Christmas Crafts: Child-Made Cards

Guest Post by Two fun Christmas Card Crafts for the kids to make! Shared by Cathy at NurtureStore. [I love her point that they don't have to be perfect. That's kind of the best part!]   Simple child-made Christmas cards With two crafty kids in the house we love to make and send some simple child-made […]

Creative Christmas Countdown: Decorate the Kids Rooms

Today is Day 12 of the Creative Christmas Countdown! Decorate the Kids Rooms! Decorating the kids rooms is definitely going to be a new Christmas tradition! Henry and I decided on creating a Christmas tree of lights in the corner of his bedroom. We found a string of lights and I got busy taping and stringing […]

It’s Playtime! : Paper Holiday Decorations

The Creative Christmas Countdown is well under way. Mama Pea Pod has today’s advent activity, Making Paper Decorations! I found a few inspirational ideas from last week’s It’s Playtime to get us in the mood to get creating some wonderful paper decorations for today’s Christmas Countdown activity! [Gratefully Growing in Grace: Paper Advent Activity Chain] A […]

Activity : Cutting Catalogs for a Book

Henry’s finally got the act of cutting with a scissors down! It took a lot of practice, but he’s figured it out and loves cutting now! [He often requests to do it randomly...] We have these John Deere catalogs and calendars frequently. My parents often grab them at the implement just for Henry to have […]

It’s Playtime! : Christmas Countdown

It’s the beginning of the Christmas countdown. There’s 24 Days before Christmas! Add to that a collection of 24 Kid Bloggers. And that means there’s a Creative Christmas Countdown! Creative with Kids has organized an activity a day from 24 creative kid bloggers to countdown to Christmas! I’m very excited for this, and I’m taking […]

Science Experiment : Ice, Water, Vapor

Henry woke up asking to do an experiment! When I asked what kind of experiment he’d like to do, he replied, Ice! Probably thinking of our sand and salt experiment on ice that we did for the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge [for Day 22, Investigate]. I didn’t have anything prepared yet, but ice […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Play in a Box

DAY 26 CHALLENGE: PLAY IN A BOX DAY 26 CHALLENGE: Spend [at least] 15 minutes playing with, in or around a cardboard box! Let the imaginations of your children decide what it will be today. Add any elements needed to create it. Inspiration: Tinkerlab had a cardboard box challenge last May, you can check out […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Playful Fun

DAY 24 CHALLENGE: PLAYFUL FUN! And the weekly It’s Playtime! Party! DAY 24 CHALLENGE: Spend [at least] 15 minutes getting down on the floor with the kids and have some fun! Start tickling, chasing, or maybe even some safe rough housing! Happy Thanksgiving play challengers! This is a great challenge for today, because you could […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Investigate

DAY 22 CHALLENGE: INVESTIGATE DAY 22 CHALLENGE: Spend [at least] 15 minutes investigating something of interest to your child. Whether its how something works, why we use certain materials or tools for things, or a simple science investigation. Take a minutes to research it yourself, then find a why to explore it further with your […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Paint

DAY 20 CHALLENGE: PAINT! DAY 20 CHALLENGE: Paint! In anyway you like! Get creative [and maybe a little messy], and spend 15 minutes of uninterrupted time, with the kids today! Challenge yourself to use a new tool to paint with. Or even better, paint on something out of the ordinary! Or maybe use a new method of painting! Get […]