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Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater? Sometimes it’s about all a mom can handle to get a child to eat their lunch. When kids go through stages of picky eating, parents can use simple strategies to encourage their kids to eat healthy food.

Creative Ways to Encourage Kids’ Hygiene

Creative Ways to Encourage Kids’ Hygiene

Teach kids to practice good hygiene by making it fun! Create tutu toothbrushes and a discovery soap dispenser to encourage kids to brush their teeth, wash their hands, and develop healthy hygiene habits.

Fun Toys for Busy Boys

Fun Toys for Busy Boys

Boys need toys they can use to crash together, build tall towers, and explore their world. Here are some of our favorite toys and activities that are especially interesting for little boys!

How to Teach Your Kids to Be Good Friends

How to Teach Your Kids to Be Good Friends

It’s important to teach kids hands-on values for life as they interact with each other throughout the day. Don’t miss our top character building tips and cute kids’ fashion picks!

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Teach your kids about the earth with fun activities and projects to let them observe nature. Plant a tree, collect some worms, and learn how to care for our beautiful planet!

5 Potty Training Tips for Toddlers

5 Potty Training Tips for Toddlers

Ideas to make potty training fun! Potty training can be tricky but kids are easy to motivate with rewards, and healthy habits can be taught through regular routines.

5 Activities for Little Mermaids

5 Activities for Little Mermaids

Design your own interactive mermaid game with cute game pieces, enjoy mermaid sea-inspired snacks, and host a mermaid themed play date.

Interactive Activities for Kids

Interactive Activities for Kids

Make homemade sparkle play dough, design and color paper character puppets, and explore fun textures with themed sensory bins.

How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

Maximize the fun and minimize the cost of your kids’ themed birthday parties with our creative interactive party ideas for treats, games, and party activities!

Healthy Kids’ Lunches & Eating Habits

Healthy Kids’ Lunches & Eating Habits

Make lunch fun for kids! Create food shapes, have a lunch time tea party, or practice kitchen skills and let your kids make their own lunch!

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Turn the backyard into a wonderland with an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Encourage your kids to come up with their own games, play “keep away”, and make soup with good old garden materials.

Cute Food Shapes & Lunch Ideas for Kids

Cute Food Shapes & Lunch Ideas for Kids

Kids love to eat food that looks fun. These cute snacks, orange hearts, and strawberry roses are super easy to make and they are healthy too! It’s easy to encourage kids to love healthy foods.

Fun Winter Activities & Treats for Kids

Fun Winter Activities & Treats for Kids

Make winter fun and extra sweet with DIY snow cones, homemade chocolate popcorn, and maple syrup candy!

Fun Kids’ Crafts for Little Mommies

Fun Kids’ Crafts for Little Mommies

Make this adorable baby doll bed from a cardboard box and easy no-sew baby doll bibs! My girls love to do crafts and take care of their baby dolls.

DIY Kids’ Photo Valentines + Printables

DIY Kids’ Photo Valentines + Printables

Make darling photo Valentines using your kids’ photos with our easy templates! Your friends and family will love them and you can keep a few to cherish for years to come.

Creative Kid’s Valentine Ideas

Creative Kid’s Valentine Ideas

Easily make cute and inexpensive Valentines with colored paper, glue, glitter and stickers! The design options are endless! Cut a roaring dinosaur or fluttering butterfly out of paper and personalize with glitter glue. See our ideas!

Creative Activities & Crafts for Girls

Creative Activities & Crafts for Girls

Your crafty little girl will love our Beauty & the Beast Enchanted Mirror & Rose craft, recycled Rapunzel Princess Tower, painted snowflakes, moldable bath soap, and more!

Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride

Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride

We are excited to introduce Gabriela McBride, the 2017 American Girl of the Year. We had the opportunity to check out this new American Girl doll’s gorgeous details and fun story that celebrates overcoming obstacles with creativity. Don’t miss our unboxing video!

Beauty & The Beast Rose & Mirror Craft

Beauty & The Beast Rose & Mirror Craft

Any little princess will love our DIY enchanted rose and magic mirror craft inspired by Beauty & the Beast! Easily make these fun princess essentials using cardboard, tin foil, a mason jar, and basic craft materials you already have at home!

Fun Kids’ Indoor Activities for Long Winter Days

Fun Kids’ Indoor Activities for Long Winter Days

Mix up the coolest homemade sparkle play dough ever with glitter and soap fragrance or essential oils! Don’t miss our top pics for indoor interactive kids’ activities.

How to Grow Flowers & Tame Curls in Winter

How to Grow Flowers & Tame Curls in Winter

Little girls come with lots of personality, interests and preferences, and heads of tangled hair. My little girls wake up every morning with huge teased bedhead hairdos, so we start the morning routine with brushing out their locks. Don’t miss our simple hair tips and little girl fashion picks!

Cool Stuff for Girly Girls

Cool Stuff for Girly Girls

Little girls bring with them lots of love, emotions, affection, tutus, and enthusiasm for accessorizing and creating pretty things. Here are some fun outfits, accessories, and toys that were designed especially for little girls!

Homemade Salt Playdough for Kids

Homemade Salt Playdough for Kids

Homemade salt playdough is super easy to make and lots of fun to play with. You can jazz up basic playdough with fragrance, glitter, and even tiny beads for extra fun sensory sculpting.

Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Brighten up your windows with these super colorful, easy-to-make butterfly sun catchers. Cutting and gluing projects are great sensory activities for kids to help develop fine motor skills. Grab our printable template!

