About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is wife, a mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She writes at Cheerios and Lattes where she shares activities for young children addressing all types of pre-school skills such as gross and fine motor, behavior suggestions, and pre-reading ideas. You’ll also find many great recipes, DIY projects, and projects for families to work on together. Join Cheerios and Lattes on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter as @Cheerios_Lattes.

{Fall Art} Create a Twig Picture Frame

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We love fall art and this twig picture frame is just adorable!  Kids Activities Blog has a ton more great fall activities for kids. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year for pictures! With all the visits to pumpkin patches, apple orchards, playing in the leaves, cute costumes, and more I […]

Halloween Rice Crispy Treats

Halloween Rice Crispy Treats

Treat your kids with these super cute Halloween Rice Crispy Treats.  They are a tasty Halloween dessert with a surprise in the middle.  We love surprises at Kids Activities Blog. Halloween Rice Crispy Treats Surprise Pumpkin Treats are a perfect Fall treat for your kids this season!  Our family loves Rice Krispie treats of all […]

{Super Cute} Halloween Food: Pumpkin Patch Brownie Dessert

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Have fun with this Halloween food!  We thought this Halloween dessert was the perfect ending to any fall meal.  Gather the kids around and make these cute Pumpkin Patch Brownies for dessert.  They will love decorating the pumpkin patch. One of our favorite things to do as a family in the fall is to visit […]

{Decoupage} Mod Podge a Mason Jar Candle

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This Fall, add a little warmth to your home with an easy mason jar candle that you can decoupage with fall leaves!  A fun, inexpensive mod podge craft that is easy enough for little ones to help create. This is also a perfect gift idea for a special grandparent, teacher, friend, or relative. Our family […]

Pre-Reading: Letter Match Game

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Pre-Reading Activities Here is a simple pre-reading activity for toddlers and preschoolers to draw their attention to the letters and match attributes even before they are ready to begin learning the letter names and sounds! This is the perfect independent pre-reading activity for kids to play on the refrigerator, so you can keep an on […]

Camping: An Indoor Family Adventure

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As Back to School  draws near, so does the time for a few last family adventures! In the heat of summer, with a few reports of West Nile Virus around the area, and not to mention some big’ol summertime bugs {that make me shiver even thinking about},  I decided that Indoor Camping was the perfect […]

Games With Ice: Dinosaur Breakout

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Any Dinosaur lovers out there!? My boys absolutely LOVE playing what we refer to as Dinosaur Breakout! It is a perfect simple activity for those HOT days when being outside means water must be involved in some way! Lately, we have been known to have dinosaurs in our freezer on a very regular basis! Materials […]

Memory Craft: Shells

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My husband and I love the beach, and our boys are following in closely in our footsteps. This summer we spent time with my parents in Aruba. It was a great time together and I wanted to create something special with our boys as a reminder of our vacation. Shells from the Beach While at […]

Treat for Kids: Foil Surprise Balls

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My little guys LOVE surprises of all kinds! Whenever we want to get them excited about an activity or something we are going to do all we need to include is the word ‘Surprise!’ to get their hearts full of anticipation. We began creating Foil Surprise Balls for car trips, airplane trips, trips to the […]