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.
Looking for an easy way to celebrate going back to school? This easy back to school breakfast is just the fit. Add these festive first day of school pancakes to your back to school traditions!
The first day of school was always my favorite as a kid – a new outfit and backpack, exactly the lunch I wanted in my new lunch box, and the chance to see all of my friends again.
I think my favorite part was, though, that on the first day of school, my parents made my brother and I pancakes. Pancakes were special in our house – the occasional Sunday pancake was seen, but mostly they were reserved for morning outings to the diner or holidays. But on the first day of school (at least for the early, non-teenage years when my brother and I would sleep until the last possible moment and just grab a granola bar while walking out of the door) my parents would make us a big stack of pancakes with the inevitable tower of bacon because, you know, bacon.
It was magical – I think we knew that it took a little longer and the fact that our mom woke up a little earlier to make them for us meant a lot. It was a fun and easy way for my mom and dad to make the first day or school a little more special and in some ways was a little bit of a goodbye party to summer days spent together.
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.