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Gifts for Kids Who Love to Help in the Kitchen

Having kids who love to cook is a blessing. If you start teaching them while they’re young, by the time they are teenagers, they’ll be comfortable enough in the kitchen to be cooking for themselves on a regular basis. Part of helping grow their confidence is making sure they have their own supplies to use for their cooking adventures. Working side by side with you is easier when they have their own tools to use. If you are looking for holiday gifts for kids who love to cook, then you’ve come to just the right place! I absolutely adore having kids in the kitchen. In fact, I put a list together of some great gifts for kids who love to cook. Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook – One of the best parts of cooking with kids is the opportunity to get them to try healthy foods. Just like with…

Simple Halloween Homeschool Crafts That Are Cute – Not Spooky!

If you’re looking for super simple Halloween Homeschool Crafts that are cute and not spooky at all, you’re going to love these simple craft options. With the Halloween season right around the corner, you can easily find a way to give your child that Halloween feels without giving them the worries as well. All of these Halloween Homeschool crafts are fun and easy to do and are great for a wide variety of ages. Crafting together is a great way to bond so find time to sit down with your child and craft away with them as well. They’ll love the time together and you’ll love the creative time! Simple Halloween Homeschool Crafts That Are Cute – Not Spooky! All of these simple Halloween homeschool crafts are ones that any age can do. Some might need a bit more assistance than others but that’s what you’re going to be there…

Super Fun and Creative Halloween Toddler Activities

Are you looking for some awesome Halloween Toddler activities that are certain to bring out the giggles and creativity? When it comes to the Halloween holiday, there is so much fun to be had! And since Halloween is a different experience for each child, it’s important to have a wide range of activities for all of them to do. I’ve gathered up some of the best toddler activities for Halloween that they’re really going to love! Fun and Engaging Halloween Toddler Activities These activities are fun, tasty, and silly, too! You can rest easy knowing that your child will have fond memories that aren’t scary when they think of Halloween time. Make Spooky Popcorn Balls Even though the word spooky is in the title, there’s really nothing spooky about these delicious popcorn balls. Your toddler will love being able to help make these popcorn balls with you! Plus, since they’re…

Cute and Adorable DIY Halloween Masks (simple, too!)

With Halloween right around the corner, the time is now to start thinking about all the costumes and masks ideas that you can make at home. Luckily, you can easily make homemade masks and other fun Halloween ideas that kids and adults can wear. And what I’ve found over the years is that it isn’t hard to do! All you’ll need are a few simple supplies to get started and you just might find that you and your kiddos have the coolest DIY Halloween masks on the street! Don’t forget to check out this awesome post about 10 Halloween Treats You Can Whip Up In A Jiff. Halloween treats are the best! How can I make my Halloween mask more comfortable? This is an important question to keep in mind! The last thing that you want is to have a mask that isn’t comfortable or just doesn’t fit at all. In…

Catching Smiles and Crickets: Explore Outdoors With Your Toddler

Now is the time to explore outdoors with your toddler. There are so many chances to play together, create together, and just have a great day outside of your home that you can’t take the chance to miss out on these chances for memories to be made. Imagine the wide-eyed look on your toddler’s sweet little face when he witnesses his very first icicle hanging off a bridge as you cross on your snowy walk to the local store. Perhaps his mouth is making an o shape in shock and awe after observing a flock of geese flying overhead in the typical V formation during a simple weekend hike in the mountains. He might be showing a delighted smile from ear to ear when your precious little one sees the birth of a calf while you both are exploring the farm pastures at your grandparent’s home. What if you watch…

65 Summer Bucket List Ideas With Kids

Summer bucket list!  Yes, you heard me right!  What do you plan to do with the kids this summer?  As summer is fast approaching, and life never seems to slow down, it can be tough to think of something fun to do that either doesn’t break the bank, or that isn’t too complicated or time consuming, but still satisfies the kids’ needs for fun and wonderment in their life. Isn’t it wonderful to have the blessing and opportunity to care for our children in a big way by educating them and entertaining them with all kinds of field trips, excursions, vacations and home activities over the course of their lives? It doesn’t have to cost a bundle, or even take much time to bring a big smile to your kid’s face, or fill their minds with excited questions and curiosity.  Below you will find a wide variety of sixty five…

Educational Activities to Help Improve Toddler Math Skill

What an incredible coincidence! My little toddler just flips over  and he noticed that mommy just happens to have a whole box of them in different flavors (superfoods to the rescue!) to use in our mini Math lesson today! Do you ever plan ahead and prepare to enrich the life of your toddler with fun and engaging lessons about Math? If you do, great! Give yourself a pat on the back right now, momma! Those extra steps to prepare our little ones for their life ahead filled with twists and turns and lots and lots of math, are vital stepping stones to their future success! I’ve got three kids that are all excellent at math and I know it’s partly because of early, purposeful lessons to kickstart their love for math, and to give them a strong understanding of many of its principles. Another great trick is to understand with…

5 Activity Alternatives to Cut Back on Cumulative Screen Time

Thank you Amazon for sponsoring this post. Give the gift of reading this holiday season with Prime Book Box! Screen time-free entertainment for young children is hard.  The Cable TV shows, Youtube and Netflix are just three of the main sources for our screen-time entertainment with three boys under 6 years old. Things haven’t gotten much easier as we’ve transitioned into the older-toddler years. Now it is 2, 4 and almost-6 that brings a whole lot of physical, wild, unbridled energy in and outside of the house. SCREENS GIVE ME A BREAK!  But, recent research shows us how we are teaching our children to never be calm, bored or less-than entertained. We are giving them toys, activities then screens to keep them always stimulated and totally enthralled. I’ve been reaching for less screen time here, and I’ve found some tips and tricks that really help. It isn’t as hands-off as…

13 Adorable + Easy Halloween Crafts For Toddlers

These are 13 adorable and easy halloween crafts you can make with your toddlers. They are super cute, and not too spooky, so even little ones can enjoy them! My favorite are the pumpkin dioramas. I think they spur the imagination like a story, only better! I hope to make a few of them this year, and create a story behind them for my boys! Mummy Mason Jar Luminaries by A Little Claireification Stand Alone Ghosts by Modern Parents Messy Kids Pet Ghost in a Jar by Penny Wise Blog Spooky Pillow tutorial at Joanne Fabrics Mini Mummy Pinata by DIY Candy Halloween Handsoap and Sanitizer by Little Bins for Little Hands Eat Drink and Be Scary Sign by Home Heart Craft Halloween Glitter Slime Monsters by The 36th Avenue Toilet Roll Cats by Family Maven Pumpkin Dioramas by The Paper Mama DIY Pumpkin Diaoramas by A Pumpkin and A…

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Be In Charge Of Recycling + Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #HonestKidsRecycle #CollectiveBias Getting your kids involved with recycling can be super fun, and it makes things into less than a chore, and more of a learning experience. The reason I love to put kids in charge is because it takes some of the pressure off of me! I make it super fun for my kids to take charge and be in charge of sorting, and their favorite – smashing the boxes! Make sure to click the image below, to shop the juice boxes and join the recycle program! I have 5 ways you can help you kids be in charge of recycling, and I was super excited to find out about the Honest Kids® at Walmart and the recycling program. I had no idea this existed, and I thin it is PURE GENIUS!!…