16 Overlooked Spring Cleaning Spots
I recently visited a very nice older friend of mine who I adore. She’s kind, she’s giving and she plays […]
Spring Treasure Hunt
When spring has sprung or when the weather feels like it’s spring, send your kids outside for this spring treasure hunt! First, print out the clues. You will find the answer key on the second page. Next, cut out the clues and hide them in the suggested areas. Lastly, leave a bit of “treasure” with the last clue.
How to Organize a Kids’ Room
Give your spring cleaning a boost with these great ideas for how to organize your kids’ rooms.
Easter Story Hunt
Children love to hunt for Easter eggs. When I was a child, our grandparents put candy and money into Easter eggs and hid them all over their ten-acre property. There was nothing more exciting than hunting for those shiny, plastic Easter eggs with treasures inside.
In this egg-citing game, your kids can hunt for eggs over and over again without ever being at risk for a cavity from too much candy. And best of all, they will actually be hunting for the best treasure of all– the story of Easter.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Perception starts with careful observation of the world around us. This scavenger hunt is a fun way to teach your […]
Teacher Appreciation Cards
Did you have a favorite teacher growing up? Do you remember how that teacher made you feel—valued, intelligent, special? My first-grade teacher was like that. Miss Menendez was loving, encouraging, and firm when she needed to be. I talked too much in class, and she gave me a grade that reflected that. But I still loved her because she was so kind. There are many teachers like Miss Menendez. They give 110 percent even when school budgets are being cut and they’re being asked to do a whole lot more with a whole lot less. In fact, a recent study found that teacher morale is at an all-time low. So plan on making a big to-do about Teacher Appreciation Week starting with these Printable Teacher Appreciation Cards.
Kids Plant Labels
Grow some gardening excitement at your house this summer using our printable plant labels for kids. Glue them to a plant […]
15 Fun Backyard Games
We know your kids have probably played freeze tag, but what about dragon tag? Amoeba tag or clothes pin tag? Well, tag away this weekend with 15 backyard games. And, if you want another twist on tag, come up with your own ideas. What about hug tag? When you get tagged, you also have to give each other a big hug! Or, “Where would you go?” tag? When you get tagged you have to say one place you’d love to visit. We could keep going and going! But for now, look at these 15 DIY backyard games before we get carried away!
Memorial Day Crossword Puzzle
Use this Memorial Day Crossword Puzzle to start a conversation with your children about the meaning of Memorial Day. Our Memorial Day Word Search and Memorial Day Quiz will help engage your children too. Have your kids try these Memorial Day activities!
I’m Bored Jar
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And when the days get monotonous, Mom gets creative! That’s why I love our I’m Bored Jar ideas. They’re the perfect response when your children say, “I’m bored!”
Some of the ideas are fun—a nature hunt or creating an obstacle course; others will make your children think a bit more. In other words, there’s a chance they’ll reach into the “I’m bored” jar and find a way to get unbored that might not have been what they were expecting. That means they may be going to the “I’m Bored Jar” the rest of the year. So keep your days moving along, Mom. Try these 10 I’m Bored Jar ideas today!
Father’s Day Cards
My husband pointed out a Father’s Day reality to me: Mother’s Day falls within the school year, which means that preschool and grammar school teachers around the world make sure that mom receives a landslide of crafts, poems, and expressions of love. Father’s Day, on the other hand, falls in the laid-back, less-crafty month of June. The result? Dads can easily get little or no fanfare on their big day. Show dad some love with one of our printable Father’s Day cards.