Archives for July 2015

Our Favorite School Backpacks from Beatrix New York

If you’re searching for new school backpacks for your kids, I’ve got a new favorite of ours you’ll definitely want to check out- backpacks from Beatrix New York! Not only are these the cutest I’ve seen yet, but they are PVC free, lead free, and phthalate free.   Disclosure:  I was sent complimentary backpacks to review.  All […]

30+ Free Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Sometimes you just need a quick activity you can print out to get the kids moving, learning, and having fun, and scavenger hunts always seem to fit the bill! Here’s 30 free printable scavenger hunts for kids! Follow our Free Printables Pinterest board!   I searched online and compiled a list of my favorite free printable scavenger […]

DIY Tote Bag Using Stencils

Here’s a quick and easy way to decorate a tote back with the kids using stencils.  This DIY tote bag is so simple, and children will love using their very own tote bag they helped to create! (Post also includes a link to my favorite way to use the bags to incorporate meaningful sharing time […]

Paper Helicopter Pinwheel with Free Template

Explore science though play with this paper helicopter pinwheel– a fun STEM activity for kids perfect for summer. There’s even a free pinwheel template to help get you started! Follow our STEM and STEAM Activities for Kids Pinterest board!     We put a little twist on the typical pinwheel craft- instead of vertical pinwheels, we made […]

30+ DIY Toys and Resources to Make for Your Classroom

It’s not always practical to make your own resources for your classroom or home, but these DIY toys are definitely worth your time. From an outdoor water wall to a bookshelf dollhouse, these homemade activities are sure to provide your students and kids with learning opportunities and fun all year long! Are you following Buggy and […]

Sunflower Egg Carton Craft for Kids

This sunflower egg carton craft for kids is perfect for summer or fall. You’ll only need a few materials to create this simple flower craft, and the activity is suitable for a wide variety of ages! Follow our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!     Kids will love being able to transform an egg carton into a […]

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft for Cloud Observation

Make a pair of binoculars for cloud watching using empty toilet paper rolls! These cloud-themed, cardboard tube binoculars are perfect for a rainy day and would make a great addition to any weather unit. Are you following our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board?   We have had some good cloud watching days recently, so the […]

What Can You Do with Liquid Starch?

Who knew there were so many art projects and sensory play recipes for kids using liquid starch! Here’s a list of some of my favorite activities for kids using liquid starch- from slimes to paper mache! (This post contains affiliate links.) Follow our Recipes for Play and Creating Pinterest board!   *This post was originally published on December […]