Make a sparkly craft stick Christmas tree ornament with the kids

Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve had colored craft sticks in my craft cupboard for ages and never really had any ideas for them. Then it hit me that we could make adorable craft stick Christmas tree ornaments! I spotted ideas for these awhile back when I collected the 30 homemade Christmas ornaments ideas, and found one from Mom Spotted. […]

Decorate a Christmas tree by painting with caps

Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ella’s Kitchen Baby Food Pouch Caps

The boys decorated a simple Christmas tree craft by painting with, our sponsor, Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch caps. I am incredibly excited to be partnering with Ella’s Kitchen this month to give you some fun holiday crafts, that are easy to make, fun to give to family, and great for creating memories with your […]

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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 […]

Sight Word Jump & Grab

Sight Word Jump & Grab

How about a sight word jump and grab activity to get the kids moving and learning? We’re just stuck on sight words around here lately. Trying to get Henry moving forward on his lists. We did another sight word activity to practice his most current list. I quickly wrote his list of words each on […]

Crack the secret code, simple for kids learning to read

Crack the Secret Code for Kids

Creating a secret code for kids to decipher, or crack the code, is great for reading, great for writing, and even great for problem solving! This simple secret code is great for kindergartners practicing their sight words. Alissa of Creative with Kids shared on Google+ a photo of her son deciphering a secret code using […]

Get kids excited about doing chores around the house with a Domino drawing chore list!

Chore List with Dominoes & Numbers

This activity puts a spin on a boring chore list and makes it fun and even sneaks in learning! As a kid, I remember doing chores… and loving them! My mom always made them fun to do. She’d make a list of the chores to be done and number them. We’d call a number and […]

Give Zorbit's home planet a name

Zorbit’s Math Adventure Needs a Name for Their Home Planet

This contest has ended. Winners are: First prize is for the name PlusOne submitted by Georgia Beckman Second prize is for the name Zandara submitted by Juanita May Third prize is for the name KidBeHere submitted by Jenny Cawrse Random drawing is for the name Zeptron from Katherine DeDeyne Remember earlier in the summer, we helped […]

I Spy Sensory Bag for Sight Words & Letters

I Spy Sensory Bag for Sight Words & Letters

Make this I Spy sensory bag for all types of learning, including sight words and letters like we did, but don’t stop there! Sight words have been the talk here in this house this past week or so. Henry was stuck on the same list for over a month, only to realize that it was […]

Goldieblox Building Blocks for Girls

Meet GoldieBlox! Blocks Just for Girls!

I have three boys that just love to build with blocks. The creations they make is incredible to me, their imaginations soar when they’re building. And then they play with it for hours afterwards [or until their little brother may knock it down]. Blocks are so open-ended that we’ve done many activities with them, they’re […]

Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

12 Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities

Once Halloween is over, my mind automatically goes straight to Christmas. What happened to Thanksgiving? With just a week until Thanksgiving, I think its time we do some of these Thanksgiving crafts and activities! And I’m leaving out the main ingredient! These are all non-turkey Thanksgiving Day crafts and activities that the kids can do. […]