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Box Train made from Cardboard Boxes

A box train got made over the holidays with all the packaging and cardboard boxes! This year I did almost all [probably 98%!] of my Christmas shopping online, so boxes were in plenty this year. I didn’t let the boys play with them until all the Christmas wrapping was finished to make sure I had […]

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Christmas Sparkle Cloud Dough

Cloud dough is awesome! I can’t believe its taken me this long to make it with the boys! If you have not made cloud dough yet, it’s a lot like the texture of brown sugar. Crumbly and loose, but can be compacted together too!   And its simple to make too! To make cloud dough, […]

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Marshmallow Snowman Craft

So its been a little snowy outside and Henry has yet to actually get out in it and PLAY. He’s been outside, but it’s usually to help Dad shovel the driveway. And he doesn’t last too long. He’s a smart boy – he knows he’s cold and he just comes inside. Anyhow – so I […]

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Toddler Craft: Wrapping Paper Stocking

This is another activity that I did a couple of years ago with Henry after Christmas with wrapping paper scraps. The idea for the activity came from No Time For Flash Cards, once again.   After the holidays, I always have a ton of wrapping paper scraps just lying around. Either from wrapping presents, or from […]

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Tape Resist Candy Cane Painting

The boys made gorgeous candy canes together. Each taking a part in the creating process. I’m not sure if its good to have one of my boys do one part of a project, and the other one finish it… but it seems to work well for my boys, and I like that I end up […]

Foam Christmas Tree Window Decoration

Christmas Tree Window Decorations!

Foam sheets can be so versatile. They can be cut down to any shape or size that you’d like to make whatever you like! However, I have had these sticky foam sheets forever and I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. Last year, I used them to make our snowman fridge. But other […]

Christmas Tree & Presents Matching Game

Christmas Tree & Presents Matching

  I did this activity a couple years ago at Christmas with Henry. I found it on No Time for Flash Cards. I reused some scrap wrapping paper pieces and cut out a Christmas tree shape in four different wrapping paper patterns. I glued these to a large piece of paper in a row. I also […]

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Countdown to Christmas: Wrapping Paper Chain

The boys are super excited for Christmas this year. So to keep their excitement contained and still keep them excited… we created one of the most timeless, old-fashioned, activity countdowns that there is… the paper chain. Instead of the usual paper or card stock, we used leftover wrapping paper from last year. I love using […]

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12 Halloween Activities for Kids

For Halloween not being one of the ‘major’ holidays like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving [you know, where you get the entire family together for a feast], it sure does bring out some awesome activities to do with the kids! There’s hundreds of ideas floating around, of course, and I’m sharing with you our 12 Halloween […]

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Halloween Pumpkins: Monster Style

When we went pumpkin picking at my brother’s, the boys couldn’t help but pick a bunch of unripe, green pumpkins.  When I asked if they’d like to decorate some pumpkins for inside, Henry said only the green ones. So we decorated those. And they ended up kind of monster-ish. [Really, anything can be a monster, […]