How I Got My Kids to Love Vegetables

Fresh broccoli on the wooden table

Everybody wants their kids to love vegetables, right?! I've never met a person that disagrees with that. Vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrition and are so vital to our diet. But not every child loves vegetables. (Can I get an Amen?!) In fact, my kids certainly didn't LOVE vegetables...until now. My two oldest boys (ages 5 and 3) love vegetables. It's crazy. I feel like I'm living a mother's dream when I see my kids go to the fridge and get a handful of spinach for a snack. Or … [Read more...]

November Glitter Sensory Bottle

Glitter Sensory Bottle

November is quickly slipping away, so before it does, I want to share my November sensory bottle! You may recall that I am creating a sensory bottle for my baby for each month this year. Last month was a Halloween theme. This month, I wanted to do something with turkeys, but I could not find any turkey cut-outs for the sensory bottle. I decided to go with fall colors and make a glittery bottle. I used gold, dark purple, red, and orange beads. I also put in gold glitter, which you can … [Read more...]

TMNT Birthday Party Ideas

TMNT Birthday party Ideas

I can't believe it, but my oldest son turns 5 tomorrow! Where did the time go?! Over the weekend, we celebrated his fifth birthday with a TMNT birthday party. I can't believe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are popular again! I remember watching them a little bit when I was a kid. My boys are ninja obsessed, so it's no surprise that Troy wanted this as his theme for the birthday party. I didn't have a ton of time to plan for his birthday party, so we made it simple with pizza, fruit, … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Tree Craft

I know we haven't even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but the snow and freezing temperatures here have gotten me in the Christmas spirit! Christmas will be here before we knew it, so I couldn't resist making this idea for a Christmas tree craft. Here's what you need for the craft: cardboard cone shaped like a tree (from Hobby Lobby) green tubing ribbon (from Hobby Lobby) mini ornaments (from Target dollar section) glue This craft is for older children, but little ones can … [Read more...]

Hibernation Activities for Preschoolers

Hibernation Activities for Preschoolers

We just had our first snow over the weekend! My kids are excited...but I'm not really looking forward to the next 5 months of snow. I had been wanting to do some activities about hibernation with my kids, so this first weekend of snow was a perfect time to do it. The kids had fun and we learned a lot! First off, we talked about what hibernation means and which animals hibernate. I created a small emergent reader book for them to read. I made two versions. One is very simple and … [Read more...]

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs Game

Game Cover

My boys are always interested in learning more about bugs. They are very blessed to have a bug expert in the family...their grandpa! In fact, my dad owns his own pest control company!  One concept I believe is important to know, is which bugs are good and which ones are not. I don't want my kids to be afraid of bugs, but I want them to recognize that they are helpful to the environment! That's why we came up with the game called Good Bugs, Bad Bugs. In this game, kids learn how bugs … [Read more...]

Baby Gift Ideas

Colorful gift boxes with sleeping baby in background

My baby is now 3 months old and he is just starting to become interested in toys. I don't think babies need a lot of toys, but today I'd like to share with you my 10 favorite toys for babies! If you are looking for a gift for a baby this Holiday season, then you will want to check out my list! This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure policy. 1. Chimin' Charlie All of my kids have loved Chimin' Charlie! It's a quality, plush toy that has … [Read more...]

Differentiating Home Preschool

Concept of preschool, kids education, learning and art, child drawing in class

If you teach preschool at home, you may wonder how to make home preschool different over years. Some of us start doing preschool activities at home around age 2 and continue until a child is 5 (or even 6!). Today, I'm sharing how to differentiate the years of preschool. With my background in education, this is what I feel kids need to know before heading into Kindergarten. Preschool is a really fun time in a child's life. My biggest advice is to make learning FUN during this time! Find … [Read more...]

Activities for Numbers 11-20

Activity Sheets for Numbers

The numbers 11- 20 are tricky for kids to learn. In fact, my kids have both thought there was a number called "eleventeen"! I've had several requests to share some activities for numbers 11 through 20, so today I'm sharing a couple! First up is the Number Spin. I created this from a toilet paper roll. I painted it orange with acrylc paint. Then I took a a piece of card stock paper and wrote the numbers 0-9 on it. I also drew lines in between the numbers (which you'll see below.).  After the … [Read more...]

Toy Room Organization & Free Toy Bin Labels

Toy Room Organization

Staying organized is something that I love. With three little ones, my house doesn't always look super clean, but I feel amazing when my house is well-organized. Since moving into our home, our toy room has been a mess. We are very blessed to have a huge room in the basement for all the toys, but I didn't have a great way of organizing it all. Last week, I finally got it all organized! Today, I'm sharing how it turned out as well as a printable for our toy bin labels. I don't know about … [Read more...]