Crafting in Clay: Handmade Christmas Ornaments

This handmade Christmas ornaments craft is shared by our guest blogger Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome! My boys love the tactile experience of play dough, and since this was our get-the-tree weekend, I asked if they’d like to create some handmade Christmas ornaments out of clay to decorate our tree! My oldest son especially was enthused […]

6 Family Travel Tips

Family travel tips, from Cindy Utzinger, pediatric Occupational Therapist. One of my family’s favorite things is traveling to see our family and friends. Well, I should say we love seeing family and friends, but sometimes the travel part can be a little overwhelming. I want to share some family travel tips with you to help make […]

Glowing Fairy Bottle

Learn how to make a glowing fairy bottle, from guest blogger Sara of Bitz & Giggles. Cora, my four-year-old loves playing dress-up. I hang all of her play dresses and costumes on the bottom bar of her closet so she can easily grab them whenever she wants. Very often, the first thing she does after […]

Apple Printable Coloring Page for Kids

Have you ever gone to an orchard or local farmer’s market, where you can select fresh vegetables, and actually pick fruit right off the trees? Combine your harvest with some fresh herbs and the right recipes, and you can have some really delicious things to share with the family. In case you aren’t able to dash off to an orchard […]

Tuck a Little Treat into Your Child’s Lunchbox

→ Welcome to part two of a special series from guest blogger Julie Kieras of HappyStrongHome. Let’s learn about sharing love with our little ones during school, with lunchbox notes and treats. As the school year progresses, I get daily requests for this or that “treat” to be included at lunchtime. I’m not above indulging […]

Map and Alphabet Printables for Kids!

Whether school has started for your family or it’s still a way off, these free school time printables are a great way to review the basics or learn something new – while keeping things entertaining! Animal Alphabet Printable The playful illustrations and vibrant colors of this alphabet printable will quickly catch the eye of young […]

Art on a Cart: Encourage Creativity Every Day!

Creative Play, Every Day! Melissa & Doug believes that artistic play is a wonderful way to encourage creativity in children. Guest blogger Julie Kieras of Happy Strong Home has found a convenient and inviting way to encourage creativity at her home – indoors and out. See how things you already have in your home, and […]

Sweet Treats Printable Activity Pages

It seems like everyone loves something sweet to eat, whether it’s ice cream, cookies, chocolate milk or some other favorite treat. Whether summer, winter, spring or fall, it’s easy to find a reason to celebrate with delectable sweet treats. We’d like to share two sweet treats printable activity pages with you . . . Color […]

Free Printable Book for Kids: Cool Ideas for Hot Summer Days!

Summer is in full-swing, temperatures outside are rising, and those vacationing kids are looking for new ways to enjoy their days away from school. So, we’ve partnered with our friends at Highlights for Children to bring you this special mini-mag of free printables for kids: “Cool Ideas for Hot Summer Days!” This 8-page free printable book […]