Wooden planks, all the same size, hundreds of them in one box. The first instinct is to start stacking them up. On closer inspection, you will realize that you can do more than just stack them up. Turn them sideways to make higher towers and ramps. Create parallel tracks to zoom a little plastic ... Read More about A Different Kind Of Building Toy
When God sends you rain.... you make boats and go out and play! Red plastic Solo cups, posicle stick cut in half, carboard and a hot glue gun! Finding a good spot to launch his boat. Both my boys loved this simple and fun activity. And of course, later they got to splash ... Read More about Craft – Making Boats For Puddles
Recently we went to visit Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH. We have done Storyland twice with Dylan in prior years and were looking for something similar but also new and have heard many good things about Santa's Village. Okay, truth be told, I have been before, but it was at least thirty-five ... Read More about Santa’s Village Review – Jefferson, NH
I pictured the summer being busy mornings where we would all eat, get dressed for the day, chores and school work completed and then knowing we had the whole day ahead of us to do something fun and adventurous or stay home and do something creative. Spend time reading books together, visiting ... Read More about Summer Frustration
We moved about five months ago and now that it has been warm and sunny out, we are getting out a lot more around our new yard. We have a fantastic smooth asphalt driveway that has been perfect for the kids to draw and play on with chalk. Here are some of the things we've been doing as ... Read More about Outside Chalk Fun!
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