Letter E Activity: Gluing Eggshells

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Today's letter activity is for the Letter E. For this activity a really fun material. EGGSHELLS! Oh. . . I love eggshells!  I got a really weird look from my Hubby when I asked where the egg shells were from his fritata.   Is he really still surprised with my material selections? Letter E Activity: Gluing Eggshells What you need: Letter E, eggshells, glue, construction paper Print out the letter E, cut it out and glue it to construction paper.  I like the contrast of black construction paper for this one, but you can use what ever you have.  Use eggshells that have been washed out, and dried (but don't crunch them!!!) This activity Continue Reading

12 Days of Christmas for Kids: Activities & Crafts

On the first day of Christmas... learn a new song. Today's Christmas activity is to learn a new song. Maybe it's a song you sang as a kid but have yet to introduce to your little ones. Maybe you go in search of one online or at the library. I'll give you two of our fave Christmas songs. If you have a favorite song that we may not have heard leave the lyrics in the comments. Happy singing!

Looking for simple Christmas Activities and Christmas Crafts for kids? You've come to the right place. Below you'll find 12 days of Christmas for kids! Easy and fun Christmas activities and crafts you and the kids can enjoy together. A short supply list will help you be prepared, but almost everything can be easily tweaked using materials you have at home. (You may have to get a little creative, but I know you can handle that! :) ) 12 Days of Christmas Supply List Paper. Copy paper, construction paper, newspaper OR magazines. Candy canes. Large paper. Markers. Christmas books. We love these Christmas books but I'm sure that Continue Reading

12 Unique Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

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This post is sponsored by VTech and contains affiliate links. All opinions are mine. Creating Christmas gift guides full of unique and inspiring gifts has been a blast! After sharing the practical (and fun) stocking stuffer ideas for kids I realized that I am not the only one who values gifts that will actually be used. Today we're not talking about gifts for kids though, this Christmas gift guide is specially designed for Grandparents. Read though the list and then add your gift ideas in the comment section! 4 Homemade Christmas Gifts for Grandparents Decorated Mug - I've tried the Sharpie mug technique before and it didn't work Continue Reading

Pretend Play Elf Workshop

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This pretend play elf workshop is a part of the Big and Little Pretend Play series. Make sure to check out all of the pretend play ideas (we had some really fun ones!) When the kids were younger I used to spend hours setting up fun areas with special details, now M and M have taken over the planning. While pretend play at our house has NOT slowed down... my involvement isn't what it used to be. Their pretend play props pop up while their playing, and creating the space themselves has become part of the fun. So I had to step back a little. Posts like this one (first published in 2012) are a great way for me to look back and see how much the Continue Reading

A Mistake, a Mess and a Masterpiece

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Mistakes are a big part of life and learning from mistakes is something that takes practice. Catherine from Kids Learning Games is here to share an activity that focuses on turning mistakes into masterpieces.  As every mother knows only too well, mistakes are a part of life. Kids are always making them – spilling chocolate milk over their party dress just as you are about to leave the house, knocking over your favorite vase, and turning what was supposed to be a fun preschool activity into one big mess. Adults are always making them too, many times in response to the mistakes that kids make. As parents and caregivers, we sometimes forget Continue Reading

Magnetic Christmas Tree Countdown Calendar

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Do you use a Christmas countdown calendar? Counting down to the big day is one of my favorite Christmas activities. We probably have way more countdown calendars than we need... but they all get attention. This year I've just finished making a magnetic Christmas countdown calendar for our fridge. The kids are just as excited as I am! This post is sponsored by Silhouette America. Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for your chance to win a Silhouette Portrait!  Silhouette America sent me a Silhouette Portrait and a few extra goodies. After checking out the all of the incredible Silhouette projects on Pinterest and playing around Continue Reading

Christmas Activity for Toddlers: Easy Jingle Bell Shakers

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Are you looking for a fun (and easy) Christmas activity for toddlers? This jingle bell shaker activity is so simple. It's easy to prep and has the potential to keep a toddler occupied for quite sometime (of course with toddlers you never know what will keep them occupied). I was watching my niece J and decided to have a little jingle bell fun. She loved it and I loved having a little toddler time. Christmas Activity for Toddlers: Easy Jingle Bell Shakers What you need: Jingle bells (we used the large ones), empty containers that have lids or small boxes that can be closed. (Note: This is an activity that requires adult supervision. Even Continue Reading