Earth Day Link-Up with Our Blog Ambassadors

5 Easy Ways to Raise Earth-friendly Kids by Amy of Though my kids may scream at the occasional spider, cry when snow fills their boots or melt when the temperature reaches 110 degrees, I do believe they’re Earth-friendly, outdoor-loving kiddos. And there isn’t a whole lot to it. In celebration of Earth Day, here […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Last-Minute Easter Bookmarks

This arts-and-crafts activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy creating handmade bookmarks with this quick and easy activity for Easter! These last-minute Easter bookmarks are a great way to keep the kids busy while creating a little gift for their friends or family! To create […]

5 Creative Play Ideas with Stickers

The Neverending Story Game: All family members can participate! On a blank piece of paper, the first “player” puts a sticker down and describes the scene, beginning the story. The next “player” adds a sticker and adds to the story, continuing the general story idea. This goes on until you run out of paper, ideas […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Farm Blocks + Sidewalk Scenes

Sometimes a little change of scenery is all it takes to make an old toy seem like new again. That’s exactly what happened with our Farm Blocks Set, which the kids have had for quite some time, when we took it outside and added a bit of sidewalk chalk!

Val’s Crafty Corner — Dr. Seuss “Speck” Discovery Lab

This fun and educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen. Enjoy Read Across America Day with this fun tribute to Dr. Seuss! Inspired by the book Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss, I set up a fun “Speck” Discovery Lab for my 3-year-old to […]

Join Melissa & Doug on Pinterest

We are having a great time exploring all the fascinating  and often beautiful visual content pinned on the boards of Pinterest! Are you on Pinterest too?  Please check out our pins and boards – visit Melissa & Doug on Pinterest today! Some of our boards include: Parenting Articles You’ll Love (including 3 from Melissa!) Melissa […]

CLOSED: GIVEAWAY: Enter To Win Our Deluxe Floor Easel & Easel Companion Set

WINNER: Stacy Merkel Enter For A Chance To Win Easel Details Creativity Central! This double-sided, wooden easel features both chalk- AND dry erase-boards. With adjustable heights it also includes a locking paper roll holder, a child-safe paper cutter, four clips, and a plastic tray on each side for easy-reach art supplies (not included) and easy-clean […]

Whoopi Wears Our Wooden Stringing Beads on The View!

Many thanks to @caffeinated_mom on Twitter who pointed this out to us! How many ways can your little jeweler spell “beautiful”? Lots of wooden letter beads, gorgeous shapes and brightly colored laces are packed in a handy wooden tray to create fabulous bracelets and necklaces. $16.99 Click to Buy

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