Five Fun Family Challenges

Five Fun Family Challenges - games to play to get the whole family moving!

This post is sponsored by Mattel’s Bounce-Off! It’s a dreary afternoon, the rain is pouring down outside and everyone is starting to get a bit cranky… so I issue a family challenge! “Two teams. Five games. The losing team cooks dinner… and cleans up!” We divide into teams, one grown-up and two kids on each […]

Free Printable Comic Book Templates!

Free Printable Comic Book Templates! - get your kids creating, and writing with these great printables

My boys are all about the comic books at the moment. I’m not even sure what started it, the big kids have been reading comics and graphic novels off and on for ages, and the little one loves them for all the cool pictures, but just recently the boys started making their own. Today I […]

Word Drawing

Word Drawing - an easy art and literacy activity for kids

It started out as an easy name activity to keep the four year old entertained and not ‘ruining the big kid’s lives’, but after a few minutes the seven year old asked to join in and within half an hour all four kids were involved and the table was covered with word drawings. All you […]

Water Colours on Wet Paper – Process art for kids

Water Colours on Wet Paper - this is true process art for kids, it is all about exploring and experimenting!

Process art – an activity where the focus is on the doing, not on what you create in the end. When we do process art we don’t have any idea what the finished product will be, and in fact we don’t care much about how things look in the end, because the important part is […]

Make a Minion! Free Printable Play Dough Mats

Free printable play dough mats - food, people, bugs, gardening, Christmas, Minions and more

My small boy just loves Minions. No really, he loves them. These days Noah is tossing up whether he’ll grow up to be an angry bird or a minion! I am not sure which would make me more proud. Because Noah loves Minions so much I made him something special – Minion Play Dough Mats […]

Play Dough Stamping.

Play dough stamping - a simple and fun play dough activity.

In between cooking rice and prepping dinner this morning I made some play dough. I used our really easy, never fail, microwave play dough recipe, but when it was done and cooling on the bench Noah looked at it and rolled his eyes… “But it’s just plain… you forgot to put the colour in it!” […]

Fun Free Printable Writing Prompts for Kids

Totally un-boring, seriously cool, free printable writing prompts for kids! Get your kids writing!

I have a seven year old who loves to read. He also love to draw. He reads and draws, and draws and reads, constantly. He also loves making up stories and creating imaginary animals and he has all kinds of crazy cool ideas… but he doesn’t like to write. “It’s boring.” “It’s too hard.” “It’s […]

A Sticky Cutting Tray Invitation to Play

Try this simple sticky cutting tray invitation to play and find out why your kids don't need fancy or expensive activities to learn important skills

Every now and then I remember that Noah is the smallest, and that while we’ve done so many fun activities over and over, that was with the big kids, back when he was a baby. So to him, self-adhesive paper, sticky side up, is still magical!     I put together a quick and easy […]