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Family Movie Night- The Jungle Book

Setting aside a once or twice a month movie night for your entire family to enjoy together is fun, builds a close bond, and opens the door for deep discussions on developing character and other real life situations. Whether your favorite is the classic animated version or the new high-tech CGI Jungle book it makes a perfect choice for family movie night. But that doesn’t mean you have to just pop everybody in front of movie and have it end there! You can incorporate all kinds of fun themed … [Read more...]

10 Cheap Kids Summer Activities

With Summer approaching quickly, you may be getting stressed thinking about how you are going to keep the kids busy during their time off.  Sure they can play at home or in the yard, but kids will start to feel cooped up quickly and having some planned summer activities is a great way to keep the stress levels down in the house. Planning summer activities for the kids, though, does not have to mean spending a fortune.  There are plenty of cheap activities out there for your kids … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Scented Recipe For Playdough

Do you need something fun to do with the kiddos? I have the perfect solution! Cotton Candy Scented Playdough! My kids have always been overly excited about playdough and I love them for that. First of all, this recipe for playdough is super easy, which makes my life that much easier. And the kids also enjoyed playing with it. I think playdough takes us back to a simpler time in life when we don’t have to worry about all the hard stuff. Sometimes even I sit down and play with them using … [Read more...]

7 Educational Activities to Try at the Grocery Store

Do you find yourself often having to grocery shop with children? If so, you might be wondering how to make it a more entertaining and educational experience for them. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for children to be entertained and learn when browsing the grocery store aisles. Take a look below at 7 educational activities to try at the grocery store with your children. 1. Have some sight word fun One of the easiest games for children to play is for them to point out … [Read more...]

Family Activities for Fall That Won’t Break the Bank

Fall is almost here, the weather is cooling off and the days are getting shorter. This means that you are probably looking for some fun weekend family activities to do. Here are some family activities for fall that won’t break the bank. Pick some berries Many cities and towns have local berry farms. Take the family to check out the one in your area. It is inexpensive as you are only charged for whatever berries you and your family pick.  Berries are great not only … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Kids often fall in love with crafting once they have a chance to create something. Pull out your craft supplies and help them to make these adorable Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids. They will have fun creating them and you will have a keepsake that will last for a long time. Crafting also helps their hand and eye co-ordination and keeps them occupied. Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids Valentine’s Day Candle Holders- Artsy Momma Valentine’s Day Critters- Artsy Momma Crayon Hearts- I … [Read more...]

50 Winter Activities to Enjoy as a Family

Cooler weather and snowy days can have you feeling like you need to stay indoors. But the truth is there are plenty of ways to enjoy the winter months as a family. Take a peek below at 50 winter activities to enjoy as a family so you can make the most of these chilly months together. Here are a few to get you started.   50 Winter Activities to Enjoy as a Family 1. Try catching snowflakes on your tongue. 2. Want to see a snowflake up close? Catch some on black paper … [Read more...]

Free Printable Chore Chart + Age Appropriate Chores

It's the start of the year and for many this is a great time to get the kids started with chores.  Yes the dreaded chore word to little ones but I feel like it's so important!  My boys have a couple of daily chores and then they know that we will be adding a couple of chores each day as needed.  We have found that a chore list doesn't exactly work the best for us but I know for many it does, especially if the chores are consistent each day.  This is where we fall short of … [Read more...]

5 Boredom Busters for Christmas Break

This post on 5 Boredom Busters for Christmas Break is brought to you by my partnership with Family Christian Stores Bookstores. Christmas break is right around the corner. In fact, it’s less than two months away. This will be my first Christmas break experiencing my kids being home for an extended period of time (they are only in kindergarten and preschool). Check out these five boredom busters for helping the whole family get through Christmas break. #1. Movie Marathon One of my … [Read more...]

3 Free Preschool Apps That Inspire Learning & Are Mom Approved

I was compensated for this post on 3 free preschool apps that inspire learning & are mom approved.  However this did not influence my thoughts and the opinions below are my own. As parents we want our children to succeed and studies have proven that the earlier we start working with them the more likely they are to succeed at school. These 3 free preschool apps from Kid Academy are right on track for helping our children succeed and are some of the newest apps I have … [Read more...]

How To Prevent Meltdowns After School

If your child is home-schooled, or attends a private or public school it can be exhausting for them to deal at the end of the day. Most elementary schools are in attendance for 6-8 hours a day and this is completely exhausting in every way shape of form. Obviously when your child gets home, you just want to spend time with them, but they might be overly tired and have their own agenda.  I've come up with some ways to help your child deal with these overly exhausting days. #1. Have a … [Read more...]

DIY Pumpkin Painting

This post is part of a 2-part series in partnership with Sverve and Farm Rich. All opinions are 100% my own. #smokehousebbqFall is a fun time for our family! We enjoy watching the leaves change colors and just having family time together. With little ones in the house I also like to pick non spooky fun things the whole family will enjoy together. We started the tradition of painting pumpkins a while ago and it still continues every year.   DIY Pumpkin Painting With Little Ones To … [Read more...]

Captain America The Winter Soldier Activity Pages

About Captain America The Winter Soldier After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals Captain America The Winter Soldier Activity Pages Enjoy these Captain America The Winter Soldier Activity Pages, I suggest laminating them to be used multiple times.  I do this with all of my printables and have even purchased a binder so that I can turn … [Read more...]

Alexander And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Activity Pages

About Alexander And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible horrible day of his young life – a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad … [Read more...]

5 Must Reads For Your First Grader

5 Must Reads For Your First Grader It’s summertime and that means your child needs to keep learning. There is only one way to keep your child learning and that’s through reading. Here are five books your first grader needs to read this summer. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel If you didn’t read Frog and Toad when you were a kid, you are totally missing out. This is such a fun book for all ages, but especially for first graders. There are also five stories in this book, so … [Read more...]