Thank You & Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from hands on : as we grow

I don't think I've ever stopped to just say thank you. I have the absolute best readers here at hands on : as we grow. Thank you! Not a day goes by that I don't get an incredible email or comment that makes me want to cry because it makes me realize that by sharing the activities here, there are moms, dads, teachers, grandparents and other caregivers out there that are finding ...

A Week of Things to Do With Toddlers

A week of fun things to do with toddlers!

I thought it might be a good time to share another week of activities with the holiday break coming up. I'm always looking for quick and easy activities to do with the kids over the holidays to entertain them! This is a week of simple activities of things to do with toddlers. A little bit of everything, gross motor, fine motor, art and a craft! They're all super easy to set up ...

Go on a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt in the House

Christmas light scavenger hunt to make a string of lights!

Here's another Christmas scavenger hunt for ya! Last year the boys did a Christmas scavenger hunt for gift bows. This year, I made a Christmas light scavenger hunt to find and make a string of Christmas lights! Not to be mixed up with many of the Christmas light scavenger hunt ideas out there where you go around the neighborhood or town to find specific light setups in others' ...

Make These Easy Snowflakes for a Snowy Garland

Make a snowflake garland with these easy snowflakes for kids to cut!

I found a new way for young kids to make some easy snowflakes! We made a whole bunch and hung them in garlands on the window. Cutting snowflakes is a favorite pastime of mine, and beginning to be for my kids too. Its something we look forward to every winter season. And often make them before Christmas, especially if we don't happen to have snow. It helps get us in the holiday ...

Frozen Gift Ideas for Under $30 + Frozen Gifts to Make

Frozen gift ideas for the kids that I can make

What child wouldn't love a Frozen snowflake pendant that sparkles? Or any of these Frozen gift ideas under $30? Plus, I found many you can make yourself that will cost just a few bucks, if that, including homemade ornaments that they'll want to make with you!Frozen. Frozen. Frozen.That's all I hear about! I kinda wish I had a child that was into all the ...

10 Reasons I Think Everything is Awesome about LEGO

Why Everything is Awesome about Lego blocks -- #10 is my fave.

Something that is on my kids' Christmas and birthday wish lists every year are LEGOs. It's been that way for about 3 or 4 years now and I don't expect it to stop any time soon. Whether its LEGO City, Lego Duplo or Lego Junior. There's a time and hands they each belong in. Right now, LEGO Duplo, our sponsor, is perfect for all of my kids. Henry has them mastered at six. But ...

25 Easy Christmas Tree Crafts & Activities

25 easy and cute Christmas tree crafts for kids

What's crafting around the holidays without some Christmas tree crafts for kids to make? I think every year we've made a Christmas tree in sort of fashion! We just put up the Christmas tree and decorated it. A little later than our normal tradition, but its finally up. It just hasn't really felt like Christmas yet for some reason. So it was hard to do this year. But now that ...

Decorate the Christmas Tree Activity with ABCs

Decorate the Christmas Tree Activity with ABCs

My kids had such a fun time with this Christmas tree activity! They didn't even know they were learning. My neighbor came over after we were doing this activity, the boys were so excited to show him it to him and do it all again. He was impressed with how much they were learning beyond even the obvious, all while the kid just thought they were playing and decorating a Christmas ...

5 Physical Activities to Help Keep Kids Healthy

physical activities that help keep kids healthy

How do you keep your kids healthy? When I looked up possibly ways to keep my kids, and myself, healthy, I found three common answers: Eat well. Take care of your body [brushing, bathing, etc] Exercise. That doesn't mean diets or going on an exercise regimen. But it does mean to watch what goes into their mouth, keep up on their personal hygiene, and making sure they ...

Our 5 Simple Family Christmas Traditions + Yours

Some simple family Christmas traditions to try

I know. I know. You don't need anything more to do this Christmas! Especially not another family Christmas tradition to put into place. Just wait... These are simple ones, ones I bet you're already doing. What do you do every year? What are your family Christmas traditions? December is now upon us, Thanksgiving is behind us, and now it is holiday season in full swing. I ...

15 Best Gifts for Young Kids: Readers’ Favorites

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Do you have a hard time finding the perfect gifts for young kids in your life? Whether they're your own, or they're cousins, nieces or nephews. Its always tough for me to find gifts that are fun and something different, but yet something that will also get used. I've been having a hard time finding and deciding what to get my own boys this Christmas. I asked the hands on : as we ...

Fingerprint Christmas Cards for Kids to Make

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Leave your fingerprint these holidays with some of these adorable fingerprint Christmas Cards! These crafty cards are adorable and very kid-friendly! A Christmas craft shared by Bernadette at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. I adore the holidays - lots of family, friends, food, good times, getting together and, of course, fun activities galore! The Lil Divas and I have been busy little ...