In my nearly six years as a mom, “Let’s Play Restaurant” stands the test of time. So it always makes my list of go-to activities for indoor play. It works for kids of multiple ages and can evolve as kids get older to incorporate more skills. There’s just so much to learn while playing restaurant. [Read more…] about Let’s Play Restaurant
Can kids learn to code before they can read or write? Absolutely! Does that sound crazy, or even a bit unnecessary to you? I admit, at first I thought it did. Then I started exploring the world of coding with my kids, instead of just dabbling around on my computer alone, and wow! We’re totally hooked. [Read more…] about Learning Code for Preschoolers Without a Computer
My 3 year old actually fell asleep for nap, I had a to-do list a mile long, and my 5 year old kept begging me to play with him. Does this scenario happen in your house too? I needed to come up with an activity on the fly to keep him occupied, so I got out some paper plates, markers, and printer paper and this backyard pirate treasure hunt was born. [Read more…] about Backyard Pirate Treasure Hunt
Looking for an easy math lesson that your kids will love? Try this Penny Candy Store to teach kids the value of money. It’s a fun and really easy way to work math into your every day conversation. Candy is one of my favorite tools for math and we’ve done several activities that involve using candy for counting and sorting.
There’s so much nostalgia for the decade I grew up in. Everyone’s lamenting how we had it so much better in our youth. In some ways, we did, but there’s so much opportunity and potential for my kids now that didn’t exist back then. [Read more…] about Teach Kids the Value of Money With Penny Candy
My kids are really into Star Wars and the show Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD. I often find them pretending to be a Jedi and wanting to play Star Wars with other kids too. I’ve wanted to do some pool noodle ideas for awhile, so I picked up a few at the dollar store to make some pool noodle light sabers. [Read more…] about Pool Noodle Light Sabers