• Fun,  Learn

    Halloween Printables

    Halloween is just a few weeks ago and our neighborhood is going crazy with decorations this year. The kids are getting excited and beg me to drive through town to check out spooky front yards and store windows. I am glad people are going all out to bring the kids joy since this year has been so crazy. We have been crafting a lot at home and I designed activity pages and lunchbox notes, all free Halloween Printables for you to print and enjoy. Lunchbox Notes These lunchbox notes include jokes and funny, uplifting words. Download and print the pages on paper or card stock and put them in your…

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    Halloween Scavenger Hunt

    October is just around the corner and my kids are getting excited about Halloween. Our neighbor has already decorated her front yard and down the street is a house all decked out with scare crows and lights. This year is going to be a little bit different with lots of Fall events being canceled. Another damper for the kids brought on by COVID. We are not going to let this stop us from having a good time. There will be spooky movies, decor, costumes, candy and I designed a Halloween scavenger hunt for us to do. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission for…

  • Crafts,  Fun

    Kinetic Sand Tutorial and Construction Site Sensory Bin

    Kinetic sand is wonderful! It is soft and pliable, holds it’s shape and doesn’t sprinkle all over the place. I like using it for sensory bins because it is not as messy and can be used for indoor play. Unfortunately kinetic sand costs a fortune if you buy it at the store or online. But you can easily make it yourself for a few cents. I will show you how to set up this construction site sensory bin with self made kinetic sand. Materials for Kinetic Sand plastic container with lid, aluminum pan or high rimmed baking sheet 10 cups of sand 1 cup of water 10 tablespoons of cornstarch…

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    Lunchbox Printables for Kids

    The first day of school is always a big change for kids and parents. Everything is new, kids are suddenly on their own and might miss home. To make separation a little easier you can put one of the lunchbox printables in this article into their bag. They will find the sweet little note during their lunch break and know you are thinking about them. I didn’t see a lot of lunchbox notes in preschool but when one my students found a note it caused a big smile and excitement. So even if your child can’t read yet, a little picture, a heart shaped sandwich or post-it note are more…

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    DIY Walking Map For Kids

    DIY Walking Map for Kids, Guest post by Susanne Williams – When my kids were little they loved to go for walks with Grandma and explore the woods, fields, and wildflowers on the way. Now they are older and don’t want to go for regular walks anymore. With this pandemic going on and social distancing, we started to go for daily walks again. 6 weeks in my older kids got bored of going for regular strolls and didn’t want to go anymore, I had to find a new idea to make things interesting again. That’s when I came up with drawing my own kid-friendly walking map for them. Like on…

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    12 Fun Science Experiments for Kids

    Science experiments are not boring at all. There are so many fun and hands-on activities you can do with preschoolers and older that will leave them fascinated and asking for more. Here are 12 experiments to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of science. 1. How to make a Galaxy Jar This Galaxy Jar looks magical! The Inspiration Edit shows you how to make this Galaxy Jar with a few easy ingredients. You can choose your own colors to make different looking jars. The page also features Galaxy Playdough and a yummy galaxy treat. Hop on over to The Inspiration Edit for some galactic fun. 2. Magic Milk Science…

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    Arctic Sensory Play

    If you read some of my past posts you might have come to realize that we love to make a huge mess in this house. As long as it doesn’t involve glitter I am perfectly fine with it, and the fun doing this activity definitely outweighed the cleanup time afterward. I found this tube of cute arctic animals at Michaels last week and couldn’t resist taking it home. I set up an icy landscape for arctic sensory play and for the kids to cool off since it has been really hot the past days. Why Sensory Play? Sensory activities stimulate the senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight, and hearing.…

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    Night Walk Scavenger Hunt

    Are you looking for something fun to do with your family? Maybe you are having a sleepover at your house and the kids need to blow off some steam? Or you are out camping and need some evening entertainment? How about a night walk scavenger hunt? This post might contain affiliate links, which means I will earn a small commission for purchases made through links. How to do a Scavenger Hunt Print out the Scavenger Hunt Printable, grab a flashlight or lantern and a pen to mark your findings. A flashlight makes it more interesting for kids but it is also a safety precaution if you live in a bad…

  • Crafts,  Fun,  Learn

    Fun Sticker Activities

    Kids love stickers. I have never met a child that didn’t love them. Stickers make things pretty, they are great as rewards, to help over a small injury, and to keep kids entertained for a few minutes. There are so many fun sticker activities you can do, the possibilities are endless. I have to admit, I have a little bit of a sticker addiction. Every time I run into pretty, funny, or useful stickers I just have to buy them. Since I bought a Cricut I also learned how to make my own, which is really neat. When I substitute in elementary school I give them out as rewards for…

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    Craft Sticks Busy Bag – Shapes and Patterns

    Sometimes you just need a few minutes of peace and quiet to talk on the phone or you are sitting in a restaurant and the food isn’t coming and your four-year-old is getting antsy. This is when it is time to pull out a busy bag and most of the time the problem is solved. Yes, cellphones and tablets are a great distraction too but a busy bag is a hands-on activity where kids can create, play, and also learn. What is a busy bag? A busy bag is a small activity in a Ziploc bag or a little box to keep your child entertained for 10-15 minutes. Most activities…