A heart collage window decoration for kids to make

Sticky Heart Collage Window Decoration

I mentioned the other day when the boys cut out all those hearts for the Heart Garlands they made for the window, we used the ‘scraps’ or the outside pieces of the hearts to make something else. They thought this heart collage on the window was just fantastic to make. And I can’t complain myself, […]

Count and compare the 'snowballs' that fit in a shape to measure the area

Comparing Shapes with Snowballs

I set up a shape activity for comparing shapes, more specifically, the size of the shapes. And since its winter, I had to make a snowball activity! In big math talk, we’re talking [very loosely] about the area of shapes. With my trusty painter’s tape, I taped out four different shapes on the floor. A […]

Make a heart garland for a Valentine's Day window!

Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day

A heart garland wasn’t in the plan when we started cutting out hearts. George just wanted to do an activity, and cutting out hearts sounded like a good idea since Valentine’s Day is coming up [already!]. And, oh my gosh, who knew that this kid could cut so well! I really didn’t know what to […]

Make a treasure hunt to make sight words!

Make a Treasure Hunt to Make Sight Words

We haven’t done a scavenger hunt since we did our Christmas flashlight scavenger hunt, so I thought it would be fun to make a treasure hunt using a floor plan as the map. And Henry has had way too many days off for Christmas break [school keeps getting cancelled for cold weather! -20F degrees does […]

Spiral Christmas tree craft for kids to hang up!

Spiral Christmas Tree Craft to Warm up the Home

Spruce up the home with this spiral Christmas tree craft the kids can make to make your home all cozy and warm for the holiday season! We don’t entertain a whole lot, really not at all. But as you can tell, we do like to craft for the holidays and we make sure to spread the […]

Completely upcycled homemade wrapping paper made with baby food and baby food caps

Completely Upcycled Homemade Wrapping Paper for Teacher’s Gift

I was gathering supplies to give to Henry’s teachers for Christmas. They have asked parents for gifts for their classrooms instead of gifts for them personally. So, I emptied out my craft cupboard and have [probably] fully stocked them up! And then I realized I had absolutely no wrapping paper in the house left. Shucks. […]

Go on a Christmas scavenger hunt looking for Christmas bows in the dark - flashlights!

Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Alrighty kids, let’s go on a flashlight scavenger hunt! A quick activity to set up. I grabbed some Christmas bows from my wrapping paper stash and stuck them around the boys’ rooms upstairs while it was almost time for dinner. Super simple! I called the boys to go on a scavenger hunt for some Christmas […]

Make a sparkly craft stick Christmas tree ornament with the kids

Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve had colored craft sticks in my craft cupboard for ages and never really had any ideas for them. Then it hit me that we could make adorable craft stick Christmas tree ornaments! I spotted ideas for these awhile back when I collected the 30 homemade Christmas ornaments ideas, and found one from Mom Spotted. […]

Decorate a Christmas tree by painting with caps

Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ella’s Kitchen Baby Food Pouch Caps

The boys decorated a simple Christmas tree craft by painting with, our sponsor, Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch caps. I am incredibly excited to be partnering with Ella’s Kitchen this month to give you some fun holiday crafts, that are easy to make, fun to give to family, and great for creating memories with your […]

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5 Beginning Reader Books for Kids JUST Learning to Read

Henry is just in the beginning stages of actually reading, so I’m just starting to be on the lookout for some really easy beginning reader books that he can start with. The books I chose are very simple, easy beginning reader books that will help build Henry’s confidence in reading. Starting simple, with what he knows […]