Have you seen this interesting idea on Pinterest? Get out a few pipe cleaners and a colander and you've got a fun activity for your little one! Now, if you are my age, you may not be thinking this is fun but I will tell you it was a hit not only with my two year old, but with my seven ... Read More about Pipe Cleaners and a Colander!
Happy Birthday Dylan! This year he asked for a Frankenstein monster cake. "Of course I can make a Frankenstein cake!" I told him. I really didn't know how to procede so I went to Pinterest! There were many different ideas but nothing that stood out until I searched on the words "monster ... Read More about Frankenstein Monster Cake
What do you get when you combine a handful of Cheerios and a box of pipe cleaners? You get time to wash the dishes, or make dinner or just some time to sit and watch your toddler's face light up at the creation they are putting together and then get to eat!This quick activity was perfect for ... Read More about Cheerios & Pipe Cleaners
I'm sure you've seen this activity on Pinterest as much as I have. It looks like a lot of fun and I thought my boys would enjoy trying this out as they both love painting. I set each child up with a tray which I always try to use when we have messy projects as it makes for much easier ... Read More about Salt Painting
A favorite outside game that Dylan loved when he was a toddler to learn about shapes was for me to draw shapes and I would ask him which shape was which. As I asked, he would jump into the shape . Really a fun way for him to learn his shapes. On one of our recent sunny days, I brought ... Read More about Learning Shapes
During February school vacation, we did lots of different projects. Here is one of my favorites that I have seen posted on Pineterest both as a wall decoration or as a child's name. My six year old helped me and taping out his and his brother's names on a piece of poster board. Once we had the ... Read More about Masking Tape Painting
I was feeling that we needed to start a new rewards chart as Dylan's behavior has been in need of turning around with his younger brothers first birthday, the full of fun and yet sometime boring summer time vacation and the excitement and nervousness of kindergarten right around the corner. There ... Read More about Clip Reward Chart
I've been looking forward to making homemade chalk paint with Dylan this summer and today was the day we did it! I got this idea from Come Together Kids. Simple, inexpensive and a bit messy but that's what summer time activities are about for us! You will need cornstarch, water, various paint ... Read More about Sidewalk Chalk Paint
I've made whipped cream plenty of times but never butter. It was quite amazing to watch the transformation of cream into whipped cream and then into butter right before our eyes. This is such a super easy activity, you have to try it! What you will need:1 jar with a ... Read More about Make Butter!
I was trying to make dinner. I had one child on my left hip and the other at my heels looking for something to do. I had checked out the Clorox's Recipe for Fun site quite a few times and had the Magic Milk Paint on my mind for something to do. Why not? I grabbed a few baby ... Read More about Magic Milk Paint