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New Birthday Tradition: Make it a ‘Yes’ Day

I’ve been in a fog a lot lately.Not sure why, but I can’t seem to snap out of it. I even almost forgot to plan George’s 3rd birthday party, even if it is a low-key birthday party. Thankfully, our sponsor, Citi Simplicity has features for forgetting! A credit card that alleviates the frustration of late fees and a penalty rate. […]

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment with Color Fun

Any baking soda and vinegar experiment I’ve ever done with the kids has always been a success. The fizz just makes it so much fun! Henry was fascinated by the reactions the colored vinegar made when it hit the baking soda in this activity. This science experiment, that I found at The Adventures of the Smith […]

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Make Your Own Puzzle with Blocks!

On a whim, we found a way to make our own puzzles! On ‘one of those days’ I needed something to have Henry do to get out of his slump I started putting painters tape down on the floor… Not really sure what to do with it though. I made squares. Henry decided they were fields and […]

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Spin Art Streamers: 4th of July Craft for Kids

Spin art is a classic, fun activity that kids absolutely love to create! But creating streamers as a 4th of July craft was the last thing on Henry’s mind. I tried for many days and many approaches to create these. Sometimes I just don’t win. Okay, a lot of times. Then, I saw a post from Adventures of the Smith […]

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Homemade Fizzy Sidewalk Paint Recipe

This sidewalk paint recipe has come in handy a number of times. Its great for the kids to paint with, but its also easy for me to use when I’m setting up an activity and need something more prominent than just sidewalk chalk. I made a variation of this sidewalk paint recipe without the fizzy […]

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Homemade Wind Chimes the Kids Can Make!

These are some fun to make, homemade, upcycled wind chimes that the kids can make! Henry and I rummaged through our recycling bins to find some tin cans in various shapes and sizes, including some lids. Believe me, there’s a lot you can do with stuff from your recycling bin! Upcycle whatever you can for […]

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Art : Homemade Window Paint Take 2

I love when Henry chooses the activity for the day. This time he wanted really, really badly to paint the big window again! When we made window paint last time, it was super sticky and goopy. This time, I looked up a new window paint recipe from Home Spun Threads. Very similar recipe to the last, but this […]

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Mother’s Day Craft for Kids to Make: Tissue Paper Flowers

Henry and I had a little fun making some tissue paper flowers! We made two different types of tissue paper flowers for my mom’s Mother’s Day craft that kids can make! Tissue Paper Flowers on Contact Paper: Henry got to work cutting up different colors of tissue paper [sneaking in some scissors practice]. I had tissue paper […]

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Big Art Project for Toddlers: Ribbon Painting

Get moving and get creative at the same time with a big art project. Ribbon painting is a fun art project for toddlers to let loose and paint in a fun way. But its also fun for preschoolers too! It wasn’t just ribbon painting… it was ribbon throw painting. I begin by asking… Henry, what three […]