things to do with your kids Archive

The ABCs of Christmas … 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!) Here’s some

Christmas Zentangles

Since the kids and I had so much fun making Zentangle Turkeys for Thanksgiving, I figured we’d make some Christmas Zentangles! Making zentangles are simple, easy, and fun!  I find the repetition really relaxing and enjoy figuring

White Christmas Mix: a sweet (& addictive) treat

I’ve been making this recipe … and giving it as a holiday gift … since I was in High School.  It’s come to the point that when I don’t make it in mass quantities to give away

Super Secret List of Christmas Elf Activities

Ok … I probably shouldn’t be sharing this anywhere … especially the internet. … And I’ll probably end up on Santa’s Naughty List… …but last year our Christmas Elf left behind a classified document and I couldn’t

The ABCs of Thanksgiving … and the Weekly Kids Co-Op

It’s TURKEY TIME … which means I’m rounding up the ABCs of Thanksgiving.  Here are some fun ways to celebrate the season of gratitude from A to Z! A – Four FREE Thanksgiving Apps B - a

Zentangle Turkeys

Ok .. I may or may not have stumbled upon this idea while I was trying to find something for Z in my upcoming ABCs of Thanksgiving.  But either way, this is a fun activity to include

Leaf Countdown to Thanksgiving

My daughter and I have really enjoyed creating countdowns for holidays and special dates.  Like this one we created for her birthday party.  Or using books to countdown to Christmas. We just finished counting down to Halloween using a

The ABCs of Halloween … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

I just LOVE Halloween … so putting together the ABCs of Halloween was a TON of fun.  Here’s a round up of my own ideas, plus ones from around the internet that I just love. A –

Pumpkin Playdough: A special Halloween treat

As part of the celebration at my daughter’s preschool last year, all of the kids from the entire school go trick-or-treating through the halls.  Parents line the path and pass out NON-FOOD-ITEMS … 100 of them (there’s

“Who’s Like Me?” – A SimplyFun Game Review

Since SimplyFun sent me the game “Who’s Like Me?” to review I’ve been playing it with my own kids and with children I see in play therapy.  It’s a terrific, compact and unique card game where the

The ABCs of Back to School … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

Each September I’m never who is more upset that summer has come to an end … me or my kids.  I know lots of parents find the school-free days stressful and can’t wait to send them off

Enchanting PlaySilks: Product Review for Sarah’s Silks

One of my favorite memories playing as a child was with a drawer filled with silk scarves that my mom had.  I loved the colors, the patterns, how they felt in my hands, the almost weightless quality.