Book Advent Calendar

Yesterday I checked another Christmas tradition off my list, our book advent calendar.  I started this tradition years ago with my oldest daughter, and it quickly became something the kids started asking for ever year once the Christmas tree went up.  I'm not complaining, you'll frequently hear the phrase 'read everyday you eat' if you … Continue reading Book Advent Calendar

Stocking Stuffers for Tots

  'Making a list, and checking it twice', I'm convinced that this song was written for parents everywhere this time of year.  There is so much to remember, did I move the elf, does everyone have the same number of gift (this is a big one in our house), did I remember all the gifts … Continue reading Stocking Stuffers for Tots

Thanksgiving Boredom Busters

Thanksgiving is almost here!  A time to reconnect with friends and family, relax, devour good food and drinks, and catch some of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or some football on TV.  Sounds fantastic, right?  As long as those mini versions of you can make it through the day, am I right? Never fear, your Thanksgiving … Continue reading Thanksgiving Boredom Busters

Thanksgiving Hat Project for your Little Turkey

As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, we LOVE crafting at our house.  Everyone get involved with most crafts we make from my youngest to my oldest.  The final products looks do tend to look slightly different when you compare my almost 2 year olds final result and my 8 year olds, but hey, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Hat Project for your Little Turkey

Thanksgiving Sensory Bin

I love making new sensory bins for my almost 2 year old to play with.  Being the 4th child she gets a lot of hand me downs, so something new and just for her is something she gets excited about.  That’s not to say that my older kids don’t get in on the sensory action, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Sensory Bin

Using Soft Gel Paste to Dye Pasta

Dying pasta and rice for sensory play is something that I have been doing for years.  It is way easier than I ever thought it would be, and only requires pasta two additional items that you probably already have in your cupboard: vinegar and food coloring.  The pasta I’m featuring in this post was made … Continue reading Using Soft Gel Paste to Dye Pasta

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Thinking About Being Thankful (instead of Christmas!) This Thanksgiving

Happy November friends!  It’s getting chilly here in Minnesota, and most of the beautiful fall leaves have long fallen from the tree.  However, it’s not so chilly that I don’t want to leave my house.  Not yet anyway.  November has always felt like a peaceful month to me, the craziness of fall weekend activities wrapped … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Thinking About Being Thankful (instead of Christmas!) This Thanksgiving