Outdoor Chalk Writing

Day One: Chalk Writing Outdoor chalk is one of the greatest tools invented (in my opinion).  The thick chalk is great for beginner writers, it helps build fine motor skills. Now with outdoor chalk, you can encourage your child to write their name and any sight words they may know. The greatest gift to a  Kindergarten teacher is for your child to write, identify, and spell their first and last name. I don’t expect your child to write out their full name outside on the sidewalk, for all the people we may not trust to see, but writing their first…

5 New Year’s Eve Party Activities for Kids

If you are a parent of young children, you are already trying to decide if you are going to party with or without your children, when bringing in the New Year. Now, if you are anything like me, you already feel the guilt of leaving your children with someone else at this momentous time. I mean, welcoming in a New Year without the joys of seeing your children destroying your home, acting delirious because they are sleepy but need to stay awake, or the best one yet bouncing off the walls because they have had too much sugar so late…

This is how we show Thanksgiving.

It is frustrating sometimes how Thanksgiving gets no love.  Everyone goes straight from Halloween to Christmas, two holidays that asking for something, instead of being thankful for what you have is the trend. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, not to mention Autumn being my favorite season. The two just go hand in hand. I decorate my door and my table for the Thanksgiving season with pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves, acorns, and gourds.  There are so many wonderful activities to do with your children using these items, and they double as table settings.

15 Ways to put the fun back into painting

In my household we love to paint.  During the winter and spring months we do most of our painting projects, because these are the times when the weather does not allow for outdoor fun.  After so many months of painting, we had to think of different tools around the house to use to put the excitement back into painting. Painting with brushes of course – small brushes, big brushes, paint rollers, and brushes with different textures. Painting with kitchen utensils – Grab some spoons, forks, sporks, and serving utensils. Spatulas, whisk, and mashers are also fun kitchen utensils to paint…