Paper Towel Experiments for Kids

Paper Towel Experiment 2

My kids have been asking me to do some experiments lately. Since having a baby, I haven't been able to too many activities with them. When I picked up Viva Vantage at Walmart the other day, I thought of some experiments we could do using them. For the first experiment, I took two sections of Viva Vantage, folded it in half and we drew colored circles in a row using washable markers. Then we dipped the end into a container of water. We watched as the water traveled up the paper towel … [Read more...]

String Painting Activity {Guest Post}


Happy Friday! My friend, Sharla, is an awesome blogging friend and is over here guest posting today. I was blessed to get to know Sharla a year and a half ago at a blogging conference. She is an amazing homeschooling mom to 7 children (5 of them are adopted!). She writes about their homeschool adventures, busy bags, sensory activities, adoption, and more! Thank you, Sharla, for sharing here today!   Angela is a dear friend and I am so excited that her family has just welcomed … [Read more...]

Lunch Box and Snack Ideas for Kids & Pinning Party #49

Lunch Box & Snack Ideas for Kids

Happy Thursday! Hope your week is going well. It's been a bit slow on the blog (due to having a newborn at home!), but the pinning party is still going! Today we are featuring Lunch Box and Snack Ideas for Kids. If you have a child that's back to school or are looking for lunch or snack ideas for home, then you need to check these posts out! Check out each idea by clicking the links below to take you directly to their blog. Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas from Kids Activities Blog 30 … [Read more...]

Jello Ocean Sensory Tray {Guest Post}


Happy Friday! Today we are blessed have another special guest sharing here. Heather is a dear blogging friend from Golden Reflections Blog. She has neat ideas for toddlers and preschoolers and also shares great ideas from the viewpoint as an occupational therapist. One of my favorite posts from Heather is series on whether a child has behavior problems or sensory processing issues.  Thanks, Heather, for sharing your sensory play idea with us today! Thank you to Angela for inviting me to … [Read more...]

Special Needs Parenting Resources & Pinning Party #48

Special Needs Parenting Resources from the Toddler & Preschooler Pinning Party

Today is the Toddler and Preschool Moms Pinning Party! We are so glad you are here and hope you find new ideas to do with your little ones. Please stay a while and join in the fun by sharing your favorite pins and checking out all the fabulous ideas that are shared! Today we are featuring Special Needs Parenting Resources. Wow, these posts are fantastic and a great resources. I hope you'll take a minute to browse through their blogs and pin them. Check out each idea by clicking the … [Read more...]

Our Preschool Plans for 2014

Our Preschool Plans

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a good week. We're still adjusting to life with a newborn and two active boys. It's going well and I'm trying to soak up all these sweet moments with baby (and at the same time being sleep deprived!) I can't believe it's already August 13th...and schools around here start this week! Since school is on the minds of parents, today I am sharing our plans for preschool this year. (This post contains affiliate links.) Our oldest, Troy, is 4. He turns 5 this … [Read more...]

Learning Shapes with the Princess & the Pirate {Guest Post}


Happy Friday! Today we have a special guest. Ashlee from The Well Nourished Nest is here sharing a darling activity for kids! I am a new follower to her blog and have been loving all her toddler & preschool activities and posts on motherhood.  I hope you'll check out her blog and browse her creative ideas! (P.S. Check out this awesome idea for teaching kids how to put shoes on!) Hi everyone! I'm Ashlee from The Well Nourished Nest! I am so excited to be guest blogging here today for … [Read more...]

Quiet Time Activities for Kids & Pinning Party #47

Quiet Time Activities

Hello, Hello! Today is the Toddler and Preschool Moms Pinning Party! We are so glad you are here and hope you find new ideas to do with your little ones. Please stay a while and join in the fun by sharing your favorite pins and checking out all the fabulous ideas that are shared! Today we are featuring Quiet Time Activities for Kids. These are good activities to do if you need something quieter or independent for your child. Hope you'll take a minute to read their ideas! Check out each … [Read more...]

J is for Jungle — Letter J Printables


Todays free printable packet is on the letter J! Letter J was a little tricky to come up with, but I decided to go with jungle animals. In this printable packet, there’s practice on the following skills: identifying letter j tracing patterns shapes Here are a few sample pages: To download your printable packet click here —> J is for Jungle And to download more printable alphabet packets, please visit this page. If you want more hands-on activities for … [Read more...]

Introducing Our Newest Blessing


Our hearts are filled with joy to introduce the newest blessing to our family. Baby Lincoln entered the world on Friday and our hearts are exploding with love for this sweet little one. I can't even begin to express how thankful and blessed we feel to have a healthy baby boy. God is so good. I always love hearing birth stories, so I thought I would share a little bit about how Lincoln entered the world. My original due date was July 22nd, but after a couple ultrasounds, they decided to … [Read more...]