Spring Printable FUN! Part One

This free printable fun page is from you friends at Melissa & Doug. Melissa & Doug’s Spring Printable FUN continues with this Hidden Picture page. We’ve even mixed a bit of letter recognition play to the “mystery” of our hidden picture activity – for a little “hidden” learning! Color the spaces according to our directions to reveal a surprise picture! Add some […]

Easter Bunny Maze Printable!

This Easter Bunny Maze printable is a great Spring activity! Simply click here to print the maze for your child. What a terrific chance for some colorful creativity! Allow children to use a variety of crayons so they can alternate the colors and textures in their line through this maze printable. There are so many a-maze-ing possibilities for fun . […]

Why hearing “Mom, I’m bored!” is a GOOD thing

This post about childhood boredom was provided for the Melissa & Doug blog by Cindy Utzinger, pediatric Occupational Therapist. Have you ever heard your kids say the words “Mom, I’m bored”?  Well, if you have, you should pat yourself on the back and breathe a sigh of relief for a job well done. It seems […]

Planning a DIY Birthday Party

This Planning a DIY Birthday Party post is provided by special Guest Blogger Julie Kieras from A Year with Mom & Dad. Throwing any birthday party, whether a simple special dinner and cake or renting a couple hours at a play spot, involves some thoughtful planning and preparation. If you’re looking to reduce costs or showcase your […]

DIY Cruise Ship Portholes

This post is brought to us by guest editor Carrie Anne from EverythingMom.com. For many families March brings a desire to getaway, perhaps a tropical vacation. I may not be heading on a family cruise, like EverythingMom Michelle’s Disney Dream inaugural launch, but I can try to recreate Disney’s interactive portholes with this personal porthole […]

Play Prompts: Play Dough Creation Station!

This Playtime Prompts series is provided by guest blogger Joyce of Childhood Beckons. This play dough creation station is super easy to set up and provides so many different play possibilities! The Setup: I wanted a truly open-ended playful invitation that could inspire my son in a multitude of ways. To create this play prompt, […]

Free Valentine’s Day Fortune Finder from Melissa & Doug!

This Valentine’s Day Fortune Finder is a fun activity for the entire family! Just print, color, cut (with child-safe scissors!), and follow the instructions to find your fortune!

16 Ways to Cure the “Cabin Fever Crazies”

Feeling a little STIR CRAZY? Perhaps your kids have a touch of CABIN FEVER? We’ve got 16 ideas to help your family turn your WINTER DOLDRUMS into exciting FAMILY FUN! NEW Craft Kits from Melissa & Doug: CUT-CREASE-CREATE! When Cabin Fever sets in, parents are always looking for a fresh activity to entertain antsy little […]

Free Valentine’s Day Printable: Heartfelt Mini Notes!

Spread the love! Create a heartfelt mini note or friendship necklace for your valentine. This free Melissa & Doug printable includes a template for your mini note, as well as an envelope for a sweet delivery. Just click here to print this Valentine’s Day printable.