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  • Winter Themed Literacy Activity: Winter Words Discovery Bottle

    Winter Words Discovery Bottle. Winter themed early literacy activity.
    Today I’m at CBC Parents with a winter themed literacy activity suitable for both pre-readers and emergent readers.     Head on over to CBC Parents to get all the details on our Winter Words Discovery Bottle. More Literacy Activities We’ve Enjoyed: Alphabet Construction Site    Corduroy Bear Storytelling Basket
  • Snow Volcano!

    This is so cool. How to make a volcano in the snow.
    Are you following our Winter Activities for Kids Pinterest board? Have some colourful, bubbly fun in the snow by making an easy snow volcano. Your kids will have a blast taking a classic science experiment outdoors this winter.     Peanut (age 4.5)  is very interested in volcanoes. He loves learning
  • Easy Snow Dough and Book Review of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

    Easy Snow Dough. This stuff is SO cool! Perfect for winter sensory and small world play. My son loved pushing the snow dough around with his trucks!
    I have a new favourite resource for super cool kids’ activities (and the activity I’m going to share here today literally is cool!). It’s the fabulous new book, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro of the popular Fun at Home with Kids blog.   Disclosure:  I was

Construction Trucks Messy Painting Activity

Peanut (age 4.5) is crazy for trucks. He is also becoming less interested in arts and crafts. After a recent art activity completely bombed, we brought out a few of his smaller construction trucks….and I knew we

Be Inspired Sunday: Green (With Envy)

Welcome to our first “Be Inspired Sunday”, a weekly round up of blog posts, articles, images, quotes, and products that have caught my eye. For some time now I’ve been ruminating on the idea of a weekly

Winter Themed Literacy Activity: Winter Words Discovery Bottle

Today I’m at CBC Parents with a winter themed literacy activity suitable for both pre-readers and emergent readers.     Head on over to CBC Parents to get all the details on our Winter Words Discovery Bottle. More

Valentine Butter Mints

Have you ever made old-fashioned butter mints? They are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and are a perfect after dinner treat.     Butter mints also make for pretty little homemade gifts for friends and family on Valentine’s Day, especially

Kid-Made Night Sky Art

There aren’t too many things more beautiful than a clear, starry night. Our little Peanut (age 4.5) isn’t out much after dark but when he is he loves gazing up at the stars. Here’s an easy way for

Cheesy Potato Casserole with Sausage

I almost titled this post “Nothin’ Fancy Potato Casserole” because there’s nothing complicated about the recipe or exotic about the ingredients. It’s just satisfying, good old comfort food. If you’re in the mood for a warm and

Snow Volcano!

Are you following our Winter Activities for Kids Pinterest board? Have some colourful, bubbly fun in the snow by making an easy snow volcano. Your kids will have a blast taking a classic science experiment outdoors this

Winter Date Ideas

I think it’s safe to say that most of us could use a new date idea or two to shake up our regular “dinner and a movie” routine. I hope you’ll find a date in this list

Easy Snow Dough and Book Review of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

I have a new favourite resource for super cool kids’ activities (and the activity I’m going to share here today literally is cool!). It’s the fabulous new book, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro of

Wintry Sculpture Making with Mint-Scented Snow Playdough

You know you’re a playdough fan when you write a blog post titled, For the Love of Homemade Playdough. I’ll refrain from again listing all the reasons I think it’s so great.  Instead I’d like to let you

Better Than Ever Banana, Yogurt, and Carrot Muffins

Who doesn’t love muffins? They can be made with seemingly infinite combinations of ingredients and eaten any time of day. It came as no surprise to me then that our most popular post of 2014 here at