Want to dabble in dirt but don’t know where to begin? Want a beautiful garden but not the work that goes behind it? Consider a container garden. Lisa Stadler of Stadler Nursery begins with soil….. When choosing plants, it is important to know what type of sun you have to work with. Certain plants do well in shade while others need partial to full sun. Some … Continue reading Tips for a Container Garden!
Buy a puzzle and put the individual pieces in each egg. Number them so you know you have all the pieces. Buy each child a puzzle and put the individual pieces in the egg. Have the children sort which pieces go to each puzzle. Fill the eggs with the Alphabet, have the children put it them in order. For younger children, fill the eggs with … Continue reading Ideas for Stuffing Easter Eggs besides Candy
Family Volley has a great craft to make Easter Egg Garland with the plastic Easter Eggs. Please stop by and see a detail of how they made it! Photo by Family Volley Do you have a fun Easter Craft that you do every year? Please share! Ashley Myers Continue reading Kids Kornor: Easter Egg Garland
Don’t go with the flow- create your own current. Don’t let the sky stop you. Dare to be different. Don’t say it can’t be done. Remember, others have good ideas too! Have no limits on your imagination. Dare to be corky, wacky, weird, and outrageous. Anything that can be done, do it. Explore the known and unknown. Do not ask why, ask why not! Remember to … Continue reading 10 Steps of Creativity
I stumbled upon The Logan Family Blog, while on Pinterest, and just had to share her post about A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents by Dr. Kevin Leman. 5. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner. As … Continue reading A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents Part 4
I read this idea in Focus on the Family Magazine and just had to share! A mother asked how she can remove the parental advisory music from her daughters collection without taking it away. The response was to start a buy back program with your child. Offer fair value and offer to buy back the music. By doing this, you are able to explain why … Continue reading This Works for Me: Music
I was talking to a colleague of mine recently about my children. When I mentioned that my son was about 2 years old he asked me if he was at the terrible twos. My response “No, and I don’t think he will.” As always when I respond this way he laughed and said “just wait” as so many others have said. Now I know that … Continue reading Terrible Twos
This is the fourth part of our senses series, smell. We have done sound, touch, and taste. Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of smell. Activities involving smell Bake/Cook something. Compare the individual ingredients to all of them combined. Compare different spices. Guess what it is. Solely rely on your sense of smell to guess what it is. Create scratch and sniff … Continue reading Senses: Smell
This is the third part of our senses series, taste. We have done sound and touch. Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of taste. Activities involving taste Bake something. How does it taste before you eat it or after. Bite into a lemon. Is it sweet or sour? Does adding a little sugar make it any sweeter? Bite into a piece of chocolate. Is … Continue reading Senses: Taste
Seems such a waste to throw away beautiful greeting cards from friends and family that took the time to write and send them. So what can you do with those cards? Upcycle them! These are great indoor activities for children: Make gift tags. Why spend money on new ones when you can make your own? Here’s a video to show you how it’s done Make … Continue reading Christmas craft: What can you do with old Christmas cards?