7 Water Play Activities for Toddlers

7 Water Play Activities for Toddlers

Do your kids love water? Make a beach-themed sensory box, water bottle sprinkler, kiddy pool ball pit, and enjoy these other easy water play activities for toddlers.

Easy Crafts for Kids

Easy Crafts for Kids

Create a forest themed apple tree craft, make art with gold fish crackers, and whip up glitter goo for sensory play! Kids love creative activities that introduce them to new skills and fun textures!

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Play Date

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Play Date

A tea party is the perfect way for little girls to spend an afternoon with friends! Girls can make yummy treats, dress up in twirly dresses, and bring their favorite dolls and stuffed animals along for the party!

Fun Uses for Water Beads

Fun Uses for Water Beads

Water beads are a fun kids’ sensory activity that can entertain for hours! These non-toxic balls are fun to squish, squeeze, scoop, and even freeze!

Glittery DIY Tooth Fairy Coins

Glittery DIY Tooth Fairy Coins

Transform old coins into glittery tooth fairy coins your child can trade for treats or rewards! The childhood event of losing a tooth is often a surprising and exciting occasion, worthy of celebrating!

Paper Character Puppets

Paper Character Puppets

Kids will have a blast making homemade paper puppets out of their favorite characters! DIY paper puppets are easy to make using any character coloring pages.

DIY Melted Crayon Shapes

DIY Melted Crayon Shapes

Transform your box of broken crayons into chunky crayon shapes, easy for kids to grasp with their little hands. You can make DIY crayon shapes in any shape or color!

Meet the American Girl WellieWishers

Meet the American Girl WellieWishers

The WellieWishers are American Girl’s newest collection of dolls, designed for girls ages 5 years old and older. These 5 friends each love dressing up, putting on shows, stomping in mud puddles, and being a good friend.

6 Fun Summer Kids Activities

6 Fun Summer Kids Activities

Keep summer break exciting with homemade jello cookies, pool noodle sprinklers, and DIY sensory sugar sand. Kids will love being involved in each project and playing with these fun activities!

Homemade Sensory Snow Activity

Homemade Sensory Snow Activity

DIY Sensory Snow is a fun way to have a snow day any time of the year! Homemade play snow is easy to make with a few simple ingredients and encourages hours of sensory play time.

Preschool 5 Senses Taste Test

Preschool 5 Senses Taste Test

Food taste tests are a fun way to teach a preschooler about the sense of taste! Fill a muffin tin with different types of foods and have them “taste” which flavors are sweet, salty, spicy, and sour.

Genius Kids’ Bedroom Solutions

Genius Kids’ Bedroom Solutions

Organizing and decorating a child’s room can be a challenge. I try to provide my kids with easy organization solutions so they can keep their toys picked up, make their beds, and learn how to keep their room clean all by themselves.

DIY Princess Tower from Recycled Containers

DIY Princess Tower from Recycled Containers

Make a darling DIY Pincess Tower out of recycled food containers for small princess dolls. Kids can customize it with jewels, pretty trim, and our printable rock texture!

Fun with American Girl Maryellen Larkin

Fun with American Girl Maryellen Larkin

We’ve been having so much fun with our American Girl Doll Maryellen Larkin! My young daughter is enchanted by her beautiful details, silky hair, and darling clothes and accessories.

Fun Kids’ Party Ideas

Fun Kids’ Party Ideas

A successful kids’ party requires a few key elements; fun food, creative kid-friendly games, and cute crafts and activities. Don’t miss our budget-friendly ideas for fun themed kids’ parties!

Meet American Girl Maryellen Larkin

Meet American Girl Maryellen Larkin

We were excited to hear about American Girl’s Maryellen Larkin, a charming doll inspired by the 1950’s. This true-to-era doll comes complete with a darling striped dress and aqua shrug, Mary Jane shoes, and an award-winning Beforever storybook.

Baby Bath Time Favorites

Baby Bath Time Favorites

Teaching kids how to wash themselves and take regular baths is a basic skill that will help them be more independent and take care of themselves. It’s easy to turn bath time into an interactive activity that kids look forward to!

Easy Kids’ Food & Lunch Ideas

Easy Kids’ Food & Lunch Ideas

Preparing meals for your kids can be challenging and it can be tempting to rip open packages. Lunchtime doesn’t have to be hard; here are some of our homemade go-to meals that are fairly healthy and finger-friendly.

5 Summer Activities for Kids

5 Summer Activities for Kids

Play backyard scrabble and make liquid sidewalk chalk. Here are some budget-friendly ideas for afternoon play that kids will love too!

DIY Glitter Finger Paint

DIY Glitter Finger Paint

Homemade finger paint is a great sensory activity for any young child and they will love helping to make the paint too! Toddlers and preschoolers love getting messy and expressing their creativity on whatever canvas you give them.

DIY Sugar Sand Activity

DIY Sugar Sand Activity

Sugar sand is a super fun activity to do with your kids. You can make it any color or fragrance you want, and kids will love scooping it up and discovering hidden treasures under the sand!

Kids’ Sensory Play with Water Beads

Kids’ Sensory Play with Water Beads

Water beads are a super fun sensory activity to do with kids. They start out as tiny balls and grow into big squishable globes that are fun to scoop up and sort into muffin tins. Water beads are also a fun way to teach kids about physics!

Perks of Being a Mermaid

Perks of Being a Mermaid

Have a fun themed mermaid day complete with a secret mermaid castle, sensory mermaid kids’ activity, and sea-inspired snacks!