Thank You & Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from hands on : as we grow

I don't think I've ever stopped to just say thank you. I have the absolute best readers here at hands on : as we grow. Thank you! Not a day goes by that I don't get an incredible email or comment that makes me want to cry because it makes me realize that by sharing the activities here, there are moms, dads, teachers, grandparents and other caregivers out there that are finding ...

A Week of Things to Do With Toddlers

A week of fun things to do with toddlers!

I thought it might be a good time to share another week of activities with the holiday break coming up. I'm always looking for quick and easy activities to do with the kids over the holidays to entertain them! This is a week of simple activities of things to do with toddlers. A little bit of everything, gross motor, fine motor, art and a craft! They're all super easy to set up ...

Go on a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt in the House

Christmas light scavenger hunt to make a string of lights!

Here's another Christmas scavenger hunt for ya! Last year the boys did a Christmas scavenger hunt for gift bows. This year, I made a Christmas light scavenger hunt to find and make a string of Christmas lights! Not to be mixed up with many of the Christmas light scavenger hunt ideas out there where you go around the neighborhood or town to find specific light setups in others' ...

Make These Easy Snowflakes for a Snowy Garland

Make a snowflake garland with these easy snowflakes for kids to cut!

I found a new way for young kids to make some easy snowflakes! We made a whole bunch and hung them in garlands on the window. Cutting snowflakes is a favorite pastime of mine, and beginning to be for my kids too. Its something we look forward to every winter season. And often make them before Christmas, especially if we don't happen to have snow. It helps get us in the holiday ...