Category Archives: Creativity Play

School Time Today: Big Dipper

The little ones and I had a great time talking about stars and constellations.  They are loving dot-to-dots right now and constellations intrigued them because of the similarities. We used the ipad to find pictures to copy and I helped them draw dots on a piece of black construction paper. After we placed our dots…

Baking Soda and Vinegar Rainbows

Last week the kids and I did a fun activity we have never tried before.  I saw something similar on the internet, and tried to turn it into a simple science experiment for the kids. I spread out a layer of old baking soda onto a cookie sheet and then filled mini muffin tins with…

Our Arts and Crafts Supply Stash

Since I am always curious to know how other people do things and what they use with their little ones, I thought I would share what art supplies we have and enjoy. Here is our basic stash that has slowly accumulated over time (along with an affordable source if applicable). I have included the things…

Grump Busters: How to change the grumpy tone in your home fast.

Do something with your kids that they LOVE…even if you don’t. Turn on some music that perks up the grumpy person.  If you are grumpy turn on something you love.  If the kids are grumpy turn on something they can’t resist or ignore. Pray. Do something for someone else!  Talk about who you could do…

28 Days of Fun Challenge: Tea Parties or Tantrums Edition.

Okay, here is my goal.  I am going to try and do something “fun,” mildly creative, or educational with the kids every day.  We spend lots of time playing, but I want to try to do something out of routine with the twins (recently turned 3) Monday through Saturday.  We started around Thursday March 31st….

Teaching My 2’s (My attempt to turn chaos into purpose)

Now that the duo are two I am seeing some changes around here.  Because of their increasing vocab the “requests” are becoming more frequent.  This makes for more whining, crying, and asking for the various things they can think of.  Play time was becoming rougher and rougher as they went from entertaining themselves for little…

Ahhh….Art

When I think of back to school I think of school supplies…when I think of school supplies…I think of art supplies.  I LOVE art supplies (Which is strange for someone who can barely draw a stick person).  I think I got this  from my mother (the love for art and school supplies…not my stick figure…