Boat Craft for Kids to Make from Juice Boxes

Boat craft for kids to make from juice boxes

We suck down a lot of juice boxes in the summertime. I finally realized I can make something with these juice boxes! So we made a cute boat craft for kids to play with! They're very simple to make, but take a little help from Mom [and any adult]. But I love to upcycle and reuse something before we throw it away. It just makes my craft cupboard much easier to stock! We used ...

35 Transportation Activities for Preschoolers! Things that GO!

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Transportation activities for preschoolers, plus transportation crafts to make and even our favorite books for kids that love things that go! I don't know about you, but all my boys can play with are things that go... you know... things with wheels! Part of the activities planner I do each week, is writing down what the kids are currently interested in. It always has some sort of ...

Upcycled Sand or Water Scoop [and Funnel] for Summer

Use the lid of the bottle to hold in the water until ready to pour - easy to make!

International Delight bottles are the best bottles to keep around for crafting, they're awesome to upcycle! We've had so much fun with them in the past [click to see our homemade telescopes and vases]. I'm excited to be working again with International Delight to bring you some more fun crafts this year that you can make with their bottles! Its summer and my boys are doing one ...

Everything for Boys on 25 Pinterest Boards

Everything for boys! 25 Pinterest boards for everything boy related

I couldn't stop at just activities for boys, so this is a collection of the best places to find everything for boys on Pinterest. I couldn't leave out fun things like boy clothes and birthday party ideas for boys! The majority of these Pinterest boards are focused on different areas of activities that boys just love to take part in! I have three boys. Three very boy-y boys. They ...

Homemade Balance Beam for Toddlers

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Balancing is a major gross motor skill for toddlers, and preschoolers, to learn. This is a simple homemade balance beam for toddlers to practice balancing along, at no real risk of falling and getting hurt. I just read an article at Balanced and Barefoot about the importance of getting the kids moving [and why they fidget], letting them move, and most importantly, building their ...

Kids Making Walking Sticks for Summer Hikes

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I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but we haven't been doing much for activities right now. School just got out, and summer is in full swing. And honestly, we're just enjoying the days! The boys have this enormous sandbox, and a dirt patch that they've been digging in for weeks. They don't want to be bothered, and they're perfectly happy playing. What I have been sharing ...

30 Must-Make Summer Crafts for Kids

30 must make summer craft for kids!

What kind of crafts do you think of as must-make summer crafts for kids to create? Summer is the one of the times I get really excited about crafting. It brings back all the memories of what we made at vacations bible school or summer camps. There's a nostalgia there that makes it fun to relive. I want to be able to create that same nostalgia feeling for my own kids when ...

Decorate a Cereal Bowl for Dad

Kids can decorate cereal bowls for Dad!

Father’s Day quickly snuck up on me this year. And I’ve had a great idea for the boys to make for Dad this year. It seems we’ve been breaking our cereal bowls left and right lately. Plus, my husband hates the dishes we have. So new cereal bowls are in order for him. And to decorate them ourselves would be all the better, right? I found this Pinterest Pin from The ...

Find Loads of Toddler Activities on 25 Pinterest Boards

Pinterest toddler activities - 25 boards to find loads of toddler activities on Pinterest

Instead of writing another post about my favorite toddler activities, I thought it might be better to show you where I get my inspiration for my favorite toddler activities! These Pinterest toddler activities boards! Its kind of like the saying: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Here's one of the tools I ...

30 Gross Motor Activities for Kids with Lots of Energy

30 gross motor activities for kids with LOTS of energy!

Gross motor activities for kids are so incredibly important in the development of their gross motor skills. From what I've read and heard from experts, kids should work on developing their gross motor skills before working on fine motor skills because they need to build up the big muscles first and then the little muscles have a much easier time. Doing activities to work on ...

Paint with Frozen Paint Cubes on a Hot Day

Paint with frozen paint on a super hot day! Fun and creative way to beat the heat!

Painting with frozen paint on a hot day is a fun and creative way to beat the heat! Its a great summer art project for kids when its really hot outside! This is a great summer art project for kids on a hot day! (If its too hot outside, get them active indoors with 12 indoor gross motor activities.) Find 30 more classic summer crafts for kids to make! So far, George has played ...

10 Father’s Day Gifts From Kids with a Creative Touch

Father's Day Gifts with a Creative Touch from the Kids

We're gearing up for Father's Day already! It's amazing how fast it comes up! These are some ideas for store-bought Father's Day gifts from kids with their own touch of creativity added to it. And really... does Dad want another tie? [Ask him what he really wants or 'bribe' him to find out... I have a way to do just that below!] The kids and I like to do a mix ...