I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. We recently tried out some eco-friendly finger paint, play dough and natural coloring pigments that are made with ingredients derived from the earth.
Our summer has been filled with sunny days, water play, refreshing snacks and lots of relaxing. Along with all the fun, summer doesn’t have to mean kid’s brains go on vacation too. My kids always seem to be eager to learn something new. Here are some simple ways to encourage kids to keep on learning while they are having fun!
Everyday princesses go on adventures, try new things, learn life skills, read lots of books and practice being respectful and kind. Here are some important things we teach our girls about being an everyday princess.
Summer fun is easy to achieve at Fred Meyer. I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. These hot weather essentials help make our summer adventures and family life memorable and fun!
If you have young kids then you know that kids like to stay super active. When I’m not saving my 2-year-old from daring stunts, I’m often crafting or painting with my girls. After nap time in the afternoon my kids often enjoy some screen time. They like watching shows such as the new Netflix series from DreamWorks Animation, “Trolls: the Beat Goes On“. My girls thought the Trolls movie was colorful and memorable with an upbeat soundtrack they like to dance to. The trolls-mania continues with the release of all new episodes that continue the journey with Poppy, Branch and the rest of the Trolls Village as they embark on even more Troll-tastic adventures!
The best way to learn about science is by performing your own experiments, but not every family has a full science lab in their garage. These static electricity activities are fun to incorporate into homeschool or do as an after school activity.
Happy spring! This last week was a busy one; we were getting ready for Easter and it was Spring Break so we had several friends over to play. It is a lot of fun to do educational activities with friends and find ways to make a holiday special. Here are some of the highlights from our week of creative spring-inspired kids’ projects.
This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts.
Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring! You can easily fill your kids’ Easter baskets with useful items that add value to your life without just adding clutter. I recently decluttered my girls room and discovered many small toys and accessories my kids didn’t really need. Too may toys just end up on the floor. This year I wanted to rethink my Easter basket gift giving so that I wouldn’t just waste money on random stuff. Kids enjoy surprises but moms can put together an Easter basket with small gifts that are useful too! Here are some fun Easter basket gift ideas for kids that cost less than $15.
Meet American Girl Luciana Vega, a fun way to make learning about space fun for girls! Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars.
Do you homeschool with a range of kids? Keeping my toddler busy helps the rest of my kids have a productive school time. Here are some of the learning-inspired activities I use for my 2-year-old.
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with the people you love, indulge in chocolate treats and enjoy V-day inspired activities! These festive Valentine’s Day kids’ crafts, creative projects and yummy snacks are some fun ways to make the holiday memorable for your family.