15 Manners Kids Should Know

15 manners kids need

I want to have polite children. Don’t we all? I wish I could say that my kids have good manners, I hope to raise them to love God and to love others, and in doing so I hope that manners will “come”. Thanks to our Facebook Community of Readers for helping compile a list of […]

Kinetic Sight Word Activity… With a Beach Ball

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Have I told you about our Fridays? We are homeschooling our oldest two kiddos and Fridays are our fun learning day! We count with legos, we have “PE at the park”, and we play sight word ball. Even our two and one year old kiddos join in the fun! Fun Sight Word Activity This is […]

9 Band Bracelets for Kids to Make

rainbow band bracelet tutorial for kids craft

Are Rainbow Looms the rage at your house?  They are at ours!  I don’t know what our kiddos like more, wearing the bracelets, creating them or gifting them to their pals.  We adore DIY jewelry and friendship bracelets. All of these bracelets require a rainbow loom and a collection of loom bands.  <— Those links are […]

10 {MORE} Band Bracelets for Kids to Make

band bracelet tutorial for kids

By popular demand, we have another 10 tutorials for band bracelets that kids can make that we have either tried and adapted, or dream of doing *one day*. If you liked our previous collection of 9 Favorite Rainbow Loom Bracelets, you are sure to love these too! Don’t have a loom yet?  This is the […]

10 {Hands-On} Tell Time Games

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Exciting News:  This post was named by Pinterest as one of the Top 20 Pins of 2013 for Education and Classroom Ideas!  We are absolutely giddy and hope you will share it too! These Tell Time games are sure to make your day a little more fun for your little ones. We try to focus […]

Make a Friendship Bracelet Loom

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This DIY bracelet loom is awesome! I remember friendship bracelets from my childhood. It was so fun to make one, wear it and then give it away. Sometimes my best friend and I would spend the afternoon making them together. Am I the only momma with kiddos who love their accessories?  The more they have […]

Snowflake Coloring Pages to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Window Clings

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We don’t get snow too often here in Texas.  It is actually pretty rare. But that does not stop us from dreaming about snow, snowflakes, icicles, even the chilly temperatures! Using a set of snowflake coloring pages, we created window clings using wax paper and glow-in-the-dark fabric paint.  We have a set of glowing snowflakes […]

10 DIY Gift Ideas for Older Kids

DIY gift Ideas for older kids

Not only do my older kiddos like making gifts for others – they also love making gifts for themselves! These are some of the gifts that after making one for a friend, our kids created another one (or three) for themselves. I know it’s a fun gift when they go bannanas crafting replicas! Transform a […]

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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My favorite holiday decorations are the homemade Christmas ornaments that the kids make for our tree. Every year after Thanksgiving our family gets together and we make several of the ornaments for our tree. Homemade Christmas Ornaments Here are five, super simple ornaments that entertained and engaged my 2-5 year olds. Cinnamon Star Ornament My […]

Super Simple Listening Game and Craft for Kids

Super Simple Listening Game and Craft for Kids

Some times the easier and less complicated toys are the ones that your kids will engage your kids more than all the fancy toys money can buy. Making your own “telephone” is one of those DIY Toys that your kids will have fun exploring and playing with!  It can become a listening game for kids […]

Christmas Ornament Napkins – Gifts Kids Can Make

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Our kids love to decorate for the holidays… and I love it when our decorations double as gifts for Grandma!   We love gifts that kids can make – have you seen our growing list of 101+ Homemade Gifts for Kids? This year we are adding a festive spirit to your Christmas table with a […]

Create and Learn with an Abacus

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I struggled with math as a child, so as a parent I am on a mission to find all the tricks and tools to help mathematical concepts be less scary and more intuitive for my kids.  Only recently, I discovered the wonders of the abacus.  Today we are making an abacus. You can do so […]

Picasso Inspired Tree Ornaments Kids Can Make

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Our pal, Maggy over at Red Ted Art, has a series about kids crafts inspired by the great masters in art, we’ve had a couple of “master” inspired projects in the past, Kandinsky inspired Circles, and Pollock inspired Drip Painting. Today, we are inspired by Pablo Picasso…we are making silly faces! Make Picasso Inspired Ornaments […]

14 Homemade Gifts for 4 Year Olds

roundup of photos for 4 year olds

Are you looking for an easy gift to make on a budget for your four year olds this Christmas?  Here are some great ideas of Mom-made (or kid-made) gifts for older preschoolers. We have a massive list of 101 homemade gifts for kids as well as the earlier posts in this series – homemade gifts […]

Christmas Dough Ornaments – Based on a Coloring Page

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Every Christmas we make a set of ornaments together as a family.  It’s one of our “Countdown to Christmas” activities. This year we used our Sweet Birds Coloring page and made a trio of bird to flutter in our tree.   Make Christmas Dough Ornaments with Kids Supplies you will need to create your Dough […]

2 Homemade Ornaments You Can Make with Corks

These ornaments are super easy for kids to make - using corks

Simple homemade Christmas ornaments are the best! We have a collection of corks that the kids and I have been itching to craft and use to create. We made two different ornaments using our corks! 2 Homemade Ornaments to Make Make a Cork Ornament Tree You will need: a glue gun six corks – cut […]

21 Homemade Gifts for 3 Year Olds {They Can Help Too!}

Look at all the gifts to make for three year olds

It is so easy to over spend at Christmas time, when often kids enjoy the more simple homemade gifts as much, if not more than the store-bought gifts.  We have featured homemade gifts for 1 year olds, homemade gifts for 2 year olds and now… 21 ideas of gifts that you can make for your […]

Eat a Pomegranate

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This is a super simple kids activity that will keep your kids engaged for hours – playing and eating jewels – aka pomegranate seeds. We originally featured this activity on the blog, Imagination Tree.  Playing with pomegranates are one of our favorite winter activities.  We love picking the seeds out in this juicy! To add […]

101 DIY Gifts for Kids

{Kid-made Gifts} Over 100 ideas of things your kids can make to give this Christmas

Want some ideas for homemade, personalized gifts? Something from this list should inspire or help you! Have any ideas that were not listed? Lets see if we can come up with more! Leave a comment with one of the gifts you have made in the past (or one you hope to make) or feel free […]

{Sweet} Owl Coloring Pages for Kids- Multi-level Printables

owl coloring pages for kids - multiple ages.  A page for older kids and a more simple version for younger kiddos

Coloring pages are a big hit at my house, but it isn’t always easy to find one that will appeal to a variety of ages.  Coloring pages that are simple, don’t go over well with the older kids and coloring pages that are more intricate are frustrating for little hands. We have the solution!  It […]

12 {Super Silly} Stocking Stuffers for Kids under 10 Dollars

12 stocking stuffers that will make your kids giggle - all are under $10

Do you have a goofy kiddo? Or a kiddo who appreciates a moment of silliness? They will *LOVE* these stocking stuffer ideas for kids! We scoured the net and asked our kids for tips on what would be the silliest gifts they could get. These are the gift ideas that the kids giggled at – […]

16 {Adorable} Homemade Gifts for a 2 Year Old

16 homemade gifts for 2 year olds

With the holidays fast approaching, you may be on the hunt for the perfect gift for a 2 year old.  We might admit to the same search!  That is why we looked at many of our favorite online sources for something special to make. Homemade gifts have character, you can adapt them to your child, […]

Card Making Gift Kit {Homemade Gift for Kids}

Christmas Cards that are easy enough for the kids to create!

Kindergarten is an age of wonder… the whole world is opening up. They are blossoming and becoming more responsible, more “big”.  My kindergartener thinks she is *SO* big… she is able to write her name and a couple basic sentences.  It is beautiful to see her elated at her progress in school! A Card Making […]

15 {Precious} Homemade Gifts for a 1 Year Old

15 homemade gifts you can make for one year old babies. Great ideas for older kids to make for their younger sibling too

Homemade gifts mean a lot, they mean you spent your time and your energies on the person you are creating the gift for.  And for young children you can often get the same thrill with a simple mom-made gift as you can with elaborate and often expensive toys.  For even more ideas check out our […]

{Make and Give} Coaster Homemade Gift Kit

Gift a craft kit to your kids for Christmas.  Your kids can use this kit to create coasters

My kids love being creative and the act of making gifts is something that makes them feel so special and connected to the person they are gifting the items to! The whole time they are creating their gift they are thinking and talking about the person who to whom they plan on gifting the items. […]

Make Colorful Wooden Blocks

Create colorful wood blocks with your kids

We have a set of triplets who just love to build – at any moment you can find literally dozens of blocks littering our floor.  This year, for Christmas, the kids helped create their own present. Sweet memories! Together time comes in moments like these, when we are building events, building memories, building love.  “Home […]

DIY Math Puzzlers

math puzzles - made from math sticks, great for elementary aged kiddos

We are always looking for new ways to keep homework fun with our elementary aged kiddos. Often worksheets frustrate my kiddos (and me, who am I kidding). We have a solution! It’s time for Craft stick math! Make Math Puzzlers Supplies Needed: Craft sticks – the thick kind. Paint Pens Instructions: Write one question on […]

{Easy} DIY Fleece Scarf Kids can Make

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Cool temps seem like they are here to stay, at least for awhile. This super easy scarf kids can make is sure to bring some cheer to your chilly days. My 7 year old made the majority of this scarf. She is proud of it! Make a Scarf Supplies needed: 1/3 to 1/2 yard of […]

A Dozen Homemade Christmas Treats

12 Tasty Christmas Treats

One of the things I love the most about the holidays are all the sweets! Christmas has always meant a full cookie jar and something that we were going to create together – as a family. Here are just some of the ideas and recipes which have inspired us from around the web.  We hope […]

T-Shirt Stencil Kit {Fun DIY Gift}

Easy Gift Idea:  Make a T-shirt Stencil Kit for the kiddo in your life.

Our kids love personalization. They love to make something theirs. I was not surprised when my firecracker-of-a-gal decided to transform one of her stained shirts into a work of art – featuring her favorite continent, Africa. We’ve adopted internationally and our daughter loved researching facts about Africa – specifically, Ethiopia, her brother’s birth place.  I […]