Activity Advent Calendar

Activity+Advent+Calendar_Giggles+Galore

I have a confession...I love advent calendars!  As a kid there is something so magical about the anticipation of Christmas and as a kid counting down just makes the holiday season that much more fun.  We have several advent calendars, but I couldn't resist making one more.I adored Little Lucy Lu's version, but decided to include Christmas themed activities as part of ours.  I used "library pockets" and covered them with holiday scrapbook paper I had on hand for the daily countdown envelopes. I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Pumpkin+Pie+Play+Dough

I wanted to create some activities that would keep the kiddos entertained for a while on Thanksgiving day.  I decided to create a kit full of creative activities for our kids Thanksgiving table, including pumpkin pie play dough.Homemade play dough is easy to make and you can add seasonal spices that fit with your holiday or theme. I used our old classic play dough recipe and simply added pumpkin pie spice to make it smell just like the real thing.Recipe1 cup flour1/2 cup salt2 teaspoons cream of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Kids Table

Kids+Thanksgiving+Table

The kids table at Thanksgiving is the place to be, especially with these darling printables from Whimsically Detailed. I wanted to create Thanksgiving Kids Table to keep the kids entertained and happy throughout the day.  I started by setting up a "kids zone" in the backyard since our weather is typically perfect for being outside on Thanksgiving.  I used hay bales as seating and also set up a small treat table on one.  At each place setting there is a brown craft gable box filled with fun … [Read more...]

Summertime Activities

Kids+Car+Wash

Today is the first official day of summer and while we have been enjoying warm weather for a few months now it's always fun to celebrate the "official" first day with special events or activities.  I am a sucker for creating memories and traditions with my kiddos and today I thought I would share some great summertime activities that are sure to bring giggles galore! On a hot summer day nothing beats playing in the sprinklers, and this kid's car wash takes it to the next level.  Easy to make and … [Read more...]

Summer Camp

Naturally Fun Bucket

I'm excited to be hanging out today over at Design Dazzle as a summer camp counselor.  Come stop by and see my Naturally Fun Bucket inspired by nature and sure to keep your kids busy in the great outdoors! … [Read more...]

Our Dad Rocks Picture Frame – Father’s Day Gifts

Our Dad Rocks Frame

Happy Father's Day!  We made a little Father's Day gifts for the amazing men in our life to show them how much we think they rock! Recently while on vacation my kids spent hours playing and collecting river rocks.  My daughter insisted we bring some home and make a project, so I decided to turn their beloved rocks into a special gift for daddy.  This project is quick and in my case free since I just recycled old picture frames.  All you will need for this project is a picture frame, spray … [Read more...]

Naturally Fun Bucket

Naturally Fun Bucket

I originally shared this post on Design Dazzles Summer Camp Series.  I didn't want you to miss out in all the fun, so I'm sharing it here just in case you may have missed it.  Don't forget to drop by Design Dazzle to see all the other fun summer projects! Camping, trips to the beach, hiking and simply spending countless hours outdoors are a big part of the summer for our family.  There is nothing better than enjoying nature and watching your little ones learn to appreciate their beautiful … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Honey Play Dough

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One of my favorite things about planning parties is figuring out how to keep the guest entertained and incorporating the theme.  I was so excited when I found a recipe for Peanut Butter and Honey Play Dough in a pamphlet the bee farmer gave me, when I purchased honey from for the party. Not only did it incorporate the theme, it would provide lots of fun for the guest at the party and double as a party favor they could take home! Are you planning a bee themed party, or just looking for a … [Read more...]

Create. Dream. Play. Art Party

Art Play Date

Art inspires creativity, imagination and lots of colorful fun.  That is why I decided to host a Create. Dream. Play. Art Party play date with some of our dear friends and let the creativity flow.  One of my favorite play dates was an art activity we did a few years ago with an old sheet, paint and spray bottles.  I decided to make an ordinary play date extraordinary with the free Lots-O-Dots printables from Piggy Bank Parties. To create a memorable afternoon with your kiddos all you … [Read more...]

Toilet Paper Frankenstien

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It has been a while since I have shared any of the kids projects we have done, and today we did a super cute one so I thought I would show it off.  I got this idea from the very creative Allie at No Time for Flash Cards.I didn't take any before or during pictures (I was trying to keep my little ones from painting everything in site) so make sure you check out Allie's step by step instructions, here.I gathered some toilet paper rolls and the supplies and set up a table outside.  The kids painted … [Read more...]