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Valentine’s Day Countdown: 14 Days of Valentine’s Play!

Our Playful Holiday Advent Calendar was such a hit with the kids, so I knew we needed to recreate it for Valentine's Day! They loved the idea of opening up a surprise activity every day, and I loved the idea of having 24 days of activities ready to go! For our playful Holiday Advent Calendar,… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Countdown: 14 Days of Valentine’s Play!

Creative Play, Everyday Play

DIY Art Journals: The perfect way to honor your child’s creativity!

As a Kindergarten teacher and mom of 3, there are two things I know for certain...first that kids love to create...and second that loose papers everywhere drive me a little bananas!! I know it can be hard to balance the desire to keep every single piece of artwork and also wanting to keep the clutter… Continue reading DIY Art Journals: The perfect way to honor your child’s creativity!

STEM/Science Activities

Absorbing Hearts: a Valentine’s Day STEAM Activity!

You've likely heard of STEM activities which incorporate learning across Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics. When we talk about STEAM activities we add the Arts into this mix. In this case we learned about science principles like absorbtion and saturation through creative play! The bonus is that both my 2.5 year old and 8 year… Continue reading Absorbing Hearts: a Valentine’s Day STEAM Activity!

Winter Play

7 Quick & Simple Holiday Activities

Hey mama! I see you over there, working your butt off to make the holidays special for your family! I know your to-do list is already a mile long, so I am here to give you some quick activity ideas to entertain the kiddos using supplies you likely already have on hand! These activities are… Continue reading 7 Quick & Simple Holiday Activities

Fall Play

Pumpkin Resist Art

Is it even Fall without a pumpkin craft? I am a big fan of process art vs. structured crafts, and this is an example of an easy project with a big impact! My absolute favourite part is that while they all look like perfectly round pumpkins, you can see how each child made it unique.… Continue reading Pumpkin Resist Art