Create a Personalized Handmade Book

This handmade book craft is brought to us by guest blogger Julie Kieras at HappyStrongHome. The coloring sheets and drawing project persist in piles about our house. And the boys are always asking for paper. So I decided we could (temporarily!) solve both those problems by creating drawing booklets for the kids to collect the designs and […]

Hop-to-it Craft for Frog Month

This creative and colorful Frog Month craft is brought to us by guest blogger Julie Kieras at HappyStrongHome. April is Frog Month! And rightly so, as I’ve already been hearing those little peepers at night. The boys can’t wait until they catch one hopping through our garden! To celebrate Frog Month, I got out our […]

Introducing International Foods to Kids!

This post about introducing international foods to kids is brought to you by our guest writer and special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D. It is sometimes hard to admit, but very often our children eat foods WE like. If a parent models healthy eating and often has a wide variety of fruits and […]

Fine Motor Fun on the Run!

This fine motor fun post is brought to you by our guest writer and special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D. As the weather warms up and vacations pop up, it is important to think about toys and games that travel well! Many of these toys are a huge hit and help make learning fun. […]

10 Easter Egg Activities for the Family

This Easter egg activities post was brought to us by guest blogger Sara Zenner from Bitz & Giggles. I’m so excited to be a part of the new Connecting With Your Kids series here on Melissa & Doug! As parents, I think we’re always looking for new activities to enjoy as a family, new ways to connect […]

Dot Art – Pointillism Techniques for Kids

This pointillism dot art post is brought to us by guest blogger Julie Kieras at HappyStrongHome. The dot. The simplest of art shapes. Even if your child doesn’t consider themselves an artist, I bet they can make their dot on this world! Pointillism, the use of small dots placed close together to create an image, […]

50+ Box Play Activities with Kids

This box play activities post is brought to us by guest blogger Kim Vij from The Educators’ Spin On It. Have you ever noticed at times your child is more interested in the box than the new toy? You take quite a bit of thought in a gift to give your child and many times once they […]

Kid-Made Heart Pendants

This post is brought to us by our guest blogger Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures. Looking for a simple kid-made gift? We have just the thing. These kid-made heart pendants are simple, fun, and wonderful for encouraging creativity in your kids. The added benefit is that these heart pendants are so beautiful, even mom will […]

Valentine mail bags: super-cute, sweet and simple

This creative way of bringing some personalized fun and creativity to Valentine’s Day is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Amy Mascott.   I have been a Classroom Parent now for almost five years, and each year, I am not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day Mail Bags. Some years, […]