Summer is here! Woohoo! I used to not be a huge summer fan because of the heat, but since having kids I’ve grown to love summer. It’s so much fun with kids! Below is a list of our favorite free things to do as a family in the summer. We’ll definitely be checking each off our summer bucket list.
It’s caterpillar season at our house. We’ve been finding them crawling around all over the backyard, so I wanted to come up with a fun craft to do with Hazel (age 2 1/2). I dug through our craft closet and came up with this paper towel roll craft. My youngest just turned 1 and wants to do everything her big sister does, so I made a version of this craft that she could enjoy too 🙂
We’ve been looking into/touring/interviewing several preschools in our area to try to find the best one that aligns with what we believe (and studies show) to be the best for her development. But it can be so hard to get a good feel for a preschools philosophies when you’re only there for a short time, so I had 5 key questions I asked each preschool to help me determine
“Play is a child’s work”. It’s one of my most favorite quotes and the belief of most early childhood educators. Play promotes fine and gross motor skills, language, socialization, personal awareness, emotional well-being, creativity, problem solving, and learning. It also develops curiosity and a sense of wonder within our children, which will
I love coming up with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day crafts that young kids can do that are things moms and dad will use and enjoy. Not just something that will get put in a memory box and eventually thrown in the trash. I still have last
Hard Boiled Eggs
Cody will be working a lot leading up to Easter so he’s going to miss all the Easter egg dying fun (luckily he won’t miss the egg hunt), so we decided to dye eggs early so that he could be a part of it. I wanted Iris to be able to dye the eggs too, so we opted for a mess-free option that even an 11 month old could do. And let’s be
I bought this colorful dot stickers and have been having so much fun coming up with activities for Hazel to do with them. Because what kid doesn’t love stickers?! With St. Patricks Day and Spring just around the corner, we’ve been talking a lot about rainbows so I came up with this Dot Sticker Rainbow Activity 🙂
Kids make every holiday so much fun! I love that we can make holidays special, magical, and memorable for our kids. Seeing their excitement is the best! With St. Patrick’s Day next week, I wanted to make this holiday fun and special too, so I can up with some ideas and Hazel is loving them so far!