Fun Trampoline Games for Learning Letters

Fun games for kids to play on the trampoline (and learn a little during the fun!)

We waited quite a long while before purchasing a trampoline (affiliate link). My kids wanted one for such a long time, but I was hesitant because of the safety issues. My kids get hurt walking down a carpeted hallway - so the thought of them bouncing on a trampoline? Kind of frightening for this Mama. But, long story short, after many promises of using it safely and properly, we ...

Follow-the-String Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

An indoor scavenger hunt to follow the string to spell your name

In an attempt to keep bringing the same fun for my younger kids, we just redid this string indoor scavenger hunt to spell your name with George. Whether its their name, or finding little gems you've hidden along the way, it doesn't matter. But having them find the letters of their name just adds a little fun learning twist. To begin, I weaved yarn in and out, under and ...

A Sample Weekly Plan of Science Experiments for Kids

A week of science experiments for the kids to do

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 ...

Board Games for Kids (Beyond Candyland) That You Love

The best, favorite, most beloved, board games for kids!

What are your favorite, most beloved, always out, ones you come back to, games you play as a family? And I mean board games, or card games... not activities like we love so much here. We're on a little kick of board games lately in our house and always love to break out of the mold for a bit. Of course, Candyland is a favorite here. But I'm over it. So... so over it... I ...