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Awesome Backyard Olympics Ideas for Kids

I have always loved watching the Summer Olympics. As a little kid I would glue myself to the TV watching gymnastics and cheering on my favorite athletes. Now as a mom I love to find ways to share Olympics fun with my own kids through simple games. Today I am sharing four more simple Olympics themed activities that […]

Gifts Kids Can Make: Stained Glass Solar Lights

There’s just something about a handmade gift that speaks straight to the heart. Don’t believe me? Give one to your Grandma and watch her entire face light up the room. From the joy a child gets making something they can feel proud of to the extra special way you make someone feel knowing you spent […]

Capturing Childhood: How to Get AWESOME Water Photos of the Kids!

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new photography skills. Even novice photographers can learn how to capture awesome water action photography with a few simple tricks. This post as part of the Capturing Childhood photography initiative. Click here to see more posts from this series! . . . Join our Blog Ambassador, Zina Harrington, over at […]

DIY Summer Memories Box

Summer is about hunting for shells on the beach, savouring popsicles with friends, and travels with the family. Saving these special mementos, like a perfect shell or ticket to your favourite summer movie, keeps the fun-filled summer moments alive. Countdown the days to summer fun by encouraging the kids to make their own Summer Memories Box. […]

Melissa’s Playbook: 77 Ways to Play Outside This Summer

This is part of a series of posts from our very own Melissa where she shares her thoughts and tips on play and on nurturing the magic and wonder of childhood. . Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, a garden, or a magic city.” — excerpted from “The Door,” […]

Finding Undersea Fun

So we hear there’s a little fish movie out in theaters now making a big splash. If your kids are anything like ours, we predict a spike in interest in all things “under the sea”. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite picks to set in motion an ocean of fun: Clowning […]

Toddler Race Car Counting

Toddlers love cars! Well, they love anything on wheels. But cars seem to be the biggest hit. We’ve done many activities in our classroom involving cars, even painting with them! So, I just knew this toddler race car counting activity was going to be popular. One of the most important lessons I have learned as […]

Celebrate Summer with Outdoor Activities!

With summer vacation finally here, we’re sharing some favorite outdoor activities that will help your family celebrate summer! Whether you’re at the park, sandbox or shore, swimming pool or in the backyard, there are so many simple ways to enjoy the outdoors and make the most of those long, sunny days of summer. It’s easy to get started, so let’s celebrate summer . . . […]

DIY Father’s Day Treasure Chest Craft

For Father’s Day this year, the boys and I mixed our craft time with a literacy activity. I just love when the two go hand in hand like that! My two boys love pirate anything these days, so of course, when asked, they wanted to make their dad something pirate-themed for Father’s Day. Since it […]