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Sound Games with Easter Eggs

guess sound easter egg

I guess it’s not really time — or just barely time — for crafts and ideas involving Easter eggs, but all my spring holiday stuff is in the same storage bag so we’ve had Easter eggs floating around for a while. And the girl likes playing with them in lots of different ways, but commonly it has something to do ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for You and Your Kids

st particks day sensory montessori

I guess I’m just craving green and rainbows right about now, but I’m really feeling the need to craft things for St. Patrick’s Day. My family is pretty darn Irish (and my brother’s name is Patrick) so this is a holiday I celebrated growing up, but we’ve never done much for it with the girl. This may be the year ... Read More »

Win a Dream Kid Craft Space with Kiwi Crate!

I am an affiliate of Kiwi Crate but I also love what they do. Did you know that March is National Crafting Month? It’s the time of year when we celebrate making, and when crafty bloggers like me, who are interested in passing craft on to the next generation, spend lots of time thinking about how we can do just ... Read More »

An Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activity Tray

bead string pattern development

With a snow day looming Sunday night, I knew I wanted to set up some activities for the girl so that she’d have some fun things to work with that weren’t the same things she’d been playing with while snowed in all day Sunday. Because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and we have lots of green stuff in the ... Read More »

Make Your Own Indoor Fairy Garden

fairy garden house decorations

A friend of the girl’s was having a fairy-themed birthday party over the weekend, and I thought it would be fun to make her a fairy garden kit for her present. As I was thinking about it, I knew I needed to make one for the girl, too, because I was sure she would love it. I was right. As ... Read More »

40 Activities to Do with Preschoolers

snow day fun

One of my most popular posts ever is the 64 Sick Day, Rainy Day, Any Day Activities to Do with a Toddler list. I wrote this in March of 2012 for my own amusement. It started out as me keeping track of all the things we did when the girl, who would have been two and half then, was home ... Read More »

The Sacred Weekend

crafty weekend

Sacred is not really a word I throw around, being as I’m not religious at all. But lately it seems like more of my friends and Facebook peeps have been talking about how weekends are sacred at their house, by which they mean that it’s family time and it takes a lot to get one member of the family to ... Read More »

Sparkly Purple Playdough {Iron Craft Challenge}

homemade purple playdough

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was about glitter and sparkle, which anyone who knows me will tell you is not my thing. The girl is a little bit girlier than I am and has been known to sport some sparkle from time to time. I made her a pink and purple sensory tub in honor of her birthday (which I’ll ... Read More »

Finishing Felt Letters {Iron Craft Challenge}

felt board letters

It’s funny that the Iron Craft challenge for this week was about finishing something, since I’m finishing up a year of my life this week! I’ve been thinking a lot about the unfinished projects that are all over my life — and there are LOTS of them — and trying to make progress on some of them. But this is ... Read More »

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Remains of the Chalk Paint

I can’t really do Wordless Wednesday, because words are my life. And I can’t claim this will be an every week thing, because I’m a horrible planner. But this is pretty and I wanted to share. Last night the Bit really wanted me to make some sidewalk chalk paint. It’s a simple mix of corn starch, water and food coloring ... Read More »

The Best Dollar I’ve Spent in a Long Time

big bubble solution

Because the Bit is home from school this week, I’ve been stockpiling a few new/different things for her to play with that will keep her entertained without having to be out of the house all day long. I took a trip to Deals (which is sort of a dollar store, but they have stuff that’s more than a dollar, too) ... Read More »