Tag Archive: children’s activities

Mini Mushroom Kingdom Garden for Your Yard

As I may have mentioned a few times, J has a slight obsession with Super Mario right now. He has also noticed me pinning cute pictures of Fairy Gardens and he immediately wanted one! So, I put the two together and came up with this Mini Mushroom Kingdom Garden. I also thought it would be …

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Just another Manic Monday

I am desperately trying NOT to let my son’s cold catch up to me. Sucking down some honey and ginger tea as I type and dutifully taking this every 4 hours. They aren’t sponsoring this post, I have just found it has helped me the last few times I felt the ticklings of a cold. …

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Playing school

Ever since we ran into one of J’s classmates at the library last week he has been ready to go back to school. I will admit, I am ready for him to go back too, but we have one more week to go. So the last few days we have been playing school. Today, our “centers” were …

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Feet Painting

Lil Monster has the post Christmas grumps. All of the excitement leading up to Christmas and now it is done. About 1 o’clock this afternoon he was bored and starting to get whiney. Mama had to think fast.   “Hey partner, would you like to do some painting? I have some new watercolors.”   “I …

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A few fun uses for old Christmas Cards

I have saved all of my old Christmas cards for years, at least the tops of them, because I knew I could make something with them. To make my pile even larger, I also saved all of the business ones sent to the company I used to work for from our customers and suppliers. This …

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Paper Bag/ Toilet Paper Tube Turkey

Here’s a fun and easy upcycled craft using a simple toilet paper tube and paper bag. Older kids can handle it on their own while the younger set will need assistance with the assembly. You will need: toilet paper tube paper lunch-sized bag paint scrap red and yellow construction paper google eyes (or paint) stapler …

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Christmas Decorations from Medicine Cup

Between J and my allergies, his sleep issues, and random colds here and there, we have a lot of these little cups. There is something about me that just hates to throw things away. I probably learned it from my mother who learned it from hers. “Maybe I can make something out of it.” It drives my …

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Summer Sensory Activities

Here are some fun Summer Sensory Activities to sneak in a little learning and sensory stimulation to those long hot summer days. Except for Swim School! We signed him up for a second session and probably will keep going all summer. He loves everything about it, especially Coach Gage! Probably because the very first thing …

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Crazy Hopscotch and Homemade Sewing Cards

I am 2 1/2 weeks away from Summer Vacation, and we don’t have summer school this year. Ooof! Nine weeks of keeping my little darling entertained 14 hours a day! I have been pinning away on my Summer Vacation – EEK! Board on Pinterest. Hopefully I will find a few things to keep him occupied …

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Mother’s Day Decoupage Vase

My husband surprised me today with the news that we are going to stop by his parents’ house this weekend instead of next for an impromptu Mother’s Day celebration. I needed to come up with a project for J to make with what I had on hand instead of what I planned to do next …

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Spring Break Sanity Saver

The end is in sight, and I have a bad case of STA (short-timers attitude). As I type there is a trampoline in my living room, legos on the floor, magnetic letters scattered across the table and various other toys and dress up clothes scattered from one end of the floor to the other downstairs. …

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Spring Break Science Project: Exploding Ivory Soap!

Two and a half weeks of no school. What am I going to do with this kid? My cousin complimented me a few weeks ago that she could never be a stay at home mom because she isn’t that creative, her daughter would end up knowing all of the characters on Days of Our Lives. …

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