Bucket List: 8 things to do before your child turns five

Bucket List: To Do with Your Child Before Age 5

We are all in the trenches of the day to day minutia, making it hard to step back and really savor the precious time we have with our kids. Kids in the House has a fantastic list of ‘must-do’s’ with your children before they turn age five. These ideas are tangible, inexpensive ways to experience…

25 Activities for Your Child's Imagination

Fun (and easy!) Ways to Exercise Your Child’s Imagination

You will love these 25 fun (and easy) ways to exercise your child’s imagination! These activities are targeted for three and four year olds. 1. Your child will love camping at home! 2. Exercise your child’s imagination by asking ‘what happened?’ or ‘what will happen?‘ 3. Play ‘restaurant’ with your child. 4. This is a…

How to give back with kids this summer

Five Ways to Give Back with Your Kids

With three little kids, we’ve had our fair share of hospital visits. In fact, in the last 6 years, we’ve had four overnight stays, countless physical therapy sessions, one surgery, seven emergency room visits and five appointments with specialists. And our kids are healthy! So when Hallmark challenged us to take our kids to a…

25 Things I've Accepted Now that I'm a Mom

25 Things I’ve Accepted…Now that I’m a Mom

We recently celebrated G’s first birthday. Yep, we smashed cake in our faces. I tend to go into crazy reflection mode with anniversaries. It was around this time last year that I decided to leave my job to stay at home with G. To say I was scared about this decision is an understatement. I was…

From art projects to outdoor games and recipes, your preschoolers will love these 20 fun water games and activities.

20 Water Activities for Preschoolers

From art projects to outdoor games and recipes, your preschoolers will love these 20 fun water games and activities. They are so simple to set up and they will not only keep your toddler busy, but learning too! 20 Water Activities for Preschoolers 1. This activity provides a wonderful opportunity to develop your child’s fine…

Matching Activities for Toddlers

20 Awesome Matching Activities for Toddlers

You’ll love these 20 awesome matching activities for toddlers. The majority of these activities just require items you have around the house – so easy! Matching is an important pre-reading skill for your child. 1. In addition to matching, this activity will help your child learn about upper and lower case letters! 2. Raid the garage…

A Science Activity Your Child Will Love

A Science Activity Your Child will Love

Your four-year-old will love playing scientist with this activity, brought to you by Productive Parenting. Materials You Will Need: water, food coloring, flour, sand, oil, syrup, small spoons, several glass jars What To Do: Let your child play scientist by using several jars filled with water. Watch what happens when you try mixing syrup, oil,…

coloring sheets your kids will love

70 Free Coloring Pages Your Kids Will Love!

Have your kids torn through all of their coloring books? You’re in luck- you’ve found the coloring jackpot! We’ve found 70 of the best (and completely free) coloring pages for your kids! Print out a couple (or a hundred) for your kids to color today! 1. Ocean and Fish Coloring Page from What Do We…

10 Great Ideas to Keep Toddlers Busy

10 Great Ideas to Keep Toddlers Busy for (at least) 10 Minutes

If you have a toddler, you know keeping his or her attention on an activity can be tough. Well, we’ve found 10 great ideas to keep your toddler busy for (at least) 10 minutes! 1.  Your children can create a mosaic with these foam window clings. 2.  How about toddler tennis? 3. Go on a…