A Sample Weekly Plan of Art Projects

A week of art projects 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 ...

8 Messy Play Ideas for Kids & Why You Should Let It Happen

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I've got some messy play ideas to get you started on some fun with the kids! They're going to absolutely love you if you allow it to happen! Yes, messy play. Oh... its such a mess! I don't want my kids to make a mess! Noooo!! Sound familiar? I just had a similar freak out not too long ago when I challenged my newsletter subscribers with a messy activity. But wait! Give ...

Painted T-Shirts Toddler-Style

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Painted t-shirts needs to be a memory every child has doing! Check out these toddler-style t-shirts shared by Nicole of Practical Research Parenting. I want my 2 year old son to be as excited about giving presents as receiving them. So this year I decided we’d make t-shirts together. I’ll share how we did it and what I learned. Toddler-Proof Painted T-Shirts Designs I used ...

5 Waiting Games That Kids Can Do Anywhere

Waiting games for kids to do anywhere, anytime.

Sometimes in life we have to wait. And when you have little people with you a long line at the post office or a doctor that is running behind schedule might seem like doomed situation, but having a few waiting games in your toolbox can turn an uncomfortable wait into unexpected fun. Waiting games you can really do anywhere: Finger Plays Finger plays can keep little hands ...