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Back to School Basics for Kids

Back to School Basics for Kids

What’s the first thing you do to get ready for going back to school? New school supplies, comfy shoes and healthy snacks are all important. These back to school basics are helpful to check off your list!

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. We recently tried out some eco-friendly finger paint, play dough and natural coloring pigments that are made with ingredients derived from the earth.

Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

When we travel to a new city, we enjoy finding a handful of family-friendly activities to do with our kids. Our young children most enjoy half-day activities that include things to see, interactive activities and a spot to eat lunch. Our visit to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science provided a great selection of exhibits for our kids to explore. Highlights of our visit included the Prehistoric Journey dinosaur and fossil exhibit, the life-like wildlife panoramas and the Gems & Minerals exhibit. We also saw an IMAX show about flight and a Planetarium presentation.
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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.

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Teaching science to kids can be creative and fun! It’s easy to make school at home interesting and interactive to inspire a love for learning. Here are a few projects we’ve enjoyed to mix up our daily homeschool routine.

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.

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

This year my girls are in kindergarten and preschool. I did not invest in a official homeschooling curriculum this year but most mornings I plan some simple school activities with my kids. We color, trace letters, learn alphabet sounds, recite the months of the year and days of the week and learn about the 5 senses. The girls also do a few pages in their kids workbooks from Costco. While we are doing school I set up a few activities to entertain my toddler boy so the rest of us can enjoy a productive school time. Here are some learning-inspired activities perfect for 2-year-olds.
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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.

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teaching young kids unselfish habits is so helpful to make daily routines go smoothly. When I give my kids special jobs throughout our day, it’s easier for them to stay on task, be respectful and have fun at the same time!

Glittery Kids Play Dough Party Favors

Glittery Kids Play Dough Party Favors

DIY sensory cloud dough is easy to make with two ingredients and super fun for kids play dough party favors! Kids can help choose the colors and pour in glitter to make sparkly sensory cloud dough!

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

In our house, preschool and kindergarten feel a lot more like structured play time than educational lessons. Sure, my 5-year-old does a few pages of her phonics and math workbooks and my 3-year-old traces her letters, but anyone who has kids knows their attention spans aren’t long. I try to mix up our school activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

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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.

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Refresh your yard with some fall-friendly blooms. These plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.

Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Is your family ready for back to school? Our simple tips can help maximize your back to school budget, make packing lunches easier and get your kids excited about starting school!

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

My girls love creating art projects and crafts. It’s easy to encourage kids to enjoy art by regularly planning kid-friendly creative projects. Coloring, cutting with scissors, and creating unique art encourages kids to design using their imaginations and practice their motor skills. We love filling an empty afternoon by creating a colorful butterfly sun catcher or mixing play dough colors.

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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.

Survival Tips for Going Back to School

Survival Tips for Going Back to School

Are your kids going back to school? I remember as a kid missing the end of summer days and also feeling excited about buying new school supplies and jumping back into structured days. Here are some basic survival tips for making the school schedule transition a little easier.