• Kid Activities

    Easy Homemade Play Dough and Sensory Invitation

    If there is one thing in our house that is guaranteed to be a fan favorite…it is play-dough. My kids love to squish, cut, sculpt and litter the kitchen floor with various colors of Play Dough. It has been known to provide nearly an hour of uninterrupted playtime for them.  After attending a birthday party recently, where a mom had out her easy homemade play dough, I too, decided to try my hand at some home made dough. In true mom form, I scoured Pinterest for a few recipes and compared recipes and finally decided on the recipe by Living Well Mom.  To start, you will need the following ingredients:…

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    Fun and Easy Toddler Activity: Making Orange Juice

    Summer time is the perfect time for cold drinks and fresh fruit! Juice around our house is a treat so when I realized we had some oranges that had seen better days, I decided to throw together a quick activity for the littles.  I cut up the oranges and using our hand held lemon juicer the kids squeezed as hard as their littles arms would let them.  To start, I simply showed them how it all worked and then set back and watched them try it out. They managed it really well and worked through the process, making sure to squeeze the juice into the bigger cup.  It has always…

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    Favorite Toys for One Year Olds

    A friend of mine recently asked me for advice on what to get for a baby’s first birthday. This sweet friend just recently married and doesn’t yet have kids but she loves on many kids in her life around her and she will be attending a close friend’s baby girl’s first birthday soon. So in honor of her request I decided to come up with a list of my favorite toys for both of my littles at or around one year old. You can find all sorts of recommendations for this age online but here is a list of our favorites. Personally, as a parent, I prefer open-ended toys, toys…

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    A Christmas Tree for Kids

    Christmas is, hands down, my FAVORITE holiday of the year and I am always looking for new ways to make the holiday season fun for the kiddos. After watching my littles enjoy decorating the Christmas tree so much this year, I decided to put a small tree up in their playroom for them to decorate over and over again.  I purchased a small tree from Walmart and ornaments from the dollar tree. The dollar tree usually carries a wide variety of plastic ornaments that are safe for little hands.  Both kids really enjoyed a tree that was theirs! They loved getting to be in charge of the placement of each…

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    Farmer’s Market Birthday Party

    Our little baby girl is one year old! How can this possibly be? It feels like this last year has flown by so much faster than Asher’s first year did! Second child probs I suppose.  Since finding out I was having a baby girl, I have been super excited about getting to, perhaps, experience things other than trucks, bugs, dirt, and dinos. So this first birthday party planning was sooo much fun! For Ellery’s theme we decided on a farmer’s market. We wanted something summer-y and fun but a bit unexpected. Plus the gingham pattern is so adorable!  Decorations were minimal and easy. I found ‘picnic’ themed plates, table clothes,…

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    Toddler Gardening

    When we moved into our house we were lucky to find that the previous owners had a small garden. My first two summers in the house I managed a pretty decent garden and really enjoyed watching the fruits (well mostly veggies) of my labor. After Asher was born I attempted a garden but it was an overwhelming task to manage and never produced anything but weeds. Now that Asher is older he has become very interested in helping with everything and so I decided we’d try our hand at a garden again this year and see how it goes. Last week I purchased the seeds, seedling pots, and soil and…

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    Easy Toddler Fun: Winter Edition

    As you may have noticed, I am not a huge fan of the cold, winter months. Sure I appreciate the spirit and beauty of snow prior to and closely around Christmas time but once New Years rolls around I am all about moving straight into spring and weather that makes going outside enjoyable. We have been blessed with a few random 60 degree days recently but overall we have been trapped indoors most of this winter. I am a huge supporter of easy activities that keep little ones occupied and so here are a few of my recent successes. 1. Bubble Wrap Jumping: This was an activity that started out…

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    Valentine’s Day Toddler Craft

    We got a little messy this week and decided to try our hand at a painting craft with Asher. For this project all you need is a blank canvas, painters tape, and paint. We used red, pinks, and white in theme with the holiday.  Using the painters tape, tape off the words or shape you want. I went with the ever-expected word “LOVE”. An afterthought tip would be making sure the tape is pressed down very well to the canvas because paint seeped under ours a bit. Once you have your tape down the next step is to let em’ at it. I advise placing the project on a large…