3 Step EASY Homemade Name Cards

Homemade Name Cards

A holiday table for entertaining is not complete, in my opinion, without homemade name cards! You and your kids can whip up these cards for every guest within minutes while using your creativity and personalizing them along the way. We used Seal-It Glitter tape to jazz up these place cards. See how easy it is to rip in the video below: Make these homemade name cards in minutes: Cut name cards out of cardstock and fold. Decorate with Seal It! Glitter tape. Write name. Optional: You can tie a ribbon or piece of twine around the card for a slightly … Continue reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Crafts, Clothing and MORE!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and because many of us struggle with what to give to our own Dads as well as the father of our children, I thought I would pull together some ideas for you to think about. Some Dads are simple and some Dads are so simple, it is impossible to come up with Father’s Day Gift Ideas for them. Which one do you have? If you have a Dad who takes pride in the way his car or bike looks, be sure to check out these amazing Car Wash Mitts and Car Polishing Cloths. They are … Continue reading

Easter Craft Ideas

Easter Crafts

For some reason, Easter always seems to creep on me! This year, it definitely did as we have been busy celebrating my daughter’s 10th birthday! I still remember 10 years ago as it was yesterday. I had found the most ADORABLE Easter outfits for my yet to be born baby. We bought a scrumptious boy AND girl outfit because we didn’t know yet what we were having. As it turned out, my darling daughter was late and she missed Easter all together! YES! This is me 10 years ago!! Well, thank goodness for me, my daughter LOVES to do crafts, … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes and Crafts

St-Patricks-Day-Recipes-and-Crafts

I really enjoy all of the fun and creative St. Patrick’s Day Recipes and Crafts. I find the rainbows and pots of gold to be so positive and so much fun for kids especially. I also love all of the green food that gets made around St. Patrick’s Day because often there are mint flavours and I am a HUGE fan of mint! Speaking of mint…… Kristen from Country Fit Family and I have put together a roundup of ideas surrounding St. Patrick’s Day for you but before you see the entire list of ideas, I would like to share … Continue reading

16 EASY Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas for Kids

Valentines Day Activities

This year, Valentine’s Day is on a weekend. That means, likely many of you will have a bit of extra time on your hands to spend with your children and perhaps you are looking for something to do with them? Kristen from Country Fit Family and I have collected some craft and activity ideas for you to consider. Did you see last week’s post with some super fun Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas? Most of these Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas for Kids are easy and don’t take too much prep. Some of them require you to collect a few materials that … Continue reading

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