Featured St. Patrick's Day Activities

Mailbox Pretend Play as This Reader’s Go-To Activity

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A couple of weeks ago, I sent out an email to newsletter readers that asked them if they'd like to share an activity they've done with their kids as a guest post. This is the email I received back from Ashley. This activity is her go-to activity whenever she needs to get something done. Let me start by saying I love your blog, all your ideas, and your beautiful family. You have ...

Colored Coffee Filter Flowers for Kids to Make

Colored coffee filters flowers for the kids to make!

Please note that these coffee filter flowers the kids made were first shared back in April of 2012 as a Mother's Day gift. However, I love flowers for spring, and I'm in the mood for Spring! I'm thinking of Mother's Day and what to make for Grandma this year from the boys (My mom still has the tissue paper contact paper flowers we made for her last year). Instead of using tissue ...

15 of the SIMPLEST Activities Yet

15 of the most simple activities to do with the kids -- easy and actually doable!

I've noticed a lot of... well, complex activities lately. I can't seem to find just quick, doable and just simple activities to do with the kids. Everything that I see seems to try to outdo the last and it has escalated so high now that I don't even want to try! Do you ever feel like Pinterest is actually trying to stop you from being creative??? So instead, I'm going against ...

Peel Tape to Strengthen Little Fingers

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Okay, so I use tape in a lot of activities here on hands on : as we grow, right? I love it. It's very versatile and let's me do a lot of things really easily (like build roads, or lines, or numbers) in minutes. But, the activities are always about something else, naturally. Not about the tape itself. That's how this activity is different. Tape is the star of this fine ...