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Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

We took our 3 kids on a field trip to Clarkia Miocene Flora Fossil Dig in Idaho. Our family discovered that digging for fossils is a pretty cool hands-on science activity!

American Girl Doll Kitchen & New Releases! Summer / Fall 2020

American Girl Doll Kitchen & New Releases! Summer / Fall 2020

This American Girl kitchen has all the accessories to create a beautiful culinary space for 18″ dolls. Stocked with play food and tiny kitchen utensils, it’s the perfect interactive play set for girls who love to cook and bake!

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes. They love baking, sampling sweet treats, and of course, watching baking show competitions. Kiera and Sylvie were very eager to do their own baking challenge! Each child received baking supplies, a simple recipe and 60 minutes (baking time not included) to make a batch of six cupcakes.
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Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Slime is super easy to make and really fun to play with! Red, white and blue slime is a creative kids activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon!

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

My girls love beauty products, color, glitter and surprises! These mystery DIY dispensers from Vendees are a very fun activity for girls to easily make their own bath and beauty products.

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Some of the best homeschool activities are fun, creative and educational. Playing word family dominoes is a great activity to reinforce phonics concepts. After all, many words sound the same but look different, and many words look the same but sound different! I created this word family phonics game out of cardboard and scrapbook paper. You can easily make your own set of game pieces and even customize them with words for your child’s learning level.
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Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

A colorful Lego soap dispenser is an innovative way to decorate a kids bathroom and encourage kids to wash their hands. Learn how to to easily recreate this unique idea!

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

This spring has certainly been an interesting experience for our family because of COVID-19. Through March and April, we’ve been staying home and social distancing based on the state of Idaho’s regulations. We’ve also enjoyed lots of fun activities and gone on some outdoor family adventures. You can follow our adventures in our Coronavirus Chronicles videos below!

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Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed. 

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

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My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

Tips & Things to Bring to a Disney on Ice Show

Tips & Things to Bring to a Disney on Ice Show

Disney on Ice is a great show for families with kids. The experience is magical and colorful and the talented ice skaters are fun and inspiring! Here are a few tips and things to bring to enjoy a memorable time at Disney on Ice.

Swan Princess 25th Anniversary + Coloring Pages

Swan Princess 25th Anniversary + Coloring Pages

Just in time for the holidays, The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary special edition movie is now available on Blu-ray beginning on October 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. I remember watching this movie as a kid, feeling wistful about the idea of Princess Odette trapped as a swan and giggling at Queen Uberta’s demand for cucumber sandwiches and peppermint tea. This movie has all the classic moments alongside enchanting details in high definition Blu-ray.

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