How to Get Kids Excited About Homework

This DIY kids’ homework station idea is provided by Guest Blogger Kim Vij of The Educators’ Spin On It. School’s back in session, which means homework is starting to come home and become a part of our daily afternoon. Here are a few tips to get your child excited about homework, rather than viewing it as a challenge. […]

7 Ways to Spend More Time as a Family…Unplugged

Family game night ideas from guest blogger Katie Heap of Live Craft Eat. With summer behind us and school in full swing, practices, recitals, and everything else happening in our day-to-day lives can make it challenging to spend time together as a family. It is especially difficult with all the TV’s, tablets, smart phones, and other electronics that […]

Create a Pirate Craft for “Talk Like a Pirate Day”

Get ready to make your own DIY pirate puppets and pirate ship! Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19, and we thought it would be fun to share a pirate themed craft to celebrate! ARRRRR you ready? We created our pirate ship and diy pirate puppets with a combination of craft sticks (also widely […]

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, […]