One of my favorite birthday presents that Lily got last year was a science kit. We’ve worked through a variety of the experiments and the last one was a lot of fun! We dissected an owl pellet (owl vomit, yay!!). We got to lay out the bones and match them up with the corresponding animal. […]
Are you ready for Halloween? We had a great time tonight carving a pumpkin and thinking about trick or treating! Below are some last minute, easy and fun crafts from Spoonful.com to get you into the Halloween spirit! Have some old milk jugs? Look at the cute craft below! Get in the ghostly spirit with […]
Credit for this idea totally goes to my friend Sandy and her story of making Barbie clothes out of socks. Lily and I raided her sock drawer for mismatched items and gathered a stash. A few snips and we had a nice set of dresses! Next steps…getting more creative with adornments and other fabric!
Until a couple of months ago, I had never heard of sight words. Our methodology has always been to teach our daughter to sound out a word, rather than memorize it by sight. I still fully believe that learning phonics is the best method for teaching a child to read. Yet when I got the […]
We love fall and spending time outside! We decided to try a fun leaf print project I had seen online. Collect your leaves. Pick your paint colors. Paint your leaf or leaves. Press down on paper. Let your beautiful creation dry.
I saw these in a recent issue of Rachel Ray and thought they were a fun idea. Lily and I experimented with a batch this past Friday on our “Mommy and me” day off! They turned out really tasty! 1 package your favorite cake mix or batter made from scratch (I resorted to the mix)box […]
As a parent I want my child to play well with others and be a good sport. Competitive by nature, Lily’s first organized game of musical chairs resulted in tears and talking back to her daycare teacher. I was mortified. Sure, we all hate to lose but I never expected such a strong reaction from […]
One of my favorite gardening activities, other than gazing upon gorgeous blooms, is saving seeds. Did you know you can easily save seeds to plant in your own garden from your various edible plants? The easiest of all are squashes, pumpkins or tasty honeydew melon. This below is a “dewlicious” variety and we harvested quite […]
One of the best things you can do for your children is take them new places and let them experience the world around them. Summer vacation is the perfect time to explore, but heading out each day can get expensive. Here are some free and inexpensive things you can do with kids this summer. The […]
I’ve seen several variations of this recipe online and wanted to try it with Lily. We made half of a batch and it was the perfect amount! Make sure your child does not attempt to eat the goo – it is not safe for consumption. Also, keep your work space protected as the food coloring […]