Egg Painting Ideas for Kids of All Ages

12 egg painting ideas for kids of all ages

Easter is just around the corner. I'm almost ready, but I think there is a bit more egg painting in order! I've rounded up a few awesome egg painting ideas for kids of all ages... enjoy! Egg Painting Ideas for Toddlers Toddler activities are so fun! Keep them simple, keep them quick and don't worry about the end result (although these egg painting ideas will still give you a wonderful result). Coloring eggs with bleeding tissue paper from The Artful Parent is perfect for little fingers (and might be a good way to get some cutting practice in). Using a medicine dropper is great for finger muscle control. I love the way Chocolate Continue Reading

Creative Easter Egg Painting for Kids

egg painting for kids

When I was deciding how to paint eggs this year, I wanted to do something really special.  I search the web and still didn't find what I was looking for.  Then we brought out our stack of Easter books, and I had an idea!  Ohhhh and it turned out to be a good one. I love it when that happens! Creative Easter Egg Painting for Kids what you need: eggs, pin or needle, paint, egg cartons, paintbrushes I blew out the insides of the eggs we used.  It ended up being harder than I expected, but well worth it.  Prick the top of your egg with a needle, then prick the bottom (this hole needs to be bigger).  I found that using a straight pin Continue Reading

How to Get Full Use of Season Passes – Places to go with Kids

11 ways to make the most of your season pass

One of the great advantages to living in Southern California is the option for outside activities. There are also so many fun places to go with kids. We have zoos, a wild animal park, aquariums, Disneyland, Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm. YAY! When the kids were babies, my sister and I started taking advantage of season passes to some of these places. We get a different pass every year. It's been such an incredible experience and we've learned a thing or to about how to get full use of our season pass. Making the most of your Season Pass Know the dates. Season passes are not created equal. Some places have block out dates, some Continue Reading

Giant Crossword Puzzle for Kids

giant sidewalk crossword puzzle for kids - great for spelling practice (1)

Sight word and spelling word games are probably my very favorite kid activities. We haven't done outside spelling or sight word practice for a while and I thought was about time (the weather is perfect for it). We loved sight word twister, so I put some thought into finding another game that I could modify using Big M spelling word list. I decided on a giant crossword puzzle designed around his spelling words. Fun right?! I thought so.... and so did Big M. Giant Crossword Puzzle for Kids what you need:  Sidewalk chalk, a spelling list and some paper. (This is an affiliate link, if you use the links you help Continue Reading

Flower Pot Dessert – Easy Spring Dessert for Kids

flower pot pudding dessert

One of my favorite childhood memories is eating dirt for dessert. There was a restaurant that served a flower pot dessert for kids. It was such a fun, silly and yummy treat. Who get served dirt? In a flower pot? And then loves it? Well kids of course. Now that I've made them I know they are also super easy (and still super fun). YAY! Mark this one an easy spring dessert for kids that we will make again and again! Flower Pot Dessert- Easy Spring Dessert for Kids what you need: clay pots, silk flowers, pudding, gummy worms, chocolate cookies (These links are all affiliate links, if you use the links you help support Continue Reading

Confession Time: Responding to Kid Confessions

how to talk to kids responding when your kid confesses

Talking to kids can be overwhelming. It's not planned, it's never planned. And you want to say the right thing so badly... the first time. Just like anything with parenting, talking to kids takes practice. Lucky for you kids let you have lots of it! One of those times that having the right thing to say is so important, is responding to kid confessions. Your little one has just revealed something and you just don't know how to respond. Below you will find tips for handling these sticky moments. {Privacy in conversations is one of the most important parts of talking to kids. With that in mind, the words and situations in the story that Continue Reading

The Pirate Fairy on Pinterest

5 must follow pirate fairy boards

Disney has done a fantastic job of expanding on the world of Peter Pan. The adventurous, strong and fun fairies have become favorites in our house. We just started reading the chapter book series The Never Girls. M and M are both at the edge of their seat to see what will happen next. I can't wait to tell them about the all-new Tinker Bell Movie now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD. The Pirate Fairy is bound to be a HUGE hit at our house. As with any books or movies, we will definitely want to expand on the experience with some serious pirate fairy play! Where do I go when I'm looking for a certain idea? Well Pinterest of course!!! Continue Reading