Non candy school valentine ideas are a fun way for your kids to give Valentine cards at school without all of the sugar or allergy concerns. All of these are easy, DIY school Valentine’s that any kid would love to give OR receive and have free printables to get you going. Don’t spend money on those cheesy character Valentine cards – make your own homemade school valentines this year! [Read more…]
Making festive treats for holidays doesn’t have to be difficult – these east turkey donuts are the perfect thanksgiving treat without the time and headache!
If you couldn’t tell by now, I really dig playing with my – okay, my kids – food. I think it goes back to my dad, who would tell us extremely intricate stories about our dinners. The mashed potatoes were mountains, gravy made rivers, and broccoli provided shade for all of the villagers.
This Construction Truck Edible Sensory Box is the perfect mix of learning and fun – tasty treats of different textures are added to a box with your kid’s favorite trucks to make a taste safe sensory box!
I always love the idea of sensory boxes – learning through tactile exploration is a fun idea and to be honest, I know that I love putting my hands in different textures, so it must be even more fun for littles with growing brains.
But the problem is, every time I look one up and try it out, I end up regretting the decision.
Help your little learn colors and numbers with this simple DIY Toy Car Parking Lot Activity!
Some kids seem to be obsessed with things the day they are born. I’m pretty sure I came out bopping along to music, and everyone who has every met him knows that from the moment he was born, Ryan has been obsessed with cars. Yes, most little boys dig cars – I see that with Owen, who enjoys his big brother’s cars and trucks – but I’ve never seen a kid so completely obsessed with cars as Ryan is.
I’m not complaining – I’ve found that I can manipulate that to my benefit and get him to do certain things with the promise of a car in my bag or ask him to, “go fast like a car!” I’ve also learned to use his utter fascination to my advantage by using it to help him learn.
Have a birthday coming up for a truck lover? Your little will love this DIY Monster Truck Cake and I promise you’ll appreciate how simple it is to make!
I don’t remember a ton about my early birthdays – I know one was at a McDonald’s play place and another was canceled due to a blizzard (that was the year I got my birthday present – a hedgehog! – early because my parents felt bad) but I do remember my brother’s birthdays. I’m not sure if it’s because he was a year younger than me or because he was the baby, but I remember aspects of his early birthdays better than my own. One of the most memorable things were the simple but adorable cakes my mom made him.
Most were from those Betty Crocker mini magazines at the checkout aisles and I’m sure none of them turned out as nicely as the photo or as quickly as it was advertised, but I remember them being amazing. I’m sure half of the awe was that my mom would put so much effort into it, something that would be easily smacked together using pre-made ingredients or bought at the grocery store. (side note – I should say, I’ sure that my mom either also made me cakes or just bought them because I was incredibly sassy and specific about things like that and it probably would have been easier to just order the randomly intricate and specific cake I desired. )