Cutting pieces of straws for shoestring necklace

Simple Straw-Threaded Shoestring Necklace

I don’t think is can get much more basic than threading with straws, can it? That’s what I’m all about lately. Getting back to the basics. The simple activities. That are easy to whip up and stuff I have [and you probably do too]. What’s awesome about this is that you can use dry pasta […]

Painting the driveway with water

Water Activity: Painting the Driveway

So, can I credit my mom for an activity? My husband picked up the kids at my parents’ house last week [I was still decorating cakes at suppertime…], and he found them painting her sidewalk with water. Henry told me that night during our nightly bedtime conversation that was his favorite part of the day. […]

50 Activities just for your Toddler

50 Activities that are Perfect for Toddlers

Activities for toddlers are the number one hardest thing for me to come up with to do. They’re a hard age because they often want to put stuff in their mouths, as well as not understanding direction or having the attention span for most activities. We have done quite a few though [both Henry and […]

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Sorting through the Tupperware Drawer

My Tupperware drawer needed cleaned out. I wasn’t finding matching tubs and lids for the life of me. So I let the boys have at my drawer. Wiped it clean and started sorting and finding matches of lids and tubs… George just got a kick out of digging through my drawer. I don’t think he found […]

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Toddler Activity: Playing with Cups

I drew a blank. I didn’t know what to have George do. He was getting into the laundry while I was folding it. I was about to go nuts. I needed something for him to do. I drew a blank, though. What can a toddler do? Duh. I just made a list of 50 activities […]

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Busy Play: Play Dough Construction Site

Henry’s on another play dough kick since his birthday. He got all these little construction machines, and cones and people as a gift and it turned out to be a great addition to play dough that entertained them for hours. Yes, them. George and Henry played side by side for a long time. George was […]

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Watercolor Coffee Filter Flowers

So, I’ve been thinking of Mother’s Day coming up in a couple of weeks. [You know what I want? A wheelbarrow, just my size! Instead of the huge honker that my husband has.] Anyhow. So I’m thinking of Mother’s Day and what to make for Grandma this year from the boys [My mom still has […]

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Poppin’ Balloons!

Balloon Poppin’! A little after birthday party fun! This was a great laugh for everyone! I was hysterically laughing, as were the boys! And it reminded me how much I loved doing activities with balloons. They’re so much fun, no matter what you do! I still have quite a few blown up, so maybe we’ll come […]

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Toddler Activity: Pipe Cleaner Sprinkles

We have these little containers from the bakery that hold glitter. When I empty them, I just can’t throw them away. They seem so useful for something. They’re like a giant spice container with huge holes. If you don’t have anything like this [which doesn’t surprise me, not everyone has access to bakery ingredients], a […]

Perfect for fine motor practice - make an egg carton train!

What Can We Use Egg Cartons For? Make a Train

I’m not crunchy. I’m not green. At least I don’t go completely out of my way to be. But I do every day basic things like recycling, shutting off the lights, and so on… [I’ve listed out my 9 ways to be Earth Friendly with the Kids.] But my best green living tip? And also […]