Monday, August 11, 2014

101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever

*Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

Friends, let me tell you something. My creativity flew out the window as soon as summer started. Kid's crafts... can't come up with a good one. Kid's activities... forget about it. Thank goodness for my friends Holly Homer and Rachel Miller from Kids Activities Blog. Their book, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever, is full of fun ideas. It's perfect for busy families, families with kids of multiple age groups, bored kids, or just anyone wanting to do something fun. It was a life saver for me and I know it will be for you too. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Beach Ball Poetry

Summer is winding down, but there's still time to bridge that gap between school and vacation with a fun writing project. Some of my favorite writing projects don't include paper at all. With this project, we took a summer toy and turned it into poetry. Beach ball poetry was fun, easy, and didn't feel like work at all.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The All or Nothing Approach to Parenting

Have you seen all those articles lately? They're everywhere. They're telling you what you're doing wrong, that you're ruining your kids, and you should start doing these 5 (or 10) things to fix it. Then, two days later you read another article which completely contradicts the first article. And yes, you're still ruining your kids. Is your head spinning yet? I know mine is.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Marshmallow Engineering

We got down to the basics recently with an activity that is perfect for summer learning. Why is it perfect? It uses only a few supplies, it requires no prep time, it keep your kids' brains working, and it doesn't look at all like learning. (It's also a perfect activity to use up that stale bag of mini marshmallows you found in the back of the cupboard. Please tell me I'm not the only one with one of those hidden back there!)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Top 10 Simple Summer Field Trips

Summer is the best time to go on a few family trips. Vacations to new and exciting places are always fun, but sometimes you need just a simple day trip or an afternoon activity. Here are 10 simple ideas for summer field trips. No matter where you live, you should be able to go to all or most of these locations.