Category: Kids

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

The best way to learn about science is by performing your own experiments, but not every family has a full science lab in their garage. These static electricity activities are fun to incorporate into homeschool or do as an after school activity.

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Happy spring! This last week was a busy one; we were getting ready for Easter and it was Spring Break. Here are some of the highlights from our week of creative spring-inspired kids’ projects.

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts. We had a lot of fun sharing our glittery paper crafts and taking home some other creative projects made by local kids.
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough so we combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring! You can easily fill your kids’ Easter baskets with useful items that add value to your life without just adding clutter.

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

The best way to teach kids new interests and skills is by making learning fun! I love finding all sorts of ways to make school fun for my girls. My girls enjoy doing experiments in the kitchen,Β  mixing colored water, learning how plants grow and looking at the stars at night. My oldest daughter hopes to get a telescope someday. STEM activities are another fun way to introduce kids to science. American Girl created Luciana Vega to make learning about space fun for girls. Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars. Her colorful outfit, space accessories and adventureous interests will make any girl excited to learn about space!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

Do you homeschool with a range of kids? Keeping my toddler busy helps the rest of my kids have a productive school time. Here are some of the learning-inspired activities I use for my 2-year-old.

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with the people you love! These creative Valentine’s Day kids’ projects, sensory activities and yummy snacks are some fun ways to make the holiday memorable for your family.

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

One my favorite things about having girls is seeing them enjoy the toys and activities that I loved as a child. American Girl is one of my all-time favorite brands. I loved collecting the American Girl dolls and accessories, making my dolls custom clothing and choosing new outfit sets from the AG catalog. I gave my oldest daughter my Truly Me American Girl doll as soon as she was old enough to take care of her and we’ve grown our collection with several new BeForever Dolls and the WellieWishers Camille and Ashlyn.Β My girls also enjoy dressing up American Girl’s latest BeForever doll Nanea Mitchell,Β a Hawaiian girl from 1941.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

STEM Toys & Sensory Activities for Kids

My girls love doing all sorts of creative activities. These fun sensory and STEM toys encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing.Β  Here are some ideas suited to entertain a 2-year-old boy and help him learn through adventures and interactive play!

Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

One of my favorite things about cold weather is the cozy accessories and back to school gear that we stock up on every year. Backpacks can also double as fashion accessories for kids to tote their toys around in. These trendy fashion picks are fun for a wide range of ages and any girl who loves dressing up and accessorizing.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Great Gear for Chilly or Rainy Days

Great Gear for Chilly or Rainy Days

Rainy or snowy days can still be adventurous opportunities for kids to play outside with some extra gear. And if we have to go somewhere, rain and snow gear is essential for staying warm on the go!

Teach Kids to Swim & Love Water with a Mermaid Tail

Teach Kids to Swim & Love Water with a Mermaid Tail

Learning how to swim is a great skill kids can use year round and swimming lessons are especially important for water safety. Sun Tail Mermaid fins are a fun way to encourage kids to learn how to swim and get comfortable around water.

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

My kids love collecting tiny toys. They enjoy adding to sets they already have and they love setting up little play sets and making up story lines. My girls typically are able to play pretend around age 3, and now that both my girls are older than 3 they have lots of fun playing together and setting up their toys. We recently discovered some fun play sets from Wicked Toys that feature re-imagined mini versions of the Cabbage Patch dolls. My girls loved checking out the details of these miniature Little Sprouts play sets and also discovering which surprise creatures were inside their Egg Babies!
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.