Valentine’s Day Art: The Kids’ HeArts

I’m not sure what it is about this Heart art that I like so much. Maybe its because both the boys did it together. Or maybe its because I found out how nicely Henry can cut and follow a line. Or maybe its just because its close to Valentine’s Day, and love is in the […]

Valentine’s Activity for Kids: Hunt for Love

I decided that we needed some kind of Valentine’s Day activity to do, instead of just crafty and artsy ideas. We did a heart hunt last year, with great success. But this year, I wanted to make Henry think about love a little. So I came up with a Hunt for Love. To start, we […]

Fudoo Board: Promote Healthy Eating & Healthy Lifestyle

I’m so excited to have these Füdoo Board Kits in my possession to giveaway! And not just one. I have two! Füdoo Boards has been a sponsor for hands on : as we grow since I started having sponsors. Sarah’s awesome to work with and is very knowledgeable when it comes to promoting a healthy lifestyle, she’s even […]

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 […]

The Heart Project: Sneak Peek of the Hearts

February is the month of The Heart Project here on the blog. [and 70 other blogs too!] Every Friday through February, I’m going to give you a sneak peak into the“The Heart Book”,  featuring a few of the ideas that are included. One from each of the categories outlined in the book. In the book, there’s […]

It’s Playtime: Some Favorites

Sometimes I just like to look through It’s Playtime and find some great ideas to bookmark [on Pinterest] for the kids to do. Okay. Most of the time. That’s what I do. Here are a few that I’m pinning to do with the boys in the near future. [Lessons Learnt Journals: Paperclip Number Match] First of […]

The Heart Project: American Heart Association Fundraiser

The Heart Project Fundraiser update for the 2012 summer: The Heart Project ebook is available once again for the month of July to raise funds for the American Heart Association! [Sponsorship information listed below does not apply to ebook sold during the month of July. The printed version of The Heart Book is not currently […]

"In Memory Of" Collaborative Kids Art

‘In Memory Of’ Collaborative Kids Art

100 Acts of Kindness. Toddler Approved has a series on it, with many ideas for kindness and how to instill it in our children. While we’re trying to do our acts of kindness, teaching what kindness is to a three year old seems tough at times. By acting kind to each other, and leading my […]

A Week of Fun Activities!

Henry practiced counting and stacking blocks with a fun number game! Henry and I made our dining room pretty with these pretty strings of hearts! Need to have the kids work on their fine motor skills? Here’s 30 materials and activities that promote fine motor skills! I’m working on getting George involved in activities this […]

"Make it Kid Friendly" Idea: Magnetic Puzzles

These magnetic puzzles caught my eye right away! What a fun thing to make for the kids  so they have something to do while getting dinner on the table! My Kind of Makeover made these for her kids with some cheap puzzles. While the product is kid-friendly, I’d like to make this a kid-friendly project […]