Last Chance to Link Up Your Child Friendly Activities in 2014!

2014 Happy Holidays Artsy Play

This is your last chance in 2014 to link up your child friendly activities and crafts on Artsy Play Wednesday! We will be taking a break over the holidays in order to spend more quality time with our children. Stay tuned to see what is in store for 2015….. If you will be doing holiday baking with your children, feel free to get some helpful tips here: Link Up Your Child Friendly Posts Below… BLOGGERS: Please feel free to link up your FAVOURITE crafts and activities for children from YOUR blog. Thank you for sharing your amazing posts with our … Continue reading

Educational Holiday Themed Activities for Kids

Educational Holiday Themed Activities for Kids

Perhaps it is the teacher in me, but I am always on the lookout for opportunities to make an “educational moment” with my children. I happen to have a HUGE collection of Printables saved on my computer and I was noticing that my Holiday folder is looking a little bare, so today I went on a hunt for some Educational Holiday Themed Activities for Kids to add to my collection. Counting and Reading Skills Trees Pre – K through K Christmas learning pack Some more Holiday ideas for Children for you to check out: Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas … Continue reading

Holiday Craft Ideas for Kids

Holiday Crafts for Kids

Last weekend, my kitchen exploded with Christmas crafts! You see, I store all of our Christmas craft items in a large box and I brought it upstairs. The kids literally took the entire box apart, looking at all of the fun Christmas materials and activities that we have and they started using their imaginations and creating Christmas crafts. It was so much fun to watch them create their own holiday creations using all of the Christmas craft materials that I keep from year to year. Do you keep your old holiday cards, gift wrap, ribbons etc. for your children to … Continue reading

Teaching Children to be Thankful ~ Artsy Play Wednesday

Friends south of the border are gearing up for a huge holiday celebration next week: American Thanksgiving. While up here in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago, I am always looking for opportunities where we can be teaching children to be thankful! This week, I came across and adorable FREE PRINTABLE over at Simply Fun Families! Click on the image below to take you to the post that shares this printable. Even though our ground is covered in snow, and jingle bells are starting to ring all around, it technically is still Fall and I would LOVE to … Continue reading

Homemade Gift Ideas Artsy Play Wednesday

homemade gifts

Children like to give gifts too, but they often don’t have money. I often encourage my children to make their own gifts because they have true thought, love and meaning behind them. Over the next few weeks, I encourage you to come back and visit here on Wednesdays to see the lovely ideas that are being liked up on our Artsy Play Wednesday post. Many of the ideas shared here can be easily turned into gifts. These three gift ideas would be super fun to make to give as gifts this upcoming Holiday Season: Homemade Necklaces DIY Paint Chip Bookmarks … Continue reading

Need Craft Ideas for Kids?

Calming Jars with Water Beads Canada

Every week, I post some craft ideas for kids in a post that I like to call “Artsy Play Wednesday” because crafts can lead into activities, education, fun, and of course PLAY! If you have craft ideas for kids, feel free to link them up below. If you are in need of craft ideas for kids, please see the weekly. Today, I would like to feature my Water Beads Giveaway again because I honestly believe that water beads are one of my favourite discoveries of the YEAR for my kids! They make an excellent Stocking Stuffer Idea and can be … Continue reading

Halloween Ideas {Artsy Play Wednesday}

Halloween Fun

Halloween is rapidly approaching. Excitement is in the air! I would like to share with you some Halloween ideas with you…. Ghost Favour Bagalope Halloween Decoupage Jars Toilet Paper Tube Mummies Peek-a-Boo Ghost Ghost Pencil Toppers Link Up Your Child Friendly Posts Below… BLOGGERS: Please feel free to link up your FAVOURITE crafts and activities for children from YOUR blog. Thank you for sharing your amazing posts with our large audience of readers on three blogs. By doing so, you are also giving us permission to use your link and an image from your post in future Artsy Play posts. … Continue reading

Artsy Play Wednesday – Water Beads Giveaway {Linky}

Calming Jars with Water Beads Canada

Earlier today, I shared a post on how to make a Calming Jar with your children using Water Beads. Each 10g pack of Water Beads makes approximate 4 cups (1-litre) once hydrated! I encourage you to head over to that Calming Jar post to learn more about our experience with Water Beads from the Dollar Store compared to ones from Water Beads Canada. It’s a Water Beads Giveaway! Prize: 11 Packs of Regular Water Beads (all different colours) 7 Packs of Pastel Water Beads (all different colours) 4 Packs of Large Water Beads (all different colours) $49.50 Value Open to: … Continue reading

Water Beads – an AMAZING Activity for Children {DISCOUNT}

Calming Jars with Water Beads Canada

What are Water Beads?   Water Beads are colourfast, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly “beads” that are a super absorbent polymer with the capability to absorb 80 – 100 times their dry weigh in water. Water beads can be used as a clean soil alternative for growing plants, decreasing your water time to every 3 – 5 weeks. They can also be used for colour and texture in floral arrangements, and most importantly (in my world), they can be used for activities for children! Water beads are shipped in a dehydrated, bead-like state. You simply add water and watch them grow, … Continue reading

Pumpkin Ideas for Kids {Linky}

Pumpkin Memory Game

There is no denying it now, it is definitely Fall! During the fall, there are apples, leaves and pumpkins absolutely everywhere we look. Today, I would like to feature a few of my favourite pumpkin ideas for kids from crafts to fun food and even a game! Pumpkin decorating doesn’t have to be just left for Halloween. Why not consider giving your child a pumpkin early and let their imagination go wild! Click on the image above for more kid friendly pumpkin decorating ideas. It is no secret, that I really do love to see fun food ideas! While we … Continue reading