Let’s Go Camping!!! 50 ideas to make it easier (and more fun!)

Let's go camping! Huge list of camping resources (love the camping tips)

"Let's go camping" is one of my favorite things to hear (and since we live where the weather is beautiful all year long we can go camping pretty much anytime). Lucky us! I did a little internet searching and Pinterest digging and came up with an incredible camping resource. I found so many yummy camping recipes, activities to keep the kids busy, tips for successful camping, DIY supplies and even supplies I would love to buy that I had to put all these camping ideas in one place! Now I'm totally ready for the next time M and M yell "LET'S GO CAMPING!!!!" Yummy Camping Recipes Rolo Marshmallows  Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Foil Continue Reading

Let’s Go Camping with Kids!!! 40 Tips, Activities, Games and Recipes

Camping with kids - ultimate list of tips and tricks to make it awesome!

Camping is one of our favorite ways to spend time as a family. Camping with kids is so much fun (especially if you're prepared). I've shared my list for 10 must have camping supplies and 50 ideas for making camping easier, the tips in the comments are awesome too! I thought a camping with kids post just seemed like a good idea... what do you think? I've rounded up 40 tips, activities, games and recipes to make camping with kids just as fun as it should be! Tips for Camping with Kids Get the kids excited with some camping pretend play before you go. Pack clothes with easy dressing in mind. (The tent would stay so much Continue Reading

4 Ways to Revamp Mom this Spring

revamp mom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Figleaves. This spring I'm issuing myself a challenge. I'm tired of feeling frumpy. I'm tired of feeling like I have no reason to get myself "dressed up". I'm tired of excuses... my own excuses for NOT putting in effort into feeling presentable. So this year's spring cleaning list is going to include something extra special... me. I'm fairly certain I am not alone, so while this message is directed straight back at me... feel free to use whatever part of it resonates with you. 4 Ways to Revamp Mom this Spring Stock up on pretty (and comfy) flats. Comfy flats just make sense Continue Reading

20 Things to do in Spring with Kids

things to do in spring

Spring is in full swing around here.  Where we live the weather is nice just about all year, but in the spring we basically live outside. Here is a list of the top 20 ways we enjoy spring. 20 Things to do in Spring with Kids Take lunch (breakfast or dinner) outside.  It doesn't have to be anything fancy.  Just throw down a blanket and plop down the lunch you've already made! Set up camp in the backyard.  It's fun and close to the bathroom. ;) Watch the trees.  This one is full of bees at the moment.  They are hard at work and so interesting to watch.  While we were laying there we also saw 3 different types of birds and a carpenter Continue Reading

5 Spy Activities for Kids who Love to Play Spy

fun spy activities for kids! This will be great for spring break!

We've been talking a lot about spies this week. Our Spy Party for Little M was so much fun and I just know we haven't seen the last of the spy activities for kids around here. I've collect a few easy activities that will be perfect for a lazy weekend or when the kids are on a break from school. 5 Spy Activities for Kids who Love to Play Spy Spy Glasses. Every super sleuth needs eyes in the back of their head. Make some DIY spy sunglasses, like these from Education.com, and no one will be able to sneak up on your spy again! Invisible Ink. Invisible ink is really cool. Teach Preschool makes playing with invisible messages easy (and Continue Reading

Camp Mom! Summer Activities Pack – 80+ Summer Ideas for Kids

Looking for a one stop spot for summer activities? This is it!!!

Summer is quickly approaching and it's time to start getting ready for some summer fun!!! The weather is warm, the days are long and the kids are.... home. For long periods of time. With NOTHING to do. That could be a problem... but I have the answer!!! Camp Mom! Summer Activities Pack. Camp Mom! Summer Activities Pack is full of summer ideas for kids. Just like anything else you would expect to find here on A Mom with a Lesson Plan, this pack contains simple ideas that everyone can do. Camp Mom! Summer Activities Pack includes: ~ Printable pages for summer planning. ~ Four Fun Summer Themes with over 80 Simple and FUN Activity Continue Reading

More Spy Party Games – The Case of the Missing Goodie Bags – Part 2

spy party games part 2 -- the case of the missing goodie bag

As promised here is the second half of our spy party. Check out part one of The Case of the Missing Goodie Bags and our secret message spy party invitations. Now let's get down to business and finish this really fun and really easy spy party... shall we? At this point the kids have been through the laser maze and hit the target at the shooting gallery. More on that here --> Spy Party Games Part 1. They collected a clue at each station and now it's time to head over to the sensory box for some very serious investigating. The Case of the Missing Goodie Bags – Spy Party Games - Part 2 We had everyone sit down together and let them know Continue Reading