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Gingerbread Mummy Halloween Treats

As you may already know, we own a bakery. The boys spend a lot of time there with Dad and I. Dad does the baking, I decorate cakes. It wasn’t too long ago that someone passed along a photo to me of these mummified gingerbread men from Betty Crocker and we decided to start making […]

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Activities from the Kitchen: It’s Playtime!

There’s lots of activity ideas that come right from your kitchen. These are my favorite, because they’re always something I’m going to have on hand and don’t have to go out and buy just for this one activity. And if you don’t have exactly what the activity calls for, replacements are usually pretty easy to find. […]

Kid-Friendly Treat: Candy Sushi Feature

Now this is Sushi that I’d be able to eat! And I know my kids would go for it, too! A yummy twist on the rice crispie treat! E is for Explore! has the Candy Sushi tutorial. This would be fun for a kid’s birthday party, don’t you think? The kids could even help make […]

It’s Playtime! Christmas Treats

Some last minute treats for Santa? Or for our family get together! Try these Christmas sweets and goodies with the kids this year! [Crystal & Co. : Christmas Cookies] Have you made cookies to set out for Santa yet? Its getting close! Time to get baking! We have yet to start this tradition, but I think this […]

Science Experiment : Ice, Water, Vapor

Henry woke up asking to do an experiment! When I asked what kind of experiment he’d like to do, he replied, Ice! Probably thinking of our sand and salt experiment on ice that we did for the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge [for Day 22, Investigate]. I didn’t have anything prepared yet, but ice […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : In the Kitchen

DAY 18 CHALLENGE: KIDS IN THE KITCHEN DAY 18 CHALLENGE: Get in the kitchen and spend some uninterrupted* time with the kids making something together! Try to find a kid-friendly recipe that your kids can lead the way on. [*uninterrupted : being present with the child. No technology, phones, television, computer, etc. No errands, chores, making dinner, […]

Cupcake Masterpieces by the Future Baker

I had some work to get done at the Bakery this morning, Henry tagged along. [That's something new for me.  Henry tags along with Dad to work at the Bakery quite often. But never with me.] I wasn’t sure how it’d go. Then I thought maybe he could make his own cupcakes while I’m decorating […]

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Box Flap Bridges & an Experiment

I think I can now be certified as a civil engineer. What? Experience would be needed? My Experience: ABC Mat Road Bubble Pop Road and the latest: Box Flap Bridges I had a ton of box flaps that I cut off from a previous road project. [Ha, more experience!] This time I thought some bridges would be fun […]

KoolAid Paint with Fun Cleanup

<align=left> Some crafts don’t turn out exactly how you plan…  [isn't that the cardinal rule of crafting with toddlers and preschoolers?] but the process of doing it is still just as fun and educational. Henry painted with ice cubes and KoolAid. He sprinkled a couple packages of KoolAid on paper in a tupperware. Added some […]

Hammering & A Spaghetti Flop

Henry worked on his hand-eye coordination  with his love for tools.  All you need are some golf tees (thanks Mom) and Styrofoam. And, of course, your boy’s kid’s toy hammer(s). The Styrofoam had slants around the edge.  For some reason or another,  this is where Henry liked to nail his tees nails in. It made for a […]