Love Bug – Cute Non-Candy Valentine

Earlier in the week I shared a cute kid’s valentine idea, and today I wanted to show you another!  Two kids, two totally different personalities, and two different Valentines to make.  This is a simple print, decorate, and attach a little surprise craft that will be as fun for the kids to put together as it is to give to friends!  With a simple mason jar printable and a happy Valentin’s Day Love Bug message, this is a great little valentine for kids of many ages whether they are boys or girls!

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Homemade Crayon Valentines For Kids

Valentines Day is closing in and I wanted to share what the kids made for their classmates this year for Valentines.  I am a pretty firm believer in giving non-cany valentines, considering the kiddos get plenty of other sweets between Christmas and this time of the year!  Here is a really fun valentine that my son made from start to finish for his friends that is a colorful way to give a surprise without the added sugar.  Homemade crayon rings with swirly colors and a message for friends to have a colorful Valentines day is the perfect sweet, but not TOO sweet gift!

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Create Santa’s Workshop In Your Living Room – Kid’s Christmas Activity

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.  The best way to creatively play in December, is to build the  North pole out of boxes with the kids.  This has been one of my children’s all time favorite holiday activities yet.  All you will need are a few random boxes, a role of packaging tape, a little left over wrapping paper and whatever lights and Christmas decor you have left over as well as the imagination of a kid or two.   Create your very own North Pole  playhouse your very own living room!

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Silly Monster Sandwich – Halloween Lunch

If  you are at home with your kids, or you pack them a lunch to eat at school, this is a fun way to give them a healthy lunch a  that will make them laugh.  Tiny candy eyeballs can turn any sandwich into a silly monster that will make lunch full of silly fun.  A great way to celebrate Halloween with a lunch that they won’t soon forget because, well…it’s looking back at them!  This is a great way to make a silly Halloween lunch that takes little to no extra time!

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Easy Halloween Snack For School

Need a super quick, super cute Halloween snack for you kids to share at school that is healthy and nutritious?  Here is a healthy alternative to the normal trick or treat type Halloween candy treat.  Festive orange solo cups turned into little monster popcorn holders and ghostly string cheese make for a healthy snack that the kids will be super excited to share with their class.  The best part is, it will only take you a few minutes to prepare and your kids will get a kick out of this.  They can even help too!

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Candy Corn Painted Pumpkins

This is the most fantastic time of the year, in my humble opinion.  Anything that allows us to be outside enjoying the fresh, crisp fall air is something that I don’t want to miss. With some serious life changes happening in our family this year, projects are getting fewer and far between, but they are also getting more precious, simple, and joy filled too. Here is a fun little after school fall activity that anyone can fit into their busy schedule. Cute little candy corn painted pumpkins – just right to decorate for fall in a sweet and… not so spooky way!

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The Little Mermaid Movie Date And Starfish Rice Krispie Treats

As the first week of school approaches, I find myself trying to soak in every last moment of summer vacation with the kids.  I fill the last few days of our summer together with fun activities and things that focus on being together as a family.  One of the activities on our summer fun list was for each child to pick a movie to watch and then I would plan a little themed dinner date to go with it.  This was a great way for us to have a quiet little family day and make it extra fun for the kids.  My daughter decided on a Little Mermaid themed movie date and it couldn’t have been more exciting for her.  Complete with the cutest little starfish rice krispie dessert, it was the perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer together.

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Summer Fun – Tie Dye T-shirts With The Kids

Summer is quickly coming to an end I realize that this summer has been packed full of nonstop fun with the kids!  Thanks to our summer fun list and all of the fun summertime activities we were never really at a  loss for something to keep us busy.  One of my favorite summertime activities to do with the kids is make tie-dye shirts.  This is a little project that we have done every summer since they were very little, and it has become a super fun tradition!  They love to create the shirts, and then they have a fun play ans sleep shirt to wear all summer long too!  We also find it is a great way to spruce up faded white shirts, dingy onesies, and even socks that cold use some TLC.  Turn drab white kids clothes into stuff that is fun to wear.

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Here is a super fun summertime project to do with the kids that they will request over and over.  You need only a few simple ingredients, and you already have everything you need in your cupboards to make this DIY sidewalk chalk paint at home!  Did you know by mixing water, cornstarch, and food coloring you create a super inexpensive chalk paint that is fun for all ages?   This was a summer fun activity that my kids loved!  It kept them busy for hours, and we had a great time painting and creating together.  The perfect way to spend a day together.  Pretty fun!  What a cool way to make an activity out of things that you already have at home!  This is definitely a fun and inexpensive summer time project that I highly recommend!

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Ice Excavation – Kid’s Activity To Beat The Heat

We are having a heat wave here in Wisconsin.  Definitely the most hot and humid summer like days so far!  It is hot hot hot, and being outside requires activities that include lots of playing in the water.  We are almost done with our 2013 summer fun list and here is one of the activities that we did recently to beat the heat.  My son called it an Ice Excavation and it was a project that they enjoyed from start to finish.  The object of the activity is to learn more about solids, liquids, water and ice.  Learn ways to remove things from ice, and experiment with ways to turn it into a liquid again.  The perfect activity for a hot day for your school age, or preschool kids.

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