Toddler time! Teaching your toddler or preschooler about colors

Helping your child learn and recognize their colors can be an every day thing.   To not only teach them their colors each day but to reinforce the lessons they have learned try these activities: Point out items throughout the day: in the house, at the store, clothing or toys and ask what color they (Continue Reading…);

AstroBrights Papers: Making back to school a little brighter for parents and teachers

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   I admit that unless the color is bright and catches my eye that there are quite a few notices from school that I miss out on. It's tough to keep up (Continue Reading…);

5 Fun Beach Glass Crafts

I just can’t pass by those itty, bitty pieces of colorful glass that shimmer and glimmer as the sun shines on the sand. Blues, greens, whites and the occasional brown or purple always make me wonder what these slivers were a part of years ago. Were they wine bottles, beer bottles, soda bottles or lamps? (Continue Reading…);

Fun and free Fourth of July crafts, coloring pages, games and printables

Are you looking for some free family fun and games that the whole family will enjoy?  Here are some family friendly and free free Fourth of July crafts, coloring pages and printables that you can use to entertain the whole family.  Many of them even turn into great games for the competitive friends and family members. (Continue Reading…);

July 4th Crafts: DIY family fun patriotic wreath

This family fun craft for July 4th may be red, white and blue but it’s green too.  Use household items and fabric scraps to for this simple DIY Patriotic Wreath. You will need a coat hanger and red white a blue scraps.  Think jeans and t-shirts.   You can also add to it using ribbons (Continue Reading…);

Great summer memory idea: Create a FREE memory placemat


Here’s the one our little Princess absolutely insisted on! Did you know that they can be quickly cleaned and wiped off with just a wet cloth?  Loving that – quick clean up! You may already have some great summer memories to share or memories from summer’s gone by. Why not use this free placemat craft (Continue Reading…);

DIY Father’s Day gifts: Flip photo book and fridge magnet

Do you have a number of photos from throughout the year that need a good “home?”  With Father’s Day just around the corner here are a couple of ideas to get you some great gifts that don’t cost a great deal of money. Father’s Day Flip Book Stop by the dollar store for a flip (Continue Reading…);

Last minute Mother’s Day cards, crafts, and freebies

Last minute Mother’s Day cards, crafts, and freebies

7 Simple Arbor Day tree crafts and activities for the kids

Spring is one of the best times of the year to get out and about and learn about science and nature.  As we finish our Earth Day celebrations our interest turns to Arbor Day, where we can create some fun crafts and turn them into interesting learning activities. Hug a Tree: Take a walk around (Continue Reading…);

Earth Day lesson plans, crafts and learning activities

Every day should be Earth Day but the official Earth Day celebration is April 22 of each year.  Get fun ideas for the classroom in Earth Day Lesson Plan Ideas.

$1.00 off Crayola just in time for Easter baskets!

  Are you looking for a few gift ideas for your Easter basket?   Crayola is one of my kids favorites and I love the Color Wonders because I can take them anywhere!

Making An Easter Tree

Making An Easter Tree

St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids, free printables, and word finds

Find 100 free coloring pages perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, make these leprechaun hat pencil toppers and lucky me necklaces and shamrock crafts as well as create make their own rainbows, St. Patrick’s Day wreathes and my personal favorite a “Blarney Stone.”

St. Patrick’s Day crafts, party ideas, and snacks for kids

Are you looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day party crafts? These St. Patrick’s Day crafts are easy and make great party favors too. Try Make It & Take It St. Patrick’s Day Party Favors. Science and Snacks Combine your snacks and science this week. Pull out the blender and assist your children in creating Leprechaun Shakes.In (Continue Reading…);

Start saving on all your crafting needs with Craftsy

  Craftsy is the fastest growing online community for Crafters – with over 500,000 monthly unique visitors, having just launched in May 2011. This rapid growth results from two primary offerings which Craftsy users love: 1) Terrific online classes from amazing instructors for beginning, intermediate and advanced quilters, knitters, crocheters, sewists, jewelry makers, and other (Continue Reading…);