I Can Feel My Heartbeat

Be still my heart… No literally. Be still son. I just want to snap one picture! If I’ve learned anything as a boy mom, it’s that I need a super fast shutter speed to capture pictures of my little loves <3 ┬áToday was no different, so I’m glad I had my camera ready beforehand so…

Preschool Scissor Skills Assessment

Are you ready to start teaching your preschoolers scissor skills? Do you know where to start? As a teacher, one of the first things I would do before starting a new unit was assess prior knowledge. Figuring out how much my students already knew so I could build on that and promote new learning. Most…

The Best Road Trip Activities for Kids!

When you live in the middle of nowhere, you tend to drive A LOT Even a trip to Walmart takes an hour and can be a dangerous adventure (temps of thirty degrees below zero and icy roads make it a life-or-death situation!) You know what else makes it a life or death situation, though? Traveling…

Kid-Made Thank You Cards

It’s the time of year to show thanks… No, it’s not Thanksgiving. It’s the day after Christmas. Since we live a couple thousand miles away from family, we’re making thank you cards to show our appreciation of their thoughtfulness this Christmas. I wanted to send fun kid-made thank you cards for them using recycled artwork,…

Mason Jar Craft Kits

It’s time to get crafty!! Do you love homemade gifts? I do. Money spent can be replaced, but time given is irreplaceable. That’s why when someone spends their time baking cookies, creating a card, or assembling any other DIY gift, I always cherish it. Read related post: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Mason Jar Gifts Yesterday…

Unique Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Kids!

Every year grandparents, aunts, and uncles ask for my kids’ Christmas list. They love shopping for our munchkins and buying their most desired toys. Sometimes that leaves us as parents wondering what we can buy our kids, though. Family have already showered them in toys (which I am grateful for! I know my kids will…

Jingle Bell Threading

Are you ready for today’s activity du Jour? Need a quick little activity to get you through the day(s) before Christmas? I know my kids can’t be the only ones asking if it’s Christmas yet 200 times a day! This little gem of an activity came about when one of our bells fell off of…

Marshmallow Tinker Tray

Marshmallows Can you believe I don’t really like marshmallows? Well, I don’t┬álike to eat them. When I came home with SIX bags of marshmallows the other day my husband was a little taken aback. Who in the world would be eating all of those?!?! Certainly not me. And my boys can only take one or…

Great Gifts for Indoor Fun (part two)

I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. We will be spending a lot of time indoors this winter You know that Christmas song, “Oh the weather outside is frightful…” I didn’t quite understand how frightful…