Category Archives: Spring

Great Outdoor and Indoor Hopscotch

I remember loving hopscotch as a little girl. My friends and I would jump around happily every sunny afternoon until it was time to go home. Here are two versions of this classic game and some ideas on how to play it according to the children's ages. Outdoor Hopscotch with chalk Combine this active jumping…
Read more

Fun Outdoor Aiming Game with Tin Cans

Here comes a fun, outdoor, aiming game that you and your kids can build yourselves. Start with coating different sizes of tin cans with white paper. Then you and your kids can get creative and draw on the tin cans whatever you like. After that, I added numbers to show how many points the different cans will…
Read more

Happy Tin Can Tossing

With 4th of July just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a DIY, new edition of the all time favorite outdoor game, tin can tossing. This game will be the perfect pastime for young and old and shouldn't be missing on any July 4th barbecue or picnic. Most of the…
Read more

The Most Adorable First Date Ever

With Father's Day approaching, it seemed appropriate to show this video that honors what being a father really means. This video called 'Best First Date' has gone viral for good reason. The opening shows a man dressing up and preparing for a first date. He tells his friend how he's planned everything and 'she won't expect…
Read more

Creative Uses For Sidewalk Chalk

With the weather outside getting warmer, I've been more inspired to find fun ways for kids to stay outside. Sidewalk chalk is a go-to for summer fun. All you need is some blacktop and color for your kids to create a masterpiece. And when it rains you have a fresh canvas to start over.  I…
Read more

No Drip Popsicles

There's nothing like an ice cold popsicle on a hot day. And there's nothing like the sticky drip that ends up all over little hands and everything else in view. Here's a simple trick to prevent all that mess and still let your kids enjoy their cool sugar fest. Cupcake liners on the bottom of…
Read more

Growing Six Inches In Five Minutes

I remember reading in a book when I was little about a girl who made herself stilts out of tin cans and string. I thought that was so cool but for whatever reason, never did it for myself. But that image has always stuck with me. Now as a mother, I’m again looking for fun…
Read more

Swing Me Higher!

It's always a sweet thing for parents the first time they put their baby in a swing and experience their joy in new found freedom. But unless you have someone recording your babies face from the front, you miss out a little as you push from behind. The Expression Swing solves that age old problem by…
Read more

Lovely Tulip for Mother’s Day

There are tons of cute cards for Mother's Day, but there is another option to show your love. Say it with flowers. Here is a fun and quick Mother's Day craft that every Daddy can help his kids with. All you need is colorful paper a green straw sticky tape glue a brass fastener a…
Read more

It’s the small things that count …

Look at this little guy who is hysterically laughing at his daddy blowing off dandelions. He knows that it's the little things that count. All he needs are some funny noises and a flower to have the best time of his life. You'll see, nobody can resist the urge to laugh with him.

Duct Tape Mini Golf

Growing up, my family played mini golf quite often. It’s one of my sister’s favorite things to do so every summer she’d find any excuse and opportunity to have us all play a round. Some times though, there just aren’t enough moments together in the day to make a whole family outing to play an…
Read more

Sail away with your own cork boat

Ahoy, matey! All hands on deck! Jump aboard this simple adventure that will leave your kids with their own floating boat. For this easy project we just used a few items from the junk drawer. Three corks String Two rubber bands Construction paper A twist tie Rubber band the three corks together. Tie a string at the…
Read more

Cool Kids Craft: Busy Bee Egg Cup

Today's busy bees aren't just carriers of honey, the can carry whole Easter eggs! Here is a fun Easter craft if you are a little tired of bunnies... All you need is glue, yellow, black and blue paper, sticky tape, pipe cleaner, pens and a toilet paper roll.  We cut out black and yellow stripes for…
Read more

Spring Bucket List!

Looking for something to do with your kids this spring? Look no further! Here’s a collection of spring inspired ideas to get you started this season.   Download our Spring Bucket List here. You can print this and put in on the fridge where everyone can see it. Have fun with your kids checking off each item…
Read more

Cute Jumping Chick Craft

Spring is right around the corner, but in our area, it's still pretty chilly outside and the flu is lurking everywhere. My niece caught a cold and couldn't go to kindergarten so she wouldn't spread the germs. That's why we spent a nice day together at home. But what to do with sick kids? We…
Read more

Don’t Drop the Egg!

In the 1900 London marathon, there was a runner who raced while holding an uncooked egg on a dessert spoon. He finished in 3 hours and 47 minutes. As you can see, the egg on a spoon race has a mighty history. So with the spring weather and all the eggs your kids will be collecting from the Easter…
Read more

Cute and Delicious Easter Pastry for Kids

Doesn't this look super yummy? If you have seen enough of eggs this Easter and long for something to satisfy your kids' and your own sweet tooth, then try out this traditional German recipe - the "Osterzopf" (from German Ostern - Easter, Zopf - braid). It's a simple pastry with or without almonds and raisins…
Read more