10+ Painting Crafts for Kids

Add some color to your child’s creative time, with this roundup of 10+ painting crafts for kids! Whether you’re a Neat Nancy or a Messy Mary, now is the perfect time to try a painting activity — with all of the suggestions below, there are sure to be painting crafts that fit your family! Check out these 10 clever art projects that’ll have […]

6 Easy Activity Bags for Instant Entertainment (and Learning!)

This arts & crafts tip is provided by special Guest Blogger Julie Kieras from HappyStrongHome.com. I’m going to be teaching home preschool with my son this fall. With our baby being one year old, I know there will be lots of interruptions. So I’ve already got my back pocket full with these colorful activity bag ideas. […]

6 Grandparents Day Activities for Kids (Plus 2 Printables!)

Grandparents are a national treasure, so we’re bringing you a bundle of ways for your family to celebrate Grandparents Day! For today’s multi-generational families, Grandparents Day can mean more than a card or a phone call. So if your children’s grandparents are nearby – maybe even under the same roof – the ideas below can […]

Back-to-School Writing Readiness Tips

Get kids on the “write” track with this awesome roundup of writing readiness tips!Looking for activities to prepare your little one for writing readiness and school success? Then you’ve come to the “WRITE” place! Today, we’re sharing ideas for strengthening your child’s emerging writing skills using crafts, activities, and toys specially designed to enhance and promote […]

Swirl ‘n Spin Frisbees

We are over the MOOn excited that Michelle McInerney,  founder and craft creator behind MollyMoo, is guest blogging for us this month! Check out her fabulous Spin Art project below:  Have you enjoyed some giggle-filled afternoons experimenting with Melissa & Doug’s Swirl ‘n Spin set and couldn’t bear to just throw out the bright and colourful paint splashed squares afterwards ? […]

Work It: 3 Labor Day Activities for Kids

Each September, we celebrate the contributions of America’s workforce. Use Labor Day as an opportunity for your kids to learn from the adults around them about different occupations and the meaning of good work. 1) Take your child to work Introduce your children to your own workplace. Expose them to different people with different jobs, […]

4 Activities to Help Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

From guest blogger Katie Heap of Live Craft Eat. Summertime is coming to a close and that means only one thing – Back to School! For your child entering kindergarten this can be both an exciting experience and one that can make him feel a little hesitant. It is, after all, his first opportunity to put his budding […]

Make Summer Memories Last

The Summer is almost over! If you’re looking for an easy way to preserve some of those great Summer memories and keep the kids happily entertained at the same time, you’ll love this post by our blog ambassador Valerie Deneen from Inner Child Fun. Today, Valerie’s sharing a simple scrapbook project that kids can make. […]

Nutritious choices for the lunch line

At the beginning of last year’s school year I was the Queen of Packed Lunches. My kindergartener would skip off to school each day with nutritious and varied treats in her bag each day. And then winter came. Cold and flu season rocked our world. I was exhausted, we were stressed, and lunches became a […]