Art Appreciation with Henri, Egg Artiste (Virtual Book Club featuring Marcus Pfister)

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Marcus Pfister.  The kids and I had fun reading through some of his wonderful books, but we decided to focus on Henri, Egg Artiste. Henri is a professional Easter egg painter … but he

The ABCs of St. Patrick’s Day … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

This week I’m taking a break this week from featuring the ABCs of a fellow blogger to highlight the ABCs of St. Patrick’s Day.  Below you will find amazing ideas for celebrating the Irish, shamrocks, rainbows, and everything green … from A to Z.

Creeper Crazy Minecraft Party!

My son, Henry, was dead set on having a Minecraft Party this year for his 8th birthday.  With all the hype around Minecraft lately, it was pretty easy to gather lots of great ideas for our very own Creeper Crazy Minecraft Party. I found

Great Gifts for the Minecraft Lover in your Life

My eight year old son LOVES Minecraft … he’s kinda obsessed actually.  So, what’s a mom to do?  I encourage it!  Not just for him to sit in front of a screen for hours and watch YouTube videos and play the game, but also

Make a Creeper Mask: a Minecraft CRAFT

For my son’s 8th birthday party we celebrated in Minecraft style!  One of the activities we did at the party was have each guest make a Creeper Mask (an idea I got from Parties 4 Ever).  It was great for the party, but it would be

Creeper Lanterns: Minecraft Decor

Since I knew that we were having a Minecraft party this year for my son’s 8th birthday, I figured I’d switch out our Coffee Filter Chandelier (yup, that’s right, Coffee Filter Chandelier, you can see it and the tutorial here) … to something more

Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper Shirts: Minecraft Party Favor

I didn’t want to get a bunch of junky toys or candy for the party favors for my son’s Minecraft party … instead we made the  guests Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper Shirts. After nailing down the easiest and best way to make these Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper shirts in

The ABCs of My Little 3 and Me … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!)  This week I’m featuring Emma, the British blogger mum

Questions Child-Centered Play Therapists Should Ask Themselves …

    Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) is all about trust in the child to discover, learn, and grow on their own.  It is essential to this mode of treatment to focus on the CHILD … not the problem.  But in today’s world, with

The ABCs of And Next Comes L … and This Week’s Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!) There are no shortage of awesome ideas from Dyan

What Children Learn in Play Therapy

Maybe you’re a parent thinking about giving play therapy a try with your child … or maybe you’re a therapist questioning how “just playing” with a child could possible help.  Here are some great reminders about what children learn in play therapy through the

Making & Painting Ice Rocks!

My fingers are finally thawing out, so I can finally write a post about one of the fun activities I did with the kids when the Polar Vortex hit here in Michigan. The kids had already been out of school for 2 straight weeks