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Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

As a stay-at-home-mom, I’m always looking for something easy to break up the monotony of our day/week. Bringing in a little fun learning at the same time is always a big bonus. I love this mailbox activity because it’s fun for kids, easy for parents, and can be educational in any way you choose. It [...]

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

Shortly before little dude turned a year old, I was introduced to the ‘cake smash’ photo session. I loved the idea and started to research my area for a photographer who offered this type of session. I found two professional photographers in my area, neither of which charged under $200 for the session. I’ve heard [...]

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

I believe the best way to teach a child is to make sure they’re having too much fun to notice they’re learning. For toddlers, playtime is learning time. I’m always looking for toddler activities that are as fun and engaging as they are educational. I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 activities that my [...]

Indoor Play: DIY Felt Trees

Indoor Play: DIY Felt Trees

The weather in Tokyo, Japan gets a little confusing this time of year. Yesterday, it was 65 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. Today it’s in the 30′s and raining, with the potential for snow or sleet as the day goes on. So, when my daughter wakes up from her nap, I’m going to pull out one [...]

DIY Snowman Handprint Ornament

DIY Snowman Handprint Ornament

Christmas is right around the corner, but this easy DIY ornament is super quick and will be treasured for years to come! I do it every year with the kiddos in my Kindergarten class and I’ve been told by many parents how much they treasure it and enjoy hanging it on their tree long after [...]

C’s Butterfly Garden

C’s Butterfly Garden

My two-year-old loves butterflies. We’ve done lots of butterfly crafts, (check out this one we’ve already shared) but our favorite has to be the toilet paper roll butterflies we made this summer. A few months ago, we made a bunch of these adorable butterflies, decorated them all, and then hung them in her room to [...]

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your little ones for Thanksgiving, making a tie-dye turkey is a quick and easy project. You probably have everything you need already in your home, so a trip to the store won’t even be necessary. This easy project is perfect for little ones who can color with markers. Materials: [...]

Foam Crafts With Kids

Foam Crafts With Kids

My daughter loves crafts. I was searching through the craft kits at WalMart, looking for something age-appropriate for her. Unfortunately, all the kits seemed a little too advanced for my almost-three-year-old. She was very persistent about wanting to “make something,” though. I found a big pack of foam sheets in primary colors and I thought [...]

Top 5 Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

Top 5 Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

My two-year-old loves doing crafts, and I love helping her. Halloween is a great opportunity for crafts because the possibilities are endless; pumpkins, ghosts, mummies, spiders, bats, vampires, monsters and more! These are crafts you can do with what you likely already have at home, with little or no prep time and where your toddler [...]

DIY Autumn Sponge Stamps

DIY Autumn Sponge Stamps

All you mamas know that kids get bored easily, and when they get bored it’s difficult for anyone in the house to have any peace. Sometimes it can be good for them to be bored and figure out how to entertain them, but what do you do when you get an entire week of bad [...]

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