A Sample Weekly Plan of Crafts for Kids

7 simple crafts to do for a week with the kids

Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday. I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the "My Child This Week" sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly. With each of my kids’ interests, I ...

How to Play Outdoor Games for All Ages, Together

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Whether you have multiple kids yourself or you are just lucky enough to hang out with a group of kids in various stages of development, these tips for outdoor games for all ages will help you keep things running smoothly! And they will encourage big kids and little kids to play together in ways that are enjoyable for everybody! I often find myself in the position of facilitating ...

Simple Toothpick Activity for Fine Motor Skills

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Save your spice jars for this simple toothpick activity to work on fine motor skills! I always have large containers like this. But always thought it was something we had, and it wasn't something that you would normally find in your house. I get them from the bakery as large sprinkle containers (affiliate link, so you can see what I mean). And then, the other day, I used up ...

12 Garden Activities for Kids to Be Involved In

12 things for kids to help with in the garden (and still have fun)!

We have always wanted a garden. We have an enormous backyard. But we also have deer like crazy, so I always nix the idea. I'm not about to put that much effort into growing a garden only for the deer to eat it. But right now, things are changing because we are building a garage. And with that, will come a better space for a garden, closer to the house, more protected from ...