Activities & Projects For Kids

Art Project for Kids {Wire Sculptures with Twisteez Wire Giveaway}

Now that two of my kiddos are back in school I am always looking for fun creative projects we can work on together when we get the chance. I love creative activities that keep them busy, laughing and enjoying each other, and away from those darn video games they love so dang much. Our local fine arts center held a class this summer that…

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Books and Brew {Celebrate Reading With A Starbucks Book Date}

  "The more that you read,  the more things you will know.  The more that you learn,  the more places you'll go" .... Dr. Seuss   Literacy is one of the most important gifts we can give our children. As a mom, and a teacher, I believe this from the bottom of my heart. And yet, I know that in the…

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CAT in the HAT Jello Splat {Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss}

In about a week's time, on March 2nd, readers across America will celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday! If magic exists, I believe it resides in books and therefore I always try to put a little extra fun into this day with the hopes of encouraging my children to find that magic. In the past I have sent treats, likes these Seussa Paloosa…

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Coffee Filter Flowers and Butterflies: Kids Apply

I love afternoons like these! You know, where you gather around the table with your kiddos creating wonderful projects! This is one of my favorites because the flowers always turn out different and we have such fun laughing together. We like to give bouquets of these fun flowers to grandma for Mother's Day or on May Day.You will…

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Easy DIY Light Sabers

DIY Light Sabers

Recently my son celebrated his birthday, wowzers, where does time go? He desperately wanted to have a game with his friends that used Star Wars light sabers. We didn't have enough of the real toy ones for everyone to enjoy and honestly, I was worried someone would get hurt with them. They are one of those things that I would…

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DIY Melted Snowman Ornament: Some People Are Worth Melting Over {Easy & Kids Friendly}

I'm always looking for fun projects to do with my kids and these DIY melted snowman ornaments were too cute to pass by. Christmas is no exception. They love making things for their friends and family, and their teachers! They love giving to their teachers. While I love the giving side of things, I also like to keep things they make as…

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Felt Playhouse – CSI Project Repost

I have been waiting and waiting to share this with everyone! Not too long ago, I found the neatest little etsy shop, Imaginative Play Toys, that specializes in fabric felt playhouses! Way too cool! They  are made to slip right over a card table (or a PVC pipe frame, if you would rather build one) and are totally portable! There is a…

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Getting Kids in the Kitchen with Banana Chocolate French Toast {Time’s Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway}

School is almost out for my kids and I know others are already enjoying carefree summertime days. I've been trying to come up with ways to keep my kiddos physically active, engaged in learning, and unplugged from those darn video games. Nothing makes me crazier then when my kids think they are going to spend hours in front of video…

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Graduation Cap Cookies

My little man graduated from preschool today and wanted to take something fun to share with his classmates. I love projects like these because they are so much fun to make with kids! In my experience, if the kiddos help, they are even more excited to share! I originally saw these in a magazine and they were called S'mores Graduation…

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham Candy Pretzel Treats

Friday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss' birthday so let's make Green Eggs and Ham Candy Pretzel Treats! By chance, my son was assigned to bring snacks to school and wanted to keep with his tradition of bringing something festive to celebrate his favorite author's special day (he still thinks he's the cat with the tall hat). I had seen these…

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How Does Your {Fairy} Garden Grow? DIY How To Plant A Fairy Garden

Do you have a fairy garden? We planted our this weekend. It adds so much charm to our yard. If you want to create a special place for the fairies in your garden, you probably need to know a few things about how to plant a fairy garden:   1~ Fairies love flowers. They use them for all things and are even named for their favorites.…

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How to Keep Kids Learning During the Summer With Easy Summer Academy Binders

Have you ever wondered if there is an easy way for how to keep kids learning during the summer? If there's one thing I learned last summer, it's that keeping kids learning during the summer isn't always easy. I had ideas. I wanted them to read. I wanted them to keep learning. I wanted something to motivate my kids, but didn't have an…

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How To Make Easy Lego Necklaces

  Have you ever wondered how to make easy Lego necklaces? We wanted to make them for my son's birthday party favors and found a really good tutorial here at The Long Thread that was a great beginning point for us. Though I really like the chains that they used, my kids have a really hard time working the ball chain clasps…

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Leprechaun Traps ~ Carnival Edition {With a Free Printable}

If you haven't started planning your leprechaun traps yet, you'd better get started! It's almost time to catch those leprechauns!!!! My oldest son just finished his. He did an awesome job designing it. He decided to go with the classic box and bait trap, but cleverly disguised it as a Leprechaun Carnival. Totally fun! He created a "Hit…

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Melted Snowman Puddle Cookies {A Food Craft}

My five year old is going to start kindergarten next year, full day kindergarten. I don't think I even need to tell you how I feel about that. But I will tell you that I want his memories of staying at home to be fun and filled with happiness and joy. We spend our time taking nature walks, having book dates, playing figures,…

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