop the mind, replenish the spirit, and enjoy the togetherness without all the frills.



kid crafts: Washi Tape Snowflakes

Grab some colorful washi tape and paper to make these Washi Tape Snowflakes – the best part – just like a snowflake – no two are alike!



Conversation Hearts Galore

For something sweet to eat, or to make & learn – these 25 ideas using conversation hearts will give you plenty of options to utilize the iconic candy!