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 […]

Turn these 15 outdoor activities into 15 fun indoor activities for kids!

Turn These 15 Outdoor Activities into 15 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids

We’re all set to have some fun this winter with these fun indoor activities for kids inspired by 15 activities that were actually done outdoors. So often I see all activities, such as sidewalk chalk activities, outside that you could do inside as well, but we often overlook it because we just think sidewalk chalk… okay, we’ll […]

Soapy sensory foam activity for kids to explore

Soapy Sensory Foam Activity for Kids

Whip up some foam using just dish soap and your food processor! Let your kids explore the sensory foam! Its a wonderful sensory activity for kids of all ages. I knew when I saw this snow sensory activity from dish soap, from You Pinspire Me, when I collected the ideas for the Snow Collection that it was something […]

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 […]

Classic bird feeder craft great for fine motor skills

Bird Feeder Craft Great for Fine Motor Skills

Back to the basics again. I’ve been loving keeping it simple here lately. This is a classic bird feeder craft using Cheerios, or other ring-shaped cereal, and pipe cleaners. This was great fine motor practice, and a great busy activity, for George to do. I scooped out a dish of Cheerios and handed George a […]

Best kids activity of 2013 on handsonaswegrow.com

Best Kids Activity of 2013! Plus the Top 10!

Welcome to 2014! What kids activities will 2014 bring? Today, I’m sharing the best kids activity of 2013 from hands on : as we grow, along with the top 10 posts shared during 2013. A bunch [50+] of kid-related bloggers have joined together to showcase their best work of 2013. Which means the best kids activities, […]

10 ways to go on a Christmas scavenger hunt with the kids, from finding lights to free printables to a hunt at the mall.

10 Ways to Go on a Christmas Scavenger Hunt

As you probably know, I absolutely love scavenger hunts for kids. Why not make a Christmas scavenger hunt for them to go on?! We’ve did one last week and the boys got such a kick out of it, I’ve decided to go on a hunt to find more Christmas scavenger hunts for them to try! […]

Classic glittery stocking craft for kids to make

Classic Glittery Christmas Stocking Craft

This has got to be one of the most classic crafts we’ve made, especially for Christmas, but since its a classic, we just had to make this simple Christmas stocking craft! I cut out two pieces of red scrapbook paper in a stocking shape. Nothing fancy, just a giant ‘J’ pretty much. I cut them […]

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 […]

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 […]