I love activities that require little to no prep and use upcycled materials I have lying around the house. Over the past few years between my two girls, I have collected a lot of baby food pouch tops, and thought they would be perfect for this activity! For our Japan unit, I wanted to show … Continue reading Japan Unit: Pouch Top “Sushi” Transfer Activity
Now that I'm a mom, I see everyday objects in a different light. My hubby likes to playfully accuse me of being a hoarder, but I like to save things that would otherwise be discarded to use in fun activities for my kiddos. Free activities are the best ones, right? I just finished up a … Continue reading Pine-cone Christmas Trees – Mess Free Preschool Activity!
I love to find creative ways to use older items in a new way. A few years ago, a family member gave me a couple quilt tops that had been made by a great-great-grandmother. I didn't know what to do with them, so they lived in my storage room in my basement for over … Continue reading Vintage Quilt Patchwork Christmas Stockings
Christmas is one of my favorite time of year - I think some of my best memories as a child are related to activities I did together with my mom. I wanted to continue this tradition with my daughters, and came up with this activity to make together. I love Advent Calendars, but they can … Continue reading Reusable Advent Calendar – Dollar Tree Hack!
I love making things either for free or minimal expense. This is why I was so excited when I got this idea off Pinterest to make these cute little coasters out of Dollar-Tree flip flops. Now is a perfect time to buy flip flops because they are on sale and the large ones are usually … Continue reading Flip Flop Coasters
I always am looking at ways to upcycle stuff around my house into fun projects or toys. My baby (10 months) is always looking to pull things out of other things, and I created a fun little toy for her to do just that! First you need a jar - I used a peanut butter … Continue reading Peanut Jar Upcycle: Infant Pull Taggy Toy
This month we've been doing bug-themed crafts in anticipation of a co-op put on by my friend Mama's Happy Hive. I saw a foil ant on Pinterest and my imagination took off - what other bugs could I make? There really isn't any "steps" to making this craft, but you need a foundation for the body. … Continue reading Make Bugs out of Foil
Anybody that has kids knows two main things about toys - they seem to multiply and can be quite expensive, which is frustrating when your kids seem to tire of them after a few hours or days. As the weather is warming up, many retailers are selling pool noodles. If you are lucky, you can … Continue reading Pool Noodle Interlocking Discs
As spring approaches, my toddler wants to be outside more and more. This year she has noticed the birds, asking me what kind they are. This little project uses an old milk carton and can be made in a matter of minutes. First you'll need empty washed milk cartons - allow to dry first too. Cut … Continue reading Milk Carton Bird Feeder
I love activities that can be created with recycled items or with minimal expense. I find myself at Home Depot often for projects I do around the house, and with a little Pinterest inspiration, this easy activity only needs a few household items! First get a few paint swatches at your local home improvement store. … Continue reading Paint Swatch Matching Activity