Tagged with Activities

6 Fun Ways to Encourage Reading & Writing

6 Fun Ways to Encourage Reading & Writing

Once children begin reading and writing on their own, it can seem like a whole new world opens up to them. Signs posted along the road, magazine headlines, signs at the grocery all become sources of information. While there are many  “academic” focused ways to encourage reading and writing in those early days of stumbling … Continue reading »

Sharing Sunday

Happy Sunday! We had a wonderful time the past two days, we went hiking on saturday, and today we spent the day at the local lake. The children had a chance to see a swan family and swim,  play frisbee, try out a pirate ship playground and we had a picnic. Today I am sharing … Continue reading »

Stimulating Summer Activities for Your Kids

Stimulating Summer Activities for Your Kids

***Today I am sharing a guest post from Heather. She is sharing her ideas for creating stimulating summer activities for children.*** Despite the fact that kids count down until school lets out of the summer starting in January, once summer actually hits parents are often flooded with the constant cries of, “I’M BORED!” To counteract … Continue reading »

3 quick projects for Father’s Day!

3 quick projects for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is coming up soon… here are three easy projects to whip up in 30 minutes, 15 minutes and 5 minutes or less! Spoiler alert…to my favorite subscriber (aka hubby – stop reading now!) The 30 min Photo Mobile: All you will need is some card stock or construction paper, a few pictures, glue, … Continue reading »

One Box, Three Games, Loads of Fun & Learning

Ever notice how children of all ages seem to just love playing with a cardboard box? Play is serious business for toddlers and preschoolers, it gives them a chance to understand, explore and learn! All three of my kiddos just absolutely love when we play with a cardboard box, they play together and usually come up with … Continue reading »

Special Time Series: A list of 60 Activities To Do With Preschoolers and School Aged Children

Special Time Series: A list of 60 Activities To Do With Preschoolers and School Aged Children

A sure fire way to have successful special time with pre-schoolers is letting them choose the activity and lead the way.
School age children sometimes start thinking time with mom and dad is lame so keeping special time as a ritual, a weekly tradition on a set day/time possibly, is a great way to not lose this very important time together.
This list has 60 Activitiy ideas for special time with Preschoolers and School Aged children. Continue reading »

Pirate Fun:Treasure Map Pizza in 8 Easy Steps

Pirate Fun:Treasure Map Pizza in 8 Easy Steps

We love playing dress up here and Pirate is one of the most favorite themes. We often build pirate ships and go on treasure hunts gallore.  We also love playing with our food. Recently handsome hubby baked a treasure map pizza! That’s right, he’s been back in the kitchen…this time, inspired by the latest edition … Continue reading »

Creating (Im)perfectly Together

Welcome to the August Carnival of Natural Parenting: Creating With Kids This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how they make messes and masterpieces with children. Please read to the end to find a list … Continue reading »

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