I'm mom to two funny, silly, noisy boys (age 3 and 6) who are mostly best friends and occasionally worst enemies. I love doing all sorts of creative activities with my kids, but I'm especially enthusiastic about kid-friendly science experiments - the messier, the better!
My Favorite Activities
Creating boats, spaceships, or anything else we can think of out of duct tape and cardboard.
Listening to my kids' stories.
Any kind of science exploration activity - I love learning with my kids!
This year, our family was inspired to make our own wrapping paper for all our Christmas presents. It seemed silly to buy some when we already had yards and yards of kraft paper in our art supply closet just waiting … Continue reading →
Reach up, up, up to the sky…Now reach down, down, down to your toes… My son has been learning about the importance of keeping active and healthy at school. So when I came across the idea for a physical activity … Continue reading →
What better activity to gear up for Halloween than yucky green slime? My boys had so much fun exploring this fascinating material! All you need to create your own slime is: 2 parts liquid starch 1 part white glue (Optional: … Continue reading →
To kids, magnets are almost like magic! And they’re a great source of (mostly) quiet games and exploration. We took the magnet wands from our Robot Rally crate and invented the Magnet Magic Challenge as a before-bedtime activity. Challenge #1: … Continue reading →
The right playlist can turn a long car ride into a family sing-along, help a child relax for bedtime, or even defuse sibling squabbles. Music has always been an important part of our family time, but lately I found we … Continue reading →
For my 6-year-old, the best toy is a brand-new LEGO set to build. He loves to carefully follow the instructions, which is why I was so excited to find these instructions for DIY LEGO Instruction Books from Kids Activities Blog. … Continue reading →
You can’t have a safari without binoculars! These easy cardboard binoculars are easy to create with materials out of the recycling bin. You’ll need: cardboard tubes colorful paper tape or duct tape rubber bands sticky felt or other decorations (optional) … Continue reading →
When I saw these beautiful yarn letters from giddygiddy, I knew I had to try these with my kids. We had a lot of fun with it, and for kids working on learning reading skills it’s a great tactile way … Continue reading →
Looking for some fun ways to keep cool on hot summer days? We’ve collected our favorite outdoor activities to create with ice. And as a bonus, a recipe for homemade ice cream – no machine required. Water, food coloring, and … Continue reading →
We’re gearing up for the 4th of July, and we’ve gathered some our favorite crafts to dress up family celebrations. The stars on this simple burlap bunting are created by stamping starfruits dipped in acrylic or fabric paint. Simple, quick, … Continue reading